Tag: Fox Chapel

A-K Valley H.S. notebook: Waiting is hardest part for Fox Chapel boys
February 14, 2019
By the time Fox Chapel tips off its WPIAL Class 6A boys basketball first-round matchup against Seneca Valley on Tuesday, the Foxes will have gone eight days between games. That's actually a short amount of time compared to the past two years. Fox Chapel had a first-round bye each of

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5 things to watch in the opening round of the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
Good bye or bad bye Each of the past two years, Fox Chapel drew a first-round bye and then lost in the quarterfinals to a team that hadn't rested. This time, the Foxes didn't receive a bye, and coach Zach Skrinjar is OK with that. andquot;I'm happy that we're playing

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Freeport girls draw 4th seed in Class 4A, will play Quaker Valley in opening round
February 12, 2019
Let the games begin. Eight Alle-Kiski Valley girls basketball teams discovered the who, where and when of their WPIAL-playoff fortunes Tuesday evening at the DoubleTree in Green Tree. andquot;This time of year is great,andquot; Freeport coach Fred Soilis said. andquot;WPIAL basketball is going on, and it goes right into the

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Late-season success pays dividends for A-K Valley boys basketball teams
St. Joseph boys basketball coach Kelly Robinson wondered early Friday evening about the potential ramifications of the Spartans' game that night against Leechburg. A win and St. Joseph would win the outright Section 3-A championship and a better WPIAL playoff seed. A loss would mean a three-way tie for first

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Breaking down the 2019 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs
Here is a breakdown of the 2019 WPIAL boys basketball playoffs: Class 6A Favorite: Senior guards Dan Petcash (22.2 ppg) and Greg Shulkosky (16.1) lead a high-scoring Pine-Richland lineup that enters the playoffs on a 19-game winning streak. The Rams average 79.7 points per game, which leads the entire WPIAL.

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A-K Valley lookahead for Week of Feb. 11, 2019
February 10, 2019
MONDAY Girls basketball: Deer Lakes and Freeport don't share the same section -- or even the same classification -- anymore, but will meet up in the first game of a girls-boys doubleheader at Deer Lakes. Both the host Lancers and visiting Yellowjackets qualified for the WPIAL playoffs, Deer Lakes in

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Herald spotlight athlete: Fox Chapel’s Arnold Vento
February 8, 2019
Arnold Vento, a 6-foot-4 junior guard on the Fox Chapel basketball team, has been instrumental in the team's successful season. The Foxes have clinched second place in the section and a spot in the WPIAL playoffs. Vento is also on the golf team. He hopes to continue playing basketball in

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Fox Chapel girls basketball makes dramatic turnaround
After suffering through a tough 2017-18 season, the Fox Chapel girls basketball team has bounced back in a big way. Coach Jennifer O'Shea's team finished 9-13, including a 2-8 section mark, last season and failed to make the playoffs. This season, they clinched a playoff berth with two weeks left

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A-K Valley basketball notebook: Big day approaches for Leechburg’s Smith
February 7, 2019
Leechburg is playing its biggest game of the season Friday night, but Blue Devils coach Corey Smith has an important item on his schedule earlier that day. Smith and his fiancee, Ashley, will welcome their third child that morning with a scheduled C-section at West Penn Hospital. Then, Smith will

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Fox Chapel boys basketball starting to hit stride as postseason nears
February 4, 2019
The early portion of Fox Chapel's season resembled a chemistry experiment: take two starters who missed the previous season with injury, mix them with a freshman point guard and throw in more key players fitting into new roles. As with any experiment, the Foxes had some spills. But nothing blew

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