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Riverside Football Advances

Congratulations to the Riverside Football Team on advancing to the WPIAL Semi-Finals by defeating Avonworth High School on Friday night. Riverside will now play at North Hills at 7:30p.m. against Steel Valley High School this Friday. Tickets will be on sale this Friday in the high school athletic office from 7:50a.m. to 10:50a.m. Then tickets will be sold in the middle school and elementary lunches from 10:50a.m. and -12:30p.m. Finally, tickets will be on sale in the athletic office again from 12:30p.m.- 1:30p.m. Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $7. All tickets will be $7 at the gate.


Panthers oust Avonworth, move onto WPIAL Class-AA Semifinals

Riverside made quick work of Avonworth Friday night with a 42-14 victory that move the #4-seeded Panthers into the Class-AA semifinals for a second consecutive year. After their first drive stalled with an interception, the Panthers scored on six consecutive drives – by ground and by air – to run away from the Antelopes. Noah Harris added 105 rushing yards  and accounted for three touchdowns for Riverside, while Maurice Cleckley joined Harris in the scoring column with two touchdowns of his own. Harris caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Ben Hughes, who completed 10 of 16 passes for 149 yards…


Riverside Football Tickets on Sale

After Riverside successfully defeated Frazier on Friday night, they are now preparing for the second playoff game this Friday Night against Avonworth. The game will be played at Seneca Valley at 7:30p.m. Tickets will be on sale this Wednesday in the high school athletic office from 7:50a.m.-10-50a.m. Then tickets will be sold in the middle school and elementary lunches from 10:50a.m.-12:30p.m. Finally, tickets will be on sale in the athletic office again from 12:30p.m.- 1:30p.m. Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $7. All tickets will be $7 at the gate.


Panthers Run Over Frazier In WPIAL Playoff Opening Round Victory

The Riverside Panthers used a strong ground game and a stout defense to blank Frazier 34-0 in WPIAL Class-AA opening round action Friday night at Riverside Memorial Stadium. Panther back LeMarcus Cleckley rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offensive attack that scored twice in the second quarter and twice in the second half to soundly defeat the Commodores . Riverside running back Noah Harris joined Cleckley in the 100-yard club, finishing the contest with 107 yards rushing including the games opening score. Rounding out the offensive playmakers, senior Austin Dambach caught three passes for 76 yards…


REC Wrestling Registration

The grade 1-6 boys and girls REC Wrestling registrations dates are coming up fast. Registration will be on Mondaym November 6th, Wednesday, November 8th, and Monday, November 13th.  The registration will take place in Lincoln High School. You can mail in the registration form if interested, but unable to attend registration.  Additional forms and information can be found on the REC Wrestling website at www.leaguelineup.com/recwrestling ‘Set goals. Have a plan. Work hard. Improve every day!” More information is available on the official flyer below.


Riverside Football Qualifies for WPIAL Playoffs

Congratulations to the Riverside Football Team for qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs. The team will host Frazier this Friday at 7:30p.m. in the first round of the playoffs. Tickets will be on sale Friday in the high school athletic office from 7:30a.m. until 10:50a.m.  Then tickets will be on sale in the middle school and elementary lunches from 10:50a.m. until 12:30p.m. Finally, tickets will be available again in the high school from 12:30 to 1:30p.m. Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $7. Only adult tickets will be sold at the gate. No student tickets will be sold at…


BC3’s Best Shot Depends on Great Shots

Butler, PA – The 3-point shot will give the Butler County Community College men’s basketball team its best shot at its first winning season in three years, Jace Stutz said, and if its unique five-guard offense plays at the height of its game, the small Pioneers can compensate for their lack of size and post “triple digits” on the scoreboard. “With all five guards who can shoot, it is going to be nice,” Stutz said. “I know we can score,” Kaden Rock said. “If we are shooting well,” Brendon Record said, “we can be in any game with anybody.” “Every…


ECABF Executive Officers Positions for Election

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation (ECABF) has the following Executive Officers positions coming up for election for the 2018/2019 Seasons: President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer.  All positions are a 2 year term. A letter of interest must be emailed and received to Ellwoodcitybaseball@gmail.com by November 5, 2017. Applicants will be notified to set up an interview with the Board of Directors.


PHOTOS: Riverside retains “Riv-Ell” Cup as Panthers defeat Wolverines on Senior Night

The game of football has three phases: offense, defense, and special teams. Under each phase is a sub-phase that contributes to a victory, such as passing, rushing, turnovers, tackling, kicking, and punting. All these and more were won by the Panthers of Riverside in a one-sided, full dominant 40-0 victory Friday night. As Riverside was playing spoils to Senior Night at Helling Stadium, all Wolverines were lost on how quickly things turned during the evening. Riverside was led by quarterback Ben Hughes as well as wide receiver Austin Dambach, who contributed to the scoreboard early at the 9:05 mark in…


BC3 Volleyball Squad Crowned WPCC Champs Again

Butler, PA- Brittney Bianco had 35 assists and Emily Magusiak 11 kills as the Butler County Community College volleyball team on Saturday won its 14th Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference title since 1977, ninth under coach Rob Snyder and third in a row by sweeping the Community College of Beaver County. BC3, the tournament’s top seed, beat the Titans 25-16, 25-16 and 25-20 in the best-of-5 finals and moved to 17-5 entering this weekend’s National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Division III championships. BC3 will defend its back-to-back NJCAA Region XX Division III crowns in a tournament it will host…