Author: Marty Stewart


Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard is a member of the 2019 tennis team.
Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard
November 23, 2019
Carissa Shepard, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel girls tennis team, could be one of the top players in the WPIAL next year. Playing at the No. 2 spot in singles this season, she helped lead the Foxes to the PIAA Class AAA championship and a second-place finish at the WPIAL championships.

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Shady Side Academy’s Grady Munroe drives over Burrell’s Slex Kopeck Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Shady Side Academy.
WPIAL playoffs the goal for Shady Side Academy boys basketball
The Shady Side Academy boys basketball team finished last season with a 9-12 record and lost to Lincoln Park in the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs.

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Fox Chapel Area’s Grace Sisson finished eighth at the state cross country meet.
Fox Chapel ends cross country season with pair of PIAA medals
November 15, 2019
The Fox Chapel cross country team brought home a pair of medals from the PIAA championships Nov. 2.

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Shady Side Academy’s Callie Davis (right) celebrates her goal with Autumn Casey during their girls PIAA Class A first round state playoff game against Everett Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Hampton High School.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Callie Davis
Callie Davis, a senior and forward on the Shady Side Academy soccer team, was instrumental in helping SSA claim the WPIAL Class A championship. In the playoffs, she scored a pair of goals and had two assists against Riverside, two goals and an assist against OLSH and three goals and an assist in the semifinals against Bentworth. In SSA’s first-round game in the PIAA championships, she scored three goals. She also plays squash for SSA.

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Juli Bem was the senior captain for Shady Side Academy’s girls cross country team.
With help of senior captain, Shady Side Academy girls cross country has strong season
November 1, 2019
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team recently concluded its season with a 9-2 overall record that included a 7-2 section mark. The team also finished eighth out of 19 schools at the WPIAL championships.

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Another successful season for Shady Side Academy boys golf
October 25, 2019
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team wrapped up another successful season, winning a third straight section title with a 12-0 record.

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Fox Chapel’s Kaylee Uribe controls the ball during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Fox Chapel.
Rugged schedule sharpens Fox Chapel girls soccer for WPIAL playoffs
October 17, 2019
After a tough schedule that saw his team finish with a 6-6 section record, Fox Chapel High School girls soccer coach Peter Torres believes his squad is ready for the WPIAL playoffs.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eddie Faulkner competes during a 2019 game for the Indians.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Eddie Faulkner
October 11, 2019
Eddie Faulkner, a senior on the Shady Side Academy football team, had a big night as SSA defeated Summit Academy, 28-20, on Oct. 4. The speedy running back rushed for 124 yards on 13 carries and scored on runs of 48, 4 and 4 yards. He also plays strong safety. He is undecided on a college but hopes to major in sports management. Faulkner also runs track and is considering going out for the basketball team this winter.

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Fox Chapel cross country runner Christian Fitch is a three-time state qualifier.
Fox Chapel cross country gets up to speed as postseason approaches
With the WPIAL cross country championships coming up on Oct. 24, Fox Chapel coach Tom Moul feels his team is ready to make a good showing.

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Fox Chapel’s Shane Funk competes during a meet in the 2019 season.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shane Funk, Fox Chapel
October 4, 2019
Shane Funk, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, is in his third season with the team and has shown improvement every year.

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Shady Side Academy’s Juli Bem returned for the 2019 season.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Juliana Bem, Shady Side Academy
September 27, 2019
Juliana Bem, a senior on the Shady Side Academy cross country team, is one of the veterans on a team that is off to a good start. Juliana is also on the track team. She has begun narrowing her college choices and wants to major in engineering. She has hopes of attending Northwestern or Georgia Tech. She is unsure if she will continue with cross country and track in college.

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Shady Side Academy’s Molly Skvorak (middle) is a senior goalkeeper for the Indians.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Molly Skvorak, Shady Side Academy
September 20, 2019
Molly Skvorak, a senior goalkeeper on the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team, is a big reason the Indians are off to a 5-1 start. She has been on the team since her sophomore year. She also plays softball in the spring and is on the squash team in the winter. She is undecided on a college but hopes to major in political science.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy girls cross country team.
SSA cross country team mixes youth, experience
September 13, 2019
After her team went 7-2 and placed seventh at the WPIAL championships last season, Shady Side Academy cross country coach Sue Whitney has a lot of holes to plug.

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With revamped roster, SSA ready to run
Despite losing four of his top seven runners to graduation, cross country coach Paul Ejzak is hopeful Shady Side Academy will have a solid season.

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Shady Side Academy quarterback Josh Castro prepares for the 2019 season August 15, 2019.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Josh Castro
Josh Castro, a junior on the Shady Side Academy football team, helped the Indians to a 2-0 start. In a 27-0 win over Valley, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound QB threw three TD passes and ran for another score. He has been playing football since he was 6 and hopes to continue playing in college. He will play basketball for SSA in the winter and also hopes to play baseball in the spring.

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Molly Skvorak returns to play keeper for the Shady Side Academy girls, who reached the semifinals of the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs.
Shady Side Academy girls soccer enters season with confidence
September 6, 2019
Shady Side Academy girls soccer reached the PIAA and WPIAL Class A semifinals last season.

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New Zealand’s Simon Child, rises his hockey stick as he celebrates his goal against Spain during a men’s field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Shady Side Academy field hockey counting on freshmen to help defend WPIAL title
Last year, the Shady Side field hockey team posted a 14-1-1 record with the lone loss coming in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

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Shady Side Academy won Section 8 with a 12-0 record last season.
Shady Side Academy boys golf sets sights on WPIAL, PIAA titles
August 30, 2019
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team moved up to WPIAL Class AAA last season and continued to succeed.

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Fox Chapel’s Grace Sisson returns for the 2019 season.
Fox Chapel runner Sisson eyes big senior season
Fox Chapel senior cross country runner Grace Sisson has experienced much success in her previous three years.

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Shady Side Academy head football coach Chuck DiNardo prepares his team for the 2019 season August 15, 2019.
After roster turnover, Shady Side Academy to rely on speed
August 19, 2019
The Shady Side Academy football team won its first 10 games before falling to South Side in the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs a year ago.

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Fox Chapel’s Grace Sisson crosses the finish line in the girls Class 3A race during the 2018 WPIAL cross country championships.
Fox Chapel cross country teams must fill several spots opened by graduations
August 9, 2019
Fox Chapel cross country coach Tom Moul will have a lot of running shoes to fill on the girls and boys squads this season.

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Brooke Krally is a member of the 2019 Fox Chapel cross country team.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Brooke Krally, Fox Chapel
Brooke Krally, a senior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, is entering her fourth year on the team. She was a member of the team that won the PIAA title two years ago. She hopes to keep running in college, and she is considering Duquesne, Pitt, W&J and a few schools in North and South Carolina. She hopes to study physical therapy and kinesiology. Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

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Fox Chapel Area’s Christian Fitch reacts after completing the boys’ 3A race in third place individually during the WPIAL cross country championships on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at Roadman Park in California.
Fox Chapel’s Fitch hits senior year at full speed
August 2, 2019
Fox Chapel rising senior Christian Fitch has been a mainstay on the cross country and track teams since his freshman year.

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Adam Lauer is a junior on the Shady Side Academy boys golf team.
Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Adam Lauer
Adam Lauer, a junior on the Shady Side Academy golf team, is hoping to help lead the Indians to their third straight section title. They have also made it to the WPIAL finals two years in a row. Lauer led the team in low stroke average as a freshman and sophomore. He is also on the SSA cross country and track teams. Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

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Fox Chapel sophomore Carissa Shepherd is set to return for the 2019 season.
Fox Chapel sophomore Shepherd doubles down on tennis training
July 26, 2019
Carissa Shepherd, a sophomore, is one of the key veterans returning to the Fox Chapel tennis team this fall.

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Shady Side Academy senior Brice Delaney was a top-20 finisher at the PIAA tournament last year.
Shady Side Academy golfer Brice Delaney hoping for big season for himself, team
July 19, 2019
Brice Delaney, a rising senior at Shady Side Academy, proved to be one of the top golfers in the WPIAL last year as he advanced to the PIAA individual finals and finished in the top 20.

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Lexi Quackenbush is entering her junior at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel’s Quackenbush looks forward to tennis season
July 12, 2019
Fox Chapel junior Lexi Quackenbush has been around tennis most of her life. Her father, Allen, was a tennis instructor, and she gravitated toward the sport.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy softball team.
Shady Side Academy softball looks to grow in offseason
July 2, 2019
The Shady Side Academy softball team made the WPIAL playoffs in 2018 and, with many starters returning, coach Dave Havern was full of optimism for this season.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy boys track team
Injuries derail promising season for Shady Side Academy boys track and field team
June 28, 2019
Although the Shady Side Academy boys track and field team posted an impressive 5-1 record and made it to the WPIAL Class AA team playoffs, it was a season of high hopes that were swept away by injury.

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Fox Chapel baseball eager for 2020 season
Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings felt his team made some strides this past season.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy girls track and field team.
Shady Side Academy track logs medal-worthy PIAA appearance
June 21, 2019
The Shady Side Academy girls track team ended its season at the PIAA championships last month.

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The Fox Chapel 1,600-meter relay team of (from left) Kate Carnevale, Sarena Seeger, Maddy Kieffer and Abby Kieffer set a school record at the PIAA championship meet May 25.
Fox Chapel track and field team’s reasons for optimism are abundant
June 8, 2019
In terms of qualifiers for the WPIAL and PIAA track and field championships, it was a satisfying year for the Fox Chapel track team.

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Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins wins the girls Class AA 800 meter run final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
The Herald’s spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins
May 31, 2019
For the second straight year, Shady Side Academy sophomore Melissa Riggins had a flair for gold at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships as she successfully defended her 800- and 1,600-meter championships. She set meet records in both events. A week later, she won the PIAA championships in those events for the second year in a row. Her winning time in the 800 set a PIAA meet record.

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Daniel Kabala will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.
Football serves as career choice for Fox Chapel Hall inductee Kabala
May 24, 2019
This is the fifth in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet will be June 8 at Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Molly Linhart Campbell will be inducted to the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019.
2-sport standout Linhart racked up accolades at Fox Chapel
May 17, 2019
This is the fourth in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet will be June 8 at Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky
May 10, 2019
Robby Shymansky, a senior on the Fox Chapel tennis team, won his second straight WPIAL Class AAA singles title last month. He also finished undefeated in home matches through his four years. He has helped the Foxes to a perfect record this season. He will attend Yale in the fall.

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Tracy Slater will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class.
Former volleyball, basketball standout Sullivan earns spot in Fox Chapel HOF
This is the third in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is Saturday, June 8 at the Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Fox Chapel’s Marissa Hardiman runs upfield during a game against Sewickley Academy Friday, April 26, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel’s Hardiman earns scholarship from WPIAL
May 3, 2019
The road is winding down on the outstanding high school athletic career of Fox Chapel senior Marissa Hardiman. She is going out in style, recently being named one of 10 female recipients of a $1,000 WPIAL scholarship.

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Fox Chapel grad CJ Patrick will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2019.
Cory Patrick, former standout for Fox Chapel hockey, lands spot in school’s HOF
This is the second in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at Harmar House. For more info contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale
April 26, 2019
Kate Carnevale, a senior on the Fox Chapel track and field team, ran away from a strong field of competitors April 19 at the Butler Invitational. She was named MVP after taking first in the 100 meters, second in the 200, fourth in the 400 and teaming with Sarena Seeger, Abby Kiefer and Maddy Kiefer to take third in the 1,600.

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Fox Chapel graduate Doug Ostrosky, who played quarterback and tight end at Penn State, is a member of the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.
Fox Chapel hall of fame inductee Ostrosky was multitalented standout
This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at The Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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The Shady Side Academy baseball team started the 2019 season with a spring training trip to Florida.
Shady Side Academy baseball team confident in core
April 19, 2019
The Shady Side Academy baseball team recently returned from a spring training trip to Florida Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports with hopes of improving on last year’s 8-10 record that included a 5-5 section record and a second-round loss in the WPIAL playoffs.

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Fox Chapel’s Timothy Johnston
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s TJ Johnston
TJ Johnston, a senior on the Fox Chapel baseball team, has helped the team to a 5-2 start this season. Johnston, who plays shortstop and has been on the varsity for three years, also played on the FC football team. He will attend Penn State Behrend and continue to play baseball there. He hopes to major in engineering with a minor in business.

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SSA girls track hopes to repeat postseason success
April 12, 2019
The Shady Side Academy girls track and field team, despite a 3-6 regular season record, found success at the WPIAL and PIAA championships in 2018.

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Pine-Richland’s Sophia Zappa (40) defends against Fox Chapel’s Mary Ellis (2) April 3, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis, a junior on the Fox Chapel lacrosse team, has helped the squad to a strong start. In a 17-11 win over North Allegheny on April 1, she scored a goal and had nine assists. She followed that with two goals and four assists in an 11-10 overtime win over Pine-Richland on April 3. Mary is also on the FC field hockey team. She recently committed to play lacrosse at Maryland-Baltimore County, where she plans on majoring in business or finance.

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Fox Chapel’s Lizzie Giuffre (5) defends against Pine-Richland’s Kendall Gessner (35) April 3, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel girls lacrosse looks to maintain winning ways under new coach
April 5, 2019
The Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team will be under the guidance of new coach Rebecca Hartrum this spring. She takes over a team that posted a 12-2 mark last year.

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Shady Side Academy’s Emmie Lau practices April 1, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
SSA girls lacrosse returns experienced roster
The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team, coached by Katy Phillips, is hoping to improve on last year’s 16-5 record that included a trip to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. This year, they will be competing in Section 2-3A, which also includes Butler, Freeport, Indiana, Moon, North Allegheny, Fox Chapel, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley and Shaler.

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Shady Side Academy track has plenty of athletes coming back
March 29, 2019
Last season, the Shady Side Academy boys track team finished 5-4 but brought home WPIAL and PIAA gold.

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Fox Chapel’s Zack Yonas (5) celebrates a goal with Devon Root during their match against Norwin Monday, Mar. 25, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Fox Chapel boys lacrosse return strong core from WPIAL playoff team
After a 5-10 finish in 2017, the Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team made a quick turnaround last season.

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Shady Side Academy softball returns 8 starters
March 23, 2019
The Shady Side Academy softball team finished 2018 with a 7-3 record and took second in the section. It also qualified for the WPIAL playoffs, where it lost in the first round. Coach Dave Havern has high hopes of getting back to the playoffs.

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Ronan O’Connor Shady Side Academy lacrosse
Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse motivated to rise
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team is hoping to improve on its 2018 season, which ended with a 10-6 record and section co-championship. The Indians lost to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals.

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Fox Chapel track teams hope to build off indoor season
March 8, 2019
The Fox Chapel track team is hard at work with hopes of a successful spring season.

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky enters the spring as the reigning WPIAL Class AAA singles champion.
Big goals for Fox Chapel boys tennis team
March 4, 2019
The Fox Chapel boys tennis team claimed its third straight WPIAL Class AAA title last April as they blanked rival Shady Side Academy, 5-0. Foxes coach Alex Slezak will have most of the pieces returning from that team with the exception of doubles players Kuran Singh and Karsten Lagerquist, both of whom graduated.

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Fox Chapel senior Jonah Cagley won his third consecutive gold medal Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Jonah Cagley
February 27, 2019
Jonah Cagley, a senior on the Fox Chapel swimming and diving team, won his third straight title two weeks ago at the WPIAL Class AAA championships.

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Shady Side Academy’s Grady Monroe compets against South Allegheny on Feb. 2, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Grady Munroe
February 8, 2019
Grady Munroe, a junior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, was one of top performers on the team all season. The 6-foot-2 swingman averages 12 points and also is on the SSA golf team. He hopes to pursue film and/or writing in college.

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Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard is a member of the 2019 tennis team.
Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard
November 23, 2019
Carissa Shepard, a sophomore on the Fox Chapel girls tennis team, could be one of the top players in the WPIAL next year. Playing at the No. 2 spot in singles this season, she helped lead the Foxes to the PIAA Class AAA championship and a second-place finish at the WPIAL championships.

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Shady Side Academy’s Grady Munroe drives over Burrell’s Slex Kopeck Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Shady Side Academy.
WPIAL playoffs the goal for Shady Side Academy boys basketball
The Shady Side Academy boys basketball team finished last season with a 9-12 record and lost to Lincoln Park in the first round of the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs.

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Fox Chapel Area’s Grace Sisson finished eighth at the state cross country meet.
Fox Chapel ends cross country season with pair of PIAA medals
November 15, 2019
The Fox Chapel cross country team brought home a pair of medals from the PIAA championships Nov. 2.

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Shady Side Academy’s Callie Davis (right) celebrates her goal with Autumn Casey during their girls PIAA Class A first round state playoff game against Everett Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Hampton High School.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Callie Davis
Callie Davis, a senior and forward on the Shady Side Academy soccer team, was instrumental in helping SSA claim the WPIAL Class A championship. In the playoffs, she scored a pair of goals and had two assists against Riverside, two goals and an assist against OLSH and three goals and an assist in the semifinals against Bentworth. In SSA’s first-round game in the PIAA championships, she scored three goals. She also plays squash for SSA.

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Juli Bem was the senior captain for Shady Side Academy’s girls cross country team.
With help of senior captain, Shady Side Academy girls cross country has strong season
November 1, 2019
The Shady Side Academy girls cross country team recently concluded its season with a 9-2 overall record that included a 7-2 section mark. The team also finished eighth out of 19 schools at the WPIAL championships.

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Another successful season for Shady Side Academy boys golf
October 25, 2019
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team wrapped up another successful season, winning a third straight section title with a 12-0 record.

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Fox Chapel’s Kaylee Uribe controls the ball during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Fox Chapel.
Rugged schedule sharpens Fox Chapel girls soccer for WPIAL playoffs
October 17, 2019
After a tough schedule that saw his team finish with a 6-6 section record, Fox Chapel High School girls soccer coach Peter Torres believes his squad is ready for the WPIAL playoffs.

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Shady Side Academy’s Eddie Faulkner competes during a 2019 game for the Indians.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Eddie Faulkner
October 11, 2019
Eddie Faulkner, a senior on the Shady Side Academy football team, had a big night as SSA defeated Summit Academy, 28-20, on Oct. 4. The speedy running back rushed for 124 yards on 13 carries and scored on runs of 48, 4 and 4 yards. He also plays strong safety. He is undecided on a college but hopes to major in sports management. Faulkner also runs track and is considering going out for the basketball team this winter.

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Fox Chapel cross country runner Christian Fitch is a three-time state qualifier.
Fox Chapel cross country gets up to speed as postseason approaches
With the WPIAL cross country championships coming up on Oct. 24, Fox Chapel coach Tom Moul feels his team is ready to make a good showing.

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Fox Chapel’s Shane Funk competes during a meet in the 2019 season.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shane Funk, Fox Chapel
October 4, 2019
Shane Funk, a junior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, is in his third season with the team and has shown improvement every year.

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Shady Side Academy’s Juli Bem returned for the 2019 season.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Juliana Bem, Shady Side Academy
September 27, 2019
Juliana Bem, a senior on the Shady Side Academy cross country team, is one of the veterans on a team that is off to a good start. Juliana is also on the track team. She has begun narrowing her college choices and wants to major in engineering. She has hopes of attending Northwestern or Georgia Tech. She is unsure if she will continue with cross country and track in college.

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Shady Side Academy’s Molly Skvorak (middle) is a senior goalkeeper for the Indians.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Molly Skvorak, Shady Side Academy
September 20, 2019
Molly Skvorak, a senior goalkeeper on the Shady Side Academy girls soccer team, is a big reason the Indians are off to a 5-1 start. She has been on the team since her sophomore year. She also plays softball in the spring and is on the squash team in the winter. She is undecided on a college but hopes to major in political science.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy girls cross country team.
SSA cross country team mixes youth, experience
September 13, 2019
After her team went 7-2 and placed seventh at the WPIAL championships last season, Shady Side Academy cross country coach Sue Whitney has a lot of holes to plug.

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With revamped roster, SSA ready to run
Despite losing four of his top seven runners to graduation, cross country coach Paul Ejzak is hopeful Shady Side Academy will have a solid season.

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Shady Side Academy quarterback Josh Castro prepares for the 2019 season August 15, 2019.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Josh Castro
Josh Castro, a junior on the Shady Side Academy football team, helped the Indians to a 2-0 start. In a 27-0 win over Valley, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound QB threw three TD passes and ran for another score. He has been playing football since he was 6 and hopes to continue playing in college. He will play basketball for SSA in the winter and also hopes to play baseball in the spring.

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Molly Skvorak returns to play keeper for the Shady Side Academy girls, who reached the semifinals of the WPIAL and PIAA playoffs.
Shady Side Academy girls soccer enters season with confidence
September 6, 2019
Shady Side Academy girls soccer reached the PIAA and WPIAL Class A semifinals last season.

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New Zealand’s Simon Child, rises his hockey stick as he celebrates his goal against Spain during a men’s field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Shady Side Academy field hockey counting on freshmen to help defend WPIAL title
Last year, the Shady Side field hockey team posted a 14-1-1 record with the lone loss coming in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.

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Shady Side Academy won Section 8 with a 12-0 record last season.
Shady Side Academy boys golf sets sights on WPIAL, PIAA titles
August 30, 2019
The Shady Side Academy boys golf team moved up to WPIAL Class AAA last season and continued to succeed.

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Fox Chapel’s Grace Sisson returns for the 2019 season.
Fox Chapel runner Sisson eyes big senior season
Fox Chapel senior cross country runner Grace Sisson has experienced much success in her previous three years.

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Shady Side Academy head football coach Chuck DiNardo prepares his team for the 2019 season August 15, 2019.
After roster turnover, Shady Side Academy to rely on speed
August 19, 2019
The Shady Side Academy football team won its first 10 games before falling to South Side in the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs a year ago.

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Fox Chapel’s Grace Sisson crosses the finish line in the girls Class 3A race during the 2018 WPIAL cross country championships.
Fox Chapel cross country teams must fill several spots opened by graduations
August 9, 2019
Fox Chapel cross country coach Tom Moul will have a lot of running shoes to fill on the girls and boys squads this season.

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Brooke Krally is a member of the 2019 Fox Chapel cross country team.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Brooke Krally, Fox Chapel
Brooke Krally, a senior on the Fox Chapel cross country team, is entering her fourth year on the team. She was a member of the team that won the PIAA title two years ago. She hopes to keep running in college, and she is considering Duquesne, Pitt, W&J and a few schools in North and South Carolina. She hopes to study physical therapy and kinesiology. Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

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Fox Chapel Area’s Christian Fitch reacts after completing the boys’ 3A race in third place individually during the WPIAL cross country championships on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at Roadman Park in California.
Fox Chapel’s Fitch hits senior year at full speed
August 2, 2019
Fox Chapel rising senior Christian Fitch has been a mainstay on the cross country and track teams since his freshman year.

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Adam Lauer is a junior on the Shady Side Academy boys golf team.
Herald spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Adam Lauer
Adam Lauer, a junior on the Shady Side Academy golf team, is hoping to help lead the Indians to their third straight section title. They have also made it to the WPIAL finals two years in a row. Lauer led the team in low stroke average as a freshman and sophomore. He is also on the SSA cross country and track teams. Here’s a closer look at this week’s Spotlight Athlete:

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Fox Chapel sophomore Carissa Shepherd is set to return for the 2019 season.
Fox Chapel sophomore Shepherd doubles down on tennis training
July 26, 2019
Carissa Shepherd, a sophomore, is one of the key veterans returning to the Fox Chapel tennis team this fall.

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Shady Side Academy senior Brice Delaney was a top-20 finisher at the PIAA tournament last year.
Shady Side Academy golfer Brice Delaney hoping for big season for himself, team
July 19, 2019
Brice Delaney, a rising senior at Shady Side Academy, proved to be one of the top golfers in the WPIAL last year as he advanced to the PIAA individual finals and finished in the top 20.

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Lexi Quackenbush is entering her junior at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel’s Quackenbush looks forward to tennis season
July 12, 2019
Fox Chapel junior Lexi Quackenbush has been around tennis most of her life. Her father, Allen, was a tennis instructor, and she gravitated toward the sport.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy softball team.
Shady Side Academy softball looks to grow in offseason
July 2, 2019
The Shady Side Academy softball team made the WPIAL playoffs in 2018 and, with many starters returning, coach Dave Havern was full of optimism for this season.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy boys track team
Injuries derail promising season for Shady Side Academy boys track and field team
June 28, 2019
Although the Shady Side Academy boys track and field team posted an impressive 5-1 record and made it to the WPIAL Class AA team playoffs, it was a season of high hopes that were swept away by injury.

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Fox Chapel baseball eager for 2020 season
Fox Chapel baseball coach Jim Hastings felt his team made some strides this past season.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy girls track and field team.
Shady Side Academy track logs medal-worthy PIAA appearance
June 21, 2019
The Shady Side Academy girls track team ended its season at the PIAA championships last month.

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The Fox Chapel 1,600-meter relay team of (from left) Kate Carnevale, Sarena Seeger, Maddy Kieffer and Abby Kieffer set a school record at the PIAA championship meet May 25.
Fox Chapel track and field team’s reasons for optimism are abundant
June 8, 2019
In terms of qualifiers for the WPIAL and PIAA track and field championships, it was a satisfying year for the Fox Chapel track team.

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Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins wins the girls Class AA 800 meter run final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
The Herald’s spotlight athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins
May 31, 2019
For the second straight year, Shady Side Academy sophomore Melissa Riggins had a flair for gold at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships as she successfully defended her 800- and 1,600-meter championships. She set meet records in both events. A week later, she won the PIAA championships in those events for the second year in a row. Her winning time in the 800 set a PIAA meet record.

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Daniel Kabala will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.
Football serves as career choice for Fox Chapel Hall inductee Kabala
May 24, 2019
This is the fifth in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet will be June 8 at Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Molly Linhart Campbell will be inducted to the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019.
2-sport standout Linhart racked up accolades at Fox Chapel
May 17, 2019
This is the fourth in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet will be June 8 at Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky
May 10, 2019
Robby Shymansky, a senior on the Fox Chapel tennis team, won his second straight WPIAL Class AAA singles title last month. He also finished undefeated in home matches through his four years. He has helped the Foxes to a perfect record this season. He will attend Yale in the fall.

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Tracy Slater will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class.
Former volleyball, basketball standout Sullivan earns spot in Fox Chapel HOF
This is the third in a series of profiles of the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is Saturday, June 8 at the Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Fox Chapel’s Marissa Hardiman runs upfield during a game against Sewickley Academy Friday, April 26, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel’s Hardiman earns scholarship from WPIAL
May 3, 2019
The road is winding down on the outstanding high school athletic career of Fox Chapel senior Marissa Hardiman. She is going out in style, recently being named one of 10 female recipients of a $1,000 WPIAL scholarship.

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Fox Chapel grad CJ Patrick will be inducted into the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2019.
Cory Patrick, former standout for Fox Chapel hockey, lands spot in school’s HOF
This is the second in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at Harmar House. For more info contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale
April 26, 2019
Kate Carnevale, a senior on the Fox Chapel track and field team, ran away from a strong field of competitors April 19 at the Butler Invitational. She was named MVP after taking first in the 100 meters, second in the 200, fourth in the 400 and teaming with Sarena Seeger, Abby Kiefer and Maddy Kiefer to take third in the 1,600.

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Fox Chapel graduate Doug Ostrosky, who played quarterback and tight end at Penn State, is a member of the Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.
Fox Chapel hall of fame inductee Ostrosky was multitalented standout
This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2019 Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet is June 8 at The Harmar House. For more information, contact Jim Perry at [email protected]

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The Shady Side Academy baseball team started the 2019 season with a spring training trip to Florida.
Shady Side Academy baseball team confident in core
April 19, 2019
The Shady Side Academy baseball team recently returned from a spring training trip to Florida Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports with hopes of improving on last year’s 8-10 record that included a 5-5 section record and a second-round loss in the WPIAL playoffs.

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Fox Chapel’s Timothy Johnston
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s TJ Johnston
TJ Johnston, a senior on the Fox Chapel baseball team, has helped the team to a 5-2 start this season. Johnston, who plays shortstop and has been on the varsity for three years, also played on the FC football team. He will attend Penn State Behrend and continue to play baseball there. He hopes to major in engineering with a minor in business.

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SSA girls track hopes to repeat postseason success
April 12, 2019
The Shady Side Academy girls track and field team, despite a 3-6 regular season record, found success at the WPIAL and PIAA championships in 2018.

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Pine-Richland’s Sophia Zappa (40) defends against Fox Chapel’s Mary Ellis (2) April 3, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis, a junior on the Fox Chapel lacrosse team, has helped the squad to a strong start. In a 17-11 win over North Allegheny on April 1, she scored a goal and had nine assists. She followed that with two goals and four assists in an 11-10 overtime win over Pine-Richland on April 3. Mary is also on the FC field hockey team. She recently committed to play lacrosse at Maryland-Baltimore County, where she plans on majoring in business or finance.

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Fox Chapel’s Lizzie Giuffre (5) defends against Pine-Richland’s Kendall Gessner (35) April 3, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel girls lacrosse looks to maintain winning ways under new coach
April 5, 2019
The Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team will be under the guidance of new coach Rebecca Hartrum this spring. She takes over a team that posted a 12-2 mark last year.

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Shady Side Academy’s Emmie Lau practices April 1, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
SSA girls lacrosse returns experienced roster
The Shady Side Academy girls lacrosse team, coached by Katy Phillips, is hoping to improve on last year’s 16-5 record that included a trip to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. This year, they will be competing in Section 2-3A, which also includes Butler, Freeport, Indiana, Moon, North Allegheny, Fox Chapel, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley and Shaler.

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Shady Side Academy track has plenty of athletes coming back
March 29, 2019
Last season, the Shady Side Academy boys track team finished 5-4 but brought home WPIAL and PIAA gold.

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Fox Chapel’s Zack Yonas (5) celebrates a goal with Devon Root during their match against Norwin Monday, Mar. 25, 2019, at Norwin High School.
Fox Chapel boys lacrosse return strong core from WPIAL playoff team
After a 5-10 finish in 2017, the Fox Chapel boys lacrosse team made a quick turnaround last season.

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Shady Side Academy softball returns 8 starters
March 23, 2019
The Shady Side Academy softball team finished 2018 with a 7-3 record and took second in the section. It also qualified for the WPIAL playoffs, where it lost in the first round. Coach Dave Havern has high hopes of getting back to the playoffs.

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Ronan O’Connor Shady Side Academy lacrosse
Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse motivated to rise
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team is hoping to improve on its 2018 season, which ended with a 10-6 record and section co-championship. The Indians lost to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals.

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Fox Chapel track teams hope to build off indoor season
March 8, 2019
The Fox Chapel track team is hard at work with hopes of a successful spring season.

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky enters the spring as the reigning WPIAL Class AAA singles champion.
Big goals for Fox Chapel boys tennis team
March 4, 2019
The Fox Chapel boys tennis team claimed its third straight WPIAL Class AAA title last April as they blanked rival Shady Side Academy, 5-0. Foxes coach Alex Slezak will have most of the pieces returning from that team with the exception of doubles players Kuran Singh and Karsten Lagerquist, both of whom graduated.

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Fox Chapel senior Jonah Cagley won his third consecutive gold medal Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the WPIAL Class AAA diving championships.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Fox Chapel’s Jonah Cagley
February 27, 2019
Jonah Cagley, a senior on the Fox Chapel swimming and diving team, won his third straight title two weeks ago at the WPIAL Class AAA championships.

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Shady Side Academy’s Grady Monroe compets against South Allegheny on Feb. 2, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
The Herald Spotlight Athlete: Shady Side Academy’s Grady Munroe
February 8, 2019
Grady Munroe, a junior on the Shady Side Academy basketball team, was one of top performers on the team all season. The 6-foot-2 swingman averages 12 points and also is on the SSA golf team. He hopes to pursue film and/or writing in college.

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