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The Fox Chapel Area Athletic Training Department in conjunction with UPMC Dr. Matthew Schaffer will be providing pre-participation physical exams, at no cost, for high school and middle school athletes’ participation in the SPRING sports season on the following dates/times:

Each year the Fuhrer family and the Fox Chapel Area Schools Sports Hall of Fame award a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 a year renewable for up to four years) to a Fox Chapel Area High School senior student-athlete. The Fuhrer Family Athletic Scholarship is granted based upon athletic achievement, high academic performance, and financial need.

Applications are available on the Fox Chapel Area Schools Sports Hall of Fame website at, and are due in the high school guidance office by March 31, 2017.


The Fox Chapel High School Varsity Softball Coaching Staff, along with our varsity softball players, will work with players ages 7-13, who are interested in learning and working on fundamental softball skills. ALL SKILL LEVELS, INCLUDING BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! Workshops start on Saturday, November 5, and continue until February 17. For more information click below to read the flyer.


If you know a Fox Chapel Area High School athlete or coach who demonstrates positivity and is an outstanding example for others, the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Program wants to know about him or her. Coaches, parents, teammates, and friends all are encouraged to submit nominations.

From now until March 31st, 2017, nominations will be accepted for interscholastic athletes and coaches in grades 9 through 12. The program defines positive athletes and coaches as individuals who best personify:

  • Optimism
  • Encouragement
  • Servant Leader
  • Heart For Others
  • Willingness To Admit Imperfections
  • Always Gives 100%
  • Puts Team First

Nominations should be submitted online


We are pleased to announce a new strength and conditioning program available to all high school interscholastic student athletes. The program is under the direction of Tim Schilcher, an experienced trainer who holds five certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also has experience in the field of physical therapy and has served as a personal trainer for 20 years. Coach Schilcher, who is assisted by Brandon Piefer, has developed specialized training for individual sports, and in some cases, specific positions. His overall goal is to help athletes safely reach their goals for optimal performance, while educating them about lifelong healthy habits.

For more information, click Strength and Conditioning page. You’ll find work out schedules, instructions for exercises, information about athletes’ nutritional requirements, and much more.

Here’s a schedule for Open Gyms at DMS in December and January as well as Tryouts in February:


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Tribune-Review High School Sports

High School sports headlines from the Tribune-Review

Erica Dietz | for the Tribune Review<br/>Ben Pollock and Kathleen Swartzwelder pose for a portrait in the doorway of the second floor of the Cheswick Christian Academy in Cheswick on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
Ben Pollock and Kathleen Swartzwelder share a few classes at Cheswick Christian Academy, with debate and math among them. The competitive nature that comes out ...
Posted: January 17, 2017, 4:45 am
Basketball Boys Monday’s results Nonsection Knoch 75, Indiana 58 Penn-Trafford at Altoona, ppd. Summit Academy 79, Yough 25 Winchester Thurston 64, Cheswick Christian Academy 41 ...
Posted: January 17, 2017, 4:06 am
Two of the top girls basketball teams in Class 3A faced off a Section 3 game Monday night, and Bishop Canevin showed why it’s the ...
Posted: January 17, 2017, 4:03 am
Christopher Horner  |  Tribune-Review<br/>Seneca Valley's Sam Owori keeps pace with Baldwin's Casey Conboy during the Tri-State Coaches Association cross country invitational varsity boys race Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at California University of Pennsylvania. Conboy finished the race in second place and Owori was third.
Baldwin senior Casey Conboy’s final four college choices were Duquesne, Notre Dame, American and Pitt. The 17-year-old Conboy decided to stay close to home and ...
Posted: January 17, 2017, 4:00 am