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TJ boys volleyball still finding room to grow

By Justin Criado
In his four years of starting for Thomas Jefferson, setter Luke Good has seen it all, but he said this year’s team is a different …
Thomas Jefferson senior a multi-faceted, fun-loving student-athlete
By Ray Fisher
Tori Cotter enjoys this emcee-ing business. Cotter, a multi-talented senior student-athlete at Thomas Jefferson, served as co-emcee at the 24th annual talent show recently held …
Pancoast an ‘honored’ award recipient
By Justin Criado
Keith Pancoast admits he wasn’t much of an athlete growing up, and didn’t really have an interest in coaching track when he started teaching in …
Elizabeth Forward pitcher Turek sparkles late, shuts down TJ
By Mark Kaboly
Following the third consecutive hit of the second inning, the fifth out of the first eight batters of Tuesday’s Section 4-AAA showdown against rival Elizabeth …
Trib Cup: Thomas Jefferson softball working toward turnaround season
By Brian Graham
In just over 12 months the Thomas Jefferson softball team has produced varying results that reflect opposite extremes of how a season can unfold. Last season, the Jaguars finished last in the section with just two wins under first-year head coach Heidi Karcher. At the start of the 2014 campaign, …
Good sets early tone for Thomas Jefferson’s netters
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson’s boys’ volleyball program has a ton of playing experience among its varsity team members this season. Head coach Frank Staffen welcomed nine returning …
Minous, TJ relayers sparkle at season-opening invitational
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson senior Byron Minous stepped immediately to the forefront at the 10th annual South Hills Classic held Saturday at Baldwin Stadium. Minous, a fourth-year …
South Park takes advantage of miscues, gets timely hits in win over Thomas Jefferson
By Mark Kaboly
South Park baseball coach Steve Bucci quickly came to the realization that his team was going to need some help if it was going to …
TJ senior Scharbo named Daily News boys basketball player of year
By Mark Kaboly
For the first 20 games of Charlie Scharbo’s junior season, he sat on the bench and watched. Sure, Scharbo got the occasional “garbage time” at …
TJ’s Dom DeCicco named 2013-14 Daily News Coach of the Year
By Mark Kaboly
When Dom DeCicco looks back on it now, the list of achievements that his basketball team was able to accomplish this season was a bit …
TJ freshman wins girls’ state wrestling title, seeking much more
By Brian Knavish
When you hear about a successful scholastic wrestler, what adjectives come to mind? Probably words like athletic, lean and competitive. What about female? While wrestling …
TJ hoopsters string together highly successful two-year run
By Ray Fisher
The senior members of the Thomas Jefferson boys’ basketball program helped string together highly successful back-to-back seasons at the WPIAL Class AAA level. The Jaguars won a school-record 23 games this season, and compiled a 40-12 overall record the past two years. Led by a strong senior class — there …
Roundball Classic rosters loaded with Daily News area players
By Staff Reports
The Roundball Classic All-Star basketball game will have a distinct local flavor this year. Six girls and seven boys have been selected to take part in the annual event scheduled for April 12 at Geneva College. Thomas Jefferson’s Charlie Scharbo, Steel Valley’s Ajan Smith, Elizabeth Forward’s Jaquaun Davidson and West …
Daily News Fabulous 15: Local boys basketball blessed with versatile stars
By Mark Kaboly
You had big guys. You had guys who could shoot lights-out. You had guys who could take it from one end of the court to …
Shortstop McHugh, Thomas Jefferson striving for banner 2014 campaign
By Justin Criado
When Thomas Jefferson shortstop Joe McHugh talks about goals for his senior season, it’s pretty simple: win it all. “Personal goals, I haven’t really set …
Senior catcher looks to lead Thomas Jefferson into playoff contention
By Justin Criado
No one on the Thomas Jefferson softball team wanted last season to play out the way it did. The Lady Jaguars finished with a 3-12 …
Thomas Jefferson falls short in Penguins Cup title game
By Mark Kaboly
Sure, Thomas Jefferson was well aware of losing seven consecutive games to Quaker Valley heading into Monday’s Penguins Cup Class A championship game. But the …
Quaker Valley wins 3rd straight Penguins Cup title
By Mark Kaboly
It started just the way Bill Crousey wanted. And, in hindsight, the same can be said for Kevin Quinn. Thomas Jefferson’s Tommy Kimmick powered a …
Class AAA rivals Bethel Park, Peters Twp. set for rubber match
By Gary Horvath
Although Bethel Park coach Jim McVay and Peters Township coach Rick Tingle are good friends off the ice, they don’t seem to agree on much …
TJ ready to take on Quakers for championship
By Mark Kaboly
Zach Uhlyar isn’t going to be overwhelmed by Consol Energy Center. After all, the Thomas Jefferson senior captain has taken a couple of laps around …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Thomas Jefferson’s Jason Horan, Elizabeth Forward’s Olivia Barkley
By Robert Stinner
Jason Horan Year: Senior School: Thomas Jefferson Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Horan scored 14 points in a 72-66 victory over Erie East in the …
Central Valley battles past TJ
By Mark Kaboly
And Thomas Jefferson thought the way it lost to Central Valley in the WPIAL semifinals two weeks ago was a difficult one to take? Tuesday’s …
Thomas Jefferson, Central Valley prepare for rematch
By Dave Mackall
The best preparation for Central Valley and Thomas Jefferson might have been their in-house scrimmages leading up to Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA boys basketball playoff …
TJ beats Mars to advance to Penguins Cup final
By Mark Kaboly
Bill Crousey has been preaching defense all season. Even after Thomas Jefferson peppered an undermanned Mars team during a January game, Crousey harped on the …
PIHL semifinals roundup: Quaker Valley rallies to beat Freeport in final second
By Matt Grubba  and Mark Kaboly
Quaker Valley’s defense of its Penguins Cup title continues after a remarkable last-minute escape. The Quakers scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the …

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