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Springdale’s Pane is a pain for Riverview

By George Guido
Alex proved to be too much of a “Pane” for the Riverview Raiders on Tuesday night. The senior guard poured in 29 points, including 22 in the first half, as the playoff-bound Springdale Dynamos downed Riverview, 46-41, in the Section 2-A finale for both teams. Pane, averaging 21.5 points coming in, had ...
Riverview dominates rematch with St. Joseph
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Sadie Buchser wasn’t about to see a repeat of her team’s first game against St. Joseph. Instead, she fast-tracked Riverview into the WPIAL playoffs. Buchser, ...
Leechburg boys top rival Riverview to clinch playoff berth
By George Guido
It was strictly afternoon delight for the Leechburg boys basketball team Tuesday. Leechburg secured a WPIAL playoff berth for the 26th time in school history with ...
Riverview girls set tone early in win over Leechburg
By Bill Beckner Jr.
For the second time this season fans expected one thing but got another when Riverview and Leechburg met in girls basketball. Riverview used a rapid-fire opening ...
Leechburg holds off Riverview rally to earn Section 2-A win
By George Guido
After losing several close games this season, the Leechburg Blue Devils held on to win one Tuesday night. But the Blue Devils nearly squandered a 13-point ...
Guido: Schools wrong to favor new 6-class alignment
By George Guido
I was disappointed to see a majority of WPIAL superintendents favor aligning exactly with the PIAA’s six-class system, particularly in football, when it is implemented ...
Riverview girls basketball coasts past Leechburg in 2-A opener
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Leechburg girls basketball coach Joel Ceraso called Riverview “one of the top three or four teams” in WPIAL Class A. Riverview showed why that opinion carries ...
Alle-Kiski Valley notebook: Buchser climbing Riverview scoring list
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Sadie Buchser wants to see her team’s name on a championship banner, but she also wouldn’t mind seeing her name on her school leaderboard. Riverview ...
Building depth key for area wrestling programs looking to compete
By Doug Gulasy
Steve Carney learned the characteristics of a successful program while competing for the winningest wrestling coach in WPIAL history. He’s seeing some progress in his attempt ...
Valley News Dispatch high school roundup: Riverview’s Buchser scores 1,000th career point
By Staff Reports
Sadie Buchser needed 11 points in Riverview’s season opener to reach 1,000 for her career. She didn’t wait long. Buchser scored 23 points, hitting four 3-pointers, ...
Riverview girls aim to build on memorable season
By George Guido
After a strong regular season and a memorable playoff run, the Riverview girls basketball team is back for more. The Raiders went 8-4 in Section 2-A ...
New scenery for 1st-year Riverview boys basketball coach Sapotichne
By George Guido
After three years out of coaching, Paul Sapotichne realized how much he missed being in the fray. Through a rare convergence of quick events, Sapotichne is ...
Riverview boys, girls cross country teams prepare for PIAA meet
By Doug Gulasy
As prepared as it is for every race, Riverview knew it faced an uphill challenge for both its cross country teams to record top-three finishes ...
Alle-Kiski Valley Spotlight Athletes: Jakob Dunn, Fox Chapel; Molly Kennedy, Riverview
By William Whalen
Jakob Dunn School: Fox Chapel Class: Sophomore Sport: Soccer Report card: In his first season as a full-time starter, Dunn has started every game ...
Late score seals Riverview’s upset of rival Springdale
By George Guido
It wasn’t exactly the springboard Springdale wanted to enter the  WPIAL playoffs next week. Riverview, crossing the new Hulton Bridge to go to a game for ...
Teams out of WPIAL playoff picture aren’t taking Week 9 lightly
By Dave Mackall
The road to Heinz Field has been closed to the WPIAL’s conference bottom-feeders, football teams already out of the playoffs hunt. But there’s still games ...
Riverview routs Wilkinsburg for 2nd straight win
By George Guido
The new Hulton Bridge opened next to Riverview High School earlier this week. And the Raiders hope they can soon start bridging the gap between themselves ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Raiders play spoiler against Springdale volleyball
By Staff Reports
Riverview showed that its rivalry with Springdale still has plenty of meaning — even in girls volleyball. The Raiders spoiled Springdale’s bid to clinch a ...
Breaking down Alle-Kiski soccer teams in the WPIAL playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
Class AA boys Preliminary round No. 16A Freeport (11-7) at  No. 16B Mt. Pleasant (10-5-2) 6 p.m. Saturday Winner plays: No. ...
Alle-Kiski roundup: Springdale girls soccer team clinches 3rd place in Section 4-A
By Staff Reports
The battle for third and fourth place in Section 4-A came down to the final minutes Monday, with Springdale coming out on top. Jillian Henley ...
Tibbens carries Riverview past Leechburg in Eastern Conference
By D.j. Vasil
Riverview running back Nasan Tibbens had a night to remember Friday. The junior rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries as Riverview defeated Leechburg, 35-17, in Class A Eastern Conference action at Veterans Memorial Field. Tibbens eclipsed the century mark in rushing midway through the first quarter while scoring ...
Through the years: Riverview stays perfect in AIC
By George Guido Through The Years
Each Friday during the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are ...
VND notebook: Ostrowski back at Riverview
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Riverview’s cross country program is back to its old self, and coach Palma Ostrowski is setting the pace again. Ostrowski returned to coach the Raiders this ...
Multi-sport soccer players abound in WPIAL
By Doug Gulasy
Rob Reichenbaugh is used to a busy fall sports schedule, but that didn’t make Thursday any less tiring for the Freeport junior. In a matter of ...
Serra Catholic soars to victory over Riverview on game-ending kick
By Dave Mackall
This time, Alex Grace was good. The Serra Catholic junior kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired Friday night to lift the Eagles to a 16-14 Class A Eastern Conference victory over Riverview. “It looked good from the very beginning,” Grace said. “I’m really happy for our team right now.” The ...
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