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Twins ‘Gooden’ enough to win as McKeesport edges Plum

By Mark Kaboly
McKeesport knew it had to play a good game to have any chance to avenge its only loss and knock off undefeated Plum. The Tigers had to settle for a Gooden game instead, and that was just fine with them. Kai Gooden had two triples and a double and twin …
Plum softball shortstop hitting nearly .800
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jordan Seneca admits she is a perfectionist. She expects to play softball crisply, with pin-point accuracy, with all her chips on the table. “Softball is …
After close calls, Plum in good spot in section
By Michael Love
The 2009 Plum varsity softball team claimed the Section 2-AAAA title behind the pitching and hitting of Athena Kaufman, as well as the play of …
Plum senior first baseman overcomes disease, returns to game he loves
By Michael Love
Plum senior Matt Gunsallus loves baseball. He enjoys hearing the crack of the bat or the smack of the ball in the catcher’s mitt. He …
Plum grad helps CCAC hockey team reach nationals
By Michael Love
Nick Cicolini had a strong career as a member of the Plum varsity ice hockey team. After graduation, Cicolini chose to attend classes at the …
Plum volleyball hopes to break out in second half of section slate
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys volleyball team hopes to reverse several tough outcomes in the second half of Section 3-AAA play, and improved play against section leaders Penn-Trafford, Latrobe and Norwin is at the top of the wish list. The Mustangs host Penn Hills in the first game of the section’s …
Plum’s Cressler commits to Vanderbilt
By Bill Beckner Jr.
From the time Vanderbilt called him — he said his phone rang a mere hour after his transfer from Cornell became official — up until …
Alle-Kiski roundup: Error helps Plum baseball in win
By Staff Reports
Plum’s Twitter account likes to use the hashtag #GiddyUp, especially after wins. Junior Brian Albert had some giddy-up in his step Saturday when a routine …
Gateway and Plum seniors gearing up for Roundball Classic
By Michael Love
Saturday’s Roundball Classic already had veteran organizer Allen Deep exciting, considering the amount of talent assembled for both teams and the basketball knowledge of the …
Plum makes varsity debut against rival Gateway
By Michael Love
A steady rainfall didn’t dampen the spirit of competition when the Gateway and Plum varsity boys lacrosse teams met for the first time in a …
Plum native McGough earns degree, focuses on returning to form
By Bill Beckner Jr.
A year older, Scott McGough also is a year wiser as he gets set for another season in the minor leagues. The proof is in …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Vincentian’s Jay Cortese, Plum’s Hannah Adamski
By Brian Graham
Jay Cortese School: Vincentian Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Cortese tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 batters for Vincentian in its 11-1 win over Karns City on March 31. The following day, Cortese got it done with his bat, going 5 for 5 and hitting for the …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s Nick Stotler, Kiski Area’s Kelsey Kinnamon
By D.j. Vasil
Nick Stotler Class: Senior School: Plum Sport: Baseball Report card: A Coker College (S.C.) recruit, he is a key member of the 3-1 Plum baseball …
Plum’s Laboon makes most of hockey season with Cal U
By Michael Love
Plum graduate Margo Laboon originally didn’t think California University of Pennsylvania would be the spot to continue her ice hockey and academic pursuits. She wasn’t …
Plum takes JV hockey tournament title
By Michael Love
Last year, the Plum junior varsity ice hockey team made it to the finals of its postseason playoff tournament but was unable to overcome Erie …
Plum offense in good form in Section 2 victories
By Michael Love
It’s still early, but the Plum varsity girls softball team got off to an explosive start last week with two Section 2-AAAA victories by a …
Plum wins two out of three games on annual trip to Florida
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity baseball team experienced something during its Florida trip last week that doesn’t happen very often. The Mustangs were shut out in a game. Bryant, Ark., junior and University of Arkansas recruit Blaine Knight handcuffed the Mustangs offense in a 2-0 loss in their season opener on Friday. …
Plum slugger playing HR derby in early-season games
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Hannah Adamski found out Tuesday’s Section 2-AAAA softball game was moved from Penn Hills to Plum, she was beaming with anticipation. Not because her …
Fox Chapel, Plum expect success with returning starters at setter
By Bill West
When Pittsburgh Volleyball Club coaches first approached him with the idea of changing his position to setter about three years ago, Fox Chapel junior Max …
Plum boys volleyball focused on consistency, return to playoffs
By Dave Schrecengost
Plum continues to maintain its status as one of the WPIAL’s most consistently competitive boys’ volleyball programs. The Mustangs have qualified for the WPIAL Class …
Plum lacrosse program continues to make strides
By Michael Love
Last spring, Plum Borough Youth Lacrosse got started and signed up more than 100 players in age groups from 9-and-under to high school. The high-school-age …
Plum boys tennis squad focused on stockpiling wins as weather improves
By Ed Phillipps
The first time the Plum boys tennis team made it outside for practice, it wasn’t quite what they had in mind when racquets were replaced …

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