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5 WPIAL Class A players named to all-state team; 2 picked in Class AAA

By Staff Report
Five players from the WPIAL were honored Wednesday as members of the Class A PA Football Writers all-state team. The group included Riverside senior quarterback Jason ...
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic cruises to nonconference victory over Riverside
By Brian J. Duermeyer
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic extended its perfect start under first-year coach Jason Gildon on Friday with a 65-3 Class A victory over Riverside. Things got out ...
Gorman: Dambachs deliver record numbers
By Kevin Gorman
When Tom Liberty played for Larry Bruno at Beaver Falls, the legendary coach was fond of telling his team, “Friday night football is a stage. ...
Riverside finds comfort in Class A’s Big Seven
By Zach Brendza
The time Riverside spent in WPIAL Class AA wasn’t easy. Coach Tom Liberty called those two years the “schedule from hell.” Having only qualified for the ...
Softball strikeout specialists prove to be game changers in WPIAL
By Bill Hartlep
It wasn’t long ago that a talented pitcher led Yough to a WPIAL softball championship. With a mix of power and finesse, Nicole Sleith struck out ...
HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles
By Tribune-Review
Monday’s WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams. On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete. The group has combined to win the past nine titles. In Class AA, ...
Mars diver Hockenberry captures WPIAL title with record score
By Karen Price
Mars sophomore Taylor Hockenberry is no longer a rising star in WPIAL Class AA diving. On Wednesday, she established herself as the one to beat for ...
After runner-up finish at NA Invitational, Riverside diver set to take aim at WPIAL title
By Karen Kadilak
Riverside senior Brittany Hart established herself as a favorite for the WPIAL Class AA girls diving title after a strong showing in the North Allegheny ...
Old-school football to be Riverside’s mantra
By Brian Graham
The standings don’t indicate that Riverside had a very successful season last year. If there was a scoreboard for experience gained and attitude developed, the Panthers ...
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in Class ...
Riverside bunts to bump out Freeport
By Bill West
The players on Freeport’s baseball team likely only noticed if they looked at their opponents closely, but several Riverside Panthers wore superhero-themed T-shirts under their jerseys Friday during the teams’ WPIAL Class AA first-round matchup. The shirts were part of an ongoing gag enjoyed by the Riverside players, who chose ...
Softball coaches finding keys to championship success
By Gary Horvath
Riverside softball coach Pam McCarty didn’t miss a beat when asked the secret to building a winning program. “If you surround yourself with the right ...
Riverside enters second year of rebuilding phase
By Adam Bittner
Riverside took its lumps last year during a 1-8 season, but coach Tom Liberty expected as much. As the team gears up for 2013, he ...
Blackhawk’s McKay, Riverside’s Wilson named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review baseball, softball players of the year
By Bill Hartlep
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay and Riverside’s Kirsten Wilson are this year’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review baseball and softball player of the year. They are joined on the Tribune-Review’s Terrific 10 by nine other baseball and softball players. Baseball Player of the year Brendan McKay Blackhawk, Junior, PITCHER/FIRST BASE/OUTFIELD When Brendan McKay ...
Riverside softball falls just short in PIAA Class AA title game
By Chris Harlan
UNIVERSITY PARK — After falling short four times, Brandywine Heights celebrated its first state softball title. Riverside will continue to wait. Two fourth-inning singles ...
Previewing the PIAA baseball and softball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAAA softball Canon-McMillan vs. Neshaminy 12:30 p.m., ...
Riverside’s Wilson limits Ligonier Valley to 1 hit in quarterfinal victory
By George Guido
Though it’s still early June, Ligonier Valley was worried about snowballing on Friday afternoon. The concern proved to be valid, as a series of Rams ...
Riverside wins 6th WPIAL Class AA softball title
By Bill Beckner Jr.
There was no comeback this time for the defending WPIAL champions. Riverside pitcher Kirsten Wilson and right fielder Andrea Lippman made sure of that. Deer Lakes ...
Top-ranked Deer Lakes softball braces for Riverside ace Wilson
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s no secret that Deer Lakes’ lineup, from top to bottom, can hit with accelerated force. Throw ping pong balls into a spinning ceiling fan ...
Riverside’s Wilson too much for Steel Valley in quarterfinals
By Justin Criado
Playing powerhouse Riverside in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals was a thought few outside the Steel Valley dugout believed was possible at the beginning of the season, but that’s just where Matt Janov and his Ironmen found themselves Monday afternoon at North Hills’ McIntyre Field. Despite the 6-0 defeat at the ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Steel Valley’s Brandon Donovan, Riverside’s Kirsten Wilson
By Brian Graham
Brandon Donovan School: Steel Valley Year: Sophomore Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Donovan pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and went 2 for 4 ...
Trib Cup: For 2-time defending PIAA champion Riverside, focus is on next pitch
By Brian Graham
The two-time defending PIAA champion Riverside baseball team is not talking about a three-peat. Coach Don Oliastro is pleased with the 9-3 record and 6-2 mark ...
Riverside boys soccer team earns 1st Class A title
By Keith Barnes
Austin Ridgley stood over the ball sitting 20 yards away from the Greensburg Central Catholic net and knew if he hit it right, he could score the biggest goal in Riverside boys soccer history. “I was thinking either cross or shot,” Ridgley said. “I just said ‘shot,’ and I put it ...
Fluke goal costs Serra Catholic in overtime loss
By Keith Barnes
Tyler Grebur knows how to use his head on the soccer field. In fact, he scored the biggest goal in Serra Catholic history when he headed a pass home with 48 seconds remaining in regulation against Winchester Thurston last week to give the Eagles their first appearance in the WPIAL Class ...
Serra braces for upset-minded Riverside
By Keith Barnes
Riverside boys soccer coach Ben Huth was a bit surprised that his team was only seeded 10th in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. As it turned out, he’s getting the last laugh. Not only did Riverside (14-4-1) upset No. 7 Bentworth in the first round of the tournament, the Panthers sent second-seeded ...
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