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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 ...

Baldwin's Johnston, TJ's Smith state medalists in field events

Two local athletes were medalists at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships held last weekend at Shippensburg University. Baldwin junior Dave Johnston secured seventh ...

Vlassich returns to coaching ranks at Thomas Jefferson

Longtime WPIAL girls' basketball coach George Vlassich spent the majority of last season living in California, while helping his daughter settle into a new home. ...

Mt. Pleasant upsets No. 1 Thomas Jefferson to reach WPIAL softball final

As a former standout softball pitcher, Mt. Pleasant coach Lauren Shaheen can relate to the sometimes-imposing view from the mound. You either have your good ...

Deer Lakes volleyball rolls past TJ

The remaining teams in the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball playoffs may want to move into the slow lane. No. 3 seed Deer Lakes is ...

Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball grabs section title

It has proven to be one of the stronger teams in boys' volleyball history at Thomas Jefferson. TJ clinched first place in Section 3-AA this ...

Thomas Jefferson rolls into WPIAL Class AAA softball playoffs as top seed

The Thomas Jefferson softball team — seeded No. 1 for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs — is well-stocked offensively, as the Lady Jaguars hit ...

Jefferson Hills youth wrestler places in national tournament

Hard work, sweat and extra time on the mat. That's what makes Bode Marlow special, according to his head coach. And the results of that hard ...

Wicks wraps up pair of late-season invitational titles

Did you know that: • Baldwin junior Jasmine Wicks was a double titlist at the 31st annual McDowell Invitational held recently in Erie? Wicks corralled ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL softball playoffs

Defending champion Hempfield The favorite In a three-team race, Shaler has the edge after splitting its season series with North Allegheny and edging Hempfield in ...

WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings

Hempfield was the only defending champion to earn a top seed Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its annual softball tournament. The Spartans (18-2) won ...

Brentwood, Pleasant Hills middle-schoolers shine at track meet

Two local athletes turned in dynamic performances recently at the Cal U Sports Management Studies middle school track and field invitational. A.J. McPherson and Molly Wagner ...

Trib Cup: Thomas Jefferson softball looking like 2014 title team

After winning the WPIAL championship in 2014, the Thomas Jefferson softball team failed to advance to the postseason last year. But this season, standing in first ...

Thomas Jefferson sophomore posts pair of wins in 800-meter event

The Thomas Jefferson girls' track team placed third at the Big South Invitational held last week at West Mifflin. The Lady Jaguars finished with 17 ...

Harlan: Thomas Jefferson's Zandier in no rush to switch positions

Thomas Jefferson junior Zane Zandier may switch positions eventually, but history tells him there's no reason to rush. So for now, he'll remain an ...

Flinn, Kalup propel Thomas Jefferson softball team into first place

Three area softball teams were in contention for WPIAL playoff berths last week at the halfway mark of their section schedule. Thomas Jefferson stood in first ...


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