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The Riverton boys baseball team scored all three of its runs in the sixth inning Saturday to edge past Athens 3-1 in Sangamo Conference action.

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.

The calling card for the Williamsville High School varsity boys basketball team in recent years has often been suffocating defense.

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.

The host Riverton Hawks varsity boys basketball team missed only five shots inside the arc and rolled past Maroa-Forsyth 66-33 Tuesday night in Sangamo Conference action.

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.

Genevieve Anning tossed a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts, and the visiting Riverton Middle School softball team whipped Tri-City 14-1 Friday.

Finding a volleyball coach less than a month before the season starts is challenging, but Riverton Athletic Director Tom Weir believes he found a very good one in former Chatham Glenwood coach Amanda O’Rourke.

Citing a desire to see her college daughter play volleyball more often, Staci Coady has submitted her resignation as Riverton High School volleyball coach.

Shane Yamco broke his own school record twice at the Class 1A state track meet last weekend at Charleston’s Eastern Illinois University, and he finished in third place in the 800 meters.

Riverton’s Jolie Foreman won the Class AA eighth grade shot put title Friday at the junior high state meet in East Peoria.

Neely Rogers tossed a no-hitter and struck out three, and the Riverton Lady Hawks softball team finally played a full game last Wednesday, routing St. Teresa 16-0 in five innings.

Tom Weir was not looking to leave his position as principal at St. Aloysius Catholic School, but when the Riverton Athletic/Activities Director position came open, he jumped at it.

Riverton boys basketball coach Kody Kirkpatrick said his team was “two turnovers away from playing about as good a game as we have played all year.”

Riverton’s Addison Pals eclipsed the 1000 point mark, but a late charge by her Lady Hawks came up just short Monday night as the Tri-City/Sangamon Valley girls basketball team snuck out a 52-50 win at the Sangamon County Tournament in Athens.

Olivia Felts scored 16 points and Lilly Doneghue 14, and the visiting Williamsville Lady Bullets girls basketball team went on a 17-2 run in the second and third quarters to take the lead for good in a 47-42 win over Riverton last Thursday in Sangamo Conference action.

The host Riverton Lady Hawks girls basketball team scored the first 23 points of the game Monday night and routed the Decatur Christian Warriors 78-14.

The visiting Riverton Hawks boys basketball team rallied from a 24-17 deficit late in the second period and held off Tri-City 47-44 Tuesday night in nonconference action.

The Riverton varsity boys basketball team opened its season by winning three of five games at the Beardstown Tournament and finishing in third place out of six squads.

All-Tournament team member Addison Pals scored 24 points, and the Riverton varsity girls basketball team outscored host Clinton 13-4 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 41-35 victory in the fifth place game of the Turkey Tussle Saturday.

The Riverton High School volleyball team repeated as regional champs Thursday night, though the Lady Hawks had to rally in both games and edged Athens 25-21, 25-23.

The general improvement shown by the Riverton Hawks football team since the beginning of the season was more evident than ever Friday night, as the Hawks controlled play for most of the first three quarters and cruised Pittsfield 27-16 for their first win of the season.

Riverton boys soccer coach Chris Bertolino emphasizes the importance of the first five minutes after any goal scored, and that mantra worked against the Hawks Saturday in an entertaining regional final.

The Riverton Lady Hawks volleyball team finished in third place at the Sangamon County Tournament Monday after edging past Williamsville 25-17, 25-18.

The Riverton Hawks football team had its first lead of the season Friday at PORTA, but the host Bluejays scored the final 30 points of the game in a 30-7 Sangamo win.

A solid second half could not overcome a sluggish first half, and the host Riverton/Tri-City soccer team suffered its first loss Saturday in the finals of the Four Corners Classic to Beardstown 3-2.

Williamsville football coach Aaron Kunz is “really excited” about his defense, and that unit did not disappoint Friday as the Bullets blanked Riverton 48-0 in the Sangamo Conference season opener for both squads.

The Riverton Middle School baseball team nearly blew a 12-3 lead, but outlasted host Mt. Pulaski 16-13 Monday.

The host Riverton Middle School softball team exploded for 10 runs in the first and 11 more in the second Friday in a 21-3 win over Tri-City.

The Riverton School Board approved three new high school head coaches at Monday’s regular meeting: Joe Stevens for football, Brent McKinney for baseball and Pat Spencer for wrestling.

It took a while for the Riverton Lady Hawks soccer team to beat the seemingly impenetrable wall known as Lilly Doneghue, but Anika Duncan scored with 22:45 remaining and the goal stood up in a 1-0 win over Williamsville Friday.