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Night games return to Riverview

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By Bill Beckner Jr.

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 9:20 p.m.

Night athletic events might not become a permanent fixture in Oakmont, but the tradition of lighting Riverside Park a couple of nights each fall will continue.

Riverview will set up 10 portable light pods and host a soccer doubleheader Thursday night. The girls team will play Jeannette at 6 p.m., followed by the Riverview and St. Joseph boys at 8.

On Friday night, the Raiders football team will host Shenango at 7:30 on its homecoming night.

Riverside Park's decades-old tradition of Saturday afternoon football games still holds a special place in the community's heart, but lighting the lamps for a few games each year has become a sort of novelty.

“Over the last several years, we have had gate receipts that double the typical amounts for equivalent daytime games,” Riverview athletic director Bob Kariotis said. “The Oakmont/Verona community really does a great job in coming out to support our kids at our annual ‘Nights Under the Lights' events.”

Riverview has been hosting night games with temporary lighting each fall since 2006.

 

 

 
 


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