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Fox Chapel Area girls are Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association champs

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, March 5, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
The Fox Chapel Area fencing team includes Team Captains, front center, Bridget Wang and Nathan VanDemark; front row: Ryan Doherty, Suparna Agrawal, Michael VanDemark, Hanna Chen, Jonathan Rodrigues, Serena Fisher and Ilhaam Husain; back row: Bill Fisher, Christiana Paljug, Simon Shin, Katie Palumbo, Emily Li, Ryan Setzenfand, Keith Haw, Tao Sheng, Ben Rickin-Marks and Coach Mark Hirsch.
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The Fox Chapel Area fencing team includes Team Captains, front center, Bridget Wang and Nathan VanDemark; front row: Ryan Doherty, Suparna Agrawal, Michael VanDemark, Hanna Chen, Jonathan Rodrigues, Serena Fisher and Ilhaam Husain; back row: Bill Fisher, Christiana Paljug, Simon Shin, Katie Palumbo, Emily Li, Ryan Setzenfand, Keith Haw, Tao Sheng, Ben Rickin-Marks and Coach Mark Hirsch.
The Fox Chapel Area girls fencing team won the Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association championship on March 2. Team members are, left to right, Katie Palumbo, Hanna Chen, Bridget Wang, Coach Mark Hirsch, Serena Fisher, Ilhaam Husain, Emily Li and Suparna Agrawal.
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The Fox Chapel Area girls fencing team won the Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association championship on March 2. Team members are, left to right, Katie Palumbo, Hanna Chen, Bridget Wang, Coach Mark Hirsch, Serena Fisher, Ilhaam Husain, Emily Li and Suparna Agrawal.

The Fox Chapel Area girls team won the Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association championship on March 2.

The Fox Chapel Area boys team was fourth in the competition.

Fencing is a club sport at the high school. Club members belong to USA Fencing.

“The boys and girls practice together and we consider ourselves one team,” parent Debbie VanDemark said.

The teams compete separately.

There are eight girls and 11 boys on the team coached by Mark Hirsch. The fencing association is comprised of 10 high school teams.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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