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Plum’s surge hands Norwin 1st loss, 23-14

By Nathan Smith
After his squad’s 23-14 Quad East win over No. 10 Norwin, Plum coach Matt Morgan praised his defense’s physicality. “The defense played unbelievable,” Morgan said. “We were fast and physical. People don’t get we weren’t this physical last season. Our scheme is having guys teeing off on people.” Trailing 14-3 …
HS highlight reel: Plum suspends soccer coach for season
By Tribune-Review
Plum girls soccer coach Mike Proviano has been suspended for the rest of the season by the school district after his ejection from a game …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Plum’s Wil Fuhrer
By Bill West
As Plum’s starting quarterback last season, Wil Fuhrer heard the boos that came with the tail end of the Mustangs’ 25-game losing streak louder than …
Plum boys’ Susalla running strong in early season
By Dave Schrecengost
Plum distance runner Jake Susalla keeps adding to his growing list of accomplishments. The Mustangs have competed in two cross country invitational races this season, …
Host Mustangs four-peat as Plum Invitational champs
By Michael Love
The Plum Invitational girls volleyball tournament is a tradition every September at Plum High School. And winning the tournament has become a tradition for the …
Plum boys soccer team set for 1st matchup with rival Gateway
By Michael Love
The last two times the Gateway and Plum varsity boys soccer teams played at Plum’s Mustangs Stadium, the results were dramatic and in favor of the Mustangs. Two years ago, the teams needed overtime to decide the outcome of the Section 3-AAA contest, and Plum prevailed, 3-2. Last year, a …
Plum gearing up for Quad East clash with undefeated Norwin
By Michael Love
Plum and Norwin last played in 2001, and the Mustangs beat the Knights that season, 28-6. The teams have faced each other five times, and Norwin holds a 3-2 advantage. While it’s nice to look back in time and crunch numbers, Plum head coach Matt Morgan knows that a single …
Plum girls basketball standout commits to St. Francis
By Michael Love
Like many athletes who set goals when they are young, Courtney Zezza had a dream of making it in the game of basketball and earning a Division I college scholarship. That dream became a reality last week as the 6-foot-3 Plum senior center gave a verbal commitment to continue her …
Defensive stop propels Altoona to win at Plum
By George Guido
Altoona didn’t do much in the first two quarters Friday night at Plum. But a big stop at the Mountain Lions 1 to end the first half carried over to the third quarter, and Altoona scored a pair of touchdowns. That proved to be enough, as the Mountain Lions held …
VND roundup: Plum girls soccer team records win
By Staff Reports
Plum’s girls soccer team picked a big stage on which to post its second win of the season. Ashley Amato was one of five Plum (2-2-1, 1-2-1) players to score, netting two goals Wednesday night in a 6-0 victory over Penn Hills (1-5, 1-3) at Highmark Stadium. Christine Tamburri, Alexa …
Plum slow-pitch squad sweeps season-opening doubleheader
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team kicked off its season Sunday afternoon after rain scuttled its plans to begin the 2014 campaign on Aug. 31. The Mustangs played at Seneca Valley and posted an 11-8 win in game one and a 5-2 victory in game two. In game one, Plum …
Plum golfers getting set for Monday’s section qualifier
By Michael Love
As the Plum varsity boys golf team continues to navigate its way through new courses and matches against new faces in Section 8-AAA, the Mustangs …
Plum football team hopes to bounce back against Altoona
By Michael Love
Plum last played Altoona in 2011, and only a couple of current players were on the field for that game, a 23-0 loss at Altoona’s Mansion Park. It was a part of a tough 0-6 conference campaign that ended 1-8 overall. But Mustangs head coach Matt Morgan said he knows …
Satira making an impact for Plum volleyball team
By Michael Love
Plum coach Kory Flaherty has witnessed Rachel Satira’s transformation as a volleyball player over the past four years. “Rachel was very timid and afraid to …
North Hills holds off late Plum rally
By R.A. Monti
Plum’s comeback bid fell just short Friday night, as the Mustangs fell to North Hills in a nonconference Quad A matchup. Plum trailed by 17 …
Susalla claims boys varsity title at Gateway Invitational
By Michael Love
Jake Susalla finished third at last year’s season-opening Gateway Invitiational, placing just behind the dominant duo of Fox Chapel’s Ethan and Colin Martin. On Saturday, …
Sophomore RB Coxon leads Plum to lopsided win
By Wes Crosby
Sophomore running back Nick Coxon might have had a coming-out party in Plum’s 45-19 win against Hempfield in a Foothills Conference matchup at Spartan Stadium on Friday. Coxon started the game with a 49-yard run in Plum’s first play from scrimmage. He busted through the line and down the right …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
Numerous returnees raises excitement for Plum girls soccer team
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls soccer team returns numerous starters and letter winners from last year’s squad that went 9-3 in Section 3-AAA and qualified for …
Height, skill trademarks for Plum girls volleyball squad in 2014
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the WPIAL playoffs for the ninth season in a row in 2013. The Mustangs finished 8-4 in Section 4-AAA behind Shaler (12-0) and Oakland Catholic (10-2). Plum returns a core of players who want to get back to the postseason …
Experienced Plum squad gunning for WPISL championship
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team has high expectations for its third season in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League. A large group of seniors who helped start the program in 2012 are seeking a league championship, and head coach Marty DeGore said they have the talent, focus and determination …
Plum cross country teams open at Gateway Invite
By Michael Love
The Plum boys and girls cross country teams kick off their seasons Saturday at the annual Gateway Invitational at Boyce Park. Head coach Joe Ionta said he’s anxiously anticipating the meet and the chance to get a good look at this season’s squads in a quality competition setting. “It’s been …
Plum boys soccer seeks return to AAA playoffs
By Michael Love
When the new Section 3-AAA boys soccer alignment was released in the offseason, 2013 playoff qualifiers Pittsburgh Central Catholic and Allderdice were moved out, and …
Plum youth soccer gets under way with kickoff classic
By Michael Love
Plum Area Youth Soccer launched its fall season in style over the weekend with its annual kickoff classic. More than 170 teams, an increase of …
Unified Plum football team eager to bounce back from 2013
By Michael Love
On the third play of Plum’s scrimmage Aug. 16 at Shaler, Plum went deep. Senior quarterback Wil Fuhrer dropped back and threw the ball 60 …

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