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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 ...
Guido: Plum’s Hall class features 8 worthy inductees
By George Guido
Once upon a time, Plum boys basketball struggled — and mightily. Two of the players who helped lead the big turnaround will be part of the Plum Sports Hall of Fame’s 11th class. Bobby Franklin, a 2003 graduate, will be one of eight inductees at this year’s banquet, along with the ...
Makara to coach Plum wrestling
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Joe Makara left Penn State New Kensington’s wrestling program after one season, he did not rule out a return to coaching. Almost a year to the day he resigned, he’s set for a return to the sidelines. Makara, a former two-time state champion at Burrell, was named coach at Plum. He ...
Plum grads test their mettle in summer collegiate baseball league
By Michael Love
The Tri-State Collegiate Baseball League is home this summer for a trio of Plum High School graduates, and David Cross, Zac Manuppelli and Nick Stotler hope to make an impact for their teams over the rest of the regular season and the battle for the playoffs. Stotler, a rising sophomore at ...
Plum starts postseason strong with weekend wins
By Michael Love
The Plum American Legion baseball team put itself in good position for a spot in the Region 6 tournament with wins in its first two ...
Pittsburgh Passion's Ferragonio pumped for shot at title
By Michael Love
Plum graduate Lauren Ferragonio reveled in the Pittsburgh Passion’s Independent Women’s Football League championship in 2014. As a first-year starter along the offensive line, she helped ...
Plum pulls out win with run in bottom of 9th
By Michael Love
Shaler and Plum baseball teams have developed quite a rivalry, from the high school season in the spring to the American Legion season during the summer. Monday’s nine-inning American Legion affair, the first of three scheduled games between the teams this week to close out the regular season, featured strong pitching ...
Plum senior Kirilloff selected to all-star game
By Michael Love
A who’s who of the top players in Major League Baseball have taken part in the Perfect Game All-American Classic, and Plum rising senior Alex ...
Plum mother, former Passion player continues to progress after serious accident
By Michael Love
Beth Amato always has supported her three children, Ashley, Alexis and Ronny, in their athletic pursuits. Less than a month after she was struck by ...
Plum Mustangs hoops squads take advantage of summer gym time
By Michael Love
It’s been three weeks since the end of the 2014-15 academic year at Plum, but for the varsity boys and girls basketball programs, June hasn’t ...
Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a ...
Plum Sports HOF Class of ’15 announced
By Michael Love
The 2015 Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame class has been announced, and the eight-member group will be inducted Nov. 12 at Edgewood Country Club in Churchill. Here is a look at this year’s class of honorees: Sean Clair, Class of 2005 — The three-time WPIAL wrestling champion also was ...
Plum football takes advantage of workouts
By Michael Love
Members of the Plum and Gateway football teams met at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium last Thursday for a spirited workout session complete with linemen drills and ...
Plum grad taking golf game to next level
By Michael Love
When Andrew Reynolds played his first round of golf of 2015 in April, the recent Plum graduate’s focus for his spring and summer of competition ...
Plum’s Heltion sets new Ohio University hockey record
By Michael Love
Plum graduate Ryan Heltion, a former goaltender with the Mustangs varsity ice hockey team, set a new Ohio University ice hockey record for regular season ...
Plum baseball too much for Swissvale
By Michael Love
Mother Nature hadn’t been to kind to area summer baseball teams the past week or two. The Plum American Legion baseball team played only one game out of five scheduled between June 16 and Sunday. But the squad was able to host Swissvale in an Allegheny East League game Monday, and it ...
New Plum team settling in with Daily News League
By Michael Love
Plum began the McKeesport Daily News League baseball season as a newcomer, and the team hopes to end the regular season as one of the ...
Plum Legion limits Shaler in league win
By Michael Love
The Shaler American Legion baseball team is playing catch up in Allegheny East League play after a number of its players finished up their high school seasons last week with the Titans in the PIAA playoffs. On Monday, Plum dealt Shaler an early season loss, 4-1, at Plum High School. The ...
New Plum hockey coach excited to lead alma mater
By Michael Love
Vinnie Somma wanted a long playing career in ice hockey. He rose through the local ranks, represented Plum at the high school level, advanced to Juniors ...
High school notebook: Highlands’ Lineburg’s collegiate stock rising
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands will have a number of key players returning from last year’s 10-1 football team that reached the WPIAL quarterfinals and won the Allegheny Conference ...
Turchick, Zezza named Plum Athletes of the Year
By Michael Love
Plum seniors Nathan Turchick and Courtney Zezza recently were named the Plum 2014-15 Athletes of the Year. Turchick excelled in both football and wrestling for ...
Plum seniors hope to make marks in sports at next level
By Michael Love
Members of the Plum High School Class of 2014 accepted their diplomas Friday in the gym at Plum High School. The ceremony capped an important chapter ...
Dunaway takes reins of Plum golf team
By Michael Love
Brian Dunaway arrived at Willowbrook Golf Club in Apollo in the spring of 2006 and has served as the golf pro there ever since. Among his ...
Plum Legion squad hopes to make a playoff run
By Michael Love
The Plum American Legion baseball team features a mix of players who return to the squad for the 2015 season and others who have jumped ...

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