Track: Riverside boys win Warrior Classic

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The Riverside boys track and field team bested Class AAA contenders at the Fourth Annual Warrior Classic last Saturday. The Class AA team pulled in 90 points to place first among 26 teams, including Grove City (77) and South Side Beaver (72).

"It was so cold," Riverside coach Chuck Kotuby said. "Everyone had to runs under the same conditions. Winning the meet against a lot of Class AAA teams means something."

A total of 10 Riverside athletes grabbed 14 places. Austin Sheridan won the discus and placed second in the shot put to earn the title of Most Valuable Male Field Performer.


Swimming: West Feature Athlete - Riverside's Erica King

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Name: Erica King
High School: Riverside
Grade: 9
Sport: Swimming

Riverside freshman Erica King is poised to make her WPIAL championship debut this week and she will enter the WPIAL Class AA championships on Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool as one of the highest seeded freshmen in the field. King is seeded second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.27, behind only Shady Side Academy's Caroline Colville (1:58.18). In her other premier distance freestyle event, the 500 freestyle, King is seeded sixth with a time of 5:28.66. King will also swim on two Riverside relays that have PIAA potential, the 200 freestyle relay that is seeded eighth (1:46.77) and the 400 freestyle that is seeded second (3:48.49) that is seeded second. King will anchor both relays.


Boys Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Riverside's Logan Sheridan

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Name: Logan Sheridan
High School: Riverside
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball

Background info: In his junior year, Logan Sheridan averaged over 21 points per game and showed impressive consistency, scoring in double digits every game, as the Panthers were in the playoff race until the final week. With two other full-time starters returning in Zach Gould and Dylan Speicher, plus Clint Fornataro, who would have started in not for a knee injury and Jake Dambach, who started late in the season, the Panthers are already looking forward to next season and working towards it. Sheridan will be a big part of that next season – a season that will see Riverside and Lincoln Park in the same section.


Swimming: Riverside junior continues to rise in rankings

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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.


Alumni Update - Sam Weir (Point Park)

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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.