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TJ’s Grassi, Risley planning to embark on engineering careers

By Jennifer Goga
Tim Grassi and Paige Risely, both of Jefferson Hills, were among the top scholars who graduated recently from Thomas Jefferson High School. Grassi was valedictorian and ...
Thomas Jefferson gridders continuing careers at collegiate level
By Ray Fisher
Several senior members of the Thomas Jefferson football team in 2014-15 are planning to continue their careers in college. “They were an excellent group who ...
A little rain doesn’t dampen football campers’ enthusiasm
By Ray Fisher
The campers at the Football Camp for the Stars program were not going to let a little rain put a damper on their games. For the ...
Brentwood’s Warner, TJ’s Crawford recognized for their accomplishments, dedication
By Ray Fisher
Two men with local ties — Dave Warner (Brentwood) and Howard Crawford (Thomas Jefferson) — recently were inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Warner, the first-ever WPIAL Hall of Fame inductee at Brentwood, was honored for his coaching career in girls’ basketball and cross country. “Dave was a ...
Brentwood’s Warner welcomes induction into WPIAL Hall of Fame
By Ray Fisher
It was most appropriate that Dave Warner was the first person from Brentwood High School to be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Warner, ...
Thomas Jefferson to host ‘Football Camp for the Stars’
By Ray Fisher
The “Camp for the Stars” summer football program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 18 and 19 at Thomas Jefferson Stadium. Football Camp ...
Outlaws softball team to travel to Colorado for national tournament
By Ray Fisher
The Ohio Outlaws are taking their game to the next level. The fast-pitch softball team will participate in the Independence Day national tournament to be held ...
Thomas Jefferson grad breaks new ground with Gannon cheer team
By Jennifer Goga
Robert Sexton started cheering competitively shortly after his younger sister, Annsley, joined a gym near Atlanta, where the family lived at the time. Now, just three ...
Former Thomas Jefferson soccer star Costanzo to run PSA summer camp programs
By Ray Fisher
Pittsburgh Soccer Academy’s youth summer camp program will take place at three sites again in 2015, including Maize Field in Pleasant Hills. The camps are set up for players ages 5 to 13, and directed by Rich Costanzo, a Thomas Jefferson graduate and former Pittsburgh Riverhounds player. “We have ...
Thomas Jefferson freshman lauded as MVP in bowling section play
By Ray Fisher
Liz Brock made an immediate impact in the WPIBL in 2014-15. The Thomas Jefferson freshman was named female MVP in Section 9, which consisted ...
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 ...

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