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Confident Fox Chapel surges into WPIAL volleyball final

By Doug Gulasy
In some ways, Fox Chapel volleyball coach Phil O’Keeffe felt better after his team’s 3-2 victory over Plum in the WPIAL semifinals than he would ...
Pittsburgh East Storm debuts on gridiron Saturday
By Michael Love
A new adult tackle football team, featuring players and coaches from high schools throughout the area, will kick off its inaugural season Saturday with a game at Valley High School. The Pittsburgh East Storm, one of three teams in the newly formed West Penn Sports League, will play an exhibition game ...
Fox Chapel hangs on for semifinal victory
By Doug Gulasy
After watching Plum’s Khaynen Yocca dominate the fourth set of a WPIAL Class AAA volleyball semifinal match Tuesday night, Fox Chapel coach Phil O’Keeffe determined ...
Plum boys volleyball in WPIAL quarterfinals after topping NA
By Michael Love
Most streaks are made to be broken. The streak the North Allegheny boys volleyball team was on in WPIAL tournament play lasted eight years. In 2006, the Tigers were eliminated by Hempfield, 3-2, in the quarterfinals. Starting in 2007, North Allegheny won 24 WPIAL Class AAA matches in a row, captured eight ...
Plum softball coach pleased with team’s progress
By Michael Love
Despite a four-game losing streak to end the season, including a 5-2 loss to Penn-Trafford in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, Plum varsity softball head coach Jim McGrath said he was happy with the progress his young team made over the course of the 2015 campaign. Plum ...
Plum track and field trio set for PIAA championships
By Michael Love
Senior Haley Pilston has one more high school track and field meet left. The accomplished Plum sprinter owns the school record in the 100-meter dash (12.31) ...
Campus Clippings: Plum graduate Podvasnik sets La Roche homer mark
By Bill Beckner Jr.
La Roche called him its “Home Run King” on social media. And senior first baseman Cory Podvasnik is proud to wear the crown. The Plum graduate ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
Shaler blanks Plum behind senior pitcher Potock’s three-hitter
By George Guido
No one should be surprised that Shaler and Plum played a baseball game decided by one run. For the seventh time in the past nine ...
Plum volleyball team looks to slay another giant
By Doug Gulasy
Members of the Plum boys volleyball team are more than familiar with their program’s history, but now they want to begin their own. When the Mustangs ...
Baseball quarterfinal games to be played Monday
By Tribune-Review
Class AAAA quarterfinals No. 2 Plum (19-2)  vs. No. 10 Shaler (16-4) 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Chapel Winner plays: No. 3 Seneca Valley ...
Plum ends NA run of volleyball domination
By Jerin Steele
Plum outside hitter Nate Kunkel took a hit in warm-ups that gave him a cut underneath his chin. A couple of hours later, he softly knocked the ball over the net, and it fell innocently to the court. It was the final blow to end a dynasty. The Mustangs on Thursday night ...
Timely hit gives Plum baseball team playoff victory
By Doug Gulasy
Carl Vollmer referenced former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano’s “survive and advance” mantra after Plum’s WPIAL baseball playoff game Wednesday. The Mustangs did both — barely. Ethan Winesburgh’s two-out single to left field scored Brian Albert in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving No. 2 Plum (19-2) a 3-2 walkoff ...
Small ball helps No. 5 Penn-Trafford advance to WPIAL quarterfinals
By Jerin Steele
After seeing her team leave the bases loaded in the first inning, Penn-Trafford softball coach Monica Cox decided the Warriors should try and play small ...
Plum Ultimate team hopes to continue growth in coming seasons
By Michael Love
A group of Plum students were pretty serious about tossing and chasing down flying discs this spring, and they again pooled their talents in search of positive results in the Pittsburgh High School Ultimate League. The team entered the PHUL playoffs in Division II. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, they had to ...
Plum grad’s monster week helps La Roche to conference title
By Michael Love
Cory Podvasnik had a huge week for the La Roche College baseball team, and his efforts helped the Redhawks claim the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship on Sunday. Over six games, including four in the AMCC Tournament that concluded with Sunday’s 22-2 rout of Penn State Behrend in the title contest, ...
Semper Fidelis camp coming to Plum
By Michael Love
There still is time to register for Sunday’s Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at Plum High School. The camp is free to the first 200 players to register at semperfidelisfootball.com/camps, and spots still are open. A lineup of former college and NFL coaches will serve as the camp’s leaders. McKeesport’s Tymar Sutton, Seton-La Salle’s ...
Section champ Plum boys volleyball looks ahead to postseason
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys volleyball team, fresh off wrapping up its outright Section 3-AAA championship at home last week, will turn its attention to the ...
Plum track athletes ready for WPIAL finals
By Michael Love
Championship gold, top place medals and trips to the PIAA meet in Shippensburg are on the line Thursday, starting at 1 p.m., for WPIAL track ...
A-K Valley WPIAL baseball playoff capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AAAA No. 2 Plum (18-2) v s. No. 15 Butler (1 0-9) 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shaler Winner plays: No. 7 Canon-McMillan ...
A-K Valley WPIAL playoff softball capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Class AAAA First round No. 8 Fox Chapel (11-5) vs. No. 9 Seneca Valley (14-3) 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Winner plays: No. ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Plum wrestling coach steps down
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Mike Supak never was big on stat-keeping for his Plum wrestling teams. Sure, he knew where his wrestlers placed and what they had to do ...
Plum earns No. 2 seed for baseball playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
Plum found a pair of good omens in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoff brackets that were released Friday. As the No. 2 seed, the Mustangs (18-2) are slotted in the same position as 2008, when they advanced to the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game. And just as back then, they will ...
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Plum boys volleyball claims section title
By Staff Reports
Ten years after its most recent section championship, the Plum volleyball team captured another Thursday night. Khaynen Yocca paced the offense with 15 kills and eight ...
Gorman: Semper Fi offers camp at Plum
By Kevin Gorman
Now that the U.S. Marine Corps is involved in the football skills camp circuit, it is preaching the ideals of honor, courage and leadership. With a lineup of former college and NFL coaches serving as its leaders, the Semper Fidelis All-American Camps will make a stop May 17 at Plum ...

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