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Athletic Director: Bill Cherpak
310 Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills, PA, 15025
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Freeport’s Amber Shirey digs the ball in a match with Highlands on Sept. 9, 2021, at Highlands High School.
Volleyball coaches association releases Week 3 WPIAL girls rankings
September 20, 2021
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its WPIAL girls top-10 poll for Week 3 on Monday, and there is a change at the top in Class 3A.

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Freeport’s Josie Russo goes up for a hit against Highlands on Sept. 9, 2021, at Highlands High School.
Volleyball coaches association releases Week 2 WPIAL girls rankings
September 13, 2021
The Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association’s WPIAL girls volleyball top-10 rankings for Week 2 were released Monday morning after the opening week of section competition, additional nonsection matches and a quartet of tournaments Saturday.

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Thomas Jefferson and South Fayette players gather around the flag before the game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
Thomas Jefferson controls line of scrimmage, blanks South Fayette
September 10, 2021
In his 26 years as coach at Thomas Jefferson, it always seems the one constant under Bill Cherpak is dominant play on the interior line. The 2021 edition of the Jaguars is no different, as they held an opponent to negative yards rushing for the second consecutive week and more than doubled up South Fayette in time of possession in a 27-0 win in their home opener.

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Volleyball coaches association releases Week 1 rankings as WPIAL kicks off regular season
September 6, 2021
It was a busy opening weekend to the 2021 season for many WPIAL girls volleyball teams with dual-match and tournament action.

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Local firemen, police and emergency workers hold a gigantic American flag spread across Heinz Field on Sept. 27, 2001, during a pregame ceremony before the Pitt-Miami football game.
20 years later, events of 9/11 have lasting impact for Pittsburgh sports figures
September 4, 2021
Jason Kendall was relaxing at his home in Pittsburgh’s southwest suburbs when his phone rang about 9 a.m. on a sunny, seasonal, late-summer Tuesday.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Joe Lekse (3) celebrates his touchdown run with Nick Florian during the third quarter against Gateway Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Monroeville.
Senior quarterback steps up, leads Thomas Jefferson past Gateway in battle of top-ranked teams
September 3, 2021
Quarterback was considered a big question mark for Thomas Jefferson, so coach Bill Cherpak intended to give a couple of players snaps there.

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Canon-McMillan’s Deuce Lyons cools off between drills during practice on Aug. 12.
No imposters here: Chick’s Picks has your Week 1 WPIAL football winners
September 2, 2021
Amidst the controversy unraveling this week about the football program at the alleged “fake” high school, Bishop Sycamore, Chick’s Picks reflected on a time when she, herself, was duped by an imposter.

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The North Allegheny girls volleyball team celebrates with the WPIAL Class 4A championship trophy after defeating Shaler on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Chartiers Valley.
Volleyball coaches association releases preseason WPIAL girls rankings
August 30, 2021
Girls volleyball teams in the WPIAL officially begin their seasons Friday and Saturday with matches and tournaments all throughout the region.

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Thomas Jefferson receiver Sean Sullivan catches a pass during practice on Aug. 23, 2021, in Jefferson.
2021 WPIAL Class 4A football breakdown: Contenders line up to knock TJ from throne
August 24, 2021
Thomas Jefferson reigned again in Class 4A last season, winning its 10th WPIAL championship followed by its fifth PIAA title.

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Thomas Jefferson quarterback Brody Evans throws a pass during practice on Aug. 23, 2021, in Jefferson.
Cupboard anything but bare for powerful Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson repeated as WPIAL and state titlists in Class 4A last season, finishing 10-1 overall.

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