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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 7:52 a.m.
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 2:26 p.m.
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 …
Fox Chapel’s Colin Martin keeps WPIAL 3,200-meter title in the family
By Bill Hartlep
When Colin Martin crossed the finish line 9 minutes and 10.74 seconds after starting the 3,200-meter run, he looked to the stands where his chief …
Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: Foxes advance to semifinal round
By Staff Report
The third-seeded Fox Chapel boys volleyball team showed no ill effects from a first-round bye, blanking No. 6 Penn-Trafford 3-0 in a WPIAL Class AAA …
Duffy leaving as Fox Chapel girls soccer coach
By Marty Stewart
Erik Duffy, who has been the coach of the Fox Chapel girls soccer team the past six seasons, is resigning after a job relocation. During Duffy’s tenure, the Foxes were regular participants in the WPIAL playoffs. “I was there six seasons, and the team made the playoffs every year,” he …
Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team finishes 1 game shy of playoffs
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel girls lacrosse team recently concluded its season with a record of 7-10-1 and a section mark of 4-6-1. “Our goal this season …
Alle-Kiski basketball stars shine in WPIAL track and field’s jumping scene
By Bill West
A newcomer to track and field this spring, Apollo-Ridge junior Tre Tipton figured that with his ability to easily jam a basketball through a hoop …
High-scoring Fox Chapel duo D’Amico, Papich make college decisions
By Marty Stewart
Fox Chapel Area High School’s high-scoring duo of Matt D’Amico and Brian Papich will be taking their considerable basketball talents to separate venues next fall. …
Fox Chapel junior commits to play softball at Florida State College of Jacksonville
By Marty Stewart
Megan Walkowski, a junior shortstop on the Fox Chapel softball team, recently announced she will attend Florida State College of Jacksonville, a Division I junior …
Graca leads Fox Chapel to tie for first in Mars Invite
By Marty Stewart
Elias Graca, a junior, had a great performance at the Mars Invitational last Friday. He won the 800 meters, finished second in the 400 and …
Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Fox Chapel scoring standouts pick colleges
By Bill Beckner Jr. 12:26 a.m.
Fox Chapel basketball standouts Matt D’Amico and Brian Papich, a pair that combined for more than 2,400 career points, have selected their college destinations. D’Amico, a four-year starter and the Foxes’ all-time leading scorer, committed to Division II Clarion. Papich, who started three years, is headed to John Carroll, a …

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