Hockey: South Feature Athlete – Thomas Jefferson’s Brady Parkinson

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Name: Brady Parkinson
School: Thomas Jefferson
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey

Background: Parkinson, playing in his first all-star game Sunday, scored a hat trick to lead the West all-stars to a 7-3 win. It continues a breakout senior season for Parkinson, who has 10 goals and 17 assists for the 12-8 Jaguars. Parkinson tallied six goals and 10 assists for the Class A Penguins Cup runner-up Jaguars last season. 



Alumni Update - Ashley Stoner (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

INDIANA, PA – Ashley Stoner and Lindsay Stamp (Erie, Pa. /Mercyhurst Prep) each finished the night with double-figures in points andStoner IUP rebounds to help lead the No. 5 Crimson Hawks to a 71-56 victory over Seton Hill, Saturday at the Kovalchick Complex.


For Stoner, a Thomas Jefferson graduate, this was her second consecutive double-double, her fourth of the season.  


She finished the night as the team's high scorer with 17 points, in addition to her 15 rebounds.

(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania)


Alumni Update - Jessie Hinkle (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WASHINGTON, Pa. The Chatham University Women's basketball team traveled to Washington and JeffersonHinkle Chtham today for a PAC contest. The Cougars would slip to 5-14 on the year as they fell to the Presidents 81-52.

Junior Jesse Hinkle, a Thomas Jefferson graduate, scored a team high 12 points and gathered seven rebounds on the day.


(photo courtesy of Chatham College)


Hockey: Young Thomas Jefferson enjoying roller-coaster ride

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Thomas Jefferson hockey team.

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"If you're the type who grows sad over the winter because Kennywood is closed, following the Thomas Jefferson High School hockey team might take care of your need for a roller-coaster fix.

The Jaguars, a traditional PIHL powerhouse, went from 6-13 in 2011-12 to the Class A Penguin Cup final in 2014 before falling to three-time champion Quaker Valley, 8-2.

TJ then had to overcome the loss of nine seniors for the 2014-15 season. The young Jaguars started the season by losing their first two games, only to win their next eight before falling in their next three games heading into Christmas break. The losing streak extended to four after the holiday break when the Jaguars lost to powerhouse Quaker Valley, 5-2 on Jan. 5.

They broke that streak, however, with a 6-5 victory last Thursday against Montour then defeated Gateway, 8-2, the next night."


Alumni Update - Mike Wainauskis (Slippery Rock

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football GazetteWainauskis-SRU Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players on the Gazette's All-Region team that was announced Friday afternoon.

In addition to the freshman of the year honor, Martin was named to first team honors as well. He was joined on the first team by running back Shamar Greene and offensive tackle Cory Tucker. Slippery Rock also landed cornerback Admire Carter on the second team and placekicker Mike Wainauskis on the third team.

Wainauskis, a redshirt junior placekicker from Thomas Jefferson, earns his second postseason honor after previously being named to second team All-PSAC honors.

He enjoyed his best season last fall, ranking third in the PSAC in field goal accuracy at 83.3 percent (10-of-12). He connected on a career-long 41-yard attempt and hit a memorable field goal at Michigan Stadium.

Wainauskis broke his own school record for made extra point attempts with 53, topping his previous mark of 52 set last season.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)