Boys Tennis: Thomas Jefferson in a familiar position

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Thomas Jefferson has been here before.

Last season the Jaguars were the No. 7 seed in the WPIAL Class 2A team tennis playoffs and hosted No. 10 Beaver in the first round of the playoffs.

At the end of the day, they were only favorite to lose in the first round as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Bobcats.

This year the same two teams will meet in the first round, at the same venue holding the same seeds as they did in 2016. Only this time Thomas Jefferson is looking for a much different outcome.


Alumni Update - Charles Benack (Gannon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Gannon baseball team was unable to hold onto last-inning leads twice as California (Pa.) used a pair of walk-offBenack Gannon hits to sweep a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division doubleheader Friday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Charles Benack, a Thomas Jefferson graduate, finished 2-for-2 with one run, two RBIs and two walks in game two. 


(photo courtesy of Gannon University)


Boys Tennis: Thomas Jefferson relying on youth

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Thomas Jefferson has been a regular participant in the WPIAL Class 2A team tennis playoffs, but for the Jaguars to make it this year, they'll need help from a lot of young players.

For the first time in a while, Thomas Jefferson will have a freshman playing at No. 1 singles as Yash Meshawara takes over the top spot, while sophomore Ryan O'Leary is in at the No. 2 slot. Senior Todd Hendrick is the only upperclassman playing singles and he's in at No. 3.

Doubles player Luke Pilarski is the only other senior in the starting lineup.

With only three matches remaining, Thomas Jefferson should have an easy time locking up one of the four playoff spots. The Jaguars will take on Greensburg Salem on Friday before concluding their section slate with Southmoreland on Monday and West Mifflin on Wednesday.


Alumni Update - Eric Fairman (California University of Pa.)

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WILSON, N.C. – The California University of Pennsylvania baseball team scored a combined 13 runs in the third andFairman CalU fourth innings and held a 14-6 lead on Tuesday afternoon before suffering a 15-14 loss to Fairmont State.


With the loss, the Vulcans fall to 4-8 this season with a 1-3 mark while in North Carolina. Meanwhile, the Fighting Falcons improve to 7- overall.

Sophomore left fielder Eric Fairman, a Thomas Jefferson graduate, registered four RBI in the contest. Fairman collected a pair of hits, including a three-run homer. 


(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)