The debut of the Sports on CT-69 Event du jour

I’ve been thinking about new ideas for his blog, and one I came up with is spotlighting an event, or events, of the day. I am calling it the Sports on CT-69 Event du jour. Du jour is a French phrase meaning “of the day” (I need to put my three years of French to use somehow).
It may be one event, or possibly more than one. It will depend on the day. Sunday is more than likely going to be absent, unless a game gets postponed to Sunday (or someone is playing in a state final on a Sunday). I hope you enjoy this new feature, and feel free to give a suggestion for an event du jour on Twitter @SportsonCT69 or via email at
Here’s the first Sports on CT-69 Event du jour.

Thursday, Jan. 28
Plainville at Bristol Eastern girls basketball, 7 p.m.
Not much going on in the area tonight, but any time a local team can clinch a state tournament berth is a good thing. The Lancers (7-8) can do so at home against the neighboring Blue Devils. Eastern lost Marshall freshman Khadaijia Brooks to graduation off last year’s team, but the Lancers have battled their way to the cusp of a Class L state tournament berth. Eastern has won three straight games, and another victory tonight gets the Lancers to the postseason.