Tag: boys basketball

Boys basketball team qualifies for the state tournament

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The chase is over. The Plainville boys basketball ran down a goal that has eluded them for the past eight seasons qualifying for the Class V state tournament. The Blue Devils reached the magic mark of…

For coach, hoops is all about life

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Building a new scholastic program from the ground-up is never an easy challenge. And it is a challenge no-matter how you slice it, especially in a town like Plainville when it comes to…

Plainville bedevils Central before folding

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – For 31:59 minutes of their game against Bristol Central in first round action of the 16th Annual Rybczyk Memorial Tournament, the Plainville boys basketball team looked to be on the verge of sending…

Harnessing talent to be key for PHS

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – What will new Plainville high school boys basketball coach Jim DiNello bring to the program in 2014-15? There’s a boatload of talent on the squad this season and if DiNello can harness some…

Boys hoop coach steps down

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – Next season, the Plainville High School boys basketball team will have a new coach at the helm. After six seasons in charge of the Blue Devils program, Marc Wesoly made a tough decision…

Austin Butler amazing tool for Blue Devils

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Maybe you can’t build a basketball team around one player. But if you’re the boys squad from Plainville and junior Austin Butler is on your sidelines, you’re already in amazing shape. He’s a…

Blue Devils give Lancers a fright

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – For one half, the Plainville boys basketball team put a real scare into division leading Bristol Central on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Blue Devils’ offense was outshining the Rams’ typically outstanding defense and…

Blue Devils pick up win no. 2

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – The Plainville boys basketball gym has turned the Ivan Wood Gymnasium into a venue opposing teams are more than wary of nowadays. The Blue Devils fight, scratch and claw for the full 32…

Blue Devils end dry spell

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – It was just a matter of time for the Plainville boys basketball team. When you put in the work, when you put in the time and when you believe in the system, wins…