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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
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 …
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 …

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