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Porter rocks and rolls through his senior year at Thomas Jefferson

By Ed Phillipps
Dylan Porter spent his senior year at Thomas Jefferson rocking, rolling and doing just about everything else in between His guitar solo in the key of A, not to mention some fancy fretwork taking place when he played part of it behind his back, won the talent show. The rolling part ...
South Hills tracksters advance to state finals at Shippensburg
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin track and field program ended up with four PIAA qualifiers at the WPIAL Class AAA championships held last week at Baldwin Stadium. The PIAA ...
Four South Hills athletes selected for baseball all-star showcase
By Ray Fisher
Four area senior athletes have been selected to play in this year’s WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association all-star doubleheader showcase. The doubleheader will be held June 7 ...
Baldwin, Thomas Jefferson tracksters advance to WPIAL Class AAA championship meet
By Ray Fisher
Several Baldwin athletes advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA individual track and field championships with first-pace finishes at last week’s Southern qualifier. Junior Kadin Hinish took ...
Bowers, Scheidter hit .534, .500 for Thomas Jefferson softball team
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson softball team won three of its final four games, but it wasn’t enough to secure a WPIAL Class AAA playoff berth. ...
Coholan connects for .458 batting average for Thomas Jefferson baseball team
By Ray Fisher
Eric Coholan had a dynamic senior season for the Thomas Jefferson baseball team. Coholan, a pitcher/outfielder, led the Jaguars offensively with a rock-solid .458 batting average ...
Thomas Jefferson senior track standout Johnson focusing on WPIAL meet
By Ed Phillipps
The usual time for an athlete to take a deep breath and exhale is during his or her competition. But Thomas Jefferson’s Jennifer Johnson breathed a ...
Area coaches adapt to adverse weather conditions
By Ray Fisher
The weather. It seems to be a sore subject every spring. And this year is no different as baseball and softball teams scramble to revise schedules ...
Thomas Jefferson softball products propel Tigers to region title
By Ed Phillipps
Local products Janelle Allison, Becca Bachman, Kyla Prickett and Rachel Battle are softball teammates this season. And regional champions. Allison, Bachman and Prickett were key members of ...
Thomas Jefferson pole-vaulters Roberts, Wain corral Big South Invitational titles
By Ed Phillipps
Tommy Roberts and Chasey Wain of Thomas Jefferson are the track team’s top pole vaulters, so they spend a lot of time together at practice ...
Former TJ wrestling coach pins down WPIAL Hall of Fame berth
By Ed Phillipps
When his old friends Jim Collins and Tom Evans pulled him aside and handed him an envelope at the WPIAL Class AA wrestling tournament, Howard Crawford had a bad feeling about it. Since 1985, Crawford had served on the WPIAL wrestling steering committee. Evans is president of the athletic directors executive committee, ...
Daily News Fabulous 15: Senior girls basketball players had special seasons
By Daily News Staff
Seniors dominated the 2015 Daily News Fabulous 15 girls basketball team. A total of 10 seniors were chosen, including three from WPIAL playoff team Elizabeth ...
Thomas Jefferson boys tennis team young with potential
By Jennifer Goga
The Thomas Jefferson boys’ tennis team is young this year, but according to veteran head coach Chuck Correll, they show a lot of potential. With just two seniors in the starting lineup, there are several underclassmen gaining valuable varsity experience for the Jaguars. Junior Jake Stock is in the No. 1 singles ...
Hinish heats up Baldwin track
By Ray Fisher
Kadin Hinish exploded into the 2015 outdoor track and field season. Hinish, a junior, led Baldwin with two individual wins along with one relay victory in ...
Daily News spotlight athletes: TJ’s Eric Coholan, West Mifflin’s Amber Cook
By Robert Stinner
Eric Coholan School: Thomas Jefferson Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Coholan recorded two strikeouts and only allowed one hit in five innings to ...
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 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 ...

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