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Fox Chapel’s Urso adjusts quickly between football, basketball

By Marty Stewart
Taking off the shoulder pads in favor of sneakers and shorts is a ritual that Fox Chapel senior Billy Urso is accustomed to. He began ...
Fox Chapel wrestler Dietz pinning the competition
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel junior wrestler Derrin Dietz has been a starter for three years now. He wrestles at 170 pounds and last week posted a win ...
McKeesport boys remain unbeaten in section after win over Fox Chapel
By Ray Judy
So far, McKeesport coach Gerald Grayson is perfect in section play since returning to his alma mater. Grayson’s Tigers (3-2, 2-0) proved to be a bit ...
PIAA qualifier Simon leads talented group of Fox Chapel divers
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel diving team has been on an upswing for the past few years, and coach Vernon Yenick believes this year’s edition will also be a strong one. “The team looks great this year despite having no home pool due to construction,” he said. The team has been practicing ...
After slow start, Fox Chapel boys earn split at North Hills tournament
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel boys basketball team opened its season Friday and Saturday in the North Hills tournament. After falling to Hampton, 78-60, on Friday, the ...
Herald Spotlight: Fox Chapel junior Zappala tallies double-double in victory
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel junior Mike Zappala scored 21 points and added 11 rebounds to lead Fox Chapel to a 51-32 win over Baldwin in the consolation game of the season-opening North Hills tournament Saturday. For his efforts, he is The Herald Spotlight Athlete. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard has been playing ...
Fox Chapel hockey’s Friedland a team leader
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel hockey player Ben Friedland scored a goal and had two assists as the Foxes beat North Hills, 6-4, in their final game before ...
Experienced swimmers return for Fox Chapel
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel swim team will have a lot of experienced swimmers returning this season. Senior captains Noah Cagley for the boys and Franny Dean for the girls will be counted on to provide leadership and experience. “They will be instrumental in their team’s success,” FC coach Erin Bruni said. Also ...
Fox Chapel great returns to his roots as JV basketball coach
By Marty Stewart
Stu Lyon was the star player on the 1977 Fox Chapel basketball team that won WPIAL and state championships. It was the greatest team ...
Fox Chapel boys out to replace pair of 1,000-point scorers
By Marty Stewart
The big dilemma for followers of Fox Chapel boys basketball will be how to replace a pair of three-year starters who each scored more than ...
Fox Chapel girls prepare for life without state’s player of the year
By Marty Stewart
There will be a huge difference in the Fox Chapel girls basketball team this season. The Foxes will be without the Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of ...
New Foxes girls coach O’Shea inherits talented team
By George Guido
New Fox Chapel girls basketball coach Jennifer Joyce O’Shea received a huge gift to coincide with the first official practice day on Nov. 17. Her commute ...
Fox Chapel boys basketball team will rely on rotation for scoring
By George Guido
After losing two of the top outside shooters in school history, Fox Chapel will look to play more of an inside game this season. Guards Matt ...
Fox Chapel grad Papich makes jump into coaching
By Marty Stewart
Jenny Papich graduated from Gannon University last spring and left as one of their all-time greats in basketball. The 2010 Fox Chapel grad finished among ...
Fox Chapel crew member makes waves
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel senior Cleary Johnston has been on the crew team since her freshman year, picking up the sport to spend time with friends. “I had been playing softball and wanted to look for an additional sport,” she said. “Some friends told me to try crew, and I’ve been ...
Central Catholic rowers excel at Allegheny Boat Race
By Karen Kadilak
Following a tradition established by American college rowing teams, members of men’s crews at the Allegheny Boat Race last weekend on the Allegheny River wagered ...
Fox Chapel cross country team wraps up campaign
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel cross country team wrapped up its season a few weeks ago. Coach Tom Moul felt that it was a rewarding season. “We had some injury issues on the boys side this season — most notably Brendon Urso, who lost a month of training due to his being ...
Fox Chapel hockey’s Zmenkowski a reliable scorer
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel senior hockey player Cam Zmenkowski has been a big part of the resurgence of the program. Two years ago, the Foxes shut down their program for a year due to a lack of players. They returned to the ice last season and this year they are 2-1-1. He ...
Shady Side’s Dua, North Allegheny's Li, Lee capture PIAA tennis titles
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club for the conclusion of the girls high school tennis season at the PIAA championships. Of the 16 total remaining slots entering Saturday’s semifinal play in two classifications, seven belonged to players from District 7. Two championship matches were ...
Penn-Trafford scores 35 unanswered points vs. Fox Chapel to seal spot in quarterfinals
By Kyle Pillar
It was a tale of two halves. No. 2 Penn-Trafford (10-0) kept its perfect season intact, holding off an early scare from No. 15 Fox Chapel to win 40-13 in Friday’s WPIAL Class AAAA first-round playoff game in Harrison City. Appearing in its first playoff game since 2008, Fox Chapel entered ...
WPIAL tennis players advance to PIAA semifinals
By Tribune-Review
North Allegheny’s Anna Li, Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua and Upper St. Clair’s Charlotte Madson all earned spots in Saturday’s Class AAA singles semifinals at the PIAA tournament Friday in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic’s Michaela Kluska will play in the Class AA semifinals, but her sister, Alyvia, lost in the quarterfinals. In ...
Fox Chapel volleyball coach reflects on season
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel girls volleyball team finished its season Oct. 18 with a strong showing in a tournament at North Allegheny. “Despite losing our strongest hitter and one of our setters, Ana Spangenberg, to an injury at Plum, we were able to make a good showing against some of ...
Hempfield takes down Fox Chapel
By Tribune-Review
Justin Sliwoski threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns to lead Hempfield (3-6, 2-6) to a 56-21 nonconference victory over Fox Chapel  (4-5, 3-4) in a WPIAL Class AAAA nonconference game Friday night. Hempfield’s Dante Luther scored touchdowns on a 34-yard interception return and a 59-yard kickoff return, and teammate ...
Fox Chapel field hockey captures Section 2 title
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel field hockey team will enter the WPIAL playoffs as the No. 2 seed after finishing the regular season with a 14-3-1 record ...
Fox Chapel field hockey freshman makes immediate impact
By Marty Stewart
Abby Pitcairn, a freshman midfielder, was instrumental in helping the Fox Chapel field hockey team compile a 14-3-1 record and earn the No. 2 seed ...

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