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Plum cross country teams blend returning and new talent

Each year, veteran Plum boys and girls cross country head coach Joe Ionta is sad to see a talented group of senior runners move on ...

Football preview: Plum hopes to keep resurgence going in new conference

Plum head coach Matt Morgan recalls fondly the strides made by his players the past two seasons after the Mustangs labored through a 2-26 stretch ...

Plum hopes to extend recent resurgence

The Plum football team struggled through a three-year stretch from 2011-13 when it went a combined 2-26. Then the turnaround started, and the Mustangs produced winning ...

Two starters return as Plum varsity tennis team kicks off season

Vince Romito is very familiar with Plum tennis. The local coach, instructor and tournament and league director coached both the Mustangs boys and girls teams close ...

Young Plum boys golf team to test mettle in new section

With the graduation of six varsity contributors from last year's Plum boys golf team, the most experienced returning players are three females who head coach ...

Heat acclimatization propels teams to camp

Since 2013, when it was first enacted by the PIAA, heat acclimatization has been the final step before the official start of preseason full-contact football ...

Bonk sisters embark on first season as Plum girls volleyball coaches

Fraternal twin sisters Carly and Kelsey Bonk made names for themselves as softball players at Valley, helping lead the team to a WPIAL title in ...

Summer is no vacation for high school athletic directors

Each summer Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti takes the opportunity to double and triple check everything is correctly lined up for the fall. With each of ...

Plum football enjoying eventful offseason

While the start of the regular season is still a little under two months away, the Plum football team is already competing like it's the ...

Muchnock ready to lead Plum girls basketball team

Lindsy Muchnock had her eye on becoming a high school basketball head coach from the time her stay at Seton Hill University ended in the ...

Plum's Kirilloff off to a strong pro start

Alex Kirilloff has picked up professionally where he left off at Plum a couple of weeks ago. He already is making an offensive impact for Elizabethton, ...

Plum's Kirilloff named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Alex Kirilloff Plum, Senior, Outfield/Pitcher Alex Kirilloff never attended Plum, but that didn't stop him from becoming a Mustangs ...

Plum's Kirilloff signs with Twins

Plum outfielder Alex Kirilloff, the No. 15 pick in June's Major League Baseball draft, officially signed with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The deal includes a ...

Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2016

The 12th annual Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be Nov. 18 at Edgewood Country Club in Churchill, and eight Plum ...

Plum baseball team falls in state title game

After dispatching Erie McDowell in the PIAA first round, Hempfield for the second time this season in the quarterfinals and Marple-Newtown in the semifinals, the ...

Plum brothers key cogs in Serra Catholic baseball machine

In Serra Catholic baseball's 6-3 victory over top-seed Greensburg Central Catholic on June 1 that gave the Eagles the WPIAL Class A championship, sophomore Zack ...

Boyertown topples Plum in PIAA Class AAAA championship game

The Plum baseball team made the two-hour trek east to State College on Thursday hoping to bring home the program's first-ever state championship and the ...

PIAA baseball finals preview: Vincentian, Plum seeking 1st state titles

The Vincentian baseball team began the season with five team goals — make the playoffs, win the section, qualify for the state tournament, win the ...

Plum's Kirilloff says draft support a blessing

Alex Kirilloff called it one of the best days of his life. Early in the afternoon last Thursday, he helped the Plum varsity baseball team punch ...

Mustangs reach PIAA title game

The Plum baseball team can clinch history Thursday with a state championship on the line at Penn State University. The Mustangs' memorable season will come to ...

Kirilloff's roots grew throughout A-K Valley

Alex Kirilloff signed a baseball for his parents' wedding anniversary Oct. 20, 2009. That day, he spent a long batting practice with his father, Dave, at ...

Plum baseball team plows into PIAA Class AAAA title game

All season, teams attempted to dethrone the Plum baseball team. But Monday, in a PIAA Class AAAA semifinal, the Mustangs continued to show why they ...

Plum's Kirilloff, Pitt's Zeuch drafted in 1st round

Alex Kirilloff had an opportunity to watch the MLB Draft in person Thursday. Instead, Plum's 6-foot-2, 195-pound, power-hitting outfielder spent it the way he always ...

Plum shuts out Hempfield to reach PIAA semifinals

It had been 18 years since a Plum baseball team advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA playoffs. In 1998, the Mustangs captured the WPIAL Class ...

Plum seniors hope to make marks in sports at next level

Members of the Plum High School Class of 2016 accepted their diplomas last Thursday evening at Plum High School. The ceremony capped an important chapter in ...


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