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Wrestling: All-Time Teams - Riverview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Southwestern Pennsylvania has been a hotbed for high school wrestling since the WPIAL held its first tournament in 1936. The Sports Town website will honor the WPIAL's best wrestlers of all-time during the 2016-17 season. Wrestling Historian Ken "Stats" Wunderley, with the help of former Mt. Lebanon coach Bill Lewis, will pick an All-Time Team for 72 high schools from the WPIAL.

The All-Time Teams will feature the best wrestlers from those schools. We will feature 6 or 7 high schools each Wednesday on Sports Town for 10 weeks during the season. The All-Time lists reflect high school accomplishments only. College and international accomplishments were not considered.

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Boys Basketball: East Feature Athlete - Riverview's Nico Sero

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Nico Sero
School: Riverview
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Sero has been a solid player since his freshman year, but has been one of the few bright spots in what has been a been a forgettable season for the Raiders. Sero is among the WPIAL scoring leaders with 22.3 points per game and is also the team's leading rebounder. He is beginning to garner interest from some Division II and III schools.

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Alumni Update - Arden Fisher (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Fairfield, Conn. – Senior Arden Fisher of the Robert Morris University volleyball team was named First Team All-Northeast ConferenceFisher RMU (NEC), the league announced at the annual NEC Tournament banquet, hosted by Sacred Heart University this evening.

In seven seasons at the helm, head coach Dale Starr has led seven Colonials to a total of 14 combined First and Second Team honors.

Fisher is a four-time All-NEC honoree, and garners First Team honors for the first time in her career this season after three consecutive years on the Second Team list. She is the third Colonial in program history to earn all-conference honors in all four years of her career (Katie Noble, First Team All-NEC in 1999, 2000, '01, '02; Amanda Graham, First Team All-NEC in 2007, '09, '10 and Second Team All-NEC in 2008). The senior from Oakmont, Pa., was named Molten/NEC Player of the Week once and Molten/NEC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season, including back-to-back weeks on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31.

Early this season, Fisher became the first volleyball player in RMU history to record 1,000-plus career kills (1,246) and 1,500-plus career digs (1,852). She ranks second all-time in individual career digs and fifth in career kills at Robert Morris. Her 598 digs this season rank second in the RMU individual single-season records. Fished racked up 30-plus digs in four matches this season.

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Alumni Update - Nikki Polens (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Ohio – Point Park University women’s soccer claimed the River States Conference championship title and punched aPolens Point Park ticket to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round after a 2-0 win over Ohio Christian University Saturday.

Point Park (10-7-2, 6-2 RSC) scored two goals in the final 20 minutes of regulation to claim the RSC Tournament Champion title and secure a bid to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round Nov. 19 for the second year in a row.

During the regular season, Ohio Christian (11-6-2, 7-0-1 RSC) beat the Pioneers, 2-1. The Trailblazers sat atop the RSC leaderboard for most of the regular season, going undefeated in conference action.

Freshman Nikki Polens, a Riverview graduate, sealed the deal with a goal at 89:31 to lift Point Park to a 2-0 win.

 

(photo courtesy of Point Park University)

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Alumni Update - Renee’ Ault (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH- The Pitt-Greensburg volleyball team dropped a five-set battle to La Roche in the first round of the Allegheny MountainAult PGU Collegiate Conference Tournament Wednesday evening.

Pitt-Greensburg pushed La Roche to the brink as the two sides split the first four sets but ultimately it was the Redhawks that came out victorious taking the fifth and final set 15-9.

Renee' Ault, a Riverview graduate, led the way offensively with 13 kills.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)