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Former player takes over reigns at Riverview

By George Guido
It’s a new regime with a familiar name at Riverview. Jason Cappa is the new head coach, son of the late Jake Cappa, who guided …
Riverview coach Cappa heeds the lessons of his father
By Bill West
Given that he spent most of his life observing the preferences and philosophies of football coaches, Jason Cappa knew he’d copy at least one of …
PIAA denies eligibility for 19-year-old Riverview player
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There were times in his high school football career when Keir Barber simply would not be denied. Third-and-short. Goal-line situations. An all-out blitz from his …
Alle-Kiski schools realign for 2-year cycle
By George Guido
Every two years, the PIAA reclassifies schools in more than 20 sports. Via this method, the PIAA takes the number of schools in a given sport and divides that total by the number of classifications. Here is where Alle-Kiski Valley schools will be competing the next two  years. The exception …
Travel softball players willing to sacrifice summer activities to showcase talent
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There’s a reason it’s called travel softball. Miles are just a number for the players, coaches and followers who flock from town to town and …
Riverview’s Anthony named Valley News Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year
By Bill West
PLAYER OF THE YEAR JASON ANTHONY RIVERVIEW, SENIOR, CENTER FIELDER Jason Anthony plans to study engineering at West Virginia University, but the 2014 Riverview grad …
Father figure: Farrell looks to restore winning ways at Riverview
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Joe Farrell isn’t quitting his day job, he’s just making his extended family larger. Riverview’s new boys basketball coach is proud to say he’s a …
Alle-Kiski Valley high school notebook: Riverview hires boys hoops coach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Former Fox Chapel assistant Joe Farrell is the new boys basketball coach at Riverview. Farrell, 47, replaces Kevin Krajca, who was not retained after 12 …
Dedication to karate pays off for Riverview senior
By Jason Orfao
Julie Taormina has dedicated countless hours to karate. And the practice is paying her back with the trip of a lifetime. Taormina, a 17-year-old Riverview …
Riverview baseball team falls short in bid for PIAA berth
By Bill West
Equal parts excitement and exhaustion hung in the air around Sewickley Academy’s dugout during the moments immediately following Thursday’s WPIAL Class A baseball consolation game. In Riverview’s dugout, there was exasperation. With a spot in the PIAA Class A playoffs on the line, Riverview and Sewickley Academy answered each other’s …
Guido: Cappa always made his point
By George Guido
It was upsetting to learn of Jake Cappa’s death late Monday night after getting to know him from covering so many of his games as Riverview’s football coach over the years. One reason he was so popular with the media is that he was to the point and didn’t mince …
Former Riverview coach, teacher, athletic director Cappa set example for sons
By George Guido
High school football fans knew Jake Cappa best as a successful coach who has been inducted into several halls of fame and whose teams were …
WPIAL baseball consolation game preview capsules
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL baseball Consolation games Class AA No. 5 Deer Lakes (16-5) vs. No. 2 Quaker Valley (17-3) 4 p.m. Tuesday at W&J’s Ross Memorial Park Winner plays: the District 6 champion in PIAA first round Extra bases: Both teams lost heartbreakers in the semifinals, as Deer Lakes squandered a lead …
High school notebook: Deer Lakes, Riverview baseball chase state playoff berths
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Riverview baseball team had a forgettable experience in the WPIAL Class A semifinals. But the Raiders haven’t forgotten their season isn’t over yet. The …
Riverview unravels in semifinal loss to Carmichaels
By Bill West
The site of the WPIAL Class A baseball championship, Consol Energy Park, sat just a parking lot away from both Riverview and Carmichaels’ teams, a …
Fun-loving Riverview on brink of finals
By Bill Beckner Jr.
So “those kind” of games are fun, huh? The Riverview baseball players say they enjoy the occasional slugfest, where the end result often comes down …
Riverview wins back-and-forth game over Union
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With the top of its order coming to the plate in a three-ring-circus of a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal playoff game, Riverview knew anything was …
Riverview strikes early, beats Serra Catholic in 1st round
By Mark Kaboly
Riverview didn’t know much about Serra ace Cole McCombs besides that he was a freshman and he was a pretty good pitcher. Not being fully …
WPIAL baseball tournament preview
By Tribune-Review
WPIAL baseball tournament Class AA No. 6 Freeport (11-5)  vs. No. 11 Riverside (11-5) 3 p.m. Tuesday at Shaler Winner plays: No. 3 Steel Valley …
Deer Lakes, Plum, Riverview hope to learn from midseason setbacks
By Bill West
At different points this baseball season, Deer Lakes, Plum and Riverview — three teams that entered the preseason as WPIAL title contenders on paper — …
Alle-Kiski notebook: Recruiting picking up for Petrishen
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Lower Burrell native Johnny Petrishen, a junior wide receiver and safety at Central Catholic, is attracting a wealth of college attention heading into his senior season. Petrishen (6-foot-2, 190 pounds), who has started since his freshman year, has 11 college offers from Division I schools. Those that have offered include: …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Riverview’s Evan Lesnick, Leechburg’s Miranda Reesman
By D.j. Vasil
Evan Lesnick Class: Junior School: Riverview Sport: Track and Field Report card: Lesnick tied the Riverview pole vault record with a height of 13 feet, …
Bottom of Springdale’s order delivers in victory
By Bill West
Too often this season, Springdale sophomore Dante Mahlmeister found himself pulling his head and looking down the third-base line before his bat made contact with …
North Catholic deals Riverview 3rd loss in last 4 games
By Bill West
Rain continued to fall and the air temperature dropped into the 40s Monday afternoon as Riverview baseball coach Rich Griser assessed his team’s loss to …
Springdale’s Lock hits walk-off slam to give rival Riverview 1st loss
By Bill West
Springdale junior Adam Lock only watched the ball he laced down the left field line with the bases loaded long enough to see it curl …

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