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Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Plum’s Ethan Winesburgh and Deer Lakes’ Shae Robson

By Tribune-Review
Ethan Winesburgh School: Plum Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Report card: A 6-foot-2 outfielder and pitcher, Winesburgh came back from a season-opening road trip to St. ...
Plum softball looks to top unprecedented 2014 season
By Ed Phillipps
After making history in 2014, the Plum softball squad is already hoping to rewrite the record books. On paper, that doesn’t seem like too tall ...
Record-setting sprinters set to lead Plum girls track team
By Ed Phillipps
When it comes to the track and field season for Plum, both the girls and boys have a few hurdles to clear. Head coach Nick Oto ...
Plum, Gateway bowlers compete at state tournament
By Alex Oltmanns
For both the Plum and Gateway bowling teams, the Pennsylvania high school championships can be characterized by one word — inconsistency. For the Mustangs, sophomore Sara Kirkpatrick finished eighth in the qualifying round with a score of 1,225 for six games, while freshman Meghan Christman ended in 13th (1,193). Yet, the ...
Plum baseball returns from Florida with 3-0 record
By Ed Phillipps
With their flight back to Pittsburgh from Tampa, Fla. delayed Sunday night, the Plum baseball team was slowed down for the first time all weekend. ...
Plum seniors look forward to Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
While the Cager Classic annually marks the end of high school basketball season in the Alle-Kiski Valley, the all-star event also carries with it an ...
Division I-bound duo to lead East girls team at Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Local basketball fans have been served up Division I basketball talent many times before at the annual Cager Classic all-star games. Many top-level players have dueled ...
Basketball all-stars delay hanging up sneakers
By Bill Beckner Jr.
While the Cager Classic annually marks the end of high school basketball season in the Alle-Kiski Valley, the all-star event also carries with it an ...
A-K Valley roundup: Plum baseball team opens with 2 wins
By Staff Reports
Plum’s baseball team opened the season with a two-game sweep in the Florida sunshine. The Mustangs (2-0) ripped Palmer Trinity (Fla.), 12-2, following a 3-2 victory over Loyola Blakefield (Md.) on Friday in St. Petersburg. Against Palmer Trinity, Alex Kirilloff and Ethan Winesburgh went 3 for 3 with a double, and Winesburgh ...
A-K Valley baseball preview: Plum puts focus on mental toughness
By Doug Gulasy
Plum coach Carl Vollmer has no qualms about his team’s physical abilities. The mental side of the game? That’s the big question. Fresh off back-to-back WPIAL Class ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s Sarah Kirkpatrick, Highlands’ Ben Blackburn
By William Whalen
Sarah Kirkpatrick School: Plum Class: Sophomore Sport: Bowling Report card: Kirkpatrick placed fifth in the PIBL Western Regional individual tournament last week at North ...
Senior-laden Plum boys volleyball team eyes big season
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys volleyball team has its sights set on big things this spring as eight seniors return with experience in the varsity rotation. Those ...
New Plum girls lacrosse program set for 1st season
By Michael Love
Earlier this year, interest levels in starting a Plum girls lacrosse team were measured, and the results were positive. A group of 21 girls from freshmen ...
Plum swimmers Kondis, Mautino fare well at states
By Michael Love
Plum residents Sarah Mautino and Peyton Kondis were very busy during the two days of the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships last Friday and Saturday at Bucknell University. Kondis brought home a state medal in the 100 breast on Saturday. She was the third fastest in the preliminaries with a time of ...
Plum girls bowling team qualfies for states
By Michael Love
Plum varsity girls bowling coach Cliff Kirchartz said that any one of his six Western Regional individual qualifiers were capable of earning a top-12 finish ...
Plum boys lacrosse set to begin play in WPIAL
By Michael Love
In 2013, the spring season for the Plum boys lacrosse team consisted of a basic schedule of JV games against a few teams from around ...
Returning experience fuels optimism for Plum boys tennis
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity tennis team begins a new venture this spring, and it is one that head coach Rosemarie Stashko hopes brings it success and ...
Golden Gloves back at 3 Lakes
By Michael Love
Bad weather wiped out the Feb. 21 Golden Gloves boxing card at 3 Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills and denied several fighters from Boyce Gym on the Monroeville-Plum border the chance to kick off their 2015 tournament run. But they will make their debuts on Saturday at 3 Lakes as ...
State berths at stake at bowling regionals
By Michael Love
Trips to the state championships will be on the line this weekend as several area high school teams will have bowlers competing at the Western Regional Championships at North Versailles Bowl. The singles tournament kicks everything of Friday at 9 a.m. The top 74 boys and top 74 girls bowlers in terms ...
Plum man running marathon for cause close to his heart
By Michaellove
Mike Goodwin ran the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2013, and he finished with a time, he said, in the neighborhood of four hours. Looking back, he said ...
Plum wrestlers conclude season at WPIALs
By Michael Love
Plum senior Nate Turchick suffered a 10-4 loss to Penn-Trafford sophomore Matt McGillick in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships at ...
Plum duo adds at-large bids to state swimming championships
By Michael Love
Plum residents Sarah Mautino and Peyton Kondis, swimmers �for the Oakland Catholic girls squad, knew they would be busy at the PIAA championships March 13 and 14 at Bucknell University. They had punched their tickets to states with top-three swims in individual and relay events at the WPIAL championships Feb. 20 ...
No excuses made for Plum hockey’s tough season
By Kevin Lohman
After making the playoffs each of the past three years, the Plum hockey team fell short this season, finishing PIHL Class AA play with a ...
Plum girls third at WPIBL tournament
By Michael Love
For the third year in a row the Plum varsity girls bowling team scored a top-four finish at the WPIBL team tournament. The Mustangs finished third overall out of 18 teams with a three-game total of 2,303 at last week’s championships at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls. Plum was fourth last year ...
Plum grad named to PAC’s anniversary softball team
By Michael Love
Plum High School and Geneva College graduate Julie DiLonardo recently was honored with inclusion on the Presidents Athletic Conference 60th anniversary celebratory softball team. DiLonardo, one of 60 players to be recognized on the list, is one of the most decorated players in the history of the Golden Tornado softball ...

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