January 5, 2014 |
After his freshman year, Christian Stackhouse tried with his coach, Kevin Landolt, to get the Riverside wrestling team together for summer workouts. Stackhouse and Landolt were the only ones who showed up. They still went ahead with their conditioning training and continued to do so two or three times every week throughout that summer and the next two. Every so often, one or two others would join them, but it was often just the two of them. Coming from Riverside, not a traditionally strong wrestling program, Stackhouse knew he needed those extra workouts to compete with wrestlers from some of the established powers in the area.
September 16, 1987 |
There has been a dramatic power shift in the Burlington County League Freedom Division. Delran and Bordentown are in. Riverside is out. Riverside . . . out????!!! Well, at least temporarily. After winning or sharing 11 of the previous 12 Burlco Freedom championships, Riverside stunningly slipped into sixth place in the nine-team division last year. The Rams finished with a 7-9-1 overall record - their first losing season since 1972, which also happened to be the first year Riverside had a soccer team.
May 10, 2004 |
Riverside's baseball team has qualified for the state tournament in each of coach Gary Herron's 11 seasons, but never have the Rams had such a close call as they did this weekend. Teams needed winning percentages of .500 or better by the May 7 cutoff date. After losing, 6-4, on May 2 to Conwell-Egan, Riverside was 4-9, with only four scheduled games. The Rams won those four. They also added a night game against Cherry Hill East on Friday at Cinnaminson's Memorial Park. At 11:08 p.m. Friday, Riverside became the last South Jersey team to qualify in Group 1 by defeating the Cougars, 17-10.
April 27, 2014 |
He is young and enthusiastic and, more importantly, Dan Harris knows the landscape. He also understands the enormity of the job he accepted earlier this month as football coach at Riverside. He replaced Nelson Hayspell, who resigned after last season. Harris is a 2005 graduate of Riverside, so he knows the past and present of the program and how it takes a special person to take on the challenge. That's because this Group 1 school has struggled mightily in football. This past fall, the Rams were 0-10, and they have lost 22 in a row. Over the last five years, they are 1-49.
July 21, 1997 |
Steve Kosyla, a former assistant coach at three high schools, has been named the head boys' soccer coach at Riverside. Kosyla was appointed at Thursday's school board meeting. A former standout player at Eastern and at Glassboro State College, Kosyla, 41, coached youth soccer last season. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant coach at Haddonfield during two different stints, and also was an assistant at Paul VI and Haddon Township. "His knowledge of the game and the way he works with youngsters really impressed me," said Jack Don, Riverside's athletic director.
March 15, 2004 |
As hard as she tried, Riverside's sensational Sabra Wrice did not have enough power to lift her team to a state title yesterday. That job was left to a 5-foot-4 guard who looked as if she would have a hard time lifting an empty box. Khaliqa Davis collected 20 points, nine assists and four steals in leading Bloomfield Tech to a 71-59 win over Riverside in the NJSIAA Group 1 girls' basketball final at the Ritacco Center. The title was the first for Bloomfield Tech after three losses in the championship game; Riverside was making its first appearance in the final.
January 29, 2003 |
Riverside's wrestling program has gone from flatliner to playoff contender in the span of just two months. In November, two weeks before the start of the season, coach Earl Porter resigned. To make matters worse, the school was considering a plan to develop a co-op program with rival Palmyra because of low turnout. Nathan Marter stepped in as coach, but the Riverside alumnus had one condition. "I wanted to have an 'interest meeting' and see how many kids would come out. The last thing I wanted to have was a co-op situation," he said.
March 15, 2012
Brahieme Jackson hit a game-tying trey at the end of regulation on Wednesday night and Bishop McDevitt rallied in overtime to top Riverside, 61-55, in a PIAA Class AA boys' basketball second-round matchup at Bethlehem Liberty. Jackson's three from the top of the key with 3.6 seconds left in the fourth helped erase an 11-point deficit. It's the first time in school history that McDevitt has advanced to the state quarterfinals. Also in the second round, Brandon Austin pulled down 12 rebounds and dropped in 11 points as Imhotep Charter knocked off Elmer L. Myers, 66-51, at Bethlehem Liberty.
August 7, 2015 |
In the world of residential construction, underground parking isn't sexy. Prominent developer Carl Dranoff thinks it is the least intriguing piece of his glamorous $100 million high-rise One Riverside, at 25th and Locust Streets. Dranoff refers to One Riverside as a "supermodel," because Cecil Baker designed it tall and thin, with the smallest footprint to accommodate the most open space. As Baker tells it, he created the tower of concrete, glass, and steel from a Dranoff sketch on a napkin, with a smaller-than-average floor plate that allows flexible design options such as combining smaller units into larger ones without having to relocate the plumbing mechanicals.
January 6, 2016 |
Riverside used its box-and-one defense Monday afternoon to overcome an early 11-point deficit - and the state's leading scorer Dakota Fenton scored 16 points for the Rams, who rallied to defeat visiting LEAP Academy Charter, 70-62, in a nonleague basketball game. Jake Stockton added 14 points, Jeanquai Morton scored 13 and Jordan Williams finished with 12. Riverside trailed by 16-5 at the end of the first quarter and by 37-31 at the half. LEAP Academy Charter star Donovan Guess scored a game-high 25 points and went 10 for 10 from the foul line.