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Mt. Pleasant upsets No. 1 Thomas Jefferson to reach WPIAL softball final

As a former standout softball pitcher, Mt. Pleasant coach Lauren Shaheen can relate to the sometimes-imposing view from the mound. You either have your good ...

Deer Lakes volleyball rolls past TJ

The remaining teams in the WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball playoffs may want to move into the slow lane. No. 3 seed Deer Lakes is ...

Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball grabs section title

It has proven to be one of the stronger teams in boys' volleyball history at Thomas Jefferson. TJ clinched first place in Section 3-AA this ...

Thomas Jefferson rolls into WPIAL Class AAA softball playoffs as top seed

The Thomas Jefferson softball team — seeded No. 1 for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs — is well-stocked offensively, as the Lady Jaguars hit ...

Jefferson Hills youth wrestler places in national tournament

Hard work, sweat and extra time on the mat. That's what makes Bode Marlow special, according to his head coach. And the results of that hard ...

Wicks wraps up pair of late-season invitational titles

Did you know that: • Baldwin junior Jasmine Wicks was a double titlist at the 31st annual McDowell Invitational held recently in Erie? Wicks corralled ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL softball playoffs

Defending champion Hempfield The favorite In a three-team race, Shaler has the edge after splitting its season series with North Allegheny and edging Hempfield in ...

WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings

Hempfield was the only defending champion to earn a top seed Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its annual softball tournament. The Spartans (18-2) won ...

Brentwood, Pleasant Hills middle-schoolers shine at track meet

Two local athletes turned in dynamic performances recently at the Cal U Sports Management Studies middle school track and field invitational. A.J. McPherson and Molly Wagner ...

Trib Cup: Thomas Jefferson softball looking like 2014 title team

After winning the WPIAL championship in 2014, the Thomas Jefferson softball team failed to advance to the postseason last year. But this season, standing in first ...

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 ...


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