Category: Sports

Gridiron Preview: Thanksgiving-style

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Since 1958, the Plainville football team has only won 11 times on Thanksgiving. This coming Turkey Day, the Blue Devils want to add a 12th victory to its belt but it will have…

Suffield continues to make Plainville suffer

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN – Without a shadow of a doubt, the top-ranked Suffield boys soccer team has been the bane of Plainville’s existence in state tournament play over the past few seasons. But the Blue Devils had…

Opinion: Perhaps, it’s time to ditch ‘Jack Cochran Rule’

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER The 50-point rule in scholastic football – commonly referred to as “The Jack Cochran Rule” – might have run its course in the state of Connecticut. Or has it? For those of you that don’t…

Goodbye, seniors

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – It’s hard to lose a group of seniors in the world of scholastic sports. When you figure in four years of practices, scrimmages, bus rides to games and everything else that comes with…

Omar Abdelsame wraps up stellar x-country season

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – Plainville cross country standout Omar Abdelsame had one heck of a season in 2013. And to top it all off, Abdelsame took 69th place in a big finish of 17:26 at the CIAC…

Blue Devils swept away by SMSA

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER HARTFORD – Maybe it wasn’t the way the Plainville volleyball wanted to end its campaign – with a 3-0 sweep in a loss to Sport Medical Science Academy – but the Blue Devils went down…

Solid season for PHS boys soccer

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER   PLAINVILLE – There was little doubt this season that the Plainville boys soccer team was going to have another special campaign. It didn’t take long for the Blue Devils to go 5-0 on the…

PHS zaps Bulkeley, 6-0

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Senior night for the Plainville boys soccer team was a special evening for a group of 10 outstanding young men on Monday, Oct. 21. And with Bulkeley of Hartford in town for the…

Blue Devils pester Rams

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The first time the Bristol Central and Plainville volleyball teams faced off in 2013, the Blue Devils only showed up for the first set. But the next time around – in a showdown…

Abdelsame leads way for P’ville

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – A certain Plainville standout got a chance to strut his stuff at the CCC Cross Country Championships from Wickham Park in Manchester on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and if people didn’t know who Omar…