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Strength up front to be key for Fox Chapel

By D.j. Vasil
For the last few seasons, it has been the same song and dance for coach Eric Ravotti and Fox Chapel football. They have the athletes …
Fox Chapel boys soccer looks to replace 10 graduates with talent-laden group
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel boys soccer team had another successful season last year, compiling a 16-2 record and advancing to the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class …
Fox Chapel girls basketball coach Meabon steps down after 5 seasons
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel girls basketball coach Meghan Meabon was faced with a tough decision recently. After much thought, she decided to step down after a successful …
Position switch should make Fox Chapel’s Vaughn more of a playmaker
By D.j. Vasil
For a couple seasons, Fox Chapel senior Carrington Vaughn has caused headaches for opposing teams as a blocker. This fall, Vaughn will get to create …
HSFB preview by position: Size isn’t the only measure of LBs’ talent
By Chris Harlan
North Allegheny’s Layne Skundrich was the leading tackler on a Class AAAA state championship team, but Alabama won’t be calling him. West Allegheny’s Armand Dellovade, …
Gorman: Fox Chapel has ‘two best linebackers’
By Tribune-Review
Eric Ravotti played linebacker at Penn State and for the Steelers, so he’s something of an authority on the position. So, when the Fox Chapel …
Sister tandem returns to lead Greensburg C.C. tennis
By Andrew Erickson
The Kluska sisters of Greensburg Central Catholic admit they’re opposites, but they manage to complement each other well. In workouts like the Centurions’ Thursday practice …
Fox Chapel looks to fill big void at doubles
By Dave Yohe
Last season, Fox Chapel had the most accomplished local girls tennis players in Laurel Shymansky and Lacey Cohen. The duo won it all, earning a …
Fox Chapel golfer Diethrich prepares for Pennsylvania Open
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Davis Diethrich was a quiet but effective contributor for the Fox Chapel golf team the past two years. He hopes to quietly be a factor this week in his first Pennsylvania Open. Davis is one of 62 amateurs competing in the 54-hole event, which carries a $40,000 purse and is …
Fox Chapel football putting in preseason work
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel football team has been staying in shape during the offseason, and coach Eric Ravotti said his squad is anxious for camp to …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
High school notebook: PIAA passes mixed-gender rule
By Staff Reports
The days of boys playing girls sports at area high schools is likely over. The PIAA announced Friday its decision to approve a mixed-gender participation by-law that will, according to PIAA executive director Bob Lombardi, “expand opportunity for female athletes, protect the ideals of fair competition and conserve the health …
Stellar season provides promise for Fox Chapel track program
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel track recently concluded another successful season with members of the boys team claiming WPIAL championships and a strong performance in the PIAA championships. …
Fox Chapel baseball hopes to bounce back in 2015
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel varsity baseball team wasn’t able to make a return appearance to the playoffs this season but coach Michael Frank is optimistic about …
Fox Chapel’s Mitchell a 2-sport standout
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel senior track and field standout Brandon Mitchell ended his career with a flurry and an armful of medals. At the WPIAL championships, he …
Fox Chapel, Shady Side lacrosse, volleyball players honored
By Marty Stewart
The WPIAL All-Section lacrosse teams, as voted on by the coaches, were announced last week. In Division 1, Section 2, Fox Chapel’s high-scoring attacker Alden …
Guido: Mother Nature gets another laugh in wild ’14 season
By George Guido
Only in 2014 can you have a high school baseball game called off because of flooded dugouts. After a spring filled with rain-outs, snow-outs, mini-blizzards, …
Fox Chapel volleyball knocked out of PIAAs by North Allegheny
By Staff Reports
Fox Chapel’s boys volleyball team qualified for the PIAA Class AAA playoffs for the first time since 2010, but the Foxes’ time in the state tournament began and ended within the confines of the WPIAL. Eight-time defending WPIAL champion and 2013 state champ North Allegheny defeated Fox Chapel, 3-0, in …
Fox Chapel seniors shine at state track meet
By Marty Stewart
Last week’s PIAA Class AAA track and field championships officially ended the season for Fox Chapel High School. For seniors Brian Papich and Brandon Mitchell, …
PIAA Class AAA volleyball preview capsule
By Tribune-Review
Boys Class AAA first round Fox Chapel (10-5) vs. North Allegheny (14-1) 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Hills Winner plays: Winner of Norwin/State College Aces: Fox Chapel qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2010 by reaching the WPIAL semifinals, where it lost, 3-1, to No. 2 …
PIAA track and field notebook: Valley’s Walters in running for 2 medals
By Bill West
Unlike a season ago, Valley junior Ameriah Walters finished her first day at the PIAA track and field championships without a sick feeling in her …
Fox Chapel senior hopes to attract attention of college football coaches at PIAA track championships
By Bill West
Less than a year from now, Brandon Mitchell hopes he’ll be busy stepping over tacklers on a college football field. Only in the past 12 …
Central Catholic rowers set for national regatta
By Karen Kadilak
Members of a Central Catholic boat said it will be tough repeating as champions at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Regatta in West …
Fox Chapel sending 7 athletes to PIAA meet
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel turned in a solid effort in the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin High School last week, and coach Tom …
Fox Chapel volleyball team loses to Norwin
By Tribune-Review
Fox Chapel’s boys volleyball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit and fell to Norwin, 3-1, on Tuesday night in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals at Baldwin. Fox Chapel’s season isn’t over. The Foxes will begin the PIAA playoffs next week. Kevin Zabelsky finished with a team-high 15 kills, and Aaron …

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