Riverside 2013 Football Preview

Written by Brad Everett on .

It's yet to be seen how much Riverside improves on last season's 1-8 finish, but coach Tom Liberty said he already likes the attitude of this year's squad.

"These kids are fun to be around," said Liberty, who is his third season. "They stick together. They have great work ethic. There's no drama. They're just trying to win."

Two years ago, the Panthers went 5-4, using a season-ending four-game winning streak to almost make the playoffs. They will try to get there this season behind the play of seniors Aaron and Mike Tedys, who both play running back and defensive back. Those two, along with Kyle Tedys, are triplets. Marcel Cleckley, a junior running back/defensive back, is expected to be one of the team's best players.


Riverside grad Weir gets a new start at Point Park

Written by Sports Town on .

Nicholas Tolomeo of the Tri-State Sports & News Service writes about former Riverside basketball player Samantha Weir, who transferred to Point Park from Seton Hill. Click here to read the story.

2013 0808RiversideWeir(Photo: Former Riverside basketball player Samantha Weir transferred from Seton Hill to Point Park. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"As a Seton Hill University assistant at the time, Tony Grenek went to the 2012 Roundball Classic to scout Keystone Oaks guard Alexa Xenakis. At the postseason all-star game, Xenakis stood out but so did another player, Riverside forward Samantha Weir.

Weir ended up attending Seton Hill, but Grenek moved on to Point Park University to take over as head coach.

"Alexa and Samantha were probably the best two players in that game," Grenek said.

Fast forward to this summer: Weir was looking for a new school to play basketball and Grenek was looking to add another quality forward. On June 27, Weir officially signed with Point Park."