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