Alumni News

Fox Chapel Golfer Gearing Up for New Level of Competition

By: Greg Macafee |Monday, June 22, 2020 | TRIB-LIVE Fox Chapel’s Scott Bitar was one of the top golfers in the WPIAL last season. Now, he’s looking forward to seeing how he stacks up against a different level of competition. Before he heads to Miami (Ohio) to play Division I golf in the fall, Bitar...
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FC Alum Quintin Wirginis still working for NFL chance

Brian Batko, December 26, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Now that college football’s postseason has been set and the NFL playoffs near, former Pitt middle linebacker Quintin Wirginis finds himself in some sort of no man’s land. Between a rock and a hard place, the rock being a collegiate tenure without a proper ending, the hard place...
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Coach Passes on Passion for Helping Others

There are only a couple of things that rival John Alerich’s love for football ­– his family and his passion for helping individuals with special needs. A 15-year assistant with the Fox Chapel Area football program, Coach Alerich’s players say he is tough, with high expectations both on the field and in the weight room,...
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Chance Meeting Reveals Bizarre Parallels

Some occurrences are so surreal that it’s mind-boggling to believe they are really true. Such was the case at a chance meeting at a local gym in Encinitas, California, more than 2,000 miles away from the Fox Chapel area. There, amid rigorous morning workouts, Nigel Paxton and Andrew Gottlieb had a happenstance encounter and discovered...
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Alum David Papich Working Within the Lines

When David Papich (second from right in photo) was a student at Fox Chapel Area High School, the former football and track scholar-athlete was known as quiet, highly-disciplined, and very methodical in his approach, whether it was on the field or off. Things haven’t changed much in that respect, other than Dave is a lot...
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