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Senior student-athletes can now apply for First Commonwealth Bank’s “Time to be First scholarships.” Twenty individuals from throughout the WPIAL will be selected to receive $1,000 each based upon their descriptions of why it is their time to be first in academics, athletics, and community.

For more information, log onto The link to download an application is https://www.fcbanking.combanking/personal/TTBF-Application.html.

The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017.

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.


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.

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Tribune-Review High School Sports

High School sports headlines from the Tribune-Review

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review<br/>St. Joseph's Alex Jones takes a 3-pointer over Quigley Catholic' Marisa Metropolos during second round A girls WPIAL playoff action Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School.
Finally. After coming up short in three previous playoff outings against Quigley Catholic, St. Joseph made enough plays down the stretch to record a 69-65 ...
Posted: February 25, 2017, 4:09 am
Erica Dietz | for the Tribune Review<br/>Saint Joseph's Vincenzo Schiano diCola runs the ball past Cheswick Christian Academy's Jimmy Bozzarelli during the basketball game at Saint Joseph High School on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.
Like an annual vacation spot, Cheswick Christian’s boys basketball team is becoming intimately familiar with the Southwestern Christian Athletic Conference championship game. Lest the Chargers ...
Posted: February 25, 2017, 4:03 am
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review<br/>Valley's David Schuffert wrestles Southern Huntingdon's Nick Winfield in a 285-lb bout during the PIAA Southwest Regional Wrestling tournament at IUP's Kovalchick Center in Indiana, Pa. on Friday Feb. 24, 2017.
INDIANA — For Burrell senior Dillan Jeffrey, it was now or never. Jeffrey never had qualified for the PIAA wrestling tournament during his high school ...
Posted: February 25, 2017, 4:03 am
The Penn Hills indoor track team was represented by a trio of athletes at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state indoor championship last ...
Posted: February 25, 2017, 4:00 am