Contending for Gold

David Manelis, last year’s PIAA Class 3A diving runner-up, describes himself as a very outgoing person who enjoys talking to people. But when he approaches the diving board, it’s a totally different matter. That’s when his ability to maintain total focus on the moment sets in. “Mental toughness is definitely an important part of diving,”...
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The Year In Review 2018-2019

What a year it was for Fox Chapel Area High School sports! We had two individual PIAA AAA champions this year, freshman swimmer Zoe Skirboll and senior Robby Shymansky, in singles tennis. Their achievements are extraordinary considering Zoe’s win was the school’s first gold medal in swimming in 24 years, and Robby broke a Foxes’...
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College Recruits

The following Fox Chapel Area High School seniors have chosen to continue their academic and athletic endeavors in college.* Baseball TJ Johnston – Penn State-Behrend James Patterson – Pitt Johnstown Jonathan Simon – Case Western Reserve University Basketball Megan Friday – Case Western Reserve University Diving Jonah Cagley – Duke University Football Cole Waxter –...
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PIAA winning diver

Divers Manelis and Cagley Medal at States

After having a very consistent high school season and receiving great scores, David Manelis felt he could do well at the PIAA Class AAA diving championships that were held March 14-16 at Bucknell University. But he never envisioned how the competition would finally end up. David, a sophomore, earned the silver medal with a score...
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Another Golden Day for Jonah Cagley

The morning of the 2019 WPIAL Class AAA diving championships, Jonah Cagley started his day just like he would on any other Saturday. He slept in late, made himself an egg sandwich, and then started to watch the television show “How to Get Away With Murder,” while he rolled out his muscles and stretched. But,...
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