Golf: Fox Chapel duo qualifies for PIAA final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Fox Chapel Anthony Cordaro, who won the WPIAL Class AAA boys championship earlier this month at Latrobe Country Club, placed second this past Tuesday at the PIAA Class AAA Boys Western Regional at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville with a 2-over-par round of 74.

Cordaro will play in the PIAA Class AAA Boys Championship that begins Monday and concludes Tuesday at York's Heritage Hills Resort. Joining him in the 36-hole event is senior teammate Mike Gerger, who grabbed the final qualifying spot in 12th place with a 9-over-par round of 81.

Cordaro and Gerger were the only North-area golfers to qualify for the state championship event. Hampton sophomore Ben Huber missed the cut by two strokes. Pine-Richland junior Chris Rust was one stroke behind Huber.


Girls Soccer: Fox Chapel revs it up for playoff run

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Fox Chapel girls soccer team.

"Coaching at nearby North Hills for the previous 12 seasons, incoming Fox Chapel girls soccer coach Pete Torres knew about the Foxes program.

"I knew the program was quality," Torres said. "You see how much success they were having."

Torres wanted to limit his preconceived notions about the team at just that.

"I wanted them to prove to me what they could do," Torres said."



Alumni Update - Jordan Alfery (Grove City)

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Jordan Alfery shot a 75 at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on October 8, earning medalist honors. He helped Grove City take secondAlfery GC overall in the team standings.

The Fox Chapel graduate earned PAC Co-Golfer of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Boys Golf: Fox Chapel's Cordaro wins WPIAL Class AAA title in playoff

Written by Joe Koch on .

Fox Chapel High sophomore Anthony Cordaro got the thrill of a lifetime when he got to meet golfing legend Arnold Palmer after etching his own name into the record books at the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Individual Golf Championship at Thursday Latrobe Country Club.

After he and Indiana junior Kyle Grube completed 18 holes with matching 5-over-par rounds of 77, Cordaro won the championship in a one-hole playoff. Thus, Cordaro joins an illustrious group of WPIAL champions that includes Palmer who won WPIAL individual titles in 1946 and 1947.

Cordaro's winning effort qualifies him for the PIAA Western Regional where he and 13 other qualifiers will compete on Oct. 14 at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville. The top finishers in that event advance to the PIAA Class AAA championships Oct. 20-21 at Heritage Hills Resort in York.


Girls Tennis: North Feature Athlete – Fox Chapel’s Amanda Nord

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Name: Amanda Nord
School: Fox Chapel
Grade: 9
Sport: Tennis

Background: Nord will play for the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship today with teammate Laurel Shymansky, who is the defending doubles state champion. Nord and Shymansky advanced to the final by beating Peters Township’s Jenn Holcombe and Megan Hixon, 6-2, 6-0. Nord is also Fox Chapel’s No. 2 singles player and qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament, which was played two weeks ago.

Fox Chapel junior Laurel Shymansky: “Amanda is really aggressive and good at volleys. She has really good hands at the net, so I expect her to poach a lot.