Quintet of shooters to represent Plum at WPIAL rifle championships By Michael Love
Five members of the Plum varsity rifle team will test their shooting acumen at Thursday’s WPIAL individual championships at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsman’s Club.
After a regular-season full of section matches, junior Sheldon Belgrave; seniors Alyssa Doyle, Victoria Michaels and Jim Pattock; and sophomore Shawn Starr were selected to represent Plum ...
Plum swimmers split with Penn Hills By Michael Love
The Plum girls swim team had no trouble with Penn Hills last Thursday and won, 102-68, while the Mustang boys suffered a 93-77 loss to the Indians.
Plum head coach Shawn Haupt said he saw some motivated swims from his competitors against a team that usually brings out good performances from ...
No playoff trip snaps streak for Plum girls basketball team By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls basketball team finds itself in a position it isn’t accustomed to and that is on the outside looking in at the WPIAL playoffs.
The last time the Mustangs didn’t qualify for the postseason was in the 2008-09 season.
But despite a playoff spot out of reach, Plum was ...
Plum boys basketball tops Franklin Regional, surges into playoffs By Paul Schofield
Plum made sure the Franklin Regional boys basketball team had an anxious Friday night.
The Mustangs hit some timely 3-pointers in the first half, played well defensively and rolled to a 54-41 Section 4-AAAA victory at home.
Plum, which went 5-1 in the section during the second half of the season, will ...
Plum bowlers continue to raise games ahead of playoffs By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys and girls bowling teams reached new heights in their Week 8 matches with Redeemer Lutheran last week at Nesbit’s Lanes in Plum.
Both squads were 8-0 in Section 3 heading into a match with Penn Hills on Wednesday, and they hope to wrap up the regular season ...
Plum wrestlers to test mettle at Buckeye Local tournament By Michael Love
The Plum varsity wrestling team continues to prepare for the Section 3-AAA individual tournament later this month, and that preparation includes its annual trip west to the Buckeye Local tournament Saturday in Rayland, Ohio.
The tournament has become an annual February tradition for the Mustangs, and strong finishes there have become ...
Plum’s Amato wins 2 events at TSTCA meet By Michael Love
Plum senior Ashley Amato was in the lineup for Friday evening’s section girls basketball game against Penn Hills at Plum High School.
She then turned her attention to the track as she kicked off Tri State Track Coaches Association indoor competition at Edinboro University.
The first TSTCA meet was to be on ...
Plum hockey team hopes to move up in conference standings By Michael Love
With only five games left in its regular season, the Plum varsity ice hockey team has its sights set on moving up in the PIHL Class AA standings
The Mustangs are 10-5-2, and with 22 points, they began the week tied for third in the Eastern Conference with Hampton (11-6-0) and ...
Gateway win keeps Plum boys basketball team in hunt for section title By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys basketball team has weathered a few storms in Section 2-AAAA play this year, and last Thursday’s 46-34 triumph at Gateway, which was close and played in the mid 20s halfway through the third quarter, was one of those such storms.
The game, moved up a day because ...
Gateway girls topples Plum in rematch By Michael Love
Last Friday’s 46-38 loss to rival Gateway in a Section 2-AAAA game at Gateway’s Furrie Sports Complex damaged, but didn’t permanently squash, the WPIAL playoff hopes of the Plum girls basketball team.
The Gators entered the week 6-4 and in the fourth and final playoff position.
They completed a season sweep ...
Plum wrestling team set for Allegheny County tournament By Michael Love
Championships and medals will be on the line this weekend as Plum wrestlers will be in the mix at the annual Allegheny County tournament at Fox Chapel High School.
That is, if Mother Nature permits.
Weather forecasts are calling for several inches of snow Friday and Saturday, and participating schools and tournament ...
Plum swim teams sweep 2nd conference opponent in new year By Michael Love
The Plum boys and girls swim teams have taken care of business in section action in the new year, and head coach Shawn Haupt hopes to continue to see strong swims from up and down the lineup over the next month before WPIALs.
Last Thursday’s section sweep of Allderdice at Plum ...
Plum lands 4 on Class AA all-star hockey list By Michael Love
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will host its 2016 all-star event Jan. 31 at Brady’s Run Ice Arena in Beaver, and several players from Plum, Franklin Regional and Gateway will be a part of the day of games.
Representing Plum in the Class AA game will be senior defenseman Stephen Shields, ...
Plum ice hockey eyes key AA rematch with Latrobe By Michael Love
The Plum varsity ice hockey team started its season in mid October with a 5-3 loss to Greater Latrobe at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg.
The Mustangs led that game 3-1 heading into the third period before the Wildcats scored four times over the final 17 minutes to stun the ...
Plum rifle team starts new year with split By Michael Love
The Plum varsity rifle team split a pair of matches last week as Section 3 competition began in conjunction with the start of the new year.
The Mustangs topped Indiana, 784-39x to 769-27x.
Ten shooters compete for each team, and the top eight scores are combined to arrive at the team score.
Plum football seniors getting college offers, attention By Michael Love
The Plum football team turned around its fortunes the past couple of years, and this year’s senior class played a big part in the resurgence.
They were 1-9 as sophomores, but they helped Plum go a combined 10-6 in Quad-East play in 2014 and 2015, produce a 12-9 overall mark and ...