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Plum boys win section opener, girls fall to Fox Chapel

By Ed Phillipps
The Plum boys and girls basketball squads each found themselves in tight section openers Friday night, but only one team emerged victorious. The Plum boys ...
Plum grad Cressler makes coaching debut
By Michael Love
On Dec. 5 at the season-opening Plum boys basketball tournament, Andrew Cressler was on the bench at Plum High School and his team was facing ...
Plum hockey overwhelms Norwin, falls at North Hills
By Dave Schrecengost
This was the kind of game Plum’s hockey team needed. The Mustangs put together perhaps their most complete game of the season in a 12-2 win ...
Oakland Catholic’s Kondis sets personal bests in pool at junior nationals
By Ed Phillipps
Upon arriving in Washington state for the U.S.A. Swimming Winter Junior Nationals, Peyton Kondis struck up a few conversations and quickly noticed a theme. She was told that the competition brings out the best in people and results in new personal best times. Consider Kondis a believer, because she set ...
Plum senior Stonebraker stays busy on skates
By Dave Schrecengost
Mondays are the start of a work week for most people. For David Stonebraker, Mondays offer a rare day off. Even then, he might have a ...
Three Plum grapplers medal at Eastern Area Invitational
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity wrestling team — with a mix of veterans and others in the varsity lineup for the first time — tested its mettle ...
Plum girls show fight at opening tournament
By Michael Love
Despite losses to Penn-Trafford and Norwin at the Norwin Tournament to start the season, first-year Plum varsity girls basketball coach Eric Gillis said he saw some good things and like the fight from his relatively young squad. “The losses were tough, but we gained a lot with the competition,” Gillis said. “We ...
Plum bowling teams sweep opener
By Michael Love
Plum bowling coach Jerry Yushinski knows the challenges of playing at the Swissvale Arcade, the home of the Woodland Hills teams. But last week, the Mustangs squads passed a season-opening test in Section 3 against the Wolverines with a pair of 7-0 victories. “There are two different teams here as far as ...
Plum boys gearing up for rival Fox Chapel
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys basketball team, with three games under its belt to start the 2014-15 season, will test the Section 2-AAAA waters for the first time Friday evening at rival Fox Chapel. The 7:30 p.m. game is the second of a varsity doubleheader between the Mustangs and Foxes, as the ...
Plum grad sets new Penn State-Behrend swim records
By Michael Love
Plum 2013 graduate Mia Pietropola, a sophomore on the Penn State-Behrend women’s swim team, had a record-breaking weekend at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational. She first broke the school record in the 200 IM twice in one night, setting the new mark in the preliminaries and then erasing that with a ...
Plum rifle rounding into shape
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity rifle team lost eight shooters to graduation from last year’s team, and head coach Dan Parsons knows how important they were to ...
Plum’s Stonebraker busy on ice
By Dave Schrecengost
Mondays are the start of a work week for most people. Not for David Stonebraker. For him, Mondays offer a rare day off. Even then, he may ...
Plum avenges playoff loss with 43-26 win over Kiski Area
By Bill Beckner Jr.
As far as good Class AAAA boys basketball games go, this one isn’t making any all-time great lists. Not even close. But Plum coach Ron Richards ...
Returning talent ready to lead Plum swim teams
By Michael Love
The Plum boys and girls swimming and diving teams will be busy this month, as five meets greet the swimmers after a couple of weeks ...
Plum bowling squads again seek trips to states
By Dave Schrecengost
Plum’s boys are shooting for a fifth straight trip to the Pennsylvania State Bowling Championships. This season, Plum’s girls are hoping to go along for the ride. “That is my entire goal this year,” Plum girls coach Cliff Kirchartz said. “To make it to states.” After going undefeated in the ...
Plum well represented on Quad East teams
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity football team returned to the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs this fall and captured its first postseason victory since 1996 with a 17-6 triumph at Penn Hills in the first round. It was a highlight among several highlights this season for the Mustangs, who finished 5-3 in the Quad East ...
Plum’s Suprano part of another Mt. Union run
By Michael Love
Christian Suprano has been a part of some special college football teams at Mt. Union in Alliance, Ohio, since he graduated from Plum in 2011. Mt. ...
Eastern Area Invitational a big early-season test for grapplers
By Michael Love
Gateway and Plum wrestlers have sparred with teammates for weeks, and now they are one day away from going live for the first time this season. The Gators and Mustangs will join 20 other schools at the annual Eastern Area Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Gateway High School. “This is going to be ...
Plum boys basketball gets competitive early with spirited practices
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With watchful eyes, Ron Richards has seen plenty of full-court scrimmages over the years as Plum’s boys basketball coach. He felt some of them helped ...
Plum girls basketball hopes for banner year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
First-year Plum girls basketball coach Eric Gillis said he plans to build around senior center Courtney Zezza. That will be like putting presents under the ...
Plum wrestling hoping to solidify younger lineup
By Dave Schrecengost
Plum is coming off one of its most successful wrestling seasons in recent years. The Mustangs went undefeated in section matches, qualified for the WPIAL team ...
Opportunities abound for young Plum girls basketball squad
By Michael Love
Seven seniors, including Division I recruit and all-time leading scorer Krista Pietropola, moved on from last year’s Plum varsity girls basketball team that finished 9-3 ...
Plum boys set to begin defense of section title
By Michael Love
Last year, the Plum varsity boys basketball team rose to the top of a competitive Section 2-AAAA with an 11-3 record. It outlasted five other teams ...
Plum’s Koch named to PAC all-time basketball list
By Michael Love
Plum High School and Washington & Jefferson College graduate Jon Koch recently was honored with inclusion on the Presidents Athletic Conference’s 60th anniversary celebratory men’s basketball team. Koch, one of 60 players to be recognized on the list, finished his W&J career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,812 ...
Fox Chapel grad Papich makes jump into coaching
By Marty Stewart
Jenny Papich graduated from Gannon University last spring and left as one of their all-time greats in basketball. The 2010 Fox Chapel grad finished among ...

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