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Plum to test its mettle against new Quad-A foes

By Michael Love
The 2013 season was one of more downs than ups for Plum. The Mustangs went 0-8 in the Quad Central Conference and also lost a …
Plum football ready to defy skeptics, start winning tradition
By Michael Love
Last week, previewed all of the football teams in the Quad East and provided a predicted order of finish. Plum, in its first year …
Talented Plum girls tennis team improving through competition
By Ed Phillipps
With the return of several players from last season’s starting lineup, it would be easy to assume that the Plum girls tennis team’s lineup for this year was a formality. However, the addition of a few young talents coupled with the development of others has cultured a healthy competition at …
Experienced Plum boys golf team raising its expectations
By Kevin Lohman
Fresh off of its first WPIAL team playoff berth in more then twenty years, the Plum boys golf team returns a roster full of experienced …
Plum inline players earn national tournament experience
By Michael Love
The Plum inline hockey organization is growing, and after fielding only a middle school team for the 2014 winter season, there will be a middle …
Oakland Catholic’s Kondis makes most of meet experience
By Michael Love
Peyton Kondis made her mark last winter as a sophomore on the Oakland Catholic girls swim team, as she earned several medals at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool and also fared well at the PIAA state meet at Bucknell University. That success has continued through the …
Plum volleyball coach Flaherty excited to be back with team
By Michael Love
Kory Flaherty had three seasons as the head coach of the Plum varsity girls volleyball team under his belt when he made the decision to …
Positive attitude sparks Plum golfer
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There were times in his high school career when Andrew Reynolds would get so angry after a bad round, so red-faced annoyed, that he wanted …
Plum resident Perri competes at motocross nationals
By Michael Love
Plum resident Robert Perri, a 2008 Plum graduate, placed 38th in the 450 B Limited Class at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championships on Friday at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. “It was such a positive experience and a great learning experience,” Perri said. Perri, 24, …
Plum’s Cross to help with Pony World Series broadcasts
By Michael Love
David Cross is used to playing baseball under the bright lights. The former Plum baseball player and Plum High School graduate is a rising sophomore …
Plum Aqua fares well at championships
By Michael Love
The Plum Aqua swim club capped its 2014 summer season at the Eastern Swim Association’s Division I championships at White Oak Pool on July 26, and several individuals and relay teams fared well. Plum placed third behind the powerful Murrysville and Meadowink clubs. Points were awarded up to sixth place …
Plum tops NCAA, 8-1, to finish off series sweep
By Michael Love
The Plum Purple Colt baseball team, coached by Steve Zummo, claimed the Allegheny Valley Colt League A Division championship last week with an 8-1 victory …
Plum golfer successful over busy summer
By Michael Love
The fall high school sports season begins in 11 days with preseason practices, and it will serve as a transition for Plum rising senior Andrew …
Plum grad tabbed as Edinboro offensive coordinator
By Michael Love
Mike Miller’s football coaching career has come full circle geographically. It started at Robert Morris University in 1996 and wound its way to Downtown Pittsburgh, north to Buffalo, across the Atlantic Ocean to Germany, back to the United States in Arizona, north to Canada and back home to Pennsylvania. On …
Plum grad Knapp qualifies again for U.S. Amateur
By Michael Love
Almost two decades ago, in 1995, a 33-year-old Sean Knapp found himself in the mix at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. Knapp, a graduate of Plum High School and an Oakmont resident, topped Notah Begay III, who went on to capture six professional titles …
Plum trio fares well at hockey showcase
By Alex Oltmanns
When the renowned Hockey Night in Boston Tournament got underway earlier this month, Team Pittsburgh featured a few familiar faces for Plum hockey fans. Forwards …
Guido: Sujansky heads Plum Hall of Fame class of ’14
By George Guido
The only Plum athlete to qualify for PIAA competition in three sports will be among nine inductees at this year’s Plum Sports Hall of Fame …
Young Plum golfer Wes Lorish making his mark
By Dave Schrecengost
Ron Lucas is a PGA professional who has been involved in the golf business for more than 40 years. He’s seen many promising young players …
Plum 15U softball coach pleased with team’s fight to title
By Michael Love
The Plum 15 and under fastpitch softball team went 9-2 in the regular season and earned the No. 5 seed for the playoffs. The squad …
Plum motocross racer set for nationals
By Michael Love
Robert Perri has raced motorbikes for the past two decades, and he has devoted himself in the sport through his efforts on the track and …
Colts’ McAfee helps improve alma mater Plum’s weight room
By Michael Love
When Matt Morgan took over as head coach of the Plum varsity football team in the spring of 2013, one of his goals, and a …
Plum football coach impressed by effort in summer sessions
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity football team went 1-9 last season. The Mustangs played a week-10 exhibition game at Greensburg-Salem, and both squads agreed to use only …
Plum Legion upends Shaler, earns regional spot
By Michael Love
Plum’s run in the Allegheny East American Legion playoffs didn’t start well with a 10-4 loss to Monroeville on Saturday. But Plum roared back Sunday …
Plum, Burrell soccer players get kicks across pond
By Michael Love
Last year, Plum’s Christine Tamburri and Nicolette Casarcia had hopes of being part of a team of American soccer players that would cross the Atlantic …
Youngest inductee cherishes Plum High School HOF selection
By Dave Schrecengost
Diane Sujansky-Taylor left her mark as a record-setting high school athlete at Plum. But Joe Ionta, who coached her in track and cross country, remembers …

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