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Several A-K Valley basketball schools face new surroundings this season

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Some basketball coaches get an uneasy feeling when they eyeball the WPIAL’s biannual realignment. That is because their place in the WPIAL pecking order mostly ...
A-K Valley roundup: Sero’s 22-point night catapults Riverview
By Staff Reports
Sophomore Nico Sero scored a game-high 22 points, including a 12-for-16 effort from the foul line, as the Riverview boys basketball team bounced Leechburg, 62-52, ...
A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Teams try to fill out their lineups
By Doug Gulasy
Less than two weeks into the 2014-15 season, some Alle-Kiski Valley wrestling teams are looking to fill out their lineups. In its section opener last week against Avonworth, Riverview filled just five of 14 weight classes. The Raiders forfeited three matches, and five bouts weren’t held because neither Avonworth nor ...
Quick start carries Riverview girls past Leechburg
By George Guido
After Riverview’s first setback of the season Saturday afternoon, Raiders coach Keith Stitt wanted his team to get off to a quick start against Leechburg. Riverview ...
Though the years: Har-Brack, Tarentum go out quietly
By George Guido
With Kittanning and Ford City recently closing out their football histories, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the final games of ...
Riverview girls basketball team returns 5 starters
By Doug Gulasy
With a bevy of returning players to count on, the Riverview girls basketball team isn’t shying away from lofty goals this season. However, for the ...
Riverview players showing determination to turn program around
By Doug Gulasy
It didn’t take long for new Riverview boys basketball coach Joe Farrell to notice his team’s determination. With a two-season playoff drought — and a ...
Guido: Two decades later, ‘Miracle at the Park’ still resonates
By George Guido
It was a typical mid-autumn day Nov. 12, 1994, as one of the largest crowds in Riverside Park history arrived in Oakmont. Average temperatures under ...
Pair of A-K Valley runners earn all-state honors at PIAA cross country meet
By Paul Schofield
HERSHEY — You don’t have to win a race to be successful. Just ask Plum junior Jake Susalla or Riverview junior Molly Kennedy, who walked away from Saturday’s PIAA cross country championships with all-state honors and smiles. Susalla finished 17th in the Class AAA boys race, and Kennedy placed 15th in the ...
Springdale sets tone early, routs Riverview
By George Guido
Before the season, few observers thought the Springdale Dynamos could reach the upper echelon of the tough Eastern Conference. But Springdale walked off autumn-splashed Riverside Park ...
Riverview boys soccer falls to Winchester Thurston in WPIAL quarterfinals
By Dave Yohe
The Riverview boys soccer team came in with a thoughtful game plan and executed it well. But it didn’t get the result it had hoped for. Riverview slowed No. 2-seeded Winchester Thurston but dropped its bid to play in the WPIAL Class A final four with a 1-0 loss Thursday night ...
Knoch’s boys, girls make program history at WPIAL meet
By Doug Gulasy
Knoch’s day at the WPIAL cross country championships got off to a strong start Thursday, but the Knights had an even better finishing kick. After the ...
Riverview’s Kennedy looks for 3rd straight top-10 at WPIAL cross country meet
By Doug Gulasy
This is the time of the year when the nerves kick in for Molly Kennedy. “My mom calls it kind of psychotic,” said the Riverview ...
WPIAL playoff soccer capsules
By Doug Gulasy
Girls Class AAA quarterfinals No. 9 Fox Chapel (15-2-2)  vs. No. 1 Seneca Valley (19-0) 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Winner plays: Winner of No. ...
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Riverview volleyball outs Chartiers-Houston
By Staff Reports
Hannah Larkin had a team-high eight aces and 18 digs to lead the Riverview girls volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Chartiers-Houston in a WPIAL Class A preliminary-round match at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday. The Raiders (11-4) dropped the opening set 25-16 but rebounded to win ...
Riverview embracing underdog role in WPIAL first-round win
By Doug Gulasy
The Riverview boys soccer team is back in the underdog role it prefers. The No. 10 Raiders (13-5) kicked off the postseason Monday night with a 3-1 victory over No. 7 Freedom in a WPIAL Class A first-round game at Ambridge. “We almost like being that underdog,” Riverview coach Mickey Namey said. ...
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 from ...
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 teams ...
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 a ...
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 ...
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 a ...

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