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Thomas Jefferson grad to continue rodeoing while studying nursing

Chasey Wain was a WPIAL Class AAA track and field finalist in two events last spring as a senior at Thomas Jefferson. Wain advanced to the ...

Road to WPIAL Class 4A championship goes through Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson won the WPIAL Class AAA championship last season with a tried and true winning formula: outstanding offense, dominating defense and solid special teams ...

HSFB position by position: Top safety Ford joins new team

Two of the WPIAL's best safeties have new surroundings. Paris Ford and Kenny Robinson, both talented Division I recruits, transferred schools since last football season. ...

HSFB preview by position: List of top offensive line recruits grows

As Central Catholic's left tackle on a state championship team, C.J. Thorpe has established himself among the top linemen in the WPIAL. But four others ...

Gorman: TJ has a star in Danielson

Devin Danielson belongs to elite company at Thomas Jefferson, joining former NFL players Tyler Reed and Lucas Nix as players who started for the Jaguars ...

WPIAL Class 4A breakdown: Lots of unknowns in redesigned 4A

Before they took the field against Apollo-Ridge last season, Sam Albert told his Highlands football players to enjoy the atmosphere. For those of his players ...

Thomas Jefferson riding high after WPIAL title

Thomas Jefferson enjoyed a magical season in 2015. The Jaguars, utilizing a "high-energy" attack, won the WPIAL Class AAA title with a 20-7 victory over Central ...

HSFB preview by position: Tight ends more than just blockers

In the WPIAL, many tight ends are more than just big bodies. Consider Franklin Regional's Simon Behr and Knoch's Mac Christy. Behr is 6-foot-4, ...

Lutz, Sestito return as leading scorers on Thomas Jefferson soccer teams

Did you know that: • The Thomas Jefferson boys' soccer team has eight seniors returning from last year's squad, which advanced to the WPIAL semifinals? ...

WPIAL Class 4A video preview: Thomas Jefferson ready to repeat 

Tribune-Review columnist Kevin Gorman and staff writer Andrew Erickson discuss the top teams, players and storylines for WPIAL Class 4A football. ...

Heat acclimatization propels teams to preseason camp

Since 2013, when it was first enacted by the PIAA, heat acclimatization has been the final step before the official start of preseason full-contact football ...

HSFB preview by position: Running backs target 5,000 yards

The 4,000-yard club remains special, but 5,000 yards quickly has become the new milestone in the WPIAL. Three of the WPIAL's top rushers, ...

Thomas Jefferson Youth Football riding wave of renewed enthusiasm

Football has been a source of pride for the West Jefferson School District and its surrounding communities for many years. But recent concerns about safety and ...

TJ's Zandier weighing his college football options

Don't blame college coaches for trying to catch a couple Z's in their recruiting process. Thomas Jefferson's Zane Zandier, aka "Double Z," is one of the ...

Thomas Jefferson gridders named to preseason all-star team

Did you know that: • Two Thomas Jefferson football players — Zane Zandier and Devin Danielson — recently were voted to the 2016 MSA Sports/Kennywood ...

Former Thomas Jefferson teammates enjoying college baseball success

Four former Thomas Jefferson baseball players, all 2014 graduates, have continued their careers in college, winning praise for their athletic and academic skills. Jake ...

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars compete in USA Football 7-on-7 event in Alabama

Did you know that: • Thomas Jefferson was one of 43 varsity-level football teams to be invited to compete last week in the inaugural USA ...

TJ wrestler Matta advances to national championships in North Dakota

Seventeen-year-old MacKenzie Matta of Jefferson Hills loves wrestling. Even though girls' wrestling struggles to gain popularity in Western Pennsylvania, Matta is committed to the sport. Instead ...

TJ's Dobranski humbled by 'positive athlete' honor

Jake Dobranski was an honored, and humbled, guest at the C Harper Positive Athlete Awards ceremony held last month at the Sen. John Heinz History ...

Four guys named Jake share space in South Hills limelight

This is a column about four guys with the same first name. • Jake Maxwell, a 6-foot, 200-pound senior lineman on the 2015 WPIAL Class ...

Pahanish receives Danscak scholarship in Thomas Jefferson football program

Braden Pahanish, a three-year starter on the Thomas Jefferson football team, concedes it's one of the highest honors he has received in his high school ...

Micklo caps her high school career at TJ as 'Elite 100' finalist

Amanda Micklo, a senior at Thomas Jefferson in 2015-16, was one of the "Elite 100" finalists in the Trib Total Media's Outstanding Young Citizen competition. TJ ...

Thomas Jefferson softball team's 2016 season ends in consolation round

The Thomas Jefferson softball team was hoping to advance to the WPIAL Class AAA finals again this season. The TJ girls, the 2014 WPIAL champions, fell ...

Thomas Jefferson athletes set to continue careers in college

Did you know that: e_SBlt Four Thomas Jefferson gridders — Adam Staudt (Clarion), Ryan Scanlon (John Carroll), Peter Metro (St. Vincent) and Braden Pahanish ...

Thomas Jefferson's Smith, Baldwin's Johnston enjoy experience at PIAA track and field championships

Two local athletes advanced to the PIAA track and field finals this year for the first time in their careers. Kayla Smith, a senior at Thomas ...


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