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Riverview baseball team locks up playoff berth

By George Guido
It’s back to the WPIAL baseball playoffs for Riverview. Riverview secured its 12th postseason berth in the past 15 years with a 10-2 victory Friday afternoon ...
Leechburg softball wins, ties WPIAL record with 29th straight playoff berth
By George Guido
For Leechburg, making the WPIAL softball playoffs is a rite of spring. But Monday’s playoff clinching at Oakmont’s Riverside Park was a special one. Leechburg’s 4-1 victory ...
Despite low numbers, Riverview softball team keeping it together
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jim Ashbaugh works as an office manager at SiGenix, an electronics engineering company in Monroeville. He has been asked to perform tasks that differ from ...
Riverview baseball team hits stride after slow start
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview baseball coach Rich Griser is like a scientist this season, experimenting with his lineups to try to find the right fit. Although early results ...
Leechburg girls softball team dominates Riverview
By Staff Report
Miranda Reesman had a blast in Leechburg’s section opener. The senior shortstop hit a three-run homer during a seven-run fifth inning, and the Blue Devils pulled away for a Section 3-A win Friday over Riverview, 16-6, in six innings. The big inning broke open a game that was tied 6-6, and the ...
A-K Valley HS notebook: Ashbaugh to coach softball at Riverview
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jim Ashbaugh will be named softball coach at Riverview, but his official appointment might happen after the season opener. Ashbaugh was brought in at the last minute to coach the Raiders after Jason Cappa resigned to take a temporary teaching job in another district. Cappa is the school’s football coach. Riverview is ...
Guido: Wrapping up a successful season
By George Guido
It’s time to put another local basketball season on the shelf. And this season had its share of uplifting moments and sad moments. High moments ...
Riverview girls lose PIAA playoff opener
By George Guido
Ice-cold shooting spelled doom Saturday for Riverview in its PIAA Class A opening-round game at the Altoona High Field House. The Raiders hit just two of ...
PIAA basketball playoff capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Boys Class AAAA first round e_SBlt Fox Chapel (16-9) vs. Allderdice (23-2) Noon Saturday at Obama Academy Winner plays: Chartiers Valley (23-3)/ Mt. Lebanon (20-6) ...
Riverview girls apply lessons learned
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Riverview used its crushing semfinal loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to make a character sketch of itself. After two regular-season losses to North Catholic by ...
Late 3-pointer sends Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls to finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic needed a prayer. It got a Hail Mary. Freshman guard Mary Cassamassa popped out behind the arc and fired in a ...
Seniors the glue for feisty Riverview girls
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Hannah Larkin gave a speech to her Riverview teammates before they took the court against California on Monday night at Norwin. It’s somewhat of a locker-room custom for the Lady Raiders’ senior guard. “I told them no one expects us to go out there and win,” Larkin said. But sixth-seeded ...
Riverview girls basketball squeaks past California, 42-38, in overtime
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There’s something about Riverview and the WPIAL Class A girls basketball quarterfinals. The last time the Raiders played in Class A — the girls spent the ...
Valley News Dispatch basketball playoff preview capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
WPIAL playoff preview capsules Monday’s games (Postponed from Saturday) Boys Class AAAA Quarterfinals No. 12 Fox Chapel (15-8) vs. No. 4 Hempfield (20-2) 8 p.m. at Norwin ...
Defense fuels Riverview win over Fort Cherry
By Doug Gulasy
It took some time for Riverview’s offense to get going Wednesday night, but the Raiders’ defense more than made up for it. No. 6 Riverview forced 26 turnovers and held Fort Cherry without a field goal for more than 16 minutes, allowing the Raiders to run away with a 47-28 ...
Wrestlers from small rosters ready to make it big at WPIALs
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview senior Kenny McKeag qualified as the odd man out in the Raiders’ wrestling room this season. With just five wrestlers on the roster this ...
WPIAL basketball preview capsules
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Wednesday’s games Boys Class AAAA First round No. 6 Plum (17-5) v s. No. 11 North Hill s ...
Batts scores 30 points to lead Jeannette past Riverview
By Bill Beckner
Jeannette boys basketball coach Adrian Batts told his players they would have a pingpong tournament to pass time between playoff games. “It’s a team-bonding thing,” the ...
High school wrestling notebook: Trio seek to defend section titles
By Doug Gulasy
With the team wrestling season over, focus will shift to the individual portion of the campaign. WPIAL individual season will get underway this weekend with Class AA sectionals. The Section 3-AA tournament, featuring Burrell, Highlands, Kittanning, Riverview and Valley, will begin 11 a.m. Saturday at Avonworth. The top five wrestlers in each ...
Lazor scores career-high 20 points as Riverview seals playoff berth
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With St. Joseph denying Riverview leading scorer Nico Sero the basketball and holding him in check for much of the night, the Raiders had to ...
Riverview’s zone defense slows Leechburg in important Section 2-A win
By Matt Grubba
With two teams battling for playoff position, Riverview planted its zone defense and never moved. Nico Sero and Ben Lazor scored 16 points each, and the Raiders produced season-best defensive performance to grab a win at Leechburg, 54-32, in a Section 2-A game Tuesday. Riverview (6-9, 4-3) limited Leechburg (4-9, 3-5) to ...
Riverview roars back to life in 2nd half, rips Leechburg, 60-39
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Much to its chagrin, visiting Riverview went into halftime tied with Leechburg on Monday night. Shots weren’t falling, and the offense grew sluggish. Then the second half started, and it was as if the team had awakened from a power nap. Riverview came out and played more aggressively before slamming the ...
Riverview defense puts clamps on St. Joseph
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview coach Keith Stitt thought his team took its foot off the gas pedal too early in its Section 2-AA game against St. Joseph on ...
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Apollo-Ridge’s Julia DeMeno, Riverview’s Nico Sero
By William Whalen
Julia DeMeno School: Apollo-Ridge Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Report card: Through 10 games, DeMeno ranked first in scoring (13.0 ppg) and assists (3.4 apg) ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Riverview earns 4th victory
By Staff Reports
It took Riverview 13 games before it posted its fourth win last season, but the Raiders are ahead of that pace this time around. With a 40-39 win over Trinity Christian on Saturday at the Riverview tournament, the Raiders improved to 4-4. Raymar McCombs scored the game-winning basket with 7 seconds left ...

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