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Connellsville wrestling tunes up for duals by routing Thomas Jefferson

By Jason Black
The members of the Connellsville wrestling team will have a full day of action Saturday at the Franklin Regional Duals. The Falcons are guaranteed to face ...
Thomas Jefferson wrestling squad looking strong in early going
By Brian Knavish
As the high school wrestling season gets under way, Thomas Jefferson head coach Rudy Nesbitt is not shy about the lofty goals he has for his Jaguars. After all, the veteran coach sees, first-hand, the type of talent he has on the 2014-15 varsity team roster. “We’ve got a pretty good crew ...
Thomas Jefferson swim team energized by sweeps at Canon-McMillan
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson swept the top three places in four events in dual-meet action at Canon-McMillan earlier this week. The TJ trio of junior David Etzi, sophomore Josef Raszewski and senior Josh Francis took first, second and third place in the boys’ one-meter diving event. TJ backstroke specialists — sophomore Shannon Gallagher, freshman ...
Jaguars to defend section crown with new starting lineup in 2014-15
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson boys’ basketball team won a school-record 23 games last season and compiled a 40-12 overall record the past two years. Led by a ...
Thomas Jefferson grad Dawson honored to be named to PAC’s ‘all-time best’ football team
By Brian Knavish
For six decades, countless football players have taken the field on autumn Saturdays to play college football for the various institutions that make up the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. There have been great teams and amazing plays, dramatic wins and heart-breaking defeats. Memories have been forged, and footbal legends have been immortalized. At ...
Thomas Jefferson girls bring hard-nosed play, intangibles to the court
By Kevin Lohman
Heading into his second season as coach of the Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team, Phil Shar welcomes back 13 players from last season’s WPIAL Class ...
Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team has high expectations
By Kevin Lohman
Coming off back-to-back Section 4-AAA titles, Thomas Jefferson’s boys basketball team’s quest to win a third straight title this season will hinge on a lineup ...
Thomas Jefferson grads competing with new Carlow men’s basketball team
By Ray Fisher
The Carlow University men’s basketball team enjoyed a winning debut last week. By the slimmest of margins. The Celtics edged Penn State Greater Allegheny, 68-67, on the ...
Thomas Jefferson’s top all-time soccer players recognized
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson head coach Michael “Doc” Kulish achieved a career milestone this past season. Kulish, who has coached the Jaguars for 22 years, posted his 300th ...
Thomas Jefferson gridders post 3rd straight 11-1 record
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson football team won its ninth consecutive conference championship in 2014, and 14th in the past 15 seasons. The Jaguars also posted their third ...
Five Thomas Jefferson soccer players named first-team all-section
By Ray Fisher
Five members of the Thomas Jefferson boys’ and girls’ soccer programs have been named first-team all-section. Seniors Mahesh Dhaubhadel and Matt Wardlaw and junior Matt Prezioso ...
Thomas Jefferson girls’ volleyball team flourishing
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson girls’ volleyball team chalked up one of the greatest seasons in school history. Thomas Jefferson finished as the WPIAL Class AA runner-up in ...
Pleasant Hills sports performance training facility undergoes expansion, renovations
By Tribune-Review
Strength, Fitness and Speed in Pleasant Hills has been undergoing renovations and improvements while doubling its size in the Hosmer Supply Industrial Park. The current 2,400 square-foot training room will be connected to a new 2,400 square foot facility, creating a permanent home for a basketball hoop and baseball batting cage. A ...
Dominant running game helps West Allegheny to lopsided victory over Thomas Jefferson
By Chris Harlan
Lopsided scores dotted Thomas Jefferson’s season schedule. But none were like this. For the first time in coach Bill Cherpak’s memory, his Jaguars were blown ...
Undefeated Thomas Jefferson braces for familiar foe in WPIAL semifinals
By Chris Harlan
Bill Cherpak didn’t plan to feature a one-dimensional offense, but there just wasn’t any reason to throw. With a solid offensive line and some physical runners, ...
WPIAL Class AAA semifinal capsule: West Allegheny vs. Thomas Jefferson
By Chris Harlan
class AAA Semifinal No. 2 Thomas Jefferson (11-0) vs. No. 3 West Allegheny (10-1)   7:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel Park Bill Cherpak didn’t ...
Crousey considered a ‘player’s coach’ in Thomas Jefferson hockey program
By Ed Phillipps
Bill Crousey never set out to be a hockey coach, but the job always seemed to find him. “Basically, I have never signed up to coach ...
Jaguars enter ‘Final Four’ territory in WPIAL Class AAA football
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson and West Allegheny will clash Friday in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinal round at Bethel Park High School Stadium. The opening kickoff is set ...
Thomas Jefferson grad Giansante eyes a title in senior season at New Hampshire
By Brian Knavish
He can’t believe it’s coming to an end. Saturday is the date for the final home game of the regular season for the University of New ...
Moran a motivational force as ultimate ‘team player’ at Thomas Jefferson
By Ed Phillipps
Now that the Thomas Jefferson volleyball season is over, Madison Moran may have to go shopping. For the past month, Moran and her teammates had been ...
Thomas Jefferson’s ground game conquers Mars, 28-13
By Mark Kaboly
Austin Kemp meets with Bill Cherpak at his house every week to put together a play sheet and talk strategy for that night’s game. The get-together ...
Daily News Q&A: Thomas Jefferson’s Braden Pahanish
By Dave Mackall
Giavanni Ruffin, meet Braden Pahanish. Pahanish, a junior running back/linebacker at Thomas Jefferson, said if he could pick one athlete he admires the most, it would ...
Undefeated TJ prepares for Mars’ ‘very concerning’ ground game
By Dave Mackall
There’s little history between the football programs at Thomas Jefferson and Mars, yet there’s one thing they will be sure to have in common when ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
Thomas Jefferson hurler holding fast-pitch softball clinic next month
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson softball team won the WPIAL Class AA championship last spring, defeating Mars, 5-3, in nine innings in the title game. The 2014 season ...

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