Fall Sports in Review

Regardless of each team’s record this season, the fall signified a huge cumulative victory. Beginning with preseason in the summer, and then into the fall games, there was not a single team that had to forego or forfeit a competition due COVID-19. However, this success was due to the efforts of many people, starting with...
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Deal, Slezak Named PIAA Coaches of the Year

Boys golf coach Bryan Deal and girls tennis coach Alex Slezak have both been named a PIAA Coach of the Year for 2019-2020. Both men led their teams to state championships last season. Bryan has coached the boys golf team for nine years. Last season, the group won the PIAA Class 3A team championship for...
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Aidan Oehrle Focused, Ready for PIAA Championships

When Aidan Oehrle got to the 18th hole at the October 6 WPIAL Class 3A individual golf championships, the senior knew he had to give it his all. If he didn’t, he might land on the bubble of qualifiers, or even worse, miss out on his last chance ever to qualify for the PIAA tournament....
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Boys Golf Surprises Some Opponents with Young Talent

Bryan Deal figured this would be a year when he would need to rebuild his boys golf team. After all, everyone but one player from last year’s state championship team had graduated, and his starting lineup was untested on varsity, although they had gone undefeated last season as junior varsity players. However, Coach Deal’s anticipation...
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Fox Chapel’s Deal a big deal as champion coach

BY MIKE WHITE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, August 14, 2020 Nine years ago, it was the new Deal. After more than three decades on the high school and major-college level, Bryan Deal gave up football coaching, stepping down at Fox Chapel High School. He went cold turkey, giving up something he had done for almost two-thirds of...
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