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New Carlow men’s basketball team mines local talent

By Ray Fisher
There’s a new kid on the block in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Carlow is fielding a men’s basketball team for the first time in …
TJ’s multi-sport athlete works hard to remain healthy
By Ray Fisher
Jake Benack maintains a busy, active lifestyle. Benack, a senior at Thomas Jefferson in 2013-14, was a four-year varsity letterman in golf and three-year letterman …
TJ’s Costy plays in all-star clash for the ages
By Brian Knavish
This was one he always will remember. Cole Costy played in some epic battles during his days as a member of Thomas Jefferson’s varsity football …
TJ senior caps high school career as WPIAL all-star
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson senior Jake Benack ended his high school athletic career with a sensational spring baseball season. A two-year starter at second base, Benack led …
Lady Jaguars’ long journey leads to WPIAL Class AAA title
By Ray Fisher
It began with spring training in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and developed into one of the greatest softball seasons in school history. Thomas Jefferson’s softball team …
TJ product Haberstock enters Mercyhurst’s hall of fame
By Brian Knavish
“It’s been 20 some years, and I can still see him in the weight room, pushing himself, doing that little extra. He was a special …
Thomas Jefferson’s Karcher named Daily News Softball Coach of the Year
By Dave Mackall
Since her childhood days, Heidi Karcher has known the demands of success. Her dad, a semipro football player for the old Scranton Eagles, wouldn’t let …
DeCicco gets one more shot to chase NFL dream
By Mark Kaboly
All Dom DeCicco wanted was a chance. If one chance meant a last chance, then he was just fine with that. But reserve linebackers and …
Late homer seals Greensburg Salem’s PIAA victory over Thomas Jefferson
By Dave Mackall
Greensburg Salem senior Madison Hantz wound up giving herself an early graduation present Thursday, and it’s likely she would have shared it with her teammates …
TJ tennis coach’s 2014 season a global experience
By Jennifer Goga
Thomas Jefferson’s longtime tennis coach Chuck Correll guided the Jaguars to another winning season and a tie for the section title with Keystone Oaks this …
TJ girls win school’s first WPIAL softball title
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson won its first WPIAL softball championship in school history with its 5-3 win last week against Mars. The Lady Jaguars defeated Mars in …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Steel Valley’s Bryce Varhola, Thomas Jefferson’s Kyla Prickett
By Robert Stinner
Bryce Varhola School: Steel Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Varhola had a game-tying, two-out, full-count hit to keep the Ironmen alive in …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Ambridge’s Aaron Mueller, TJ’s Kyla Prickett
By Brian Graham
Aaron Mueller School: Ambridge Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Mueller was a factor in the Bridgers’ victories over Cochranton, 3-0, in the PIAA …
Thomas Jefferson softball team rallies to best Bellefonte in PIAA opener
By Mark Kaboly
Thomas Jefferson coach Heidi Karcher is a fiery individual. So, when the recently crowned Class AAA champs botched a couple of routine plays in the top of the first inning, which led to a 3-0 deficit during Monday’s first-round state playoff game against Bellefonte, the reaction from Karcher was predictable. …
3 area teams begin quest for PIAA glory Monday
By Dave Mackall
Steel Valley backed up its lofty preseason talk by winning its first WPIAL baseball championship last week, and the Ironmen want more. Coach Tim Vickers …
Local softball teams readying for PIAAs
By Paul Schofield
Latrobe softball coach Alexa Bryson knows about big games. The first-year coach pitched Latrobe to WPIAL Class AAAA titles in 2007 and ’08 and to the PIAA championship game during those seasons. She also spent four seasons pitching at Robert Morris. Now she is coaching the Wildcats in the state …
Thomas Jefferson edges Mars in 9-inning thriller
By Dave Mackall
On a night full of excitement for the Thomas Jefferson softball team, Lacie Lautner stayed calm. Lautner outdueled Niki Schlegel in a battle of sophomore …
Vikings appear to be ‘perfect fit’ for TJ product DeCicco
By Brian Knavish
Dom DeCicco called it the “perfect fit.” DeCicco, a Thomas Jefferson High School grad and Pitt product, last week signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were searching for reserve linebackers with pass coverage abilities who could also be special teams contributors. That description fit DeCicco perfectly. He was invited …
Seniors spur Thomas Jefferson boys’ volleyball team to banner season
By Ray Fisher 9:33 a.m.
The Thomas Jefferson boys’ volleyball team enjoyed a highly successful 2014 season — thanks in large part to the efforts of a strong group of …
Daily News spotlight athletes
By Robert Stinner
Zach Fodor Year: Senior School: West Mifflin Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Fodor came in to close the Titans’ (14-4) 4-3 victory over Section 4-AAA …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships
By Compiled By Jason Mackey 2:25 p.m.
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Shaler 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-3) Coach: Michele Moeller No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Linda Rush SS So. 34 Brittney Crawford LF Fr. 13 Abby McCartney CF Jr. 8 Olivia …
Much-improved Thomas Jefferson softball team plays for WPIAL title
By Dave Mackall 2:26 p.m.
It took a season of teaching and learning for the Thomas Jefferson softball team to find its way back to the WPIAL playoffs. Oh, what …
Late homer ignites Thomas Jefferson in upset of defending champ Greensburg Salem
By Jason Mackey
Kyla Prickett might not have felt the ball hit her bat. But her leadoff solo home run in the seventh inning of a WPIAL Class …
Baldwin senior Smorey wins WPIAL javelin event
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior Luke Smorey was not going to be denied winning a second consecutive WPIAL championship. Not an all-day rain, wet turf or chilly weather …
Thomas Jefferson dual-sport standout named MVP in boys volleyball
By Ed Phillipps
Thomas Jefferson’s Luke Good is a dual-sport athlete, but if you ask his coaches about him they will give the same response. He might have …

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