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Thomas Jefferson girls soccer team shooting for 3rd consecutive playoff berth

Melissa Allan is in her fifth year at the helm of the Thomas Jefferson girls' soccer team. And, though she's happy with the progress the program ...

Thomas Jefferson teams enjoy early season success

"We're No. 1!" That's a popular cheer/chant heard from fans at many area sporting events. At Thomas Jefferson, it's a reality. And it's threefold. Three TJ teams — football, ...

TJ's Rossi, Wagner finish 1-2 at sectional qualifier at Cedarbrook

Thomas Jefferson's Adam Rossi and Zach Wagner finished one-two at their sectional qualifier Monday at Cedarbrook. Rossi, a junior, and Wagner, a senior, carded scores of ...

Week 3's don't-miss matchups

Southeastern (6A) 5-6A Bethel Park (1-1, 1-0) at Norwin (2-1, 1-0) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The teams, who each earned victories last week, play for the ...

Pitt-Penn State rivalry provides a boost for high school football

When Pitt and Penn State renewed a rivalry Saturday after a 16-year hiatus, the game created a lot of interest and excitement throughout the state. And ...

Birch, Yurkovich team leaders for Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball program

The Thomas Jefferson girls' volleyball team has talent and athleticism. Two integral players on this year's squad — Katie Birch and Morgan Yurkovich — were WPIAL ...

Thomas Jefferson football team gets off to big start; Baldwin boots Hampton

Week 2 highlights, and notes, from the local high school football season: The number — 49 — jumps out at you. Thomas Jefferson rang up what ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 2

Allegheny 9 (5A) 4-5A West Allegheny (1-0, 1-0) at North Hills (1-1, 0-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: West Allegheny looks to stay among the Allegheny ...

Breisinger Award not just about Thomas Jefferson football

George Wilson is a former Thomas Jefferson football coach and teacher. He is a lifelong Jefferson Hills resident. And he also is known in local circles ...

Thomas Jefferson boys soccer team expected to make a run at title

High expectations are surrounding the Thomas Jefferson boys' soccer team. The Jaguars, who advanced to the WPIAL Class AA semifinal round last year, were ranked No. ...

Thomas Jefferson grad to continue rodeoing while studying nursing

Chasey Wain was a WPIAL Class AAA track and field finalist in two events last spring as a senior at Thomas Jefferson. Wain advanced to the ...

Road to WPIAL Class 4A championship goes through Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson won the WPIAL Class AAA championship last season with a tried and true winning formula: outstanding offense, dominating defense and solid special teams ...

HSFB position by position: Top safety Ford joins new team

Two of the WPIAL's best safeties have new surroundings. Paris Ford and Kenny Robinson, both talented Division I recruits, transferred schools since last football season. ...

HSFB preview by position: List of top offensive line recruits grows

As Central Catholic's left tackle on a state championship team, C.J. Thorpe has established himself among the top linemen in the WPIAL. But four others ...

Gorman: TJ has a star in Danielson

Devin Danielson belongs to elite company at Thomas Jefferson, joining former NFL players Tyler Reed and Lucas Nix as players who started for the Jaguars ...

WPIAL Class 4A breakdown: Lots of unknowns in redesigned 4A

Before they took the field against Apollo-Ridge last season, Sam Albert told his Highlands football players to enjoy the atmosphere. For those of his players ...

Thomas Jefferson riding high after WPIAL title

Thomas Jefferson enjoyed a magical season in 2015. The Jaguars, utilizing a "high-energy" attack, won the WPIAL Class AAA title with a 20-7 victory over Central ...

HSFB preview by position: Tight ends more than just blockers

In the WPIAL, many tight ends are more than just big bodies. Consider Franklin Regional's Simon Behr and Knoch's Mac Christy. Behr is 6-foot-4, ...

Lutz, Sestito return as leading scorers on Thomas Jefferson soccer teams

Did you know that: • The Thomas Jefferson boys' soccer team has eight seniors returning from last year's squad, which advanced to the WPIAL semifinals? ...

WPIAL Class 4A video preview: Thomas Jefferson ready to repeat 

Tribune-Review columnist Kevin Gorman and staff writer Andrew Erickson discuss the top teams, players and storylines for WPIAL Class 4A football. ...

Heat acclimatization propels teams to preseason camp

Since 2013, when it was first enacted by the PIAA, heat acclimatization has been the final step before the official start of preseason full-contact football ...

HSFB preview by position: Running backs target 5,000 yards

The 4,000-yard club remains special, but 5,000 yards quickly has become the new milestone in the WPIAL. Three of the WPIAL's top rushers, ...

Thomas Jefferson Youth Football riding wave of renewed enthusiasm

Football has been a source of pride for the West Jefferson School District and its surrounding communities for many years. But recent concerns about safety and ...

TJ's Zandier weighing his college football options

Don't blame college coaches for trying to catch a couple Z's in their recruiting process. Thomas Jefferson's Zane Zandier, aka "Double Z," is one of the ...

Thomas Jefferson gridders named to preseason all-star team

Did you know that: • Two Thomas Jefferson football players — Zane Zandier and Devin Danielson — recently were voted to the 2016 MSA Sports/Kennywood ...


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