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Young Plum golfer Wes Lorish making his mark

By Dave Schrecengost
Ron Lucas is a PGA professional who has been involved in the golf business for more than 40 years. He’s seen many promising young players …
Plum 15U softball coach pleased with team’s fight to title
By Michael Love
The Plum 15 and under fastpitch softball team went 9-2 in the regular season and earned the No. 5 seed for the playoffs. The squad …
Plum motocross racer set for nationals
By Michael Love
Robert Perri has raced motorbikes for the past two decades, and he has devoted himself in the sport through his efforts on the track and …
Colts’ McAfee helps improve alma mater Plum’s weight room
By Michael Love
When Matt Morgan took over as head coach of the Plum varsity football team in the spring of 2013, one of his goals, and a …
Plum football coach impressed by effort in summer sessions
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity football team went 1-9 last season. The Mustangs played a week-10 exhibition game at Greensburg-Salem, and both squads agreed to use only …
Plum Legion upends Shaler, earns regional spot
By Michael Love
Plum’s run in the Allegheny East American Legion playoffs didn’t start well with a 10-4 loss to Monroeville on Saturday. But Plum roared back Sunday …
Plum, Burrell soccer players get kicks across pond
By Michael Love
Last year, Plum’s Christine Tamburri and Nicolette Casarcia had hopes of being part of a team of American soccer players that would cross the Atlantic …
Youngest inductee cherishes Plum High School HOF selection
By Dave Schrecengost
Diane Sujansky-Taylor left her mark as a record-setting high school athlete at Plum. But Joe Ionta, who coached her in track and cross country, remembers …
Plum trio set for European soccer tournaments
By Michael Love
Last year, Plum’s Christine Tamburri and Nicolette Casarcia had hopes of being part of a team of American soccer players that would cross the Atlantic …
Allegheny East Legion playoffs start Saturday
By Michael Love
The Plum American Legion baseball team is set to conclude its Allegheny East League regular season Thursday with a home game against Springdale at 6 p.m. at Plum High School. The team has battled four other league opponents and rough weather over the past month and a half, but it …
Softball players earn all-state honors
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year Jordan Seneca of Plum and first-team all-star pitcher Tiffany Edwards of Deer Lakes were honored with all-state …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
Plum’s Shumaker on course at Senior Players event
By Michael Love
Samantha Shumaker worked at the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club two years ago. She carried a scoring standard during the rounds …
Pitching a key factor for Plum Legion in run to league playoffs
By Michael Love
With several key games in the final week of the regular season and a compact league-playoff tournament to follow, Plum American Legion manager Mark Dargay said he’s pleased he has several pitchers throwing effective innings. He said Michael Anderson, a rising sophomore at Plum, pitched 5 2/3 strong innings Monday, …
Plum grads named to PAC Honor Roll
By Michael Love 9:58 p.m.
A pair of Plum High School graduates and collegiate student-athletes — Gina Valotta and David Cross — recently were honored by the Presidents Athletic Conference on its Academic Honor Roll for the Spring 2014 semester. The PAC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a …
Gateway grad Amato focused on winning title with Passion
By Michael Love
Beth Amato considered hanging up her helmet, shoulder pads and cleats after the 2013 Pittsburgh Passion season ended. The team fell short of a league …
Guido: Plum native’s trade sparks hockey memories
By George Guido 10:35 p.m.
Plum native R.J. Umberger was traded Monday from the Columbus Blue Jackets back to his original NHL team: the Philadelphia Flyers. Considered the best hockey …
Plum’s Jordan Seneca named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Player of the Year Jordan Seneca PLUM, SENIOR, SHORTSTOP Jordan Seneca missed most of her final basketball season with a broken left wrist. But the …
Canon-McMillan’s Olivia Lorusso named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year OLIVIA LORUSSO CANON-MCMILLAN, SENIOR, THIRD BASE Olivia Lorusso has done it all. In four years at Canon-McMillan, the Robert Morris recruit …
Ferragonio making mark in second season with Passion
By Michael Love
Lauren Ferragonio knew Beth Amato long before Ferragonio graduated from Plum High School in 2012. Ferragonio and the Amato family were connected through soccer, and …
Plum league helps basketball players stay sharp, make their mark
By Michael Love
In a sweltering auxiliary gym Monday night at Plum High School, players from the Gateway and Valley varsity boys basketball teams battled for 40 minutes. …
Plum, Gateway girls hoops teams make most of summer time on court
By Michael Love
The 2013-14 high school basketball season for the Plum and Gateway girls squads ended four months ago, and preseason practices for the 2014-15 campaign don’t …
Plum senior athletes ready to take next step in journey
By Michael Love
Members of the Plum High School Class of 2014 accepted their diplomas last week at Plum High School, and the ceremony capped an important chapter …

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