Tag: wrestling

Youth wrestler medals at Wisconsin tourney

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville native Jaxsen Bailey impressed again on the wrestling mat, this time at the national level in late June. Bailey reached the podium not once, but twice during the USA Wrestling Kids Greco-Roman and Freestyle…

Local wrestler reaches national championship bout in Fargo, N.D.

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville native Dakota-Marie Dinielli showed what she can do at the national level in wrestling this past weekend in Fargo, N.D. Dinielli wrestled in the 2019 United States Marine Corps/USA Wrestling 16U Nationals at 152…

Youth Wrestling: All-New England grappler

Plainville wrestler Jaxsen Bailey acquitted himself well against the northeast’s best this past weekend at the New England Youth Wrestling Championship in New Hampshire. Bailey, who wrestles for KT Kidz in Rocky Hill, took second place at 58 pounds in…

The Baileys are at it again

The wrestling Bailey brothers did well again at the regional and state levels this month. Eight-year-old Jaxsen Bailey became a two-time state champion after an 8-3 decision in the 56-pound final at the Connecticut State Intermediate Wrestling Championship on Sunday.…

Plainville sports wrap up; football to face new foe

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville boys swimming and diving hosted next-door neighbor Southington on Jan. 25 at Plainville High School. The teams share a diving coach—Jan Zagorski, mother of Blue Devil coach Chris Zagorski—and they share the Plainville facility…

The Blue Devils’ week in review

Wethersfield-Middletown-Rocky Hill-Plainville ice hockey has won three straight games and improved its record to 8-2. Two of those wins came last week, with several Blue Devils shining in one of the victories. The Wethersfield co-op took down Hall-Southington 3-1 on…

Wrestling: Plainville coach satisfied with team’s performance

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Plainville wrestling still has much of the season to compete in following last Saturday’s Bristol Central Invitational, and coach Rusty Spence said he’s happy with where his team is. “Right now, we’re 8-5, but still,…

Blue Devils dispatch Rams

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER  BRISTOL – Anytime a small scholastic wrestling program can knock off one of the powers in Bristol, then it’s a major event. And when Plainville knocked off Bristol Central by a 34-31 push from the…

Joy turns to sorrow as PHS falls to Eastern

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last Wednesday night’s wrestling match in the Kegel Gymnasium at Plainville High School started out well for Plainville’s coach Rusty Spence, but then turned sour. “I was happy at first and then all of a…