Category: Sports

Former Devil inducted into RIC hall of fame

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Former Plainville softball standout Kayla M. (Jandreau) DaSilva received a great honor this past Saturday when she was inducted into the Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Fame. Jandreau, who graduated from RIC in 2012…

Football: Blue Devils aired out by Bloomfield

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville Blue Devils took the field at Tiny Stadium last Friday looking to become the first team in 15 years to start the season at 4-0. The road couldn’t get any steeper, as their opponent…

Plainville roundup: The week in review

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT This week, my Big Blue award for the outstanding performance of the week goes to Plainville cross country runner Brody Anderson. The sophomore long distance runner put up his highest finish of the season placing fifth, …

Girls Volleyball: Plainville spikers are learning to compete

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT Learning to compete does have its share of growing pains associated with the process. The Plainville volleyball team felt the sting of that reality last Friday in a heart wrenching, 3-2 loss to Old Lyme. “I’m…

Plainville roundup: Blue Devils’ week in review

This week, my Big Blue award for the outstanding performance of the week goes to Olivia Gajor. In a tense five-game standoff with Old Lyme last Friday, Gajor was there. In fact, whenever the Plainville volleyball team needed something to…

Hall of Fame: Losing isn’t an option

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER There aren’t too many coaches who can boast about never having a losing season on their resumé, but Phil Mannarino happens to be one of them. In his 22 seasons as the Plainville girls softball…

Bristol Eastern escapes: No panic for Plainville boy’s soccer team

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville boys soccer team wasted no time getting back into the fray after capturing the first state championship in the history of the Blue Devils soccer program. Plainville began the season against Farmington, last year’s…

Plainville roundup: Blue Devils’ week in review

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT This week, my Big Blue award for the outstanding performance of the week goes to swimmer Natalie Basile. In her very first varsity swim meet, the Plainville freshman went out and—not only won her first two…

Hall of Fame: Mat class

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER A two-sport athlete who competed in soccer and wrestling, Jesse Cavallaro is considered one of the best wrestlers in the history of the Blue Devil program. He compiled a record of 173-22 (.887 win percentage)…