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.
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.
Current Riverton Middle School girls basketball coach Molly Hartke was hired as the new RHS girls basketball coach at a special school board meeting last Thursday morning.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.