TribLIVE

| Sports


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

Thomas Jefferson secures first place in section

TribLIVE Sports Videos

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 rfisher@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Polamalu made 1st-time captain; Roethlisberger named for offense
  2. Pirates notebook: Sanchez returns to Bucs in offensive slump
  3. Coping with Kids: Cool products for family road trips
  4. Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey looks to make most of chance
  5. Family of Children’s Hospital transplant baby urges feds to change cochlear implants policy
  6. Steelers formalize practice squad
  7. Steelers know fast start could be key to upcoming season
  8. Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade
  9. On border of Westmoreland, Fayette, Jacobs Creek section is sacred spot
  10. Police officer in Fayette County charged in apparent domestic dispute
  11. Scientists dismiss dire outlook for Western Pennsylvania winter weather
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.