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Riverview runs over Wilkinsburg

By Ed Phillipps
A parade of Corvettes circled Graham Field on Saturday, but it was the Riverview football team that left tracks. Ray Robair rushed for 127 yards on eight carries to lead the Raiders past host Wilkinsburg, 33-12, on Saturday afternoon on a field that became worn down and muddy as rain …
Valley high school soccer notebook: Area coaches waiting to learn playoff fates
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Soccer  Committee will release the playoff bracket Wednesday, and Alle-Kiski Valley coaches will be waiting to see who their teams draw in the first round. Eleven local teams qualified for the postseason: the boys teams from Burrell, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area, Knoch and Riverview, and the girls teams …
Robair’s big game lifts Riverview past Leechburg
By Bill Beckner Jr.
With a nickname like “Bear,” opponents should know it probably isn’t a good idea to mess with Ray Robair, Riverview’s hulking, yet happy-go-lucky transfer from …
Valley News Dispatch Q&A: Riverview’s Tyler Nigro
By Doug Gulasy
October is Tyler Nigro’s time of the year. The Riverview senior quarterback likes the month for spooky reasons. He frequently plays zombie-themed video games and …
Corner kick in overtime means playoffs for Riverview
By Doug Gulasy
For three seasons, Riverview boys soccer coach Mickey Namey positioned Josh Killian at the front post on corner kicks — a spot Killian didn’t necessarily …
High school soccer notebook: Riverview, Springdale boys teams gear up for showdown
By Doug Gulasy
Tuesday’s meeting between the Riverview and Springdale boys soccer teams could be more heated than usual. The rivals will meet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park, with the final postseason spot from Section 2-A on the line. The teams are tied for third place at 5-4. The top three …
Riverview rebounds from 72-0 loss with shutout of Serra Catholic
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview found plenty of inspiration for its game Friday night against Serra Catholic. Buoyed by their annual night game at Riverside Park, and motivated by …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Freeport’s Isaac Bigenho, Riverview’s Molly Kennedy
By Alex Novickoff
Isaac Bigenho School: Freeport Sport: Soccer Class: Sophomore Report card: Bigenho leads Freeport with 14 goals, the second-best total in the A-K Valley. He began …
Riverview soccer team falls to Vincentian
By Doug Gulasy
The Vincentian boys soccer team followed its usual formula to lock down a WPIAL playoff spot Tuesday against Riverview. Early goals in both halves and …
Springdale boys collect win in double overtime
By George Guido
Regulation time wasn’t enough to decide Saturday’s Springdale-Riverview Section 2-A soccer showdown. A goal by Taran Roesch with 7:17 left in the second overtime period lifted the Dynamos to a 2-1 victory over the Raiders, who opened the week rated second in the Trib Total Media rankings. Freshman Brogan McCutcheon …
No. 8 Greensburg Central Catholic outlasts Riverview
By Kyle A. Pillar 1:03 a.m.
On senior night at Greensburg Central Catholic, it was junior running back Sam Nowicki who shared the spotlight with his older teammates. Nowicki finished the game with 96 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns as Greensburg Central defeated visiting Riverview, 20-13, in a Class A, Eastern Conference matchup. …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Kiski Area Megan Aller, Riverview’s Cole Wilson
By Alex Novickoff
Cole Wilson School: Riverview Sport: Soccer Class: Senior Report card: Wilson, a four-year starter and team captain, helped the Class A No. 2 Raiders to …
Riverview flashes back to Raiders of old in 35-0 victory
By George Guido
It was like old times Saturday at Riverside Park in Oakmont. Riverview jumped on Carmichaels for three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of the …
Riverview’s rally comes up short in 35-26 loss to Monessen
By George Guido
Monessen took an early lead over Riverview on Saturday, and it looked to be in a comfort zone. But it got a little too close …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Valley’s Nick Licata, Riverview’s Carys Kenny-Howell
By Alex Novickoff
Nick Licata School: Valley Year: Senior Sport: Golf Report card: A four-year starter, Licata also plays for the Vikings’ soccer team. He has been of …
Alle-Kiski Valley high school roundup: No. 2 Riverview wins in opener
By Staff Reports
Cole Wilson scored two goals, including the game-winner with 15 minutes left, to lift Class A No. 2 Riverview (1-0) to a 2-1 victory over …
Jeannette rips Riverview in Class A debut
By Les Harvath
Talk about moving to the head of the class. With a storied Class AA tradition behind them, Jeannette, on the heels of a 48-6 Class A Eastern Conference opening-night win over visiting Riverview, served notice Friday night the Jayhawks are ready to embark on a new tradition in their new …
Riverview boys have title aspirations
By Doug Gulasy
Riverview is getting aggressive in its pursuit of a WPIAL championship this season. Backed by a potentially explosive offense featuring two returning all-WPIAL players, the …
Riverview football team benefits from McCombs’ versatility
By George Guido
Riverview fans will be seeing a lot of No. 1 in a lot of places this season. Senior Raymar McCombs, wearing uniform No. 1, will …
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 …

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