The month of July got off to a fantastic start. The United States men’s soccer team was ousted on the first day of the month from World Cup competition. And, personally, I couldn’t be happier that they lost. But before … more ...
Don Lukowski, chairperson and founder of the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic, announced that the 36th Annual Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. … more ...
Jaycee Courant baseball returns   Published Jul 16, 2014
After five long summers of non-existence, the Plainville Jaycee Courant baseball team is back in action, and looking better than imagined. The 14- and 15-year-olds are hard at work during the heat of the summer and are playing some great … more ...
New athletic director begins tenure   Published Jul 9, 2014
The new athletic director at Plainville High School may not be a Plainville native, but she is familiar with the Blue Devils. More importantly, she’s on the same page with the town’s passion towards its sports programs. “I grew up … more ...
All Stars hit the field   Published Jun 29, 2014
It’s no surprise that the current run of consecutive state tournament appearances by the Blue Devils at Plainville High, 38 and counting, is extremely impressive. Outsiders may look to the level of competition PHS faces during the regular season, thinking … more ...
On April 26, teams from 28 countries with more than10,000 participants converged on the Walt Disney World Resort – ESPN Wide World of Sports Convention Center - to take part in the 11th Annual World Championship of All Star Cheerleading. … more ...
Maybe it’s time to realign   Published Jun 26, 2014
As the equinox of spring turns into the solstice of summer, now is a better time than any to look back on the recent high school championship season and reflect on what was, and what could have been. Yet it’s … more ...
Little League facing immanent changes   Published Jun 26, 2014
The times, they are a-changin’. And the changes are becoming more and more noticeable for Plainville Little League. Since the program’s inception more than 70 years ago, PLL has provided an early and excellent opportunity to introduce the town’s youth … more ...
Little League facing imminent changes   Published Jun 26, 2014
The times, they are a-changin’. And the changes are becoming more and more noticeable for Plainville Little League. Since the program’s inception more than 70 years ago, PLL has provided an early and excellent opportunity to introduce the town’s youth … more ...
No Junior Legion, no problem   Published Jun 25, 2014
For the first time in over 15 years, there will be no Junior American Legion team in Plainville. After many summers of having high school underclassmen playing against teams in their age group, the times and thinking have changed. The … more ...

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Plainville gets new AD   Published Jun 20, 2014
Amy Labas, currently the athletic director and comptroller for Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, has been named Coordinator of Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities for Plainville Community Schools, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching. Prior to her current … more ...
Former NFL player Niko Koutouvides held his annual youth football clinic Sunday at Alumni Field. Joining the Plainville High School alumnus were New England Patriot players Rob Gronkowski, Matt Slater and Shane Vereen. | (Photos by Patrick Matthews) … more ...
Blue Devils compete in state open   Published Jun 18, 2014
Senior Shea Echols and juniors Quentin Lux and Omar Abdelsame participated in the outdoor track and field state open meet, held last Monday, June 9 at Middletown High School in Middletown. While none of Plainville’s representatives placed high enough to … more ...
Re-energized Unified program impresses   Published Jun 11, 2014
The Unified basketball program was re-energized this year at Plainville High School, ending the season on a high note at a tournament held at New Britain High School. According to coach and Plainville High School faculty member Cindy Birdsall, participation … more ...
PHS MVPs   Published Jun 9, 2014
I’ve never been a Washington Redskins fan and I never will be, but I suddenly feel a kinship with those guys wearing hog snouts and female garb in light of the recent developments. In fact, I even woke up humming, … more ...
Baseball The No. 31 Blue Devils competed in the first round of the Class M state tournament Monday against second-seeded Plainfield (18-2), falling by a final count of 10-1. Plainville’s struggles during the final week of the regular season didn’t … more ...
The Plainville boys and girls outdoor track teams both competed in the Class M state championship meet on Monday, June 2 at Sheehan High School in Wallingford. Neither team fared particularly well against the deep field difficult competition, with the … more ...
True student-athletes   Published May 31, 2014
Softball The Lady Blue Devils are on the verge of missing the postseason, as a recent swoon has the girls looking for answers. A 1-1 week only helped the girls to a 6-11 record, still two victories shy of states … more ...
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