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Thomas Jefferson sophomore posts pair of wins in 800-meter event

The Thomas Jefferson girls' track team placed third at the Big South Invitational held last week at West Mifflin. The Lady Jaguars finished with 17 ...

Harlan: Thomas Jefferson's Zandier in no rush to switch positions

Thomas Jefferson junior Zane Zandier may switch positions eventually, but history tells him there's no reason to rush. So for now, he'll remain an ...

Flinn, Kalup propel Thomas Jefferson softball team into first place

Three area softball teams were in contention for WPIAL playoff berths last week at the halfway mark of their section schedule. Thomas Jefferson stood in first ...

High school notebook: PIAA considering nixing shoulder pads in summer

WPIAL and City League football players would no longer be allowed to wear shoulder pads in summer workouts under a rule change the PIAA might ...

Baldwin sophomore, Thomas Jefferson senior finish 1-2 in javelin event

Local tracksters Laurel Bristow and Kayla Smith finished one-two in the girls' javelin event at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association outdoor championships held Saturday at ...

Thomas Jefferson boys tennis team eyeing section championship

The Thomas Jefferson boys' tennis squad is enjoying a banner 2016 season. The Jaguars opened the week undefeated in section play, and had only one nonsection ...

Playing in Myrtle beach trumps gym practices for Thomas Jefferson baseball, softball squads

The baseball and softball teams at Thomas Jefferson have been visiting the Myrtle Beach area for three years. Both squads have participated in the Ripken Experience ...

Myrtle Beach trip serves as bonding experience for TJ baseball, softball squads

It's become an annual rite of spring. Members of the Thomas Jefferson baseball and softball programs have opened their seasons at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle ...

Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball anticipates strong WPIAL playoff run

The Thomas Jefferson boys' volleyball team is aiming to make a strong playoff run in the WPIAL Class AA division. "I think we have potential to ...

Playoff berth caps successful season for Thomas Jefferson grapplers

Entering his first season as head coach of the Thomas Jefferson wrestling team, Michael Ladick said his goal simply was to help his grapplers be ...

Serra Catholic grad named to D-II national all-academic team

Jessica Manfredi, a Jefferson Hills native and two-sport athlete at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in the classroom. Manfredi recently ...

Fouts expects 5 returning starters in Thomas Jefferson baseball lineup

Gregg Fouts, Thomas Jefferson's veteran baseball coach, welcomed five returning starters to the team this season. David Mack, a pitcher/second baseman, is the lone returning senior ...

Mason, Farrell supplied offensive punch for Thomas Jefferson boys basketball

The Thomas Jefferson boys' basketball team remained in contention for a section championship until the final weeks of the regular season. The Jaguars ended up in ...

Thomas Jefferson softball team eyeing a return to WPIAL postseason

The Thomas Jefferson softball team is taking nothing for granted this spring, as the Lady Jaguars are aiming to return to the WPIAL Class AAA ...

Thomas Jefferson softball team owns high expectations

It was a true — although disappointing — learning experience for the Thomas Jefferson softball team. After winning the WPIAL Class AAA championship in 2014, the ...

Thomas Jefferson hockey team hit stride at end of season

Youth got a chance to shine for the Thomas Jefferson hockey team in 2015-16. In particular, freshmen Hayden Hintemeyer, Joey Oliver and John Piscitelli were asked ...

Bishop McCort ousts Thomas Jefferson

Tristan Mock had a hat trick as Bishop McCort cruised to a 6-1 win against Thomas Jefferson (10-11-1) in a PIHL Class A first-round playoff ...

Fast start vaults TJ past Kiski Area in PIHL preliminary round

A young Kiski Area hockey team received a hard lesson in playoff hockey from a much more experienced Thomas Jefferson team. But it's a lesson ...

Devine leads strong TJ showing on the mats, repeats as section champ

A section champion and seven qualifiers for the WPIAL championships. The Thomas Jefferson wrestling team had a strong showing last weekend at the Section 2-AAA tournament, ...

Thomas Jefferson girls basketball team puts forth courageous effort in 2015-16

The Thomas Jefferson girls' basketball team proved to be highly competitive in 2015-16, despite ending up with a 4-18 overall record. "I was so proud of ...

Area football coaches offer views on WPIAL realignment

The football landscape in Western Pennsylvania has shifted. After the PIAA expanded to six divisions, the WPIAL followed suit with a similar — and somewhat controversial ...

Baldwin, TJ gymnasts gear for WPIAL championships

Three local senior athletes were honored last week at the Baldwin-Central Valley gymnastics meet. Baldwin's Shelby Donahue and Alexis Cadwallader, along with Lauren Giansante ...

Thomas Jefferson's Maxwell maintains linemen's recent tradition of success

He wasn't one of the headliners on the WPIAL Class AAA champion Thomas Jefferson football team. Most linemen toil in anonymity, especially on offense. But he nonetheless ...

Thomas Jefferson's Staudt to play linebacker at Clarion

Thomas Jefferson senior Adam Staudt plans to continue his athletic/academic career at Clarion University. Staudt, who was an integral member of the 2015 WPIAL championship football ...

Petruzzi, Williams spark Thomas Jefferson girls to win over Brownsville

All four local girls' basketball teams kicked off the final week of the regular season Monday with section victories. The most impressive win was achieved by ...


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