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.
Name: Tyler Squicquero
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.
Bethany, W. Va. – Geneva women’s track and field traveled to West Virginia for the Bethany invitational over the Easter weekend. The Golden Tornadoes took six top three finishes in the meet.
Head Coach Phil Thompson said, “We had some great performances on the track and in the field events today. We had a lot of top three finishes which shows that the student-athletes are working hard. I am very pleased with today's results.”
Freshman Jess Kelosky, a Riverside graduate, broke the school record in the 100 meter dash while earning a first place finish (12.71).
(photo courtesy of Geneva College)
Tyler Squicquero didn’t quite have the day he wanted in the Section 2-AA singles championships.
On the plus side, the Riverside junior advanced to the championship match and clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AA tournament for the second consecutive season. Unfortunately, he could not get past Blackhawk senior Jonah Cooper, who won his second consecutive title with a relatively easy, 6-1, 6-1, straight-sets victory.
For Squicquero, just making it into the WPIAL singles tournament for the second consecutive year is a major accomplishment. He’s not one of the local tennis elite and is not ranked in the top-50 in his graduating class in the state, but he was still able to get past junior Jon Tetrick, who finished fourth in the section last year after losing a consolation match to Squicquero.
The 10-time defending Section 1-AA champ, Riverside, finished as the WPIAL Class AA runner-up last year.
This season the Panthers look to take the next step as 10 seniors return.
The seniors are Joe Rubcic, Marcel Cleckley, Spencer Gibbons, Brandon Kemp, Sean Hatchett, Brody McKenna, Zach Gould, Logan Sheridan, Dalton Hewitt and Shane Reich.