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Swimming: Riverside junior continues to rise in rankings

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

As a freshman, Riverside's Brittany Hart finished seventh at the MAC Diving Championships. Last year as a sophomore she cracked the top five with a fifth-place finish. On Friday at the 2014 MAC Diving Championships at Moon, Hart continued to ascend the standings, finishing third. At this rate, there should be plenty of excitement next year during her senior campaign.

As the number of her finish falls from seven to five to three, her diving scores get higher. Hart scored a 244.15 as a freshman, a 266.90 as a sophomore and on Friday at Moon she scored a 372.55. It was an impressive score from Hart and an impressive finish considering the talented field that featured reigning WPIAL and PIAA Class AA champion McKenzie Stelter who won and set a pool record.

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Alumni Update - Sam Weir (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University women’s basketball team outscored KIAC opponent Carlow, 35-16, in the second half Tuesday en route to a 68-53 victory.

Point Park freshman center Sam Weir, from Ellwood City, Pa., and Riverside High School, led all players with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. Junior guard Haley Sauer added nine points, four assists and four steals off the bench.

 

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Alumni Update - Zac Rorick (Geneva)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Beaver Falls, PA - Five times in the second half, Geneva cut Thomas More’s lead to single digits but everyRorick Geneva time the Saints answered and sent the Golden Tornadoes to their 12th straight loss. Geneva is now 4-16 and 0-11 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.


Geneva was led in scoring by the hot hand of junior Zac Rorick, a Riverside graduate, who scored 16 points in just 19 minutes of action.

 

(photo courtesy of Geneva College)

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Boys Basketball: Riverside making noise

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Just a week ago, Neshannock upset Beaver Falls, tightening the Section 2-AA race sand making it a three-team race since Aliquippa had already beaten Neshannock. Now, Riverside has tightened it up even more with a 84-67 decisive victory over Neshannock. In the section, Beaver Falls is 7-1, Aliquippa and Neshannock 6-2, and Riverside 4-4.

Zach Gould exploded for 45 points and Logan Sheridan added 26 as the Panthers led by 19 at the half and never let the Lancers back into the game. Riverside used the same home-court advantage to defeat Aliquippa last week and now section leader Beaver Falls will host Beaver Falls Friday after a trip to Mohawk (1-7) tonight.

With graduation from last year's team hitting hard, Riverside lost three of its first four games and had a 4-7 record two weeks ago. Now after winning three of the last four games, including wins over Aliquippa and Neshannock, the Panthers are 7-8 overall and in control of a playoff spot.

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Girls Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Riverside's Katie Stang

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Katie Stang
School: Riverside
Grade: 10
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point Guard

Background info: Katie has played all the way through the Riverside youth programs and also competes on an AAU basketball team in the off-season. Katie scored 31 points last Monday night against Western Beaver. She sat out the last half of the third quarter and all of the fourth quarter in that game. She scored 23 points this past Friday in a 68-36 loss to Class AAA power Central Valley. She's currently averaging 22.7 points per game for the Panthers.