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Plum mother, former Passion player continues to progress after serious accident

By Michael Love
Beth Amato always has supported her three children, Ashley, Alexis and Ronny, in their athletic pursuits. Less than a month after she was struck by ...
Plum Mustangs hoops squads take advantage of summer gym time
By Michael Love
It’s been three weeks since the end of the 2014-15 academic year at Plum, but for the varsity boys and girls basketball programs, June hasn’t ...
Central Catholic’s DeRenzo named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR DOMENIC DERENZO Central Catholic, Senior, Catcher When Central Catholic’s season ended, Domenic DeRenzo hurried off to Martha’s Vineyard for a ...
Plum Sports HOF Class of ’15 announced
By Michael Love
The 2015 Plum High School Sports Hall of Fame class has been announced, and the eight-member group will be inducted Nov. 12 at Edgewood Country Club in Churchill. Here is a look at this year’s class of honorees: Sean Clair, Class of 2005 — The three-time WPIAL wrestling champion also was ...
Plum football takes advantage of workouts
By Michael Love
Members of the Plum and Gateway football teams met at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium last Thursday for a spirited workout session complete with linemen drills and ...
Plum grad taking golf game to next level
By Michael Love
When Andrew Reynolds played his first round of golf of 2015 in April, the recent Plum graduate’s focus for his spring and summer of competition ...
Plum’s Heltion sets new Ohio University hockey record
By Michael Love
Plum graduate Ryan Heltion, a former goaltender with the Mustangs varsity ice hockey team, set a new Ohio University ice hockey record for regular season ...
Plum baseball too much for Swissvale
By Michael Love
Mother Nature hadn’t been to kind to area summer baseball teams the past week or two. The Plum American Legion baseball team played only one game out of five scheduled between June 16 and Sunday. But the squad was able to host Swissvale in an Allegheny East League game Monday, and it ...
New Plum team settling in with Daily News League
By Michael Love
Plum began the McKeesport Daily News League baseball season as a newcomer, and the team hopes to end the regular season as one of the ...
Plum Legion limits Shaler in league win
By Michael Love
The Shaler American Legion baseball team is playing catch up in Allegheny East League play after a number of its players finished up their high school seasons last week with the Titans in the PIAA playoffs. On Monday, Plum dealt Shaler an early season loss, 4-1, at Plum High School. The ...
New Plum hockey coach excited to lead alma mater
By Michael Love
Vinnie Somma wanted a long playing career in ice hockey. He rose through the local ranks, represented Plum at the high school level, advanced to Juniors ...
High school notebook: Highlands’ Lineburg’s collegiate stock rising
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands will have a number of key players returning from last year’s 10-1 football team that reached the WPIAL quarterfinals and won the Allegheny Conference ...
Turchick, Zezza named Plum Athletes of the Year
By Michael Love
Plum seniors Nathan Turchick and Courtney Zezza recently were named the Plum 2014-15 Athletes of the Year. Turchick excelled in both football and wrestling for ...
Plum seniors hope to make marks in sports at next level
By Michael Love
Members of the Plum High School Class of 2014 accepted their diplomas Friday in the gym at Plum High School. The ceremony capped an important chapter ...
Dunaway takes reins of Plum golf team
By Michael Love
Brian Dunaway arrived at Willowbrook Golf Club in Apollo in the spring of 2006 and has served as the golf pro there ever since. Among his ...
Plum Legion squad hopes to make a playoff run
By Michael Love
The Plum American Legion baseball team features a mix of players who return to the squad for the 2015 season and others who have jumped ...
Somma named new Plum hockey coach
By Michael Love
Plum graduate and Mustangs varsity ice hockey alum Vinnie Somma has been named the new head coach of the Plum varsity squad for the 2015-16 season. He takes over the reigns of the program from former coach Dave Stonebraker. Somma will be charged with helping the Mustangs improve on this past season’s ...
Plum, Franklin Regional baseball standouts set for all-star contest
By Michael Love
After two months of battles both in and out of section play and in the WPIAL playoffs, a select group of baseball stars from teams in the Quad-A classification will come together Sunday afternoon for a common cause. The team, which includes Franklin Regional seniors John Bondi and Matt Frey and ...
Plum grad Knapp selected to WPGA Hall of Fame
By Michael Love
Plum graduate Sean Knapp is one of seven players and personalities selected for this year’s Western Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Hall of Fame. The Class of 2015 ...
New football team taking hold east of Pittsburgh
By Michael Love
Jim Montgomery fashioned a strong football career at Plum High School before continuing his athletic pursuits on the gridiron at St. Vincent College. Franklin Regional 2008 ...
Chapla excited for opportunity at Crimson Tide kicking camp
By Michael Love
Plum junior Jake Chapla set a new school record for the longest field goal — 51 yards — during last fall’s Quad East conference victory ...
Mustangs point to several positives from 2015 season
By Michael Love
Plum varsity baseball head coach Carl Vollmer said last week’s 1-0 loss to Shaler in the WPIAL Quad-A quarterfinals stung a great deal, but after a few days separated from the contest, he provided a positive perspective on the season as a whole and the players that made it successful. “We ...
Plum falls to Bethel Park in consey final
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys volleyball team hoped to accomplish something they hadn’t done since 1988 when they faced Bethel Park in the WPIAL Class AAA ...
Plum makes progress in first full WPIAL year
By Michael Love
There were some growing pains through the first full year in the WPIAL for the Plum varsity boys lacrosse team. The Mustangs went 1-12 overall and 0-6 in Section 2 of Division 2, but head coach Tom Wesolowski said each game played, no matter the outcome, was a building block ...
Four senior athletes earn scholarships
By Michael Love
Four area student-athletes were honored May 18 at the culmination of the 12th annual scholarship golf outing hosted by the East Boros chapter of the ...

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