Author: Marty Stewart


Sewickley Academy defends WPIAL Class AA girls tennis crown
October 18, 2018
It was deja vu Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis championships. Sewickley Academy and Knoch met for the title a year ago, with the Panthers claiming the crown with a 4-1 win. The two met again Thursday at North Allegheny High School, and it was a repeat performance,

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Jessie Michel
October 16, 2018
Jessie Michel, a senior on the Fox Chapel volleyball team, plays outside hitter. She is also a hurdler on the track team. Mitchell is undecided where she will attend college but wants to major in something science-related and continue playing volleyball. Here's a closer look at Mitchell: What got you

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy football continues winning run
October 15, 2018
Once again, the undefeated Shady Side Academy (6-0) football team rolled to an easy victory as they cruised to a 47-6 road victory over Summit Academy (0-7). The Indians erupted for 34 second-quarter points to take a 41-0 lead in the Class 2A Allegheny Conference matchup. Dino Tomlin caught 68-

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy football continues winning run
Once again, the undefeated Shady Side Academy (6-0) football team rolled to an easy victory as they cruised to a 47-6 road victory over Summit Academy (0-7). The Indians erupted for 34 second-quarter points to take a 41-0 lead in the Class 2A Allegheny Conference matchup. Dino Tomlin caught 68-

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Christian Fitch
October 12, 2018
Christian Fitch, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, finished first at the Division II, Section 4 championships Oct. 4. He will attempt to qualify for the state meet for the third year in a row. andquot;I'm feeling confident heading into the playoffs,andquot; he said. andquot;I feel that

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy runners find success
October 8, 2018
In a multi-team boys cross country meet on Sept. 25, Shady Side Academy beat Deer Lakes, Burrell and Southmoreland but fell to Riverview, 18-41. SSA's Leo Lui finished fourth while teammates Adam Lauer and Brendan McLaughlin finished eighth and 10th respectively. The Indians are 7-1. On the girls side, Shady

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Emma Wecht, Fox Chapel
October 6, 2018
Emma Wecht, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel soccer team, scored three goals in a win over North Hills on Oct. 1. She plays the left forward and left middle positions and is also on the lacrosse team. She also played for the North United Rush U16 team in the

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Shady Side Academy’s Critchlow helps football team rise
The Shady Side Academy football team is in the middle of a highly successful season. Senior Ethan Critchlow, a 6-foot-4 230-pound defensive end and right tackle, is a big part of the success. Critchlow was selected to second-team all-section on defense last year and received honorable mention at center. andquot;The

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel field hockey earns victory
September 28, 2018
Fox Chapel field hockey traveled to Penn-Trafford on Sept. 18 and defeated the Warriors, 4-1. Kelly Powell, Sydney Condron, Ellie Markel and Sloan Rost scored

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Shady Side Academy girls cross country team aims for WPIAL success
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team is hoping improve on last year's 8-2 dual meet record and ninth- place finish at the WPIAL

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Brown sparks victory
Sam Brown, a junior at Fox Chapel, had a big night as the Foxes earned their first win of the season in a 27-6 win

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel tennis takes down Bethel Park
September 21, 2018
Fox Chapel girls tennis bested Bethel Park, 4-1, on Sept. 11. Emily Fera and Carissa Shepard won in singles, with Lexi Quackenbush/Katie Voigt and Baylin

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Shady Side Academy football motivated by winless ’16 season
Two years ago, Steel Valley cruised to WPIAL and Class 2A football championships while invoking the mercy rule in every one of their 15 games.

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Sarah Sinnott
Sarah Sinnott, a senior on the Fox Chapel soccer team, scored three goals in a game against Shaler last week. She's been playing soccer since

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Knoch’s Greb, North Allegheny’s Huang capture WPIAL singles tennis titles
Competition was fierce in the WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis singles championship match Friday at Shady Side Academy. North Allegheny senior Ashley Huang, the defending

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel tennis moves to 7-2
September 19, 2018
Fox Chapel girls tennis beat Oakland Catholic, 4-1, on Sept. 4. Kristen Friday, Carissa Shepard and Emily Fera won in singles and Baylin Bitar/Paige Theoret

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Familiar face leading Shady Side Academy field hockey
September 15, 2018
Betsy Gorse is the new coach for the Shady Side Academy field hockey team. She didn't need directions to get around the campus. Except for

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Zane Ingram
Zane Ingram, a junior on the Fox Chapel boys soccer team, scored three goals in the Foxes' 7-0 win over Shaler last week. Ingram, a

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Herald spotlight athlete: SSA’s Fuhrer helps golf team to 5-0 start
September 7, 2018
Jas Fuhrer, a senior at Shady Side Academy, has excelled for the boys golf team for the last four years. This season, he is averaging

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PIAA championships a goal for Shady Side Academy runner Lau
Shady Side Academy senior Emmie Lau is looking forward to her second year as a member of the cross country team. In addition to cross

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy boys golf off to fast start
Fox Chapel defeated Gateway, 200-236, on Aug. 30. Aidan Oehrle led FC with a 37. Owen McManus came in at 39, followed by Matt Mattioli

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel girls tennis starts season 3-1
August 31, 2018
Fox Chapel girls tennis lost to Upper St. Clair, 3-2, on Aug. 23. Kristen Friday and Lexi Quackenbush posted wins in singles for the Foxes.

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Rytel, Shady Side Academy set to defend PIAA girls soccer title
After losing in the WPIAL Class A finals last year, the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team rebounded to defeat Camp Hill in the PIAA

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Shady Side Academy boys golfers set high expectations for season
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team, coached by Mark Hessler, is coming off of a highly successful 2017 season. The Indians won Section 8-AAA

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Fox Chapel girls soccer to rely on returning starters in new section
August 25, 2018
The Fox Chapel girls soccer team posted a 9-1 section record (13-6-1 overall) last year to win the section crown and then advanced to the

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Fox Chapel girls tennis looks to replace key singles players
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team posted a 16-2 record and made it to the WPIAL quarterfinals last season. Coach Alex Slezak must replace some

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Fox Chapel boys soccer returns plenty
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team, despite the loss of 10 seniors, has hopes of improving on last year's 9-9 season that ended with a

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Captains Paper, Garcia-Tunon set to lead Fox Chapel girls golf
In 2017, the Fox Chapel girls golf team finished 12-2 and ended up as WPIAL runners-up to go along with a fourth-place finish at the

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Shady Side Academy sets sights on playoff berth after narrowly missing out in ’17
August 16, 2018
Last season, the Shady Side Academy football team finished strong but still fell short of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs, despite a 5-2 conference record.

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Fox Chapel girls soccer players, from left, Emma Wecht, Sarah Sinnott, Kate Feczko and Lucy Ream competed in the United States Youth Soccer Championships with their club teams last month in Frisco, Texas.
Fox Chapel soccer players compete at national tournament
August 3, 2018
Four soccer players from Fox Chapel recently competed in the U.S. Youth Soccer championships with their club teams in Frisco, Texas, from July 23-29. This

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Forward/midfielder Wally Navid helped Shady Side Academy win the 2017 WPIAL soccer title.
Navid hopes to lead Shady Side Academy boys soccer back to WPIAL final
August 2, 2018
In last season's WPIAL Class 2A boys soccer championship game, Shady Side Academy left wing/center midfielder Wally Navid had a game to remember as the

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Krally aims to lead Fox Chapel cross country in title defense
July 31, 2018
Brooke Krally, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, knows she and her teammates will have a target on their backs this season.

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Rytel aims to lead Shady Side Academy to 2nd straight PIAA title
July 20, 2018
Shady Side Academy senior Krystyna Rytel is looking forward to the start of the high school soccer season. She's spent her summer playing for her

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Fitch sets sights high for Fox Chapel cross country team
July 14, 2018
Christian Fitch, a rising junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, has high hopes for himself and his teammates this season. andquot;We definitely shocked

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Fox Chapel’s Friday ready to move up singles ladder
Last season, Fox Chapel's Kristen Friday, playing third singles, helped the Foxes to a section title and a trip to the WPIAL quarterfinals. With the

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Catherine Jewart will be a senior on the Shady Side Academy girls golf team in 2018.
SSA’s Jewart hopes to finish golf career strong
July 7, 2018
Catherine Jewart, a basketball and golf standout at Shady Side Academy, is preparing for her final go-round on the SSA golf team. andquot;I have been

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Fox Chapel's Annika Urban
Fox Chapel’s Urban training to improve times
Annika Urban, a rising senior at Fox Chapel, had a strong junior Season for the girls cross country team as she helped the Foxes win

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Fox Chapel pole vaulter Oscar Olivia jumps for his personal best of 7 feet, 9 inches, taking second place at a track meet against Seneca Valley on April 18, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel track athletes look forward to ’19 season
June 30, 2018
The Fox Chapel track team finished its season with four runners advancing to the PIAA championships in May. andquot;We had four kids make it to

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Shady Side Academy softball looks toward promising future
June 16, 2018
It was a season of revival for the Shady Side Academy softball team, which finished with a 7-3 record and was second in Section 2-2A

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Fox Chapel boys lacrosse players earn postseason honors
June 8, 2018
Several members of the Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team recently received postseason accolades. Five players were selected to the Section 3-AAA all-section squad — Zachary

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Shady Side Academy's Michael Tomlin reacts after winning the Class AA boys 300 meter hurdles final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Shady Side Academy athletes find success at PIAA championships
The Shady Side Academy track and field team had a lot of extra hardware to bring back from the PIAA track and field championships at

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Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins
June 1, 2018
Melissa Riggins, a freshman at Shady Side Academy, brought home three medals from the WPIAL track and field championships two weeks ago. She won the

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Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel’s Shymansky places 3rd at PIAA singles
The PIAA singles and doubles championships were held May 25 and 26 at the Hershey Racquet Club. In singles competition, Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky made

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Herald roundup: SSA baseball ousted in quarterfinals
May 29, 2018
The Shady Side Academy baseball team scored six runs in the second inning and held off Waynesburg, 6-5, in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round playoff

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Fox Chapel's Zack Yonas is a junior lacrosse player.
Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Zack Yonas
May 25, 2018
Zack Yonas, a junior at Fox Chapel, scored eight goals in a WPIAL first-round boys lacrosse playoff win. He is also on the soccer team

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Fox Chapel Sports HOF inductee Heather Rice Alsabagh
Former soccer All-American Alsabagh to join Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame
This is the sixth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet in June

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Aliquippa's Marlin Devonshire edges out Shady Side Academy's Dino Tomlin in the boys 100m dash Thursday, May 17, 2018 during WPIAL AA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
Shady Side Academy has big day at track championships
The Shady Side Academy track team had some strong performances at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships on Thursday at Baldwin. Dino Tomlin

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Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame 2018 inductee Joe O'Donnell
Joe O’Donnell starred on Fox Chapel football, soccer teams
May 18, 2018
This is the fifth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Fox Chapel Area High School varsity lacrosse team celebrate a goal against Shady Side Academy on Senior Night May 7, 2018.
Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy doubles team wins section, WPIAL titles
May 12, 2018
The Shady Side Academy tandem of Naman Dua and Colin Gramley captured the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship Friday after defeating Hampton's Ben Ringelsen and

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Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductee Tim Sasson.
Fox Chapel HOF welcomes 7-time letterman Sasson
May 11, 2018
This is the fourth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky
Fox Chapel junior Robby Shymansky won the WPIAL Class AAA singles title May 4. He avenged a loss to Peters Township's Connor Bruce from the

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel’s Shymansky claims section, WPIAL title
May 7, 2018
Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky is quite familiar with Peters Township's Connor Bruce. Two of the area's top tennis players, they compete often, including at last

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Sarah Prentiss Brown
Prentiss Brown set to join Fox Chapel Hall of Fame
May 4, 2018
This is the third in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Shady Side Academy's Kate Hart
Hart helps Shady Side Academy softball to 5-2 start
Kate Hart, a junior on the Shady Side Academy softball team, has helped the team make a run at a playoff spot. In a 4-3

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Fox Chapel’s Shymansky, Sewickley Academy’s Bedi capture WPIAL singles titles
Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky is quite familiar with Peters Township's Connor Bruce. Two of the area's top tennis players, they compete often, including at last

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Fox Chapel sophomore Grace Sisson is a distance runner for the Foxes.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Grace Sisson
April 27, 2018
Grace Sisson, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel track and field team, is off to a strong start this spring. She took first in the

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Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductee Dave Borland
Fox Chapel grad Borland, set for HOF, shined in 2 sports
This is the second in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Fox Chapel's second doubles team of Brandon Wei (left) and Karsten Largaquest compete during the WPIAL team finals Friday, April 27, 2018, at Shady Side Academy.
Sewickley Academy, Fox Chapel defend WPIAL boys tennis championships
There was a feeling of deja vu at Friday's WPIAL Class AAA and AA boys tennis team championships at Shady Side Academy. In Class AA,

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Fox Chapel pole vaulter Oscar Olivia jumps for his personal best of 7 feet, 9 inches, taking second place at a track meet against Seneca Valley on April 18, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Herald roundup: Fox Chapel track teams compete at Butler Invitational
April 22, 2018
The Fox Chapel track and field team split in its meet with Pine-Richland on April 16, with the boys winning 95-55, and the girls losing

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Nick Rivett is a 2018 Fox Chapel Hall of Fame inductee.
Fox Chapel Hall of Fame 2018 profile: Nick Rivett
April 20, 2018
This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Norwin's Gionna Alessandro defends against Shady Side Academy's Abby Todd on April 26, 2017, at Shady Side Academy.
Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Abby Todd
Abby Todd, a junior and captain on the Shady Side Academy lacrosse team, helped the squad to a 6-0 start as she scored 12 goals

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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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Swimmers, from left, Zoe Skirboll, Naomee Miller and Leia Ross will compete at the TYR Pro Swim Series at Georgia Tech.
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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Fox Chapel varsity goalie Tyler Radigan helps the Foxes defeat Greensburg Salem, 10-1, on Feb. 5, 2018 at the Alpha Ice Rink in Harmarville.
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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Adrian Beckford, Shady Side Academy swimming
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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Fox Chapel varsity hockey player Colby Zmenkowski scores a second-period goal against Greensburg Salem goalie Luke Parise during a game Feb. 5, 2018, at the Alpha Ice Rink in Harmarville.
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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Fox Chapel's Donovan Cutchember competes during the 2017-18 season.
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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Fox Chapel's Donovan Cutchember fends off Upper St. Clair's Jake Slinger during the 220-pound final at the Allegheny County wrestling championships Saturday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Fox Chapel High School.
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 head coach Chuck DiNardo runs drills at the end of practice on Thursday August 17, 2017
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 Christian Taylor
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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Fox Chapel seniors Shane and Seth Krhofsky celebrate a goal in second period of game against Greensburg Central Catholic Jan. 9, 2018, at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville. Fox Chapel won 11-1.
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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Fox Chapel wrestling coach Mike Frank reacts to a move during the WPIAL Section 3 matchup against Indiana on Jan. 4, 2018. Fox Chapel lost, 38-27.
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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Fox Chapel's Tristan McClelland
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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Fox Chapel's Grace Gackenbach
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 defense fights for rebound during overtime game against Armstrong on Thursday at the annual Peter Sauer Memorial HolidayTournament.
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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Shady Side Academy's Ariana Goitz
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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Fox Chapel's Carson Cohen scores during the second half against Latrobe Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Fox Chapel.
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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Fox Chapel wrestler Josh Miller (right) prepares for the 2017-2018 season during a scrimmage Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Fox Chapel.
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's Carson Cohen, works out during a recent practice. Friday Nov, 24, 2017.
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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The Fox Chapel hockey seniors were all skating at the alumni game fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Alpha Ice Complex.
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's Callie Davis
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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Shady Side Academy's Callie Davis
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's Callie Davis
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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Fox Chapel senior Amanda Nord places first at the Section 3-AAA girls tennis championships Oct. 10, 2017, at Shady Side Academy.
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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Shady Side Academy's William Frohlich
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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Fox Chapel's Paige Ryan competes during practice Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.
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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Mia Jamiolkowski
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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Senior QB Nicholas Gizzo gains yards as he runs ball during game against Hampton on October 6. 2017.
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's Olivia McLeod serves during the doubles match against Greensburg Central Catholic during a WPIAL Class AA semifinal match Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Shady Side Academy, in Fox Chape. Sewickley won 5-0.
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's Skyy Moore (3) rushes the ball during their home game against Apollo-Ridge on Sept. 15, 2017.
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's Dino Tomlin grabs a pass over Freeport's Luke Kennedy on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Freeport High School.
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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Fox Chapel defensive back Cole Waxter goes high for catch near sidelines Friday night against North Hills at the Fox Chapel Area High School home game.
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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Shady Side Academy QB Skyy Moore warms up arm on sidelines during practice on Thursday August 17th 2017.
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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Fox Chapel's Charlotte James
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 starting goalie Katie Feczko dives for a ball during practice on Aug. 30, 2017, at Fox Chapel.
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 senior Amanda Nord practices with her teammates on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Fox Chapel.
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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Shady Side Academy QB Skyy Moore runs ball during practice drills on Thursday afternoon August 24, 2017
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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Seniors on the Fox Chapel girls golf team include, from left, Cara Levicoff, Toby Lazear, Sadye Miller and Hannah Conroy.
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 junior Jacob Miller keeps the ball in bounds during a game against Woodland Hills on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Fox Chapel.
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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Sewickley Academy defends WPIAL Class AA girls tennis crown
October 18, 2018
It was deja vu Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis championships. Sewickley Academy and Knoch met for the title a year ago, with the Panthers claiming the crown with a 4-1 win. The two met again Thursday at North Allegheny High School, and it was a repeat performance,

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Jessie Michel
October 16, 2018
Jessie Michel, a senior on the Fox Chapel volleyball team, plays outside hitter. She is also a hurdler on the track team. Mitchell is undecided where she will attend college but wants to major in something science-related and continue playing volleyball. Here's a closer look at Mitchell: What got you

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy football continues winning run
October 15, 2018
Once again, the undefeated Shady Side Academy (6-0) football team rolled to an easy victory as they cruised to a 47-6 road victory over Summit Academy (0-7). The Indians erupted for 34 second-quarter points to take a 41-0 lead in the Class 2A Allegheny Conference matchup. Dino Tomlin caught 68-

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy football continues winning run
Once again, the undefeated Shady Side Academy (6-0) football team rolled to an easy victory as they cruised to a 47-6 road victory over Summit Academy (0-7). The Indians erupted for 34 second-quarter points to take a 41-0 lead in the Class 2A Allegheny Conference matchup. Dino Tomlin caught 68-

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Christian Fitch
October 12, 2018
Christian Fitch, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, finished first at the Division II, Section 4 championships Oct. 4. He will attempt to qualify for the state meet for the third year in a row. andquot;I'm feeling confident heading into the playoffs,andquot; he said. andquot;I feel that

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy runners find success
October 8, 2018
In a multi-team boys cross country meet on Sept. 25, Shady Side Academy beat Deer Lakes, Burrell and Southmoreland but fell to Riverview, 18-41. SSA's Leo Lui finished fourth while teammates Adam Lauer and Brendan McLaughlin finished eighth and 10th respectively. The Indians are 7-1. On the girls side, Shady

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Emma Wecht, Fox Chapel
October 6, 2018
Emma Wecht, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel soccer team, scored three goals in a win over North Hills on Oct. 1. She plays the left forward and left middle positions and is also on the lacrosse team. She also played for the North United Rush U16 team in the

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Shady Side Academy’s Critchlow helps football team rise
The Shady Side Academy football team is in the middle of a highly successful season. Senior Ethan Critchlow, a 6-foot-4 230-pound defensive end and right tackle, is a big part of the success. Critchlow was selected to second-team all-section on defense last year and received honorable mention at center. andquot;The

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel field hockey earns victory
September 28, 2018
Fox Chapel field hockey traveled to Penn-Trafford on Sept. 18 and defeated the Warriors, 4-1. Kelly Powell, Sydney Condron, Ellie Markel and Sloan Rost scored

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Shady Side Academy girls cross country team aims for WPIAL success
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team is hoping improve on last year's 8-2 dual meet record and ninth- place finish at the WPIAL

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Brown sparks victory
Sam Brown, a junior at Fox Chapel, had a big night as the Foxes earned their first win of the season in a 27-6 win

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel tennis takes down Bethel Park
September 21, 2018
Fox Chapel girls tennis bested Bethel Park, 4-1, on Sept. 11. Emily Fera and Carissa Shepard won in singles, with Lexi Quackenbush/Katie Voigt and Baylin

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Shady Side Academy football motivated by winless ’16 season
Two years ago, Steel Valley cruised to WPIAL and Class 2A football championships while invoking the mercy rule in every one of their 15 games.

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The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Sarah Sinnott
Sarah Sinnott, a senior on the Fox Chapel soccer team, scored three goals in a game against Shaler last week. She's been playing soccer since

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Knoch’s Greb, North Allegheny’s Huang capture WPIAL singles tennis titles
Competition was fierce in the WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis singles championship match Friday at Shady Side Academy. North Allegheny senior Ashley Huang, the defending

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel tennis moves to 7-2
September 19, 2018
Fox Chapel girls tennis beat Oakland Catholic, 4-1, on Sept. 4. Kristen Friday, Carissa Shepard and Emily Fera won in singles and Baylin Bitar/Paige Theoret

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Familiar face leading Shady Side Academy field hockey
September 15, 2018
Betsy Gorse is the new coach for the Shady Side Academy field hockey team. She didn't need directions to get around the campus. Except for

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Zane Ingram
Zane Ingram, a junior on the Fox Chapel boys soccer team, scored three goals in the Foxes' 7-0 win over Shaler last week. Ingram, a

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Herald spotlight athlete: SSA’s Fuhrer helps golf team to 5-0 start
September 7, 2018
Jas Fuhrer, a senior at Shady Side Academy, has excelled for the boys golf team for the last four years. This season, he is averaging

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PIAA championships a goal for Shady Side Academy runner Lau
Shady Side Academy senior Emmie Lau is looking forward to her second year as a member of the cross country team. In addition to cross

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Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy boys golf off to fast start
Fox Chapel defeated Gateway, 200-236, on Aug. 30. Aidan Oehrle led FC with a 37. Owen McManus came in at 39, followed by Matt Mattioli

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel girls tennis starts season 3-1
August 31, 2018
Fox Chapel girls tennis lost to Upper St. Clair, 3-2, on Aug. 23. Kristen Friday and Lexi Quackenbush posted wins in singles for the Foxes.

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Rytel, Shady Side Academy set to defend PIAA girls soccer title
After losing in the WPIAL Class A finals last year, the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team rebounded to defeat Camp Hill in the PIAA

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Shady Side Academy boys golfers set high expectations for season
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team, coached by Mark Hessler, is coming off of a highly successful 2017 season. The Indians won Section 8-AAA

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Fox Chapel girls soccer to rely on returning starters in new section
August 25, 2018
The Fox Chapel girls soccer team posted a 9-1 section record (13-6-1 overall) last year to win the section crown and then advanced to the

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Fox Chapel girls tennis looks to replace key singles players
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team posted a 16-2 record and made it to the WPIAL quarterfinals last season. Coach Alex Slezak must replace some

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Fox Chapel boys soccer returns plenty
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team, despite the loss of 10 seniors, has hopes of improving on last year's 9-9 season that ended with a

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Captains Paper, Garcia-Tunon set to lead Fox Chapel girls golf
In 2017, the Fox Chapel girls golf team finished 12-2 and ended up as WPIAL runners-up to go along with a fourth-place finish at the

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Shady Side Academy sets sights on playoff berth after narrowly missing out in ’17
August 16, 2018
Last season, the Shady Side Academy football team finished strong but still fell short of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs, despite a 5-2 conference record.

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Fox Chapel girls soccer players, from left, Emma Wecht, Sarah Sinnott, Kate Feczko and Lucy Ream competed in the United States Youth Soccer Championships with their club teams last month in Frisco, Texas.
Fox Chapel soccer players compete at national tournament
August 3, 2018
Four soccer players from Fox Chapel recently competed in the U.S. Youth Soccer championships with their club teams in Frisco, Texas, from July 23-29. This

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Forward/midfielder Wally Navid helped Shady Side Academy win the 2017 WPIAL soccer title.
Navid hopes to lead Shady Side Academy boys soccer back to WPIAL final
August 2, 2018
In last season's WPIAL Class 2A boys soccer championship game, Shady Side Academy left wing/center midfielder Wally Navid had a game to remember as the

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Krally aims to lead Fox Chapel cross country in title defense
July 31, 2018
Brooke Krally, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, knows she and her teammates will have a target on their backs this season.

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Rytel aims to lead Shady Side Academy to 2nd straight PIAA title
July 20, 2018
Shady Side Academy senior Krystyna Rytel is looking forward to the start of the high school soccer season. She's spent her summer playing for her

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Fitch sets sights high for Fox Chapel cross country team
July 14, 2018
Christian Fitch, a rising junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, has high hopes for himself and his teammates this season. andquot;We definitely shocked

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Fox Chapel’s Friday ready to move up singles ladder
Last season, Fox Chapel's Kristen Friday, playing third singles, helped the Foxes to a section title and a trip to the WPIAL quarterfinals. With the

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Catherine Jewart will be a senior on the Shady Side Academy girls golf team in 2018.
SSA’s Jewart hopes to finish golf career strong
July 7, 2018
Catherine Jewart, a basketball and golf standout at Shady Side Academy, is preparing for her final go-round on the SSA golf team. andquot;I have been

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Fox Chapel's Annika Urban
Fox Chapel’s Urban training to improve times
Annika Urban, a rising senior at Fox Chapel, had a strong junior Season for the girls cross country team as she helped the Foxes win

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Fox Chapel pole vaulter Oscar Olivia jumps for his personal best of 7 feet, 9 inches, taking second place at a track meet against Seneca Valley on April 18, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel track athletes look forward to ’19 season
June 30, 2018
The Fox Chapel track team finished its season with four runners advancing to the PIAA championships in May. andquot;We had four kids make it to

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Shady Side Academy softball looks toward promising future
June 16, 2018
It was a season of revival for the Shady Side Academy softball team, which finished with a 7-3 record and was second in Section 2-2A

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Fox Chapel boys lacrosse players earn postseason honors
June 8, 2018
Several members of the Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team recently received postseason accolades. Five players were selected to the Section 3-AAA all-section squad — Zachary

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Shady Side Academy's Michael Tomlin reacts after winning the Class AA boys 300 meter hurdles final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Shady Side Academy athletes find success at PIAA championships
The Shady Side Academy track and field team had a lot of extra hardware to bring back from the PIAA track and field championships at

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Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins
June 1, 2018
Melissa Riggins, a freshman at Shady Side Academy, brought home three medals from the WPIAL track and field championships two weeks ago. She won the

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Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel’s Shymansky places 3rd at PIAA singles
The PIAA singles and doubles championships were held May 25 and 26 at the Hershey Racquet Club. In singles competition, Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky made

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Herald roundup: SSA baseball ousted in quarterfinals
May 29, 2018
The Shady Side Academy baseball team scored six runs in the second inning and held off Waynesburg, 6-5, in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round playoff

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Fox Chapel's Zack Yonas is a junior lacrosse player.
Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Zack Yonas
May 25, 2018
Zack Yonas, a junior at Fox Chapel, scored eight goals in a WPIAL first-round boys lacrosse playoff win. He is also on the soccer team

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Fox Chapel Sports HOF inductee Heather Rice Alsabagh
Former soccer All-American Alsabagh to join Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame
This is the sixth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet in June

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Aliquippa's Marlin Devonshire edges out Shady Side Academy's Dino Tomlin in the boys 100m dash Thursday, May 17, 2018 during WPIAL AA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
Shady Side Academy has big day at track championships
The Shady Side Academy track team had some strong performances at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships on Thursday at Baldwin. Dino Tomlin

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Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame 2018 inductee Joe O'Donnell
Joe O’Donnell starred on Fox Chapel football, soccer teams
May 18, 2018
This is the fifth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Fox Chapel Area High School varsity lacrosse team celebrate a goal against Shady Side Academy on Senior Night May 7, 2018.
Herald roundup: Shady Side Academy doubles team wins section, WPIAL titles
May 12, 2018
The Shady Side Academy tandem of Naman Dua and Colin Gramley captured the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship Friday after defeating Hampton's Ben Ringelsen and

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Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductee Tim Sasson.
Fox Chapel HOF welcomes 7-time letterman Sasson
May 11, 2018
This is the fourth in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky
Fox Chapel junior Robby Shymansky won the WPIAL Class AAA singles title May 4. He avenged a loss to Peters Township's Connor Bruce from the

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Herald roundup: Fox Chapel’s Shymansky claims section, WPIAL title
May 7, 2018
Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky is quite familiar with Peters Township's Connor Bruce. Two of the area's top tennis players, they compete often, including at last

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Sarah Prentiss Brown
Prentiss Brown set to join Fox Chapel Hall of Fame
May 4, 2018
This is the third in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Shady Side Academy's Kate Hart
Hart helps Shady Side Academy softball to 5-2 start
Kate Hart, a junior on the Shady Side Academy softball team, has helped the team make a run at a playoff spot. In a 4-3

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Fox Chapel’s Shymansky, Sewickley Academy’s Bedi capture WPIAL singles titles
Fox Chapel's Robby Shymansky is quite familiar with Peters Township's Connor Bruce. Two of the area's top tennis players, they compete often, including at last

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Fox Chapel sophomore Grace Sisson is a distance runner for the Foxes.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Grace Sisson
April 27, 2018
Grace Sisson, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel track and field team, is off to a strong start this spring. She took first in the

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Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductee Dave Borland
Fox Chapel grad Borland, set for HOF, shined in 2 sports
This is the second in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Fox Chapel's second doubles team of Brandon Wei (left) and Karsten Largaquest compete during the WPIAL team finals Friday, April 27, 2018, at Shady Side Academy.
Sewickley Academy, Fox Chapel defend WPIAL boys tennis championships
There was a feeling of deja vu at Friday's WPIAL Class AAA and AA boys tennis team championships at Shady Side Academy. In Class AA,

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Fox Chapel pole vaulter Oscar Olivia jumps for his personal best of 7 feet, 9 inches, taking second place at a track meet against Seneca Valley on April 18, 2018, at Fox Chapel.
Herald roundup: Fox Chapel track teams compete at Butler Invitational
April 22, 2018
The Fox Chapel track and field team split in its meet with Pine-Richland on April 16, with the boys winning 95-55, and the girls losing

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Nick Rivett is a 2018 Fox Chapel Hall of Fame inductee.
Fox Chapel Hall of Fame 2018 profile: Nick Rivett
April 20, 2018
This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2018 inductees into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet will be

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Norwin's Gionna Alessandro defends against Shady Side Academy's Abby Todd on April 26, 2017, at Shady Side Academy.
Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Abby Todd
Abby Todd, a junior and captain on the Shady Side Academy lacrosse team, helped the squad to a 6-0 start as she scored 12 goals

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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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Swimmers, from left, Zoe Skirboll, Naomee Miller and Leia Ross will compete at the TYR Pro Swim Series at Georgia Tech.
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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Fox Chapel varsity goalie Tyler Radigan helps the Foxes defeat Greensburg Salem, 10-1, on Feb. 5, 2018 at the Alpha Ice Rink in Harmarville.
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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Adrian Beckford, Shady Side Academy swimming
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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Fox Chapel varsity hockey player Colby Zmenkowski scores a second-period goal against Greensburg Salem goalie Luke Parise during a game Feb. 5, 2018, at the Alpha Ice Rink in Harmarville.
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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Fox Chapel's Donovan Cutchember competes during the 2017-18 season.
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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Fox Chapel's Donovan Cutchember fends off Upper St. Clair's Jake Slinger during the 220-pound final at the Allegheny County wrestling championships Saturday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Fox Chapel High School.
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 head coach Chuck DiNardo runs drills at the end of practice on Thursday August 17, 2017
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 Christian Taylor
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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Fox Chapel seniors Shane and Seth Krhofsky celebrate a goal in second period of game against Greensburg Central Catholic Jan. 9, 2018, at Alpha Ice Complex in Harmarville. Fox Chapel won 11-1.
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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Fox Chapel wrestling coach Mike Frank reacts to a move during the WPIAL Section 3 matchup against Indiana on Jan. 4, 2018. Fox Chapel lost, 38-27.
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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Fox Chapel's Tristan McClelland
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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Fox Chapel's Grace Gackenbach
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 defense fights for rebound during overtime game against Armstrong on Thursday at the annual Peter Sauer Memorial HolidayTournament.
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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Shady Side Academy's Ariana Goitz
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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Fox Chapel's Carson Cohen scores during the second half against Latrobe Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Fox Chapel.
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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Fox Chapel wrestler Josh Miller (right) prepares for the 2017-2018 season during a scrimmage Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Fox Chapel.
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's Carson Cohen, works out during a recent practice. Friday Nov, 24, 2017.
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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The Fox Chapel hockey seniors were all skating at the alumni game fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Alpha Ice Complex.
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's Callie Davis
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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Shady Side Academy's Callie Davis
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's Callie Davis
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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Fox Chapel senior Amanda Nord places first at the Section 3-AAA girls tennis championships Oct. 10, 2017, at Shady Side Academy.
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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Shady Side Academy's William Frohlich
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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Fox Chapel's Paige Ryan competes during practice Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.
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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Mia Jamiolkowski
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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Senior QB Nicholas Gizzo gains yards as he runs ball during game against Hampton on October 6. 2017.
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's Olivia McLeod serves during the doubles match against Greensburg Central Catholic during a WPIAL Class AA semifinal match Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Shady Side Academy, in Fox Chape. Sewickley won 5-0.
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's Skyy Moore (3) rushes the ball during their home game against Apollo-Ridge on Sept. 15, 2017.
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's Dino Tomlin grabs a pass over Freeport's Luke Kennedy on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Freeport High School.
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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Fox Chapel defensive back Cole Waxter goes high for catch near sidelines Friday night against North Hills at the Fox Chapel Area High School home game.
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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Shady Side Academy QB Skyy Moore warms up arm on sidelines during practice on Thursday August 17th 2017.
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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Fox Chapel's Charlotte James
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 starting goalie Katie Feczko dives for a ball during practice on Aug. 30, 2017, at Fox Chapel.
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 senior Amanda Nord practices with her teammates on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Fox Chapel.
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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Shady Side Academy QB Skyy Moore runs ball during practice drills on Thursday afternoon August 24, 2017
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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Seniors on the Fox Chapel girls golf team include, from left, Cara Levicoff, Toby Lazear, Sadye Miller and Hannah Conroy.
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 junior Jacob Miller keeps the ball in bounds during a game against Woodland Hills on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Fox Chapel.
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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