Riverton High School football coach Jason Nikson knew his team had little margin for error going into its Friday night Sangamo Conference showdown with the visiting New Berlin Pretzels.
Zach Hinds threw seven touchdowns, and the Riverton High School football team’s defense pitched a much-needed shutout in the second half Friday night as the Hawks pulled away from host PORTA 52-24.
Riverton football coach Jason Nikson implored his team to get off to a better start this week after a pair of slow starts the previous two weeks, both of which were losses.
Coming off a big road win at North Mac last Saturday, Riverton football coach Jason Nikson admitted he was concerned earlier in the week before the Hawks’ game vs. Pittsfield.
Zach Hinds finished off a 66-yard drive with a 3-yard TD scamper with 2:24 left, and the Riverton Hawks football team claimed a 26-20 Sangamo Conference win at North Mac Saturday.
The Riverton High School girls track team easily claimed a Williamsville triangular last Thursday. The Hawks scored 62 points, well ahead of Sangamon Valley/Tri-City (33 1/2) and the hosts (28 1/2).
Current Tri-City/Sangamon Valley girls basketball coach Tony Nika has accepted the position of Riverton High School boys basketball coach and special education teacher.
Terrance McIntosh scored on a 27-yard TD run with 5:56 remaining, and the host Riverton High School football team rallied past Pittsfield 26-25 Friday night in Sangamo Conference action.
Hunter Riley finished with 15 points and 17 rebounds, and the Williamsville varsity boys basketball team overcame some shaky free throw shooting late and held off Riverton 54-48 Friday at Dave Root Court.
The host Riverton High School varsity girls basketball team went on a 12-0 run in the first and second quarters last Wednesday night to take the lead for good in a 44-25 win over Pawnee.
The host Riverton Hawks varsity boys basketball team shot 58 percent from the field in the second half and outlasted the Auburn Trojans 67-61 Tuesday night in Sangamo Conference action.
The host Riverton Hawks boys basketball team overcame an eight-point deficit last Wednesday vs. Monticello, but a similar deficit Friday night vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin in the Class 2A Riverton Regional final was too much to overcome.
Williamsville boys basketball coach Nick Beard would have liked his chances to stay close if he knew that Riverton stars Travis Hogan and Spencer Yoggerst would each finish with six points Tuesday night in their Sangamo Conference clash at Dave Root Court.
After what he termed his team’s “worst game of the season” Saturday, Riverton boys basketball coach Kody Kirkpatrick challenged his Hawks going into a matchup of Sangamo Conference unbeatens Tuesday vs. PORTA at the Hawk Center.
The host Riverton High School varsity boys basketball team did not allow a point for almost 10 minutes to start the game and cruised past Rochester 55-24 Saturday night at the Hawk Center.
Travis Hogan made 10 of 11 shots from the field, including 4-for-5 3-pointers, and he exploded for 27 points as the top-seeded Riverton Hawks boys basketball team recovered from a slow start to beat Tri-City 58-38 Tuesday night at the Sangamon County Tournament.
Lexy Henrikson’s conventional 3-point play with 1:36 left broke a 45-45 tie, and that score held up as the visiting Williamsville High School varsity girls basketball team snuck past Riverton 48-45 Thursday.
They came in big underdogs, but the Riverton/Tri-City Hawknadoes soccer team nearly pulled off an upset Friday night in the Class 1A SHG Sectional final, as a late header goal lifted Alton Marquette to a 1-0 victory.
The Riverton/Tri-City boys soccer team scored two goals in the first half, then held off a furious Pleasant Plains surge after intermission to claim a 2-1 win over the Cardinals in a Class 1A Riverton Regional final Saturday at the Field of Dreams.
Isaac Crumrine is a state champion, as the Riverton eighth grader posted a school-record time of 10 minutes, 36.9 seconds Saturday at the Class 2A state cross country meet at Normal’s Maxwell Park.
Host PORTA scored two touchdowns in the last eight minutes of the game to edge past Riverton 46-43 in a wild and penalty-plagued Sangamo Conference game Friday night.
Seth Tavernor scored two goals in the first half, and the Riverton/Tri-City soccer team’s stout defense made it hold up Saturday in a physical 2-1 win in the finals of the Four Corners Classic over Beardstown.
Tessla Ellis and Jolie Foreman will be representing the Riverton High School girls track team at the Class 1A state meet this weekend in Charleston after they qualified at the Carlinville Sectional last Thursday.
The Riverton Hawks softball team scored in six of its seven trips to the plate Monday in an 11-4 win over New Berlin in a game moved to UIS because of field conditions.
A year back in the coaching ranks “recharged” Jason Nikson’s batteries, and the former Southeast defensive coordinator has been hired as the new head coach for the Riverton High School football team.
Coach Nick Beard’s Williamsville varsity boys basketball team has more offensive weapons and balance than it has in the past, but the Bullets still hang their hat on their defense, and that was proven once again Tuesday night.
Spencer Yoggerst became the 15th Riverton High School boys basketball player to reach 1000 points, and the Hawks did not allow a basket for 18 minutes and 36 seconds as they pulled away from visiting Rochester 46-20 Saturday night.
It will not win any awards for beauty, but the Riverton Hawks varsity boys basketball team won the St. Teresa Holiday Tournament title Friday night, 44-28 over Hartsburg-Emden.
Freshman Zach Hinds exploded for 28 points, including 10 in the third period and nine more in the overtimes, and the host Riverton Hawks varsity boys basketball team outlasted Auburn 62-59 in double overtime Tuesday in Sangamo Conference action.
Chloie Kendall drained three 3-pointers and scored 13 points, and the host Riverton High School varsity girls basketball team whipped North Mac 48-32 in Sangamo Conference action Thursday.
Spencer Yoggerst exploded for 35 points and Travis Hogan tallied 25, both career highs, and the host Riverton Hawks varsity boys basketball team shot 64 percent from the field en route to a 87-47 rout of Tri-City Tuesday night.
One of the mottos for this year’s Riverton/Tri-City soccer team was “Celebrate Success,” and losing in the sectional final Saturday did nothing to take away from one of the best seasons in school history, according to coach Chris Bertolino.
With school goal scoring record holder Brady Fletcher and Seth Tavernor also scoring often, the Riverton/Tri-City soccer team has plenty of firepower, but the defense was signaled out for praise by coach Chris Bertolino Saturday after the Hawknadoes won their first ever regional title, in a …
Kasie Atkins and Ashley Webb each put away eight kills and all-tournament team member Jade Wheeler added six, and the Riverton High School varsity volleyball team swept Athens 25-16, 25-20 Monday night in the third place match of the Sangamon County Tournament.
The Riverton/Tri-City boys soccer team won the Four Corners Classic for the first time in school history Saturday, edging past a spirited Pleasant Plains squad 1-0 on a breezy morning at the Field of Dreams.