| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Thomas Jefferson secures first place in section

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Top high school sports
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 9:29 p.m.

The Thomas Jefferson girls' varsity volleyball team wrapped up in the first half of the Section 7-AA season with an unblemished record.

The Lady Jaguars stood in first place in the section standings with a 6-0 record — ahead of the likes of Elizabeth Forward (5-1), West Mifflin (4-2), Southmoreland (2-4), Yough (2-4), Belle Vernon (1-5) and South Allegheny (1-5).

The local squad shut out every section opponent except Elizabeth Forward.

Thomas Jefferson's starting lineup this year includes junior setter Mariah Schrum; middle hitters Renee Miller, a junior, and Rachel Stover, a sophomore; outside hitters Lexi German and Jessica Albrecht, both juniors; opposite hitter Jessica Hinkle, a senior; and libero Allie Yurkovich, a sophomore.

The starting back row specialists are Ashley Kohley, a senior, and Katheryn Rotthoff, a junior.


The Brentwood girls' volleyball team, meanwhile, held onto third place in Section 2-A at the halfway point of the 2012 season.

Serra Catholic led the standings in the section with a perfect 6-0 record, followed by Vincentian (5-1), Brentwood (4-2), North Catholic (3-3), Sto-Rox (2-4), Wilkinsburg (1-5) and Neighborhood Academy (0-6).

Brentwood's starting lineup includes senior Victoria Healy and junior Brooke McWilliams, at the setter position; outside hitters Mara Eisenbarth, a senior, and Alexandra Gibbons, a junior; middle hitters Tammi Hilburn, a junior, and Katelyn McNamara, a sophomore; plus defensive specialists Tammy Garcia and Annie Harding, a both juniors, and Christina Cranmer, a senior.


Turning to the Class AA division, there was a three-way tie atop the Section 6 standings at the halfway point of the season.

Seton-La Salle was one of the three first-place teams, as the Lady Rebels, South Fayette and South Park all were 4-1, ahead of Keystone Oaks (2-3), Steel Valley (1-4) and East Allegheny (0-5).

Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5820 or

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Web-savvy terrorists have success luring U.S. recruits with social media
  2. North Side toymaker Digital Dream Labs starts strong in 1st holiday season
  3. Mt. Pleasant Area School Board puts limit on taxes for 2016-17
  4. Pirates showing interest in starting pitcher Masterson
  5. Stylish, inexpensive dress takes television newsrooms by storm
  6. Pitt’s surge goes for naught as No. 11 Purdue prevails
  7. Automakers feast on deals in November
  8. Express Scripts to offer alternative to $750 toxoplasmosis medication
  9. Overseas data, financial shares lead stocks to strong December start
  10. Perryopolis, Perry Township communities talk ambulance woes
  11. Monessen Civic Center to host ‘Christmas Show’