Author: Marty Stewart


Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse looks to Phillips
April 14, 2018
The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team finished with a 13-4 record last year that included a trip to the WPIAL playoffs, where they lost

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Shady Side Academy softball starts Havern era
April 13, 2018
Dave Havern has taken over as the softball coach at Shady Side Academy and is hoping for some of the same success he experienced as

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New coach Jordan Steranka guides Shady Side Academy baseball
First-year Shady Side Academy baseball coach Jordan Steranka takes over from Bob Grandizio Jr., who resigned after the 2017 season. Steranka knows he has some

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse scores convincing victories
After opening the season with an 18-3 win over Latrobe on March 28, Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse rolled to four more wins. The Indians

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys lacrosse scores trio of victories
April 9, 2018
The Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team started the season with three impressive wins. The Foxes defeated Chartiers Valley, 13-2; Sewickley Academy, 14-1; and Shaler, 6-2

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Grune, Lauer return to lead Shady Side Academy girls track team
April 6, 2018
The Shady Side Academy girls track team finished with a 5-4 record last season. Coach Paul Bodnarchuk is hoping that the string of bad weather

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Sloan Rost
April 2, 2018
Sloan Rost, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel lacrosse team, got her season off to a fast start as she scored eight goals in a

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Reloading Fox Chapel girls lacrosse starts fast
Last year, the Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team compiled an 18-0 regular-season record, along with being section champ and WPIAL runner-up. The Foxes also made

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Fox Chapel tennis team starts 3-0
March 26, 2018
The Fox Chapel tennis team opened its season with three consecutive wins as it beat Hampton, 5-0, on March 12 and swept North Allegheny by

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Shady Side Academy boys track has high hopes
Last spring, the Shady Side Academy boys track team finished with a 5-4 mark and did not qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. Despite losing distance

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Fox Chapel basketball coach Skrinjar wonders what could have been
March 25, 2018
When Fox Chapel basketball lost to Penn Hills in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A playoffs March 10, it brought the curtain down

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Shady Side Academy lacrosse has rebuild ahead
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team finished 13-9 last year and made it to the WPIAL semifinals. If the Indians are to have another

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Fox Chapel track team ready for action
March 11, 2018
Fox Chapel track coach Tom Moul has a good feeling about his team. andquot;We have a lot of talented, experienced athletes returning, and we're hoping

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Fox Chapel lacrosse returns most of core
The Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team is coming off of a 5-10 season in which it lost to Bethel Park in the first round of

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Fox Chapel boys tennis team seeks 3-peat
March 4, 2018
The Fox Chapel boys tennis team, under the guidance of interim coach Dave Prevost, finished with a 17-2 record last season and claimed its second

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls capture WPIAL title
The Shady Side Academy girls swim team won its fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AA championship March 1-2 at Pitt's Trees Pool. The Indians finished with

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Local trio ready for Atlanta swim event
February 28, 2018
A trio of local girls will head to Atlanta from today through Sunday for the TYR Pro Swim Series at Georgia Tech. Leia Ross, a

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel well represented at WPIAL swimming
February 26, 2018
Shady Side Academy has 13 swimmers at the WPIAL Class AA championships Thursday and Friday at Pitt. Qualifying for the girls were Sasha Arefyev (200-yard

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Herald roundup: SSA boys basketball wins opener, eliminated in quarterfinals
Shady Side Academy opened the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A basketball playoffs with a 71-55 win over Avonworth on Feb. 19. The Indians

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Nate Roe
Nate Roe, a junior on the Fox Chapel swim team, qualified for this weekend's WPIAL Class 3A championships in four events: the 200-yard medley relay,

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Herald spotlight athlete: Adrian Beckford, Shady Side Academy
February 18, 2018
Adrian Beckford, a junior on the Shady Side Academy swim team, had a big night against Hampton last week as he was part of the

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel hockey set for regular-season finale
The Fox Chapel hockey team will wrap up the regular season at 6:45 p.m. Thursday against Beaver at Beaer Ice Arena. The Foxes (10-7) entered

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Herald high school roundup: Fox Chapel girls basketball streak ends
February 12, 2018
The Fox Chapel girls basketball team picked up its second section win in a row Feb. 5 as it traveled to Latrobe and won in

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Herald Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Fox Chapel’s Claudia Guerrieri
February 11, 2018
Claudia Guerrieri, a senior on the Fox Chapel girls basketball team, was instrumental in the first two section wins of the season for the Foxes.

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Herald roundup: SSA boys look to rebound after 2 losses to Burrell
February 5, 2018
Shady Side Academy boys basketball hosted Burrell on Jan. 29 in a Section 3-3A game. The Buccaneers toppled the first-place Indians, 43-37, in overtime. The

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Maria Luciana
February 4, 2018
Maria Luciana, a junior on the Fox Chapel swim team, continued her strong season last week with four first-place finishes against Peters Township. She won

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys earn pair of section victories
January 29, 2018
Behind a combined 62 points from Carson Cohen, Dom McGriff and Ben Kelly, Fox Chapel boys basketball rolled to a 70-47 win over Woodland Hills

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Donovan Cutchember
January 28, 2018
Donovan Cutchember, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel wrestling team, earned a second-place finish at 220 pounds at the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships held Jan.

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys earn pair of victories
January 22, 2018
Fox Chapel boys basketball earned a 62-44 win at Plum in a Section 3-6A game Jan. 16. The game was tied at 40 heading into

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Shady Side Academy’s Chuck DiNardo excited about new alignment
January 21, 2018
The WPIAL board of directors met Monday to approve conference alignments for fall sports. In football, Fox Chapel will be in Conference 3-5A with Armstrong,

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Shady Side Academy’s Taylor making waves for swim team
Christian Taylor, a senior on the Shady Side Academy swim team, had a big meet against Knoch last week as he was part of the

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel hockey earns key victory
January 14, 2018
Willie Doyle had a hat trick, and Colby Zmenkowski, Chase Villani, Reed Troutman and Sam Stites added two goals apiece as Fox Chapel cruised to

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Munroe helping SSA boys compete in Section 3-3A
Grady Munroe, a sophomore on the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team, has helped the Indians stay atop the Section 3-3A standings. Last week, he

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel wrestling falls to Indiana
January 8, 2018
The Fox Chapel wrestling team dropped to 1-3 in Class AAA, Section 3B last week after a 44-33 loss to Indiana. Juan Morales (126 pounds),

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McClelland off to fast start
Tristan McClelland, a junior on the Fox Chapel swim team, has helped the team get off to a solid start. In a meet against McKeesport

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel swimmers sweep Shaler
January 1, 2018
The Fox Chapel swim team swept Shaler on Dec. 21. The girls won 100-73 while the boys posted a 94-90 win. Boys winners were Brandon

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Grace Gackenbach
December 30, 2017
Grace Gackenbach, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel swim team, picked up three first-place finishes in a meet against Shaler on Dec. 21. She won

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel knock off rust at holiday tournament
Shady Side Academy hosted the Peter Sauer Memorial Tournament from Dec. 27-29 with six teams entered in the round robin. On Dec. 27, Carson Cohen

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys play shorthanded
December 27, 2017
The Fox Chapel boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Dec. 19 as it fell to Woodland Hills, 75-60, in a Section

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Shady Side Academy girls get back on track in section play
After back-to-back losses to East Allegheny and section foe Bishop Canevin two weeks ago, Shady Side Academy got back on track with a 48-34 win

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Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Ariana Goitz
December 23, 2017
Ariana Goitz, a junior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, has helped the team get off to a quick start. Goitz scored 63 points

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Herald high school roundup: SSA swimming teams split season openers
December 17, 2017
The Shady Side Academy swim team traveled to South Fayette for its season-opening meet. The girls won 92-76, and the boys lost 73-95. Posting wins

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Shady Side Academy swimmers seek another strong season
December 10, 2017
Last year, the Shady Side Academy swim team put together strong performances during the season and playoffs. The girls finished at 10-2-1 and were Section

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Fox Chapel swimming returns talent, experience
The Fox Chapel swim team hopes to build on last year's success, when the girls went 11-0 with a 7-0 section mark and claimed the

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Young wrestlers set to lead Fox Chapel
The Fox Chapel wrestling team finished with a 9-4 record last year that included a 2-3 mark in Section 3-B. Coach Ron Frank's 2017-18 squad

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Shady Side Academy boys basketball team to rely on depth
December 3, 2017
Last season, the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team finished 9-1 in WPIAL Section 3-3A and reached the semifinals of the WPIAL tournament before losing

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Fox Chapel boys basketball has plenty to build with
November 26, 2017
Last season, the Fox Chapel boys basketball team compiled a 19-4 record on its way to claiming a WPIAL Class 6A, Section 2 crown before

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Shady Side Academy girls basketball expects ‘better outcome’
The Shady Side Academy girls basketball team finished 7-15 last season. There was reason for optimism as the Indians, after a 1-12 start, won six

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Fox Chapel hockey shows reason for optimism
November 18, 2017
The Fox Chapel hockey team is 2-3-1 in the PIHL A Division. It has scored 28 goals and allowed 30. Coach Jason Silver feels there

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Spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Wally Navid
November 12, 2017
Wally Navid, a junior left winger on the Shady Side Academy soccer team, was instrumental in the Indians' 3-2 win over Quaker Valley in the

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Shady Side Academy girls soccer making another run
It's been a strong run through the PIAA Class A girls soccer playoffs for Shady Side Academy, and it's led to a match against rival

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Shady Side Academy girls soccer falls just short in WPIAL final
November 5, 2017
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team (13-3) powered its way into the WPIAL Class A soccer championships with a 4-0 win over Seton LaSalle

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel girls win PIAA cross country title
The Fox Chapel girls cross country team finished second at the WPIAL Class AAA championships two weeks ago. Things were much sweeter for the Foxes

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Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Callie Davis
October 29, 2017
Callie Davis, a sophomore at Shady Side Academy, has helped lead the SSA girls soccer team to the WPIAL Class A semifinals. She scored two

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Shady Side Academy soccer teams find playoff success
The Fox Chapel and Shady Side Academy soccer teams all advanced to the WPIAL playoffs. The Shady Side Academy boys advanced to the WPIAL championship

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel, SSA runners advance to PIAA meet
The WPIAL cross country championships were held Oct. 26 at Cooper's Lake Campground. In the Boys 3A meet, Fox Chapel's Christian Fitch finished in 10th

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Fox Chapel’s Nord, James defend WPIAL doubles title
October 20, 2017
Though Fox Chapel's Amanda Nord and Charlotte James are singles players for most of the girls tennis season, they certainly are no strangers to WPIAL

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy in hunt for WPIAL playoff berth
October 16, 2017
Shady Side Academy's football team was on the road to take on Avonworth (2-5) on Friday in nonconference play. The Indians bounced back from a

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SSA’s Frohlich develops into leader for football team
Billy Frohlich, a junior at Shady Side Academy, has been one of the leaders on the football team. He's been on the team since his

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Fox Chapel volleyball chasing playoff berth
October 15, 2017
With the volleyball season drawing to a close, the Fox Chapel girls are clinging to playoff hopes. The Foxes, under coach Phil O'Keeffe, entered the

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Norwin’s Santilli, Knoch freshman Greb claim WPIAL singles titles
October 13, 2017
Two WPIAL champions set out to defend their singles tennis titles Friday at North Allegheny. Norwin senior Maria Santilli succeeded. The Cincinnati recruit, in a

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel field hockey preps for stretch run
October 8, 2017
The Fox Chapel field hockey team traveled to Hershey on Sept. 30 to play in a tournament, gaining experience for the season's stretch run. The

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Mia Jamiolkowski
Mia Jamiolkowski, a senior at Fox Chapel, plays left-mid on the field hockey team and has been a key contributor as the Foxes shoot for

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Fox Chapel moves into Allegheny 9 playoff picture
Fox Chapel football team, behind 195 rushing yards and five touchdowns from Micah Morris, rolled to a 41-23 win over visiting Hampton (2-5, 2-3) in

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Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny capture WPIAL girls tennis championships
October 4, 2017
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team claimed its first WPIAL title since 2014 and fifth overall on Wednesday after defeating Knoch, 4-1, in the Class

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Fuhrer IV helps spark success for Shady Side Academy golf
October 1, 2017
Frankie Fuhrer IV, a senior at Shady Side Academy, has been one of the leaders of the Shady Side Academy golf team, which has compiled

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel earn key conference victories
The Shady Side Academy football team traveled to Dormont on Friday to take on Keystone Oaks and returned home with a thrilling 35-28 win. Once

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Shady Side Academy falls short against Freeport
September 24, 2017
Freeport scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull out a 24-17 Class 3A Allegheny Conference win over Shady Side Academy (2-2,

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel golfers advance to WPIAL semifinals
All six Fox Chapel golfers advanced at the WPIAL Section 4-AAA boys golf qualifier Sept. 18, at Willowbrook Golf Club. The group was led by

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel field hockey dealt 1st loss
September 18, 2017
The Fox Chapel field hockey team played a doubleheader Sept. 9 and picked up a pair of wins. In the first game, Fox Chapel defeated

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SSA boys golfers aim to return to playoffs
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team, coached by Mark Hessler and assisted by Kyle Smith, has gotten off to a quick start this season.

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Moore off to fast start for Shady Side Academy football
September 17, 2017
Skyy Moore, a junior at Shady Side Academy, was a dominant force in the Indians' first two football games. He rushed for 224 yards and

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Seniors return to lead Shady Side Academy cross country
September 12, 2017
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team posted a 4-2 mark last year and saw Jeanne Lauer run to an eighth-place finish at the

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls soccer off to fast start
September 11, 2017
Krystyna Rytel scored five goals to lead the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team to a 10-0 win over St. Joseph on Sept. 6 in

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Fox Chapel’s Ryan helps field hockey team to 2-0 start
September 10, 2017
Paige Ryan, a senior forward on the Fox Chapel field hockey team, had a goal and an assist in a win over Upper St. Clair

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Major challenge ahead for Fox Chapel field hockey team
If the Fox Chapel field hockey team hopes to repeat as WPIAL champion, it must plug some big holes. The Foxes lost four seniors, including

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James helps Fox Chapel tennis to 7-0 start
September 3, 2017
After a successful freshman year that saw Fox Chapel sophomore Charlotte James team up to win the WPIAL and PIAA doubles championships with Amanda Nord,

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Fox Chapel girls soccer hoping for return to state playoffs but must replace all-state players
The Fox Chapel girls soccer team finished the 2016 season with an overall record of 16-7 and were section co-champions with a 9-1 record. The

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Shady Side Academy girls soccer preparing for WPIAL title defense
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team won the WPIAL Class A title and finished second in the state last year. Leah Powers will be

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel girls tennis stays undefeated
September 2, 2017
Fox Chapel's girls tennis team scored a 5-0 win over Plum on Oct. 28. Amanda Nord, Charlotte James and Kristen Friday won in singles while,

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys golf off to solid start
August 28, 2017
The Fox Chapel boys golf team competed in the Latrobe Garrison Invitational at Latrobe Country Club on Aug. 21. The Foxes posted a score of

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Fox Chapel tennis eyes continued success
August 27, 2017
Alex Slezak enters his ninth season as coach of the Fox Chapel girls tennis team, and he's feeling optimistic about this season. Last year, the

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O’Keeffe takes over for Fox Chapel girls volleyball
Phil O'Keeffe has coached the Fox Chapel boys volleyball team for the past 16 years. He now will try his hand at coaching the FC

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Fox Chapel runners aim for productive season
The Fox Chapel boys cross country team has some talent but is hoping to add depth this fall. andquot;Our team looks to be pretty thin

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Winless season in 2016 a positive for Shady Side Academy
August 20, 2017
The Shady Side Academy football team experienced an 0-9 season in 2016 with the final loss being a 2-0 forfeit because of a lack of

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Shady Side Academy’s Lauer looks forward to cross country season
August 15, 2017
Jeanne Lauer has been a successful athlete at Shady Side Academy in track, swimming and cross country for three years. As she enters her senior

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Fox Chapel girls golf counting on seniors at top of lineup
August 13, 2017
Last fall, the Fox Chapel girls golf team posted a 5-3 section mark but failed to make the WPIAL playoffs. The Foxes lost a pair

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Fox Chapel boys soccer thinking playoffs
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team compiled a 9-9 record last year, and its season ended with an overtime loss in the playoffs to eventual

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New Shady Side Academy football coach Dinardo: ‘I’m very lucky’
August 6, 2017
Chuck DiNardo is full of optimism as he heads into his first season as football coach at Shady Side Academy. andquot;Taking over as head coach,

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Shady Side Academy’s Walsh expects golf team to be ‘strong contender’
Elizabeth Walsh, a senior on the Shady Side Academy golf team, has her sights set on a strong season for her and her teammates this

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Fox Chapel’s Folkerts ramps up summer training
Jonathan Folkerts, a senior at Fox Chapel, finished 14th in the 1,600 meters at the WPIAL track championships last spring. Now he's turned his focus

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Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse looks to Phillips
April 14, 2018
The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team finished with a 13-4 record last year that included a trip to the WPIAL playoffs, where they lost

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Shady Side Academy softball starts Havern era
April 13, 2018
Dave Havern has taken over as the softball coach at Shady Side Academy and is hoping for some of the same success he experienced as

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New coach Jordan Steranka guides Shady Side Academy baseball
First-year Shady Side Academy baseball coach Jordan Steranka takes over from Bob Grandizio Jr., who resigned after the 2017 season. Steranka knows he has some

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse scores convincing victories
After opening the season with an 18-3 win over Latrobe on March 28, Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse rolled to four more wins. The Indians

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys lacrosse scores trio of victories
April 9, 2018
The Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team started the season with three impressive wins. The Foxes defeated Chartiers Valley, 13-2; Sewickley Academy, 14-1; and Shaler, 6-2

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Grune, Lauer return to lead Shady Side Academy girls track team
April 6, 2018
The Shady Side Academy girls track team finished with a 5-4 record last season. Coach Paul Bodnarchuk is hoping that the string of bad weather

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Sloan Rost
April 2, 2018
Sloan Rost, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel lacrosse team, got her season off to a fast start as she scored eight goals in a

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Reloading Fox Chapel girls lacrosse starts fast
Last year, the Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team compiled an 18-0 regular-season record, along with being section champ and WPIAL runner-up. The Foxes also made

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Fox Chapel tennis team starts 3-0
March 26, 2018
The Fox Chapel tennis team opened its season with three consecutive wins as it beat Hampton, 5-0, on March 12 and swept North Allegheny by

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Shady Side Academy boys track has high hopes
Last spring, the Shady Side Academy boys track team finished with a 5-4 mark and did not qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. Despite losing distance

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Fox Chapel basketball coach Skrinjar wonders what could have been
March 25, 2018
When Fox Chapel basketball lost to Penn Hills in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A playoffs March 10, it brought the curtain down

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Shady Side Academy lacrosse has rebuild ahead
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team finished 13-9 last year and made it to the WPIAL semifinals. If the Indians are to have another

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Fox Chapel track team ready for action
March 11, 2018
Fox Chapel track coach Tom Moul has a good feeling about his team. andquot;We have a lot of talented, experienced athletes returning, and we're hoping

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Fox Chapel lacrosse returns most of core
The Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team is coming off of a 5-10 season in which it lost to Bethel Park in the first round of

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Fox Chapel boys tennis team seeks 3-peat
March 4, 2018
The Fox Chapel boys tennis team, under the guidance of interim coach Dave Prevost, finished with a 17-2 record last season and claimed its second

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls capture WPIAL title
The Shady Side Academy girls swim team won its fourth consecutive WPIAL Class AA championship March 1-2 at Pitt's Trees Pool. The Indians finished with

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Local trio ready for Atlanta swim event
February 28, 2018
A trio of local girls will head to Atlanta from today through Sunday for the TYR Pro Swim Series at Georgia Tech. Leia Ross, a

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel well represented at WPIAL swimming
February 26, 2018
Shady Side Academy has 13 swimmers at the WPIAL Class AA championships Thursday and Friday at Pitt. Qualifying for the girls were Sasha Arefyev (200-yard

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Herald roundup: SSA boys basketball wins opener, eliminated in quarterfinals
Shady Side Academy opened the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A basketball playoffs with a 71-55 win over Avonworth on Feb. 19. The Indians

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Nate Roe
Nate Roe, a junior on the Fox Chapel swim team, qualified for this weekend's WPIAL Class 3A championships in four events: the 200-yard medley relay,

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Herald spotlight athlete: Adrian Beckford, Shady Side Academy
February 18, 2018
Adrian Beckford, a junior on the Shady Side Academy swim team, had a big night against Hampton last week as he was part of the

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel hockey set for regular-season finale
The Fox Chapel hockey team will wrap up the regular season at 6:45 p.m. Thursday against Beaver at Beaer Ice Arena. The Foxes (10-7) entered

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Herald high school roundup: Fox Chapel girls basketball streak ends
February 12, 2018
The Fox Chapel girls basketball team picked up its second section win in a row Feb. 5 as it traveled to Latrobe and won in

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Herald Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Fox Chapel’s Claudia Guerrieri
February 11, 2018
Claudia Guerrieri, a senior on the Fox Chapel girls basketball team, was instrumental in the first two section wins of the season for the Foxes.

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Herald roundup: SSA boys look to rebound after 2 losses to Burrell
February 5, 2018
Shady Side Academy boys basketball hosted Burrell on Jan. 29 in a Section 3-3A game. The Buccaneers toppled the first-place Indians, 43-37, in overtime. The

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Maria Luciana
February 4, 2018
Maria Luciana, a junior on the Fox Chapel swim team, continued her strong season last week with four first-place finishes against Peters Township. She won

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys earn pair of section victories
January 29, 2018
Behind a combined 62 points from Carson Cohen, Dom McGriff and Ben Kelly, Fox Chapel boys basketball rolled to a 70-47 win over Woodland Hills

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Donovan Cutchember
January 28, 2018
Donovan Cutchember, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel wrestling team, earned a second-place finish at 220 pounds at the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships held Jan.

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys earn pair of victories
January 22, 2018
Fox Chapel boys basketball earned a 62-44 win at Plum in a Section 3-6A game Jan. 16. The game was tied at 40 heading into

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Shady Side Academy’s Chuck DiNardo excited about new alignment
January 21, 2018
The WPIAL board of directors met Monday to approve conference alignments for fall sports. In football, Fox Chapel will be in Conference 3-5A with Armstrong,

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Shady Side Academy’s Taylor making waves for swim team
Christian Taylor, a senior on the Shady Side Academy swim team, had a big meet against Knoch last week as he was part of the

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel hockey earns key victory
January 14, 2018
Willie Doyle had a hat trick, and Colby Zmenkowski, Chase Villani, Reed Troutman and Sam Stites added two goals apiece as Fox Chapel cruised to

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Munroe helping SSA boys compete in Section 3-3A
Grady Munroe, a sophomore on the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team, has helped the Indians stay atop the Section 3-3A standings. Last week, he

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel wrestling falls to Indiana
January 8, 2018
The Fox Chapel wrestling team dropped to 1-3 in Class AAA, Section 3B last week after a 44-33 loss to Indiana. Juan Morales (126 pounds),

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McClelland off to fast start
Tristan McClelland, a junior on the Fox Chapel swim team, has helped the team get off to a solid start. In a meet against McKeesport

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel swimmers sweep Shaler
January 1, 2018
The Fox Chapel swim team swept Shaler on Dec. 21. The girls won 100-73 while the boys posted a 94-90 win. Boys winners were Brandon

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Grace Gackenbach
December 30, 2017
Grace Gackenbach, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel swim team, picked up three first-place finishes in a meet against Shaler on Dec. 21. She won

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel knock off rust at holiday tournament
Shady Side Academy hosted the Peter Sauer Memorial Tournament from Dec. 27-29 with six teams entered in the round robin. On Dec. 27, Carson Cohen

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys play shorthanded
December 27, 2017
The Fox Chapel boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Dec. 19 as it fell to Woodland Hills, 75-60, in a Section

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Shady Side Academy girls get back on track in section play
After back-to-back losses to East Allegheny and section foe Bishop Canevin two weeks ago, Shady Side Academy got back on track with a 48-34 win

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Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Ariana Goitz
December 23, 2017
Ariana Goitz, a junior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, has helped the team get off to a quick start. Goitz scored 63 points

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Herald high school roundup: SSA swimming teams split season openers
December 17, 2017
The Shady Side Academy swim team traveled to South Fayette for its season-opening meet. The girls won 92-76, and the boys lost 73-95. Posting wins

Read More...

Shady Side Academy swimmers seek another strong season
December 10, 2017
Last year, the Shady Side Academy swim team put together strong performances during the season and playoffs. The girls finished at 10-2-1 and were Section

Read More...

Fox Chapel swimming returns talent, experience
The Fox Chapel swim team hopes to build on last year's success, when the girls went 11-0 with a 7-0 section mark and claimed the

Read More...

Young wrestlers set to lead Fox Chapel
The Fox Chapel wrestling team finished with a 9-4 record last year that included a 2-3 mark in Section 3-B. Coach Ron Frank's 2017-18 squad

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Shady Side Academy boys basketball team to rely on depth
December 3, 2017
Last season, the Shady Side Academy boys basketball team finished 9-1 in WPIAL Section 3-3A and reached the semifinals of the WPIAL tournament before losing

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Fox Chapel boys basketball has plenty to build with
November 26, 2017
Last season, the Fox Chapel boys basketball team compiled a 19-4 record on its way to claiming a WPIAL Class 6A, Section 2 crown before

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Shady Side Academy girls basketball expects ‘better outcome’
The Shady Side Academy girls basketball team finished 7-15 last season. There was reason for optimism as the Indians, after a 1-12 start, won six

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Fox Chapel hockey shows reason for optimism
November 18, 2017
The Fox Chapel hockey team is 2-3-1 in the PIHL A Division. It has scored 28 goals and allowed 30. Coach Jason Silver feels there

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Spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Wally Navid
November 12, 2017
Wally Navid, a junior left winger on the Shady Side Academy soccer team, was instrumental in the Indians' 3-2 win over Quaker Valley in the

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Shady Side Academy girls soccer making another run
It's been a strong run through the PIAA Class A girls soccer playoffs for Shady Side Academy, and it's led to a match against rival

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Shady Side Academy girls soccer falls just short in WPIAL final
November 5, 2017
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team (13-3) powered its way into the WPIAL Class A soccer championships with a 4-0 win over Seton LaSalle

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel girls win PIAA cross country title
The Fox Chapel girls cross country team finished second at the WPIAL Class AAA championships two weeks ago. Things were much sweeter for the Foxes

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Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Callie Davis
October 29, 2017
Callie Davis, a sophomore at Shady Side Academy, has helped lead the SSA girls soccer team to the WPIAL Class A semifinals. She scored two

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Shady Side Academy soccer teams find playoff success
The Fox Chapel and Shady Side Academy soccer teams all advanced to the WPIAL playoffs. The Shady Side Academy boys advanced to the WPIAL championship

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel, SSA runners advance to PIAA meet
The WPIAL cross country championships were held Oct. 26 at Cooper's Lake Campground. In the Boys 3A meet, Fox Chapel's Christian Fitch finished in 10th

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Fox Chapel’s Nord, James defend WPIAL doubles title
October 20, 2017
Though Fox Chapel's Amanda Nord and Charlotte James are singles players for most of the girls tennis season, they certainly are no strangers to WPIAL

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy in hunt for WPIAL playoff berth
October 16, 2017
Shady Side Academy's football team was on the road to take on Avonworth (2-5) on Friday in nonconference play. The Indians bounced back from a

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SSA’s Frohlich develops into leader for football team
Billy Frohlich, a junior at Shady Side Academy, has been one of the leaders on the football team. He's been on the team since his

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Fox Chapel volleyball chasing playoff berth
October 15, 2017
With the volleyball season drawing to a close, the Fox Chapel girls are clinging to playoff hopes. The Foxes, under coach Phil O'Keeffe, entered the

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Norwin’s Santilli, Knoch freshman Greb claim WPIAL singles titles
October 13, 2017
Two WPIAL champions set out to defend their singles tennis titles Friday at North Allegheny. Norwin senior Maria Santilli succeeded. The Cincinnati recruit, in a

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel field hockey preps for stretch run
October 8, 2017
The Fox Chapel field hockey team traveled to Hershey on Sept. 30 to play in a tournament, gaining experience for the season's stretch run. The

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Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Mia Jamiolkowski
Mia Jamiolkowski, a senior at Fox Chapel, plays left-mid on the field hockey team and has been a key contributor as the Foxes shoot for

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Fox Chapel moves into Allegheny 9 playoff picture
Fox Chapel football team, behind 195 rushing yards and five touchdowns from Micah Morris, rolled to a 41-23 win over visiting Hampton (2-5, 2-3) in

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Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny capture WPIAL girls tennis championships
October 4, 2017
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team claimed its first WPIAL title since 2014 and fifth overall on Wednesday after defeating Knoch, 4-1, in the Class

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Fuhrer IV helps spark success for Shady Side Academy golf
October 1, 2017
Frankie Fuhrer IV, a senior at Shady Side Academy, has been one of the leaders of the Shady Side Academy golf team, which has compiled

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Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel earn key conference victories
The Shady Side Academy football team traveled to Dormont on Friday to take on Keystone Oaks and returned home with a thrilling 35-28 win. Once

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Shady Side Academy falls short against Freeport
September 24, 2017
Freeport scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull out a 24-17 Class 3A Allegheny Conference win over Shady Side Academy (2-2,

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel golfers advance to WPIAL semifinals
All six Fox Chapel golfers advanced at the WPIAL Section 4-AAA boys golf qualifier Sept. 18, at Willowbrook Golf Club. The group was led by

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel field hockey dealt 1st loss
September 18, 2017
The Fox Chapel field hockey team played a doubleheader Sept. 9 and picked up a pair of wins. In the first game, Fox Chapel defeated

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SSA boys golfers aim to return to playoffs
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team, coached by Mark Hessler and assisted by Kyle Smith, has gotten off to a quick start this season.

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Moore off to fast start for Shady Side Academy football
September 17, 2017
Skyy Moore, a junior at Shady Side Academy, was a dominant force in the Indians' first two football games. He rushed for 224 yards and

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Seniors return to lead Shady Side Academy cross country
September 12, 2017
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team posted a 4-2 mark last year and saw Jeanne Lauer run to an eighth-place finish at the

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy girls soccer off to fast start
September 11, 2017
Krystyna Rytel scored five goals to lead the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team to a 10-0 win over St. Joseph on Sept. 6 in

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Fox Chapel’s Ryan helps field hockey team to 2-0 start
September 10, 2017
Paige Ryan, a senior forward on the Fox Chapel field hockey team, had a goal and an assist in a win over Upper St. Clair

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Major challenge ahead for Fox Chapel field hockey team
If the Fox Chapel field hockey team hopes to repeat as WPIAL champion, it must plug some big holes. The Foxes lost four seniors, including

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James helps Fox Chapel tennis to 7-0 start
September 3, 2017
After a successful freshman year that saw Fox Chapel sophomore Charlotte James team up to win the WPIAL and PIAA doubles championships with Amanda Nord,

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Fox Chapel girls soccer hoping for return to state playoffs but must replace all-state players
The Fox Chapel girls soccer team finished the 2016 season with an overall record of 16-7 and were section co-champions with a 9-1 record. The

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Shady Side Academy girls soccer preparing for WPIAL title defense
The Shady Side Academy girls soccer team won the WPIAL Class A title and finished second in the state last year. Leah Powers will be

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel girls tennis stays undefeated
September 2, 2017
Fox Chapel's girls tennis team scored a 5-0 win over Plum on Oct. 28. Amanda Nord, Charlotte James and Kristen Friday won in singles while,

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel boys golf off to solid start
August 28, 2017
The Fox Chapel boys golf team competed in the Latrobe Garrison Invitational at Latrobe Country Club on Aug. 21. The Foxes posted a score of

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Fox Chapel tennis eyes continued success
August 27, 2017
Alex Slezak enters his ninth season as coach of the Fox Chapel girls tennis team, and he's feeling optimistic about this season. Last year, the

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O’Keeffe takes over for Fox Chapel girls volleyball
Phil O'Keeffe has coached the Fox Chapel boys volleyball team for the past 16 years. He now will try his hand at coaching the FC

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Fox Chapel runners aim for productive season
The Fox Chapel boys cross country team has some talent but is hoping to add depth this fall. andquot;Our team looks to be pretty thin

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Winless season in 2016 a positive for Shady Side Academy
August 20, 2017
The Shady Side Academy football team experienced an 0-9 season in 2016 with the final loss being a 2-0 forfeit because of a lack of

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Shady Side Academy’s Lauer looks forward to cross country season
August 15, 2017
Jeanne Lauer has been a successful athlete at Shady Side Academy in track, swimming and cross country for three years. As she enters her senior

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Fox Chapel girls golf counting on seniors at top of lineup
August 13, 2017
Last fall, the Fox Chapel girls golf team posted a 5-3 section mark but failed to make the WPIAL playoffs. The Foxes lost a pair

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Fox Chapel boys soccer thinking playoffs
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team compiled a 9-9 record last year, and its season ended with an overtime loss in the playoffs to eventual

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New Shady Side Academy football coach Dinardo: ‘I’m very lucky’
August 6, 2017
Chuck DiNardo is full of optimism as he heads into his first season as football coach at Shady Side Academy. andquot;Taking over as head coach,

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Shady Side Academy’s Walsh expects golf team to be ‘strong contender’
Elizabeth Walsh, a senior on the Shady Side Academy golf team, has her sights set on a strong season for her and her teammates this

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Fox Chapel’s Folkerts ramps up summer training
Jonathan Folkerts, a senior at Fox Chapel, finished 14th in the 1,600 meters at the WPIAL track championships last spring. Now he's turned his focus

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