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Girls Cross Country: Feature Athlete — Riverside’s Jessica Kelowski

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Name: Jessica Kelowski
School: Riverside
Grade: Senior
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Kelowski has a chance to make the state meet for the second year in a row in her senior season for the Panthers. Kelowski has had two strong meets at the Slippery Rock Invitational where she finished in 20th with a time of 22:00 and this past week at the MAC Championships where she finished in 24th with a time of 22:21. Kelowski also runs for the track team where she went to the state meet last year in the 400 meter run. She also sometimes runs the 200 and 800 meter dashes. Kelowski was also a member of the Panthers’ soccer team her freshman year before she got injured.

Riverside coach Joe Fisher: “She has a chance to go back to states. She is a good runner. She deserves it. She worked hard over the summer and she deserves to be recognized.”

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Boys Cross Country - West feature athlete – Riverside’s Nathan Brown

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Name: Nathan Brown
School: Riverside
Grade: 10
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Brown is a sophomore for the Panthers and has already emerged as one of their top runners. The Panthers had the majority of their top runners from last year graduate so they are looking for a big season from Brown. Brown is splitting his time between the cross country and soccer teams in the early part of the season. He also is a member of the track and field team where he competes in the distance events as well as the pole vault.

Riverside coach Joe Fisher: “He is a young kid and has a bright future. He runs real strong and always works hard in practice.”

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Girls Cross Country – West Feature Athlete – Riverside’s Jessica Kelosky

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Name: Jessica Kelosky
School: Riverside
Grade: 12
Sport: Cross Country

Background: Kelosky ran a new season best time of 22:25.30 in the 5,000 meter run at 23rd Big Red Invitational at West Middlesex High School on Sept. 7. The time got her 31st place. Kelosky also compete in track where she went to states last year as a junior in the 400 meter run. She is considering Waynesburg, Clarion and Indiana University of Pennsylvania among other schools to enroll at next year.

Riverside head coach Joe Fisher: “She is a very good athlete. Her mom ran for me for three years and went to states every year. She is a runner that doesn’t start out way ahead but she comes on strong in the end.

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Girls Tennis: Riverside looking to make another playoff appearance

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Riverside has made the postseason each of the past two seasons, and despite losing some talent from 2012, look to be on pace to qualify for the postseason again.

The Panthers have a 3-1 section mark, with the lone loss coming to Beaver, 4-1.

“I do think we will make a run for it,” said Riverside coach Vaughn Hudspeth.

Sophomore Sierra Beighey, who played No. 3 singles last season, was elevated to the No. 1 spot this season with the losses of Sara Sutter and Michaela Burr.

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Boys Soccer: West Feature Athlete - Riverside's Trevor Moser

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Name: Trevor Moser
High School: Riverside
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Soccer

Background info: Riverside is the defending WPIAL Class A champion and opened its season with a 4-0 win over South Side Beaver. Trevor Moser scored three goals – the first, second, and fourth of the game – as the Panthers got off to a good start. Moser will be expected to fill the offensive void left by graduation. He is also the placekicker and punter for the football team and got off a 56-yard punt Friday night in a 35-0 loss to Beaver Falls.

Quotes from Coach Ben Huth: "We had a hope coming in this season that Trevor could be a goal scorer and that was good to see in our opener, none of the goals were cheap. It's always been obvious that he had the potential to be a scorer. All the pieces are there – he's strong, fast, and smart and had a game-winner in the playoffs last year. We knew he had the ability and he's only a junior. It's working well with him playing for the football team, too. I understand the mentality of playing multiple sports at a small school and it's not a problem."