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Plum gearing up for huge rematch, own invitational

By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys volleyball team has put itself in a very good spot as far as earning a place in the WPIAL Class AAA ...
FR falls to Plum in Section 4 diamond clash
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional will get its second crack at Plum in a Section 4-AAAA game next week. But before the Panthers can focus on avenging Friday’s 4-0 loss to the Mustangs in a matchup of teams that were both 4-0 in section play, they have some other business to tend to in ...
Plum triumphs in meeting of section leaders
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity baseball team won its first four Section 4-AAAA games over Gateway, Brashear, McKeesport and Allderdice by a combined 43-4, but Mustangs head ...
Norwin win key in race for WPIAL playoff spot
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys tennis team almost assured themselves of a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs out of Section 1 with its 4-1 victory Friday at Norwin. The Mustangs’ win over the Knights was their fourth in a row after a pair of tough losses to section ...
Plum rebounds with key section win
By Michael Love
One team was trying to build on a key victory in Section 2-AAAA from last week, while the other was hoping to bounce back from ...
Roundball Classic, featuring area’s top senior hoops stars, set for Saturday
By Michael Love
Plum and Gateway’s basketball programs have developed a tradition of sending players to the Roundball Classic all-star games. Last year, Krista Pietropola, who played this past winter at Youngstown State and has since transferred to Slippery Rock, represented the Lady Mustangs at Geneva College. She teamed up with a talented group of ...
Plum doubles team earns WPIAL spot
By Michael Love
Two weeks ago, Plum senior Carson France, as the No. 2 seed, won three out of his four matches at the Section 1-AAA singles tournament, ...
Plum to host national football camp series stop
By Michael Love
Matt Morgan knows the importance of a football player getting his name out there and on the minds of coaches at different levels. When he played at Plum, he wanted to do whatever he could to make sure college coaches knew who he was while improving his level of play through ...
High school roundup: Plum baseball, softball victorious
By Staff Reports
Plum’s baseball and softball teams won in grand fashion Monday. Rachael Adamski hit a grand slam, singled twice and drove in five runs as the Plum ...
Senior-heavy Plum volleyball off to fast start
By Doug Gulasy
Retired Air Force colonel Rick Peterson knows the proper terminology for the Plum boys volleyball team’s front line. “I call them the four aircraft carriers,” the ...
Plum softball getting coach McGrath back after heart attack scare
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jim McGrath sings and plays keyboard in a band called “Nacho Blues.” He’s rocked out at the Pittsburgh Marathon, numerous weddings and several benefit events. ...
Ranked Plum boys volleyball team hopes to stay atop section
By Michael Love
In the most recent Tribune-Review WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball rankings released Sunday, Plum found itself in the No. 4 spot, trailing only top-ranked Fox Chapel, No. 2 Seneca Valley and No. 3 Bethel Park. The Mustangs were one spot ahead of Norwin, who they beat in section play two weeks ...
McGrath returning to field; Plum captures big road victory
By Michael Love
Plum softball head coach Jim McGrath missed his team’s first four games while recovering from a heart attack suffered about three weeks ago. Surgery wasn’t needed, ...
Plum girls basketball’s Zezza selected to all-state team
By Michael Love
Courtney Zezza stood tall among her peers in the WPIAL this past season, as the 6-foot-3 senior center earned her place among the top players ...
Plum’s Edwards, Burrell’s Bordonaro named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR James Edwards Plum, 6-2, Jr., Guard Who knows what would have become of James Edwards had he stayed with ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Plum’s Khaynen Yocca, Fox Chapel’s Meg McCrady
By William Whalen
Khaynen Yocca School: Plum Class: Senior Sport: Volleyball Report card: Yocca, a three-year starter, was leading the Mustangs in both kills (28) and hitting percentage ...
Plum boys volleyball scores big section victory at Norwin
By Michael Love
With a seasoned group of veteran varsity players, the Plum boys volleyball team set out on a mission this year to make an impact in the WPIAL, especially in Section 3-AAA. So far they’ve done just that. The Mustangs put to rest a long streak of losses against section foe Norwin, beating ...
Plum’s France punches ticket to WPIAL singles tournament
By Michael Love
After several years of frustrating finishes at the section singles tournament, Plum senior Carson France has broken through to the WPIAL championships. France, the No. 2 ...
Plum junior varsity hockey captures PIHL title
By Michael Love
The Plum junior varsity ice hockey team completed a season to remember last week as it captured the PIHL Tier 2 JV championship with a ...
Plum’s Edwards gets 1st scholarship offer
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Plum junior basketball player James Edwards received his first Division I scholarship offer Monday, from Alcorn State in Lorman, Miss. Edwards’ recruiting has been picking up of late, with a number of schools showing interest. Among them are Duquesne, Robert Morris, Army, Navy and several Ivy League teams. Edwards, a 6-foot-2 point ...
VND high school notebook: High-scoring Plum guard Edwards gaining interest
By Bill Beckner Jr.
College basketball recruiting is picking up for Plum junior James Edwards. Edwards, a 6-foot-2 guard who led the A-K Valley in scoring this season at ...
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Plum’s Ethan Winesburgh and Deer Lakes’ Shae Robson
By Tribune-Review
Ethan Winesburgh School: Plum Class: Junior Sport: Baseball Report card: A 6-foot-2 outfielder and pitcher, Winesburgh came back from a season-opening road trip to St. ...
Plum softball looks to top unprecedented 2014 season
By Ed Phillipps
After making history in 2014, the Plum softball squad is already hoping to rewrite the record books. On paper, that doesn’t seem like too tall ...
Record-setting sprinters set to lead Plum girls track team
By Ed Phillipps
When it comes to the track and field season for Plum, both the girls and boys have a few hurdles to clear. Head coach Nick Oto ...
Plum, Gateway bowlers compete at state tournament
By Alex Oltmanns
For both the Plum and Gateway bowling teams, the Pennsylvania high school championships can be characterized by one word — inconsistency. For the Mustangs, sophomore Sara Kirkpatrick finished eighth in the qualifying round with a score of 1,225 for six games, while freshman Meghan Christman ended in 13th (1,193). Yet, the ...

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