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Thomas Jefferson grad wraps up impressive Penn State Fayette career

By Brian Knavish
Now a college senior at Penn State Fayette, Jake Bronder has been playing basketball since he was 8 years old. During that time, he’s come into ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL softball season
By Compiled By Bill Hartlep
Class AAAA Preseason top five Team 2014 record 1. Shaler 17-4 2. Canon-McMillan 18-5 3. Latrobe 17-6 4. Norwin 12-4 5. North Allegheny 16-5 Section favorites 1. Latrobe: After finishing third in the ...
Thomas Jefferson senior set to fulfill her dream in Carlow soccer program
By Ed Phillipps
For as long as she can remember, Thomas Jefferson senior Riley Walsh has dreamed of playing collegiate soccer. This fall, Walsh will have to ...
Thomas Jefferson product Holzer named section coach of the year
By Ed Phillipps
After the graduation of five starters among a total of seven seniors, prognosticating the Upper St. Clair boys’ basketball season for 2014-15 seemed to be ...
Thomas Jefferson softball team opens season as defending WPIAL Class AAA champion
By Ray Fisher
The 2014 softball season at Thomas Jefferson was one that won’t soon be forgotten. If ever. The Lady Jaguars won their first WPIAL softball title in school ...
Flinn, Devine ‘wins’ leaders for Thomas Jefferson wrestling team
By Ray Fisher
It was a banner 2014-15 season for the Thomas Jefferson wrestling program. It also had historic implications for the Jaguars. “We broke the school record with 18 wins, but came two matches short of my goal of (winning) 20 matches,” Rudy Nesbitt, Thomas Jefferson’s veteran head coach, said. “We also made the WPIAL ...
Hempfield hockey team bolts to big lead, tops Thomas Jefferson, 7-4
By Dave Mackall
After a nine-day layoff, the Hempfield hockey team didn’t miss a beat. The Spartans jumped on Thomas Jefferson for four first-period goals — two by freshman ...
Thomas Jefferson gymnasts ‘feel right at home’ at Premier
By Ed Phillipps
Megan Vanwormer remembers it well. In fact, it was the most memorable moment of her 2014-15 senior season when the gymnast stuck her final landing ...
Galiato wins all-around championship in youth division
By Ray Fisher
The Premier Gym and Cheer youth program sparkled at the Melanie Breitenstein Invitational held recently at Moon. Premier’s youth team, consisting of gymnasts in ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: South Allegheny’s Cody Jenkins, TJ’s Jennifer Hill
By Robert Stinner
Cody Jenkins School: South  Allegheny Year:   Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Jenkins won his first three matches in the consolation bracket of the ...
Kimmick’s hat trick leads Thomas Jefferson to victory
By Dave Mackall
If you like a lot of offense, you got it at Mt. Lebanon Ice Arena, where Thomas Jefferson outlasted South Fayette, 9-8, Monday night in a PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs preliminary-round game. A defensive struggle it wasn’t. But Thomas Jefferson’s defense came up big when it counted down the ...
Overtime takedown vaults McKeesport’s Ingram into WPIAL semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
Brandon Ingram wasn’t happy with his attacking on the first day of the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships, but he made up for it in ...
Thomas Jefferson’s Devine pins way to coveted section championship
By Ray Fisher
Dom Devine led the charge for the Thomas Jefferson wrestlers at the Section 2-AAA championships held Saturday at Ringgold. Devine, a junior who was the No. ...
McClellan Elementary phys ed teacher completes 300th marathon
By Jennifer Goga
Marie Bartoletti’s friends and fellow runners call her the “Energizer bunny” because she exhibits the same endless energy of the marketing mascot for Energizer batteries. ...
Thomas Jefferson’s Hill shatters 2 girls swim team records
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson junior Jennnifer Hill snapped two school records at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championships held last weekend at Pitt’s Trees Pool. Hill shattered the ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: Thomas Jefferson’s Dom Devine, Yough’s Jessica Cochran
By Robert Stinner
Dom Devine School: Thomas Jefferson Class: Junior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Devine (31-6) recorded two pins and a 10-4 victory over Justin Mansberry of ...
Thomas Jefferson hoopsters share season of highs and lows
By Ed Phillipps
The Thomas Jefferson boys’ and girls’ hoops squads shared a few similar traits this season. For starters, both relied on young and unproven players to jell ...
Thomas Jefferson part of WPIAL gymnastics expansion
By Ray Fisher
Two schools in the WPIAL are adding a gymnastics team to their athletic program in 2015-16. One is Thomas Jefferson High School; the second is West Allegheny. The WPIAL board of directors approved section alignments for winter sports in the 2015-16 school year earlier this week. As a result, Thomas Jefferson — ...
TJ youth wrestler repeats as Keystone League champion
By Tribune-Review
The Keystone League youth wrestling championships took place Sunday in Saltsburg. For one young wrestler from Jefferson Hills, it was a chance to repeat as a ...
Thomas Jefferson tight end lands scholarship with Alderson Broaddus
By Ed Phillipps
It wasn’t long ago when Corey Payne wondered if a recurring injury would prevent him from completing his high school football career at Thomas Jefferson. Payne ...
Thomas Jefferson PIHL all-star selection an anchor on defense
By Ed Phillipps
Michael Krieger is a team player, even when he is playing for an all-star team. The Thomas Jefferson junior defenseman was one of three players selected ...
West Mifflin pulls away from Thomas Jefferson for section title
By Dave Mackall
In a heated, season-long, three-team race, West Mifflin won the prize. Karlyn Garner scored 22 points, and Josh Long added 19 to lead the Titans to ...
Resilient Thomas Jefferson swimmer Airhart excited for future at Loyola
By Ray Fisher
Olivia Airhart’s story is one of valiant perseverance. The Thomas Jefferson senior has participated in a variety of sports activities since her grade school days. Prior to ...
Drone experiment produces Thomas Jefferson football highlight film
By Ed Phillipps
After a decade together creating the annual Thomas Jefferson football highlight tape, Steve Colditz and Scott Breisinger wanted to go above and beyond this season. ...
McCallister’s 14 points lead Steel Valley past Thomas Jefferson
By Dave Mackall
In a season of insidious confusion, Ryan McCallister has been a calming influence. The junior point guard for Steel Valley again showed that side of him ...

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