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Plum tackle Tecak ready to make impact

By Michael Love
It was one of the biggest games for the Plum football team in almost two decades. Last year’s WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game against ...
Plum grad McGough realizes dream, unfazed by demotion to minors
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Scott McGough’s big-league dream was short-lived, but the relief pitcher from Plum took a giant step forward in his baseball career during a whirlwind week ...
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL’s kickers had a remarkable season a year ago with some game-winning kicks and standout performances fit for the record books. ...
Gorman: Plum’s Chapla aims for records
By Kevin Gorman
When Jake Chapla met Pat McAfee last summer, the Plum kicker made a bold statement to the Indianapolis Colts punter and Plum alum. Chapla told ...
Plum hoping to build on resurgence
By Michael Love
Last season, Plum was the hunter as it worked to dig itself out of a losing rut that had plagued it for a couple of ...
Birdie says heat is on for another season of football picks
By The Birdie
The Birdie likes to get up close and personal with the sport he covers so, despite his climbing age, he puts himself through the preseason ...
Plum football team hopes to build on positive 2014 campaign
By Michael Love
Plum head football coach Matt Morgan said he was impressed with the way his 2014 squad turned around a rough stretch of losing. Included in that ...
Plum golf focusing on improving section mark
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys golf team finished 2-8 in Section 8-AAA action last season. A number of close section results didn’t go the Mustangs’ way and ...
Gateway, Plum seniors among Best of the Batch All-WPIAL football team
By Michael Love
Gateway senior wide receiver and defensive back Aidan Howard gave a verbal commitment to Virginia in June. He also accepted an invitation to play in a ...
Love: Patience pays off for Plum’s McGough
By Michael Love
Luci and Tom McGough flew to Sacramento, Calif., last week to watch their son, Plum graduate Scott McGough, pitch for the New Orleans Zephyrs, the Miami Marlins’ Class AAA affiliate. They planned to stay for the four-game series with the hopes of seeing their son get into a couple of games. Little ...
Plum seminar talks sports concussions
By Michael Love
Area youth athletes are transitioning into fall sports seasons, both with school teams and with club programs, while others continue to work out in advance of winter and spring seasons. With that in mind, East Suburban Sports Medicine Center, in conjunction with Allegheny Health Network concussion specialist Dr. Joe Dougherty, presented ...
HSFB preview by position: Skill not measured in catches for area tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The stats aren’t always pretty, but the talent is there. The WPIAL returns a selection of standout tight ends with the ideal size, strength and ...
VND notebook: Plum senior shows off power
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Alex Kirilloff stopped to admire his handiwork, he wasn’t all that surprised. Not after he hit six straight towering home runs out of San ...
Marlins call up Plum grad McGough
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Scott McGough is taking his talents to South Beach. The relief pitcher from Plum left his game with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs early Wednesday night in Sacramento, Calif., to catch a red-eye flight across the country to Miami after he received word that he had been called up to the ...
Plum girls tennis to rely on deep roster for success
By Alex Oltmanns
As the Plum varsity girls tennis team entered preseason practices leading up to the 2015 season, head coach Rosemarie Stashko noted that there isn’t one ...
Plum residents help inline hockey team win national tournament
By Michael Love
A group of 11 representing Pennsylvania, including some from the Plum area, recently competed at the State Wars national roller hockey tournament in St. Peters, ...
Love: Young soccer players treated to special day
By Tribune-Review
About 40 people connected to the Gateway girls soccer program — players, coaches, friends and family members — were among the more than 44,000 in attendance at Heinz Field Sunday for the international friendly involving the Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National team There also were large groups from ...
Plum senior plays part in all-star game win in San Diego
By Michael Love
Alex Kirilloff was 0 for 1 and his East team was locked in a scoreless battle with the West through four innings of Sunday’s Perfect ...
Plum, Gateway, Franklin Regional fall teams ready to begin journeys
By Michael Love
It seems like only a snap of a finger or a blink of an eye since the 2014-15 academic year for area schools concluded in ...
Plum youth baseball team fares well at Cooperstown
By Michael Love
The Plum 12A Darkhorse tournament baseball team had a memorable week at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York as it went 6-4 over four days ...
Plum Aqua takes third at ESA D1 championships
By Michael Love
The Plum Aqua Club swim team wrapped up its season July 25 at the Eastern Swim Association Division I championships at Forest Hills swim club, and the team finished third out of eight teams behind Division I powers Murrysville and Meadowink. Murrysville won the title with 255 team points, while Meadowink ...
Plum Colt falls in championship series
By Michael Love
After a convincing quarterfinal victory and a close semifinal win that needed extra innings to finalize, the Plum Colt baseball team had its sights set ...
High school notebook: Baseball standouts showcase their skills for pro scouts
By Staff Reports
A trio of WPIAL baseball standouts are hoping they made a memorable impact last week during their trip to Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Union’s ...
Plum grad Reynolds rises in Western Pa. golf ranks
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Andrew Reynolds left the pro shop last Wednesday at Westmoreland Country Club with a plastic drawstring bag dangling from his hand, the contents of which ...
Plum’s Shumaker sisters improve golf game over summer
By Kevin Lohman
For many, a summer’s worth of mornings and afternoons spent at the golf course would constitute a leisurely vacation. For Plum’s Sam and Shelby Shumaker, a summer full of golf means hard work and an opportunity for continued improvement at the craft to which they dedicate themselves. The sisters practice about once ...

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