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West Mifflin hoping to spoil TJ’s perfect season

By Dave Mackall
The Jaguars are going for the kill. No. 3 Thomas Jefferson doesn’t expect to let up in the regular-season finale Friday night at home against …
WPIAL, coaches are still looking to schedule Week 9 rivalry games
By Bill West
When asked about the WPIAL’s efforts to schedule football rivals against each other in Week 9, executive director Tim O’Malley went right into an explanation …
Passionate approach on the pitch promotes success
By Ray Fisher
There are 11 players on a soccer field — normally two forwards, four midfielders, four defenders and one goalkeeper. The forwards, also known as attackers …
Thomas Jefferson grad gets chance to kick in ‘Big House’
By Brian Knavish
As the starting kicker on the Slippery Rock University football team, Mike Wainauskis is used to playing in front of less than 10,000 fans — …
Thomas Jefferson hockey program rebuilding with youth
By Ed Phillipps
Last season was a breakout one for the Thomas Jefferson ice hockey team. This season, the team will need to catch a few breaks. A senior-laden team a year ago, the Jaguars now rely on six freshmen as part of their varsity lineup. Gone are stalwarts like Zach Uhlyar, who …
Baldwin to host WPIAL girls volleyball finals
By Tribune-Review
Baldwin is the host site for the WPIAL girls’ volleyball championships this year. The finals will take place Nov. 1 for all three classifications. The Lady Highlanders, the Section 5-AAA champions this season, met Plum earlier this week in a first-round matchup at Baldwin. The Baldwin girls finished 12-0 in …
Daily News spotlight athletes: Serra Catholic’s Sam Almeter, TJ’s Allie Yurkovich
By Robert Stinner
Sam Almeter Class: Senior School: Serra Catholic Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Almeter helped the Eagles to a 13-5 overall record and a second-place finish …
Thomas Jefferson hockey program rebuilding with young players
By Ed Phillipps
Last season was a breakout one for the Thomas Jefferson hockey team. This season, the team will need to catch a few breaks. A senior-laden team a year ago, the Jaguars now rely on six freshmen as part of their varsity lineup. Gone are stalwarts such as Zach Uhlyar, who …
TJ keeper secures 1st round win
By Bill Hughes
Sometimes one player can be a thorn in the side of an opposing team. In Monday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round soccer match, the thorn for Ringgold was Thomas Jefferson keeper Colin Bucsok. Time and again, especially in the second half, the sophomore made save after save to help the 11th-seeded …
Thomas Jefferson beats Franklin Regional, remains undefeated
By Michael Love
Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Regional met in the playoffs four times between 2005 and 2012, and Jaguars coach Bill Cherpak said Friday’s nonconference game had …
TJ boys soccer ready for playoff opener after 6-year absence
By Dave Mackall
It has been six years since the venerable Doc Kulish last took a team to the WPIAL soccer playoffs. He’s glad to be back. Kulish, the longtime Thomas Jefferson boys coach who logged his 300th career victory this season, will take the 11th-seeded Jaguars (12-5-1) into a first-round game in …
Thomas Jefferson soccer squads prepping for playoffs
By Jennifer Goga
The Thomas Jefferson girls’ soccer team narrowly missed the WPIAL playoffs the past two years, but a 2-1 win last week over West Mifflin secured …
Thomas Jefferson senior looking forward to RMU volleyball career
By Ray Fisher
Volleyball notes, and more, from around the South Hills: Thomas Jefferson’s Allie Yurkovich, a senior outside hitter, is a Robert Morris University volleyball recruit. “I …
Thomas Jefferson grad stars on defensive line, and more, at Bethany
By Brian Knavish
Nick Greer is a senior defensive tackle for the Bethany College football team, and a quick glance at the team’s season statistics shows how productive …
Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Regional familiar opponents
By Ray Fisher
It’s not a conference game, but it’s one of the top matchups in Class AAA this season. Thomas Jefferson steps out of the Big Nine Conference at 7 p.m. Friday to visit Franklin Regional in a battle of top 10 opponents. “Thomas Jefferson is probably one of the top five …
Guinn at center of Thomas Jefferson’s tenacious offensive scheme
By Ed Phillipps
When the temperatures drop and the local gridirons feature more mud than grass, Thomas Jefferson’s Jacob Guinn will be in his glory — and out …
Jaguars’ defensive unit dialing up impressive numbers
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson hosts Uniontown and celebrates in its 2014 homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jaguar Stadium. The undefeated Jaguars have won 54 consecutive …
Now at IUP, Thomas Jefferson grad DeCicco eyeing possible NFL future
By Brian Knavish
College football has been quite a journey for Brock DeCicco. A journey that started close to home, led him across the country, and now has …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Thomas Jefferson’s Mahesh Dhaubhadel, Peters Township’s Maddi Santo
By Brian Graham
Mahesh Dhaubhadel School: Thomas Jefferson Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Dhaubhadel scored a pair of goals in the Jaguars’ 4-0 win over Section …
Seton-La Salle football team to play Friday at Baldwin Stadium
By Ray Fisher
Seton-La Salle will host East Allegheny in a Century Conference football clash Friday at Baldwin Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m, and tickets will be available at the gate. It will be youth night and pink-out night for the Rebels, who improved to 5-0 overall and in conference play last …
TJ girls barrelling toward WPIAL playoff quest
By Ray Fisher
The second half of the WPIAL girls’ volleyball section season tipped off last week, and the Thomas Jefferson Lady Jaguars picked up where they left …
Kulish notches 300th career victory
By Ray Fisher
Thomas Jefferson head coach Michael “Doc” Kulish achieved a career milestone Tuesday night at home against rival Elizabeth Forward. Kulish, who is in his 22nd …
Gorman: ‘Doc’ sitting on 300th win
By Kevin Gorman
Michael ‘Doc’ Kulish doesn’t count the two games he won as interim coach at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in the 1970s. But …
Kemp scores 5 touchdowns as Thomas Jefferson cruises past Trinity
By David Whipkey
Even though they were held to their lowest point total this season, Thomas Jefferson made it evident there are few schools in its class in Class AAA. Coach Bill Cherpak’s Jaguars made it clear Friday night at Trinity’s Hiller Field that they will be a force as the weather cools …
Area gridders have their favorites when it comes to teammates’ monikers
By Ray Fisher
We often hear how a particular football team is “like family,” whether at the high school, college or professional level. There are many family chores …

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