By Ray Fisher
All four local girls’ basketball teams kicked off the final week of the regular season Monday with section victories.
The most impressive win was achieved by the Thomas Jefferson, which upset Brownsville — one of the top teams in Class AAA — by a final score of 50-45.
Brownsville (19-3, 9-3) went ...
TJ grads enjoy banner freshman volleyball seasons By Ray Fisher
Allie Yurkovich and Rachel Stover experienced both individual and team success as student-athletes in the Thomas Jefferson girls’ volleyball program.
Both graduated in 2015, and both ...
Learning process continues for Thomas Jefferson boys By Dave Mackall
As Thomas Jefferson was falling farther behind, coach Dom DeCicco yelled “timeout!”
Inside the huddle, he could be seen gesturing as he laid out some plans with the game stalled midway through the second quarter. Soon his players would break and head back onto the floor.
On the inbounds pass, the Jaguars ...
Daily News Dynamic 33 football all-star team By Dave Mackall
From a record-setting touchdown pass to an unpredictable winning streak, Daily News region schools again provided endless storylines during the 2015 high school football season.
TJ grad Schmidt excels in long-snapping role with Fighting Scots By Brian Knavish
Playing college football at any level is something few athletes get to experience.
Josh Schmidt recently completed his freshman season at Edinboro, and because of the position he played, his experience was even more rare than that of most collegiate gridders.
The Thomas Jefferson product was a long-snapping specialist with the Fighting ...
Thomas Jefferson swim team hoping to stay competitive despite low numbers By Jennifer Goga
The Thomas Jefferson swimming and diving teams consist of a dedicated group of high school athletes.
Swimming is a tough sport that can be grueling and difficult. At Thomas Jefferson, there is another big obstacle — the school has no pool.
Despite that disadvantage, the TJ program remains competitive under ...
Former colleague Stout to be missed in WJH community By George Wilson
This is a look at and tribute to Charles “Chuck” Stout from the perspective of an old friend, distant relative and colleague.
Growing up, we always referred to him as “Chickie” in Elrama and Floreffe. This also was true in our years of Little League, Pony League and Boy Scouts. He ...
Petruzzi starts out with lofty 20.6 ppg scoring average By Ray Fisher3:08 p.m.
Marina Petruzzi, one of three sophomores on the Thomas Jefferson girls’ basketball team, has been making some loud noise in the gym early this season.
The 5-foot-6 guard is averaging 20.6 ppg for the TJ girls, who lost a 58-48 section decision Monday to visiting Ringgold.
Petruzzi poured in a game-high 28 ...
Jefferson Hills native Natter to play in historic Army-Navy football game By Brian Knavish3:12 p.m.
This weekend, the eyes of the college football world — and those of the entire country — will turn to Philadelphia for one of the most historic, prestigious events in all of sports: the Army-Navy football game.
And a local product will be a part of it.
Jefferson Hills native Angelo Natter ...
Thomas Jefferson rally falls just short in PIAA quarterfinals By Tom Reisenweber
ERIE — Thomas Jefferson did its job and contained Cathedral Prep playmaker Ta’Nauaz Gregory.
Sophomore quarterback Joe Mischler, on two bad hamstrings, filled the void and helped the Ramblers make just enough plays to defeat the Jaguars, 28-21, on Friday in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal football game in front ...
Gorman: TJ has a star in Zandier By Kevin Gorman
Zane Zandier has played many starring roles for Thomas Jefferson this season, from wildcat quarterback to sure-handed receiver.
The one that helped the Jaguars win ...
WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field By George Guido
Saturday’s combined attendance of the four games at Heinz Field was 16,500.
Crowds were impacted by the steady drizzle, particularly for the first two games.
Last year’s crowd was 15,500 when the games were played on a Friday afternoon.
In 2013, 17,500 made their way to Heinz Field while 18,601 showed up ...