Fox Chapel played host to Senior Players Championship
By Marty Stewart
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
• Shady Side Academy's Reggie Mitchell was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Football Team.
• The Fox Chapel wrestlers finished second at the Steve DeAugustino Classic. Jared Rice, Shane Bialowas and Anthony Brooks won championships.
• The Fox Chapel boy's basketball team won both games in the Montour Showcase.
The FC girls defeated Meadville in the consolation game of the North Allegheny Tournament.
The SSA boys won two of three games in the Shady Side Academy tournament to finish third.
• The Fox Chapel swim team celebrated Senior Night with a double win over Hampton.
• The FC boys hoops team stayed in playoff contention with a win over McKeesport but followed that up with a loss to Woodland Hills.
• The FC and SSA swim teams continued to impress as the Foxes swept Shaler and the Indians beat Knoch. Sia Beasley continued to have a strong sophomore season for FC as she qualified for seven WPIAL events.
• The FC hockey team fell to State College, 12-4, despite a pair of goals from Christian Wirginis. The Foxes bounced back to beat Butler, 4-1, on Senior Night with Egor Sukhovirskiy scoring two goals.
• The SSA girls hoops team beat East Allegheny to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs.
The FC girls defeated Franklin Regional on Senior Night, 57-55. The FC boys also beat Franklin Regional on Senior Night but fell short of the playoffs.
• The SSA boys basketball team opened the WPIAL AA playoffs with a 59-38 win over California.
Will Supowitz scored 20 points.
The SSA girls fell to Keystone Oaks in their first round game. Kelcei Edmonds had 20 points in the loss.
• Two SSA wrestlers — Nolan Wise and Max Prizant — advanced to the WPIAL championships.
• The SSA boys hoops team beat Frazier, 71-64, in the second round of the WPIAL playoffs but fell to top seed Monessen, 56-38.
Evan Lutins scored 15 in the win while Jake Ellis scored 10 against Monessen.
• Fox Chapel advanced four wrestlers — Anthony Brooks, Sam Molina, Tyler Heasley and Corey Mahon—to the WPIAL Southwest Regionals.
• The SSA boys and girls swim teams each clinched section championships.
• Two FC runners — Connor Whelan and Ethan Martin — qualified for the PIAA indoor championships.
• Fox Chapel softball star Elly Wagner, a junior, gave a verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina.
• The SSA boys swim team finished third at WPIALs while the girls finished fourth. Eleven swimmers qualified for states.
The Fox Chapel boys and girls teams both finished in 10th place with three swimmers and the girl's medley relay team advancing to states.
• FC's Anthony Brooks made it to the semifinals of the WPIAL wrestling tournament but fell just short of qualifying for states.
• The FC hockey team fell to Peters Township 6-0 in the final game of the season and narrowly missed making it to the playoffs.
• The SSA boys basketball team lost to Mercyhurst, 59-50, in a first-round PIAA playoff game to finish at 18-7. Jake Ellis had 14 points in the loss.
• The FC boys track team opened with wins over Butler and Pine-Richland.
• FC's Matt Roman and Tatiana Sunseri played in the 16th Annual Cager Classic.
• The Fox Chapel softball team opened the season with a 10-1 win over Brentwood.
• SSA beat Fox Chapel in baseball 5-2. Ben Hartz got the win and also homered.
• The SSA track team swept Ford City. Jack Bagamery won three events as did Kelcei Edmunds, Emily Lamm and Tara Wright.
• FC grad Daniel McCoy helped lead the USA sled hockey team to a gold medal in the 2012 International Paralympic Ice Sled Hockey Championships in Norway.
• The SSA baseball team improved to 8-0 with an 11-2 win over Brentwood. Andy Geisler had three hits and picked up the win.
• FC girls basketball coach Meghan Meabon was inducted into the Edinboro Athletic Hall of Fame.
• In boys tennis, SSA blanked FC 5-0 to remain undefeated in section play.
• In the WPIAL Section 3-AAA singles tournament, SSA's Viviek Nimgaonkar and FC's Ben Short advanced to the WPIAL tournament. Nimgaonkar finished second at WPIALs.
• The FC boys track team finished second at the Butler Invitational. Brandon Mitchell won the 300 hurdles.
• The FC softball team blanked SSA 11-0 with Kaylee Pistorius notching the win.
• In track, FC's Ethan Martin qualified for states in the 3,200.
• The FC baseball team continued its late-season surge with a 1-0 upset of Shaler to improve to 3-7 in section play.
J.T. Terwilliger pitched the shutout and Ben Simon drove in Chris Bugajski for the game's only run.
• In the final game of the season, the FC softball team fell to section leader Franklin Regional by a 3-2 score. Kim Corcoran took the loss.
• SSA's Alok Nimgaonkar and Chris Grubbs won the WPIAL AAA doubles tournament by defeating FC's Dylan McCullough and Ben Short.
• The WPIAL track tournament began.
FC beat Central Catholic and Laurel Highlands but lost to Hempfield. Brandon Mitchell, Ethan Martin and Brian Papich won their events. FC qualifiers for states were Mitchell, Martin and Kat Luttner.
• SSA's Emily Lamm won gold at the WPIAL championships in the 1,600 meter run.
SSA's Reggie Mitchell won gold in the long jump. Teammates Alexa Miller and Kelcei Edmunds also qualified for states.
• The SSA baseball team won its first two games in the WPIAL AA playoffs, beating Waynesburg by 4-3 and Ft. Cherry, 6-2. Ben Hartz and Andrew Geisler picked up the wins.
• The SSA tennis team fell to defending champion Conestoga in the PIAA AAA finals, 4-1.
• Fox Chapel won the Pittsburgh High School Ultimate Frisbee Championship.
• SSA lost to Seneca Valley in the WPIAL boys lacrosse title game, 8-5.
• At the PIAA track championships, FC's Brandon Mitchell finished 16th in the 110 high hurdles. SSA's Emily Lamm came in sixth in the 1,600 and Reggie Mitchell finished seventh in the long jump.
• The Fox Chapel Sports Hall of Fame inducted Thomas Kavanaugh, Michelle Sodini, Darcy Sutton Kotts, Jay Seward, Bill Dawson, PJ Killian, Dallas Roper and Dick McDade.
• Longtime SSA basketball coach Terence Parham resigned.
• The Springdale American Legion baseball team opened the season with four straight wins.
• In golf, the Senior Players Championship was held at Fox Chapel Golf Club. Joe Daley was the winner.
• The Springdale American Legion team finished the regular season with three straight wins to finish at 17-4.
They finished second in the Allegheny East Division.
Mike Pistorius, Anthony Brooks, Brandon Coglin, Joe Hoffman, James Sirio, Joe Palumbo, CJ Smith and Taylor Uber contributed to the strong finish. The team suffered a 9-6 loss to Penn Hills in the playoffs to end the season.
• Emily Walsh, an FC grad, helped lead the USA team to a gold medal in the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Lithuania.
• The FC crew team brought home three medals from the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association championships.
• Former FC golf star Nadia Luttner transferred from Kansas to Coastal Carolina
• In tennis, the Fox Chapel USTA Junior Open was held and there were many local winners.
Aaron Budd and Naveen Menon of Shady Side Academy won the boys 18 doubles as they defeated incoming SSA freshmen and Fox Chapel residents Cooper and Michael Kann.
Megan Wasson, a Fox Chapel resident, finished second in the girls 18 singles and teamed up with Nicole Cyterski, also a Fox Chapel resident, to win the girls 18 doubles. Other local winners were Eric Grubbs and Jared Nord.
• In football, Shady Side Academy opened the season by defeating Ford City with Jared Brevard and Dennis Briggs each rushing for over 100 yards.
Fox Chapel traveled to Pine-Richland and dropped their opener.
• FC's Ethan Martin took first in the Gateway Invitational cross country meet and followed up with a second-place finish at the Red, White and Blue Invitational.
• The Fox Chapel boy's golf team improved to 7-0 and 8-1 with a 204-224 win over Kiski Area. Patrick Sheerer shot a 38.
SSA beat Valley 200-221, led by Troy Berglund's 38. The Indians then beat Highlands, 217-270, as Berglund shot a 40.
• The FC girl's soccer team won its third in a row with a 6-0 win over Allderdice. It was the third straight shutout for goalie Elena Burdelski.
The SSA girls soccer team beat Riverview 5-0 with Maggie Scott and Lia Winter each scoring twice. In a neighborhood rivalry matchup. FC beat SSA by 3-2.
• The FC girls tennis team got off to a 9-0 start but fell to SSA, 3-2, as the Indians improved to 10-0.
• Fox Chapel's Laurel Shymansky won the section singles crown in tennis by beating teammate and fellow freshman Lacey Cohen.
• The SSA football team beat Valley 16-6. It was dedication night for the newly-renovated Michael J. Farrell Stadium.
• FC had three golfers qualify for the WPIAL playoffs — Jordan Alfery, Charlie Friend and Patrick Sheerer.
SSA qualifiers were Troy Berglund and Harrison Gottlieb.
• The Fox Chapel football team picked up its first win of the season as the Foxes throttled Shaler 49-14, led by Chad and Nigel Garnett.
• FC's Laurel Shymansky and Lacey Cohen beat SSA's Emma Perelman and Lindsay Miller to claim the section doubles crown.
• Buoyed by the return of Riley Herrmann, the FC volleyball team began to pick up steam as it stunned second-ranked Penn-Trafford and then beat Seneca Valley.
• The FC boys soccer team beat Plum 4-0 as Cole Ryan scored two goals. The FC girls team moved to 11-0 with a 6-0 win over Allderdice. Jessie Thiessen scored twice.
In a battle for first place the Foxes fell to Gateway, 2-0.
• The SSA football team got back on track with a 33-20 win over East Allegheny. Jarred Brevard and Dennis Briggs each scored twice.
• The FC boys cross country team won the Section 4-AAA title.
• The FC volleyball team won its eighth straight with a victory over North Hills.
• The SSA tennis team blanked FC, 5-0.
At the WPIAL doubles tourney, FC's Laurel Shymansky and Lacey Cohen lost in the quarterfinals.
• In golf, SSA's Shannon Gramley advanced in the WPIAL AAA individual championship.
• The FC girl's soccer team lost to Gateway for the second time to finish second in the section.
SSA blanked St. Joseph's as Maggie Scott scored three goals.
• The FC volleyball team beat North Allegheny to up its record to 10-3. The Foxes followed that with wins over Franklin Regional and Hampton.
Their winning streak reached 11, including five wins over teams ranked in the top-10. They then beat Gateway and Butler to finish at 15-3 and qualify for the playoffs.
• In tennis playoffs, Fox Chapel edged Oakland Catholic in the first round but fell to NA in the quarterfinals. SSA lost to Peters Township in the WPIAL finals.
• In football, SSA beat Summit Academy 15-0 to improve to 5-2 in conference.
• In the WPIAL girls soccer playoffs, FC lost to Hampton in the first round. SSA won its first- round game, 7-1, over Bentworth as Maggie Scott scored four goals.
• The FC field hockey team won the WPIAL AAA championship with a 1-0 overtime win over Penn-Trafford.
Sammy Pitz scored the title-clincher.
The SSA field hockey team won the WPIAL AA crown for the sixth time in eight years with a 2-1 overtime win against Sewickley Academy.
Sydney Mordey scored the winning goal.
• The FC volleyball team had to settle for silver as it lost to Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL AAA title match. Their season ended with a loss to State College in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.
• FC's Ethan Martin took fifth place at the PIAA AAA cross country championships. Colin Martin finished 15th.
• The SSA girls soccer team lost to Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL A semifinals, 3-1.
They beat Mohawk in the third-place consolation game by 5-2. Maggie Scott scored three goals.
They opened PIAA play with a 3-0 win over Fairview and then picked up a 3-1 win over Sewickley. Their season ended with a tough 5-4 loss to GCC in the PIAA semifinals.
Scott ended the season with 39 goals.
• The SSA field hockey team lost to Forbes Road in the PIAA playoffs.
• FC softball star catcher Elly Wagner plans to graduate in January and enroll at North Carolina University early with hopes of playing for the Tarheels in the spring.
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