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Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Fox Chapel's Patrick Monteverde

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Patrick Monteverde
High School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher/First baseman

Background: Monteverde is one of the top players in the WPIAL and was an all-section selection last year. He had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the Foxes upset victory over Bethel Park last week. He is 7 for 14 with a double and three RBI this season after batting .333 with three RBI all of last season. Monteverde is 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA in one start this season. He will play next season at Virginia Wesleyan.

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Boys Tennis: Fox Chapel freshman tops teammate

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Robby Shymansky and Siddharth Rajupet showed the world just how difficult the tryouts were at Fox Chapel this season.

Shymansky, the No. 1 freshman in the state and the top seed in the Section 3 tournament, rolled into the finals where he met Rajupet, the No. 4 finisher in the PIAA Class AAA singles finals a year ago and the No. 4 senior in Pennsylvania. The two staged one of the best battles for a section title in recent memory. In a three-set thriller, Shymansky pulled out a 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 6-3 win to earn his first section title.

Both players qualified for the WPIAL singles finals, which will open on Monday

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Baseball: Fox Chapel hoping for even better results this season

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Winning the first two games of the regular season isn't a guarantee of success for Fox Chapel.

In fact, the last time it happened was 2014 when the Foxes won their first three but finished 8-10 and missed the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs.

This year, Fox Chapel has once again started the year 2-0, but is hoping for a better result, especially after last season when the team finished 13-7 in the regular season, qualified for the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs for the first time in two years and won their first postseason game in more than a decade.

This is a seasoned team, with several key players including senior infielder Josh Anderson and senior pitcher Patrick Monteverde.

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Alumni Update - Tricia Panos (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Moon Township, Pa. – The Robert Morris University track & field team opened its 2016 outdoor campaign this weekend by competing inPanos RMU the Wake Forest Open. It marks the ninth consecutive year the Colonials have opened their outdoor season with the meet in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Highlighting the meet for the Colonials was sophomore Tricia Panos, who earned bronze in the long jump thanks to a leap of 5.10 meters (16'8.75").

Panos, a Fox Chapel graduate, trailed only Karena Fulks of Marshall and Victoria Soeder of Duquesne, who posted leaps of 5.34 meters (17'6.25") and 5.31 meters (17'5.25"), respectively.

 

(photo courtesy of Robert Morris University)

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Wrestling: No surprise, another Mahon in Fox Chapel lineup

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Fox Chapel wrestler Mike Mahon. Read his story below.

After watching three brothers compete on the Fox Chapel High School wrestling team, it's no surprise that Mike Mahon is following in the footsteps of his brothers.

"Mike is the fourth of five brothers," Fox Chapel coach Ron Frank said. "My coaches and I have a saying, 'Thank goodness for Mrs. Mahon.' I've never had a family with five brothers before."

Mike Mahon is a 182-pound junior who has a 19-7 record.

"I started wrestling when I was 5 years old after watching my brothers wrestle," Mahon said. "We're all very competitive. We've had some pretty good battles at home and knocked over a lamp every once in a while."