Girls Tennis: Fox Chapel aims for PIAA playoff berth

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Fox Chapel has not been to the PIAA Class 3A team finals since 2004 when it defeated Lower Merion, 4-1, to win the school's only state title.

Later today, the Foxes will find out if they will be making a return trip to Hershey Racquet Club when they play Pine-Richland in the WPIAL 3A third-place consolation match at 3 p.m. at North Allegheny. The top three teams in each classification will play in the state finals on Oct. 28-29.

Pine-Richland has had individuals qualify for the state playoffs, but has never gone as a team since the PIAA first began playing for team titles in 2000.

Fox Chapel beat Pine-Richland, 3-2, in a regular-season non-section meeting.


Cross Country: North Feature Athlete - Fox Chapel's Adam Cook

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Name: Adam Cook
School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 12
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Cook finished 16th at the PIAA Foundation, which was the best race of his career. He had a strong performance from start to finish in that race. He's stepped up to be the team leader all year. Cook is a year-round distance runner and participates in track and field, as well.


Golf: Fox Chapel's Cordaro sets sights on title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Fox Chapel senior Anthony Cordaro may not have been credited with first place Tuesday at the WPIAL Class 3A boys semifinal at Hannastown Golf Club in Greensburg, but his round of 72 matched the total shot by Franklin Regional sophomore Palmer Jackson.

Cordaro is quite familiar with championship golf, and he will likely have plenty in store for the other 35 members of the championship field that gathers next week at Oakmont Country Club.

Several other North-area golfers also qualified for the championship from Hannastown with places and rounds in parentheses. They include Seneca Valley junior Adam Bushee (4th-73), Fox Chapel senior Alex Lawson (7th-74), North Allegheny junior Luke Minsky (8th-74), Shaler junior Tanner Grzegorczyk (10th-75), North Allegheny senior Kyle Dewey (11th-75), Fox Chapel sophomores Grant Thiele (12th-75) and Gregor Meyer (13th-76), Pine-Richland senior Jack Kremer (14th-76)and North Allegheny senior Ryan Dougherty (18th-76).

Hampton's Huber third at semifinal: Hampton High senior Ben Huber has enjoyed a solid career for the Talbots, and he likely will display another solid effort at next week's Class AAA boys golf championship at Oakmont Country Club. Huber placed third at Tuesday's semifinal at Cranberry Highlands Golf Club with a -3over-par round of 73. Shady Side Academy freshman Brice Delaney also moved on to the final by placing 14th with a round of 78. Other qualifiers with their place and score in parentheses include Hampton junior Justin Griffith (15th-78) and Shady Side Academy sophomore James Fuhrer (16th-80).



Alumni Update - Elayna Burdelski (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, Pa - The Chatham Cougars defeated the Penn State Altoona Lions this afternoon 4-1.Burdelski Chatham


Freshman Elayna Burdelski, a Fox Chapel graduate, started for the Cougars.

She recorded six saves and allowed zero goals.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)