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Plum wrestlers conclude season at WPIALs

By Michael Love
Plum senior Nate Turchick suffered a 10-4 loss to Penn-Trafford sophomore Matt McGillick in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships at ...
Plum duo adds at-large bids to state swimming championships
By Michael Love
Plum residents Sarah Mautino and Peyton Kondis, swimmers �for the Oakland Catholic girls squad, knew they would be busy at the PIAA championships March 13 and 14 at Bucknell University. They had punched their tickets to states with top-three swims in individual and relay events at the WPIAL championships Feb. 20 ...
No excuses made for Plum hockey’s tough season
By Kevin Lohman
After making the playoffs each of the past three years, the Plum hockey team fell short this season, finishing PIHL Class AA play with a ...
Plum girls third at WPIBL tournament
By Michael Love
For the third year in a row the Plum varsity girls bowling team scored a top-four finish at the WPIBL team tournament. The Mustangs finished third overall out of 18 teams with a three-game total of 2,303 at last week’s championships at Sims Lanes in Beaver Falls. Plum was fourth last year ...
Plum grad named to PAC’s anniversary softball team
By Michael Love
Plum High School and Geneva College graduate Julie DiLonardo recently was honored with inclusion on the Presidents Athletic Conference 60th anniversary celebratory softball team. DiLonardo, one of 60 players to be recognized on the list, is one of the most decorated players in the history of the Golden Tornado softball ...
Plum’s Dedert helps St. Vincent men’s basketball win PAC crown
By Michael Love
Austin Dedert capped his varsity basketball career at Plum by helping the Mustangs claim the 2014 Section 2-AAAA championship, the third such title in the history of the program. Fast forward to this season, and Dedert, as a freshman at St. Vincent College, had a hand in helping the Bearcats men’s ...
Plum inline hockey team records 16-0 mark
By Michael Love
There has been no sophomore slump for the Plum Middle School inline hockey team in its second season in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League. The ...
Fox Chapel hockey, ready for its 1st postseason, scores four vs. Plum
By Jerin Steele
Ben Friedland scored a pair of goals as the Fox Chapel hockey team concluded the PIHL Class AA regular season with a 4-2 win over ...
Plum qualifies 7 for WPIAL wrestling championships
By Michael Love
The WPIAL/Southwest Regional Class AAA wrestling championships begin this weekend, and Plum will have wrestlers in seven of the 14 weight classes. Nate Turchick (182) and ...
Plum’s boys basketball season comes to sudden end
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys basketball team was one of the stingiest defensive squads in all of WPIAL Quad-A boys basketball this season. The team came into ...
Plum bowling teams each finish section play with 10-0 records
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys and girls bowling teams finished off a regular season no other school in the WPIBL could match. Both Mustangs squads finished 10-0 ...
Plum boys medley relay eclipses school record at WPIALs
By Michael Love
Things started with a bang for the Plum swim teams at Friday and Saturday’s WPIAL AAA championships at Pitt’s Trees Pool. The boys 200 medley relay ...
Plum junior Pattock just misses trip to state tournament
By Michael Love
It often is said that football is a game of inches. In high school rifle at the WPIAL-championship level, the sport can be a game of millimeters. That’s about how much — a width of a hair — separated Plum junior Jim Pattock from a trip to the state championships. Pattock finished ...
North Hills turns up defense to upset No. 6 Plum
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Looking fidgety and uncomfortable against a 2-3 zone defense and lacking flow on offense, Plum’s boys basketball team could not summon a late charge and ...
Plum swimmers ready to battle at WPIAL championships
By Michael Love
All of the dual meets are over, and the practices are all but finished. A contingent of swimmers will carry on the Plum tradition at WPIALs ...
WPIAL spots on the line at Section 3-AAA wrestling tournament
By Michael Love
At Saturday’s Section 3-AAA wrestling championships, senior Nathan Turchick and junior Tommy Zummo both will attempt to reach their third WPIAL/Southwest Regional tournament. For them to ...
Penn State-Behrend’s Pietropola dominates at AMCC championships
By Michael Love
Plum graduate Mia Pietropola, a sophomore on the women’s swim team at Penn State-Behrend, made her mark again at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships. ...
WPIAL basketball preview capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Wednesday’s games Boys Class AAAA First round No. 6 Plum (17-5) v s. No. 11 North Hill s ...
Plum girls basketball falls prey to No. 3 Norwin’s pressure defense
By Doug Gulasy
Plum felt a good deal of pressure in its first-round playoff game Friday night. It came mostly from Norwin’s defense. Using a full-court press with frequent ...
Valley News high school basketball notebook: Plum girls focus on present, not past
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Eric Gillis is not examining the past to help his team move forward. The way Gillis sees it, first-round playoff struggles for the Plum girls basketball team are somebody else’s problem, not his current players’ burden. Plum has lost in the first round five times in a row and has not been ...
VND WPIAL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF CAPSULES
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Friday’s games Girls Class AAAA First round e_SBlt No. 14 seed Plum (12-10)  vs. No. 3 Norwin (17-4) 6:30 ...
Plum wrestlers enjoy busy weekend in Ohio; Turchik earns 100th win
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity wrestling team was pretty busy Saturday at the annual Panther Classic at Buckeye Local High School in Ohio. The tournament has become an ...
Plum girls set to start second season
By Michael Love
With the regular season and section play behind them, the Plum varsity girls basketball team is turning its attention to the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs, set to begin this weekend. The Mustangs finished 8-4 in Section 2-AAAA play, tied with McKeesport for third place in the standings and one game behind Gateway ...
Plum hockey duo set for international Pee Wee tourney
By Michael Love
The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite AAA 2002 birth-year team will begin play at the 56th Pee Wee World Championships in Quebec, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, and ...
Plum bowling rolls past Penn Hills to stay undefeated
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys and girls bowling teams are cruising to the WPIBL team championships on Feb. 25 and 26, and the Mustangs didn’t slow down last week against rival Penn Hills at Nesbit’s Lanes. Both teams bowl at Nesbit’s and the match was contested on Penn Hills’ lanes. The Mustangs swept ...

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