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Fox Chapel teen skiers rank among best in eastern U.S.

Tawnya Panizzi
| Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Nico Castracani and Jack Scott secured spots on the Pennsylavania Alpine Racing Association state team. They are the only two skiers from western Pennsylvania to make the team.
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Nico Castracani and Jack Scott secured spots on the Pennsylavania Alpine Racing Association state team. They are the only two skiers from western Pennsylvania to make the team.

Two Fox Chapel teens are making a name for themselves in alpine racing.

Nico Castracani, a Central Catholic student, and Jack Scott, who attends Fox Chapel Area, battled rain, snow and near-hurricane force winds to secure spots on the Pennsylvania Alpine Racing Association state team during the U16 state championships. The competition was hosted at Blue Mountain Resort on March 3-5.

Castracani and Scott are members of the Hidden Valley Race Club and were the only two boys from the region to make the state team.

With a third-place overall finish, including a second in slalom, a third in super giant slalom and a fourth in giant slalom,

Castracani advanced to the Eastern Championships in Stowe, Vermont.

Scott, who finished fifth in the super giant slalom, secured an 11th-place overall finish to advance to the U16 Eastern Finals in Waterville, New Hampshire, at the end of March, but is unable to accept the invitation because of a prior commitment.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2.

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