Football: Riverside's Dambach quietly among the best

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Drew Karpen profiles Riverside football player Jason Dambach.

"The smaller the school or organization, the harder it is to get noticed. That is the predicament that Jason Dambach found himself in.

Dambach is a senior quarterback at Riverside competing in the Class A Big Seven Conference. But he isn't just any quarterback ... Dambach is one of the top returning quarterbacks in the WPIAL and has cemented his name on the top peg of the Riverside record books.

Entering the season, Dambach had more than 3,000 career passing yards, which is the school record. He also currently holds the school record with career touchdown passes and passing touchdowns in a season with 18 last year.

"He is an all-around good person," Riverside coach Tom Liberty said. "He is very coachable. He is all work ethic and wanted to be the best quarterback he can be since his sophomore year. He has matured and gotten better since his sophomore year."



Riverside 2015 Football Preview

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Under fifth-year coach Tom Liberty, Riverside turned the corner last year, making the playoffs for the first time. Coming off a 1-8 season, the Panthers finished 6-5 and made a trip to the Class A quarterfinals before losing to Avonworth.

The Panthers made the playoffs as the No. 4 seed out of the Big Seven Conference.

"The kids know the hard work and struggles to get to where we got," Liberty said. "I told them to remember how we felt a year ago when we lost to Avonworth. That is what drives me and the kids. It is a great group of kids."

Leading the way this season is Jason Dambach (6-3, 190, Sr., QB), who was recently invited to compete in a Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla.


Photo Journal: Baseball - Riverside vs. Washington (Class AA WPIAL Playoffs, May 13)

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It's Monday, May 18 and the Riverside Panthers are taking on the Quaker Valley Quakers in the WPIAL Class AA Baseball Playoffs. So, enjoy Sports Town's photos of the Riverside baseball team. These photos were taken alongside video clips; you can view the video clips by clicking here.) All photos and video clips in this post were taken on May 13,2015 as the Panthers defeated Washington 3-2 at North Allegheny.



Boys Tennis: West Feature Athlete – Riverside junior Tyler Squicquero

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Name: Tyler Squicquero

School: Riverside

Grade: 11

Sport: Tennis


Background: Squicquero competed with Blake Weber to finish second in the Section 2 doubles finals and will participate in the WPIAL Class AA tournament, which is slated to openon Mondayat Shady Side Academy. He also finished second in the Section 2 singles match and made it into the WPIAL tournament before losing in the first round to John Appolonia of Indiana. He is one of the few tennis competitors to appear in both the singles and doubles finals without being ranked in the top-50 of his graduating class in the state.