Tag: American Legion

Veterans council to take over memorial wall management

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville’s town hall is home to a special keepsake which memorializes the town’s veterans who once served in the military and have since passed away. The Veterans Memorial Wall sits proudly on the wall in…

Obituary: David E. Baker, 76

David E. Baker, 76, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 after a long struggle with complications from esophageal cancer. He had been the loving husband of Barbara (Cassedy) Baker for 56 wonderful years. David was born…

Leveling the playing field in Legion baseball

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Helen Coughlin Memorial Walk PLAINVILLE – You’ve read about the imbalance of the scholastic sports schedule in the Central Connecticut Conference, Southern Division over the past month of so that gravely hampers the athletes at…

Plainville Legion goes above and beyond

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – It’s very easy for a summer baseball program to just play the games the league puts out for the squad. And when it comes to American Legion baseball, a lot of squads just…

Brian Dostaler calls it a career for Legion

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – During the game against the Bristol American Legion baseball team on Saturday, July 19, the Plainville squad shared a special moment – during the seventh inning – on the mound. And it was…

Plainville Legion thwarted by Bristol defense

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – In the seventh inning of Plainville’s American Legion game against Bristol on Saturday, July 19, it looked as if Sam Lindgren was going to drop a hit into centerfield. But Bristol’s Jake Martel…

Stormy weather washes out any results

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Getting baseball doubleheaders in during the summer months is sometimes a challenge with the unpredictable Mother Nature at the helm. On Monday, July 7, the Plainville American Legion Baseball team was in the…

Needing a win, Post 33 gets a win

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – With a chance to creep closer to .500 in Zone 7 play – plus a chance to capture a third place standing in the zone – the Plainville Legion baseball squad needed a…

Plainville takes out frustration out on Newington

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – After getting shutout by West Hartford in all three of its Amercian Legion baseball games last week, the squad from Plainville was looking for a little payback. And, unfortunately, for Newington, Post 33…

Plainville Legion gets lessons from Bristol

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Exhibition baseball games in American Legion play are used as a learning experience and gives a chance for the younger portion of a roster to get some field time. And for the Plainville…