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Swimming: West Feature Athlete - Riverside's Erica King (2014)

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Name: Erica King
High School: Riverside
Grade: 10
Sport: Swimming

Background: In a year of breakout freshmen distance freestylers last season, Riverside's Erica King was one of the best. She was the highest placing freshman at WPIALs last year in the 200 freestyle, taking fourth place. In a 500 freestyle race that featured four freshmen in the top ten, King placed seventh. King also anchored two Riverside relays that were PIAA bound, the 200 and 400 freestyle. In a dual meet against Highlands, King was pushed by another of last year's freshmen standouts, Bailey Bonnett. The defending WPIAL champion in the 500 freestyle went head-to-head against King in a number of events at the dual meet.

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Boys Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Logan Sheridan, Riverside

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Name: Logan Sheridan
High School: Riverside
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Last season, Sheridan averaged 20 points per game for Riverside, then picked up where he left off this season, scoring in double figures again over the weekend. In between basketball seasons, though, he played football for the first time and averaged almost 35 yards per catch as a wide receiver and scored 15 touchdowns. He'll be expected to be the senior leader on the hardcourt and carry the scoring load for the Panthers again.

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Football: Riverside pitch-catch combo looking to next season

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With one of the premier baseball programs in the state, Riverside is no stranger to pitcher-catcher combos, but the football team redefined the terms this season. Junior quarterback Jason Dambach finished the season with 2,341 yards passing and sophomore wide receiver Ricky Wass had 52 catches.

Both finished the season strong as Dambach passed for 252 yards in a season-ending 31-14 loss to Avonworth, while Wass had seven receptions. Dambach finished the season with seven 200-yard passing performances in the last nine games and had over 180 in the other two so he will enter off-season workouts on a roll.

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Football: Riverside savors a playoff win

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John D'Abruzzo profiles the Riverside football team.

"Making the WPIAL playoffs was a big deal this season for Riverside's football team.

Actually getting to Beth-Center last Friday night for a first-round game in Washington County was even a bigger ordeal for the Panthers.

"It took us two hours and 15 minutes," Riverside coach Tom Liberty said. "We got lost on our way down and got off the bus five minutes before the game. It was cold and rainy, and our locker room had no heat."

Those pre-game distractions, however, seemed to disappear come game time."

 

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Football: West Feature Athlete - Riverside's Ricky Wass

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Name: Ricky Wass
High School: Riverside
Grade: 10
Sport: Football
Position: Wide receiver

Background: Ricky Wass caught nine passes for 109 yards and a TD in Riverside's 52-14 playoff clinching win over Vincentian Academy. With that performance, he broke a 17-year-old school record for the number of receptions. He now has 40 catches for 522 yards. The sophomore has developed into a top receiver just as Riverside's offense has developed into one of the top passing offenses in the WPIAL – the Panthers now average over 200 yards passing per game.