Category: Sports

Baseball: Bristol Central players sign college letters of intent

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL—Over the years, the Bristol Central baseball team has churned out numerous collegiate players. The scholastic program is well prepared by head coach Bunty Ray—a 1998 Eastern Connecticut State University graduate and NCAA Division III…

One of Eastern’s best seasons ever

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – While the Bristol Eastern boys soccer team’s season came to a heartbreaking conclusion in its 1-0 Class L quarterfinal round game against No. 8 Guilford, the squad played out one of its…

Blues joins new league

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Baseball League is once again going to have a presence in Bristol. The league, for the second consecutive season, is growing again and the Bristol Blues…

Battle for the Bell: Central gets to ring the bell as they finally surpass Eastern in OT

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – The Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern football squads turned the 61st edition of the Thanksgiving Day clash into an instant classic. Each team scored four times during regulation and when 48 minutes…

CIAC to host girls wrestling state tournament

CHESHIRE—The CIAC will host a girls wrestling invitational tournament in conjunction with the CIAC wrestling state open on Feb. 28-29 at the Floyd Little Center in New Haven. This marks the first CIAC-organized event solely for female wrestlers. The Invitational…

Bristol Sports Armory officially open

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER BRISTOL – The Bristol Sports Armory is finally open for business. It might have taken a little time for Bristol residents and local coaches Bunty Ray, Chris D’Amato, and Bob McMahon to make their dream…

Bristol American Legion Baseball Banquet to be held on Friday, November 29

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER The Bristol American Legion Baseball program will hold its annual Baseball Awards Banquet on Friday, November 29 from the Bristol Legion Hall. Seicheprey Post No. 2 hosts the event, starting with a social at 6:30…