- Updated - Wed Jan. 28, 2015 - 

Hi everyone!  Spring is coming much sooner than it seems... and many of our Track & Field athletes are busy training and competing with our coaches during our Indoor Track season! 

    Please join us for our first Track & Field Boosters Meeting of 2015:
             Wed. Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m. - in the High School LGI Room

All are welcome - we would love to have your input as we plan for the Spring season ahead!

If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to our email list, please contact Sarah Antal, our Boosters Secretary - santal1221@gmail.com


... News from last season below .... 
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Congratulations to all our State competitors!! 
Way to go - State Champion athletes from Riverside!!
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Our Riverside State Champions!!!
Austin Sheridan, Matt Tedys, Aaron Tedys, Zach Gould, and Marcel Cleckley 
with Coach Godsen and Coach Kotuby

Nice articles about our athletes in the Ellwood City Ledger... 

Austin Sheridan, PIAA Boys AA Discus Champion!! 
Austin beat his own school record, with a new record of 168 feet!! 

Another article about Austin just appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette West Xtra:

Austin was also recognized as the Beaver County Times Scholastic Athlete of the Week!

Matt Tedys, Marcel Cleckley, Zach Gould & Aaron Tedys - 
PIAA Boys AA 4x400 Relay Champions!!
Our remarkable 4x400 relay team set a new school record, as well as a new Beaver County record, with a new time of 3:23.12!

Congratulations to Aaron Tedys who also took a 4th place State medal in the 400!!  
In case you are wondering... Aaron's time of 49.65 was only .35 behind first place!  

You can check all the State meet results on this page if you scroll down the page:

Great job also to Matt Tedys (800), Marcel Cleckley (300 hurdles), Jessica Kelosky (400), Paige Nye (pole vault) and Elsa Antal (long jump) who all competed Friday at PIAA Track & Field Championships!! 

A great big THANK YOU to our coaches for the time and energy they shared to take our athletes to this meet!! 

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Congratulations to our State Qualifiers @ WPIALS:

  • Austin Sheridan - WPIAL Champ - Discus 
  • Matt Tedys, Marcel Cleckley, Zach Gould, Aaron Tedys - WPIAL Champs - 4x400 Relay
  • Paige Nye - WPIAL 2nd place - Pole Vault
  • Aaron Tedys - WPIAL 3rd place - 400 
  • Matt Tedys - WPIAL 4th place - 800
  • Jessica Kelosky - WPIAL 4th place - 400
  • Elsa Antal - WPIAL 4th place - long jump
  • Marcel Cleckley - WPIAL 5th place - 300 hurdles
Full Individual Results from WPIALs are available online.  Click on "Ind Track Results @ Baldwin" from this page: http://www.wpial.org/1314trkresults.asp

Saturday brought the continuation of WPIAL Champs and a few more State qualifiers/medalists from Riverside! Congratulations to our newest WPIAL champs... our 4x400 relay of Matt Tedys, Marcel Cleckley, Zach Gould, and Aaron Tedys grabbed gold and broke the school record in the process. Other state qualifiers were Paige Nye, silver medalist in the pole vault; Matt Tedys, 4th in the 800; Marcel Cleckley, 5th place in the 300 hurdles; and Elsa Antal, 4th place in the long jump.  Congratulations to all!! 

Ellwood City Ledger article:

Our newest WPIAL Champs and State qualifiers in the 4x400 relay... Matt Tedys, Marcel Cleckley, Zach Gould and Aaron Tedys

Here's a good summary of the first part of the meet on Thursday:

Congrats to our WPIAL Champ Austin Sheridan, who is featured in this Ellwood City Ledger article: 

Congratulations to all our state qualifiers so far: (Austin Sheridan - 1st in Discus, Aaron Tedys - 3rd in 400 and Jessica Kelosky - 4th in 400)... to our top 8 medalists (Aaron Tedys - 6th in long jump, Logan Sheridan - 8th in high jump, Lyndsey Gallagher - 7th in triple jump) ... to those who just missed medaling (Kelli Gaus - 9th in 1600) and to ALL our athletes who qualified to be there on a very tough day to compete.  This page lists all qualifiers and medalists so far:

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Outstanding job at Team Champs!  Nice work, Austin Sheridan, on breaking our school record!!  Here's an update from Coach Kotuby:
The boys track team were runner ups at the WPIAL team Championships last night. The boys beat South Side 112 to 48, beat Mohawk 81 to 69 and lost to Beaver 86 to 64. Austin Sheridan set a new school record in the discus with a throw of 167’ 8” beating Denes Veres record of 163’ 7”. The guys did a great job!!!

Way to finish the season, Middle School athletes!!
What a great meet last Saturday @ Union!! THANK YOU to Coach Dobish & Coach Kordecki for taking our athletes to compete in this invitational!! 
Looking for results, so if you find any before I do, please let me know and I will post them on website.

Here is an article from the Ellwood City Ledger, if you missed it:

Also - here is a useful page to keep an eye on... WPIAL track results:

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys at Team Playoffs!
The boys track team advanced to the WPIAL championship meet on Monday, defeating Freeport 86 to 64 and South Allegheny 115 to 35.  Handwritten individual results are included at the bottom of the "Results" page of this website if you would like more details.  Congratulations to our boys -- and to Coach Kotuby & Coach Godsen & Coach Sullivan -- on such an outstanding day!

Way to go @ Laurel and New Castle, Middle School athletes!!
Congratulations to Jenna Hart, Madison Rosendale, Madison Sheridan and Abbi Fec for setting a new middle school school record for our girls' 4x400 relay at New Castle on Monday! This record is now included in the updated Middle School Records list (see Record Holders page of this website)

Great job to our Varsity athletes at WPIAL Qualifiers!

Results from Qualifiers can be found HERE:

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for WPIALS! 
Ellwood City Ledger article here:

For anyone interested, you can also check out results from the South:

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Reminder ... If you would like to take your athlete home with you (rather than letting them ride on the bus) - you MUST complete and sign a Travel Release form and get it to Coach Dobish or Kordecki.  You can find the form on the very LAST page (scroll down) of the Student Athlete Handbook, which can be found on the school website under Athletics, or... here:

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Varsity - Great job at the Pine Richland Invitational!!
Track and Field results can be found at this link (Under "Results"):

Congratulations to all our talented Varsity athletes!! Way to go, Austin Sheridan, on setting a new discus record at this meet:

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Just wanted to make sure no one missed this... Marcel Cleckley was honored with KDKA-TV's "Extra Effort Award"... Congratulations, Marcel!!

And here's another article from last week... Team Playoffs may have been postponed, but you can bet our boys will be just as ready for them next week!  Good luck to all athletes competing!! 


Here is an updated list of remaining Varsity meets:


  - Mon May 12 - Varsity Team Champs (boys) @ Baldwin, 4:00 p.m.


  - Thurs May 15 - WPIAL Individual Finals @ Baldwin, 1:00 p.m.


  - Fri May 23 & Sat May 24 - PIAA State Champs @ Shippensburg State University 


Middle School Schedule Updates! - The meet scheduled for last Wed at Laurel was rescheduled for Wed May 7.  Also - middle school athletes are welcome to compete in the junior high invitational to be held at Union on May 10. 

Here is an updated list of remaining Middle School meets:

  - Sat May 10 INVITATIONAL @ Union 
    (Field events begin at 9:45, Track events begin at 10:00 a.m)

Middle School - Great job vs. Mohawk!! 

THANK YOU to our coaches, Varsity volunteers, and snack shack volunteers for being there so the meet could go on as scheduled. Our middle school athletes were ready to go rain or shine - so we really appreciate you being there for them.  

Varsity - Way to go Saturday @ Tri-County Champs!!  

Here is a link to the article in the Ellwood City Ledger...top results are listed at the bottom of the article:

and here is a summary of boys' results provided by Coach Kotuby:

The boys track team was runner-ups at the Tri-county invitational on Saturday.  The panthers scored 142 points to Mohawks 144 points. Aaron Tedys was overall MVP winning the 400 m in 49.3 breaking his own school record and breaking the Tri-County Record of 49.8 set in 1988. He also won the long jump and was second in the 100 and 200 m. Others scoring first were Austin Sheridan- Discus, Matt Tedys 800m, Marcel Cleckley-300 hurdles and the 4x800 relay team of Matt Tedys, Zach Gould, Evan Gazda, and Dan Spiker. Others scoring for the panthers were: Logan Sheridan, Sean Hachett, Lance Fisher, Brandon Kemp, Shane Reich, Preston Gallagher, and  Doug Fox,

Also - Varsity - Great job at the MAC Invitational!!

Here are the TRACK results... 

Just added - Here are the FIELD results...

And - here's a summary of top results from Coach Kotuby:

The boys track team won the MAC track and field invitational yesterday. The panthers scored 67 points beating second place Mars with 62 points and 24 other schools. Aaron Tedys won the long jump and 400m. finished 2nd in the 200. Austin Sheridan won the discus. The 4x400 relay team of Matt Tedys, Marcel Cleckley, Zach Gould, and Aaron Tedys also placed first. Matt tedys was 2nd in the 800m, Logan Sheridan 3rd in high jump, Marcel Cleckley 6th in the 300 hurdles, Nate Brown 4th in the pole vault, and Brandon Kemp 6th in the discus.

If you missed it in the Ellwood Ledger 4/21, here is a very special article about Coach Kotuby and the boys team.  Congratulations!!!

You can check out the results from Monday's meet vs. Neshannock here:

PLEASE HELP!... Middle School families - help is needed for the last home meet!! Please click on 'snack shack' on the left side of this page to see open spots.  I have not heard yet if the Ellwood meet will be rescheduled.  I really hope so, but if it is - we will need help for that day too.  Thank you!!

If you have not yet worked in the snack shack... PLEASE email (santal1221@gmail.com) or text (724/674-0082) Sarah to sign up.  Thank you!!

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*NOTE* - For invitational meets, our coaches are limited in how many athletes they are allowed to enter in the meet.  In many events, they can only enter the top 2 or 3 athletes for each event on the team. If your son or daughter has been told what events they are competing in, they should expect to attend and participate.  Please make sure your athlete checks with their coach if they are uncertain if they are participating.  

Reminder - Driving your athlete home from an Away Meet:

If you would like to take your athlete home with you (rather than letting them ride on the bus) - you MUST complete and sign a Travel Release form and get it to Coach Kotuby or Coach Winfield.  You can find the form on the very LAST page (scroll down) of the Student Athlete Handbook, which can be found on the school website under Athletics, or... here:

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Thank you to our Middle School athletes who have helped so much during the season... our home Varsity meets have gone very smoothly thanks to your help!  We appreciate your time and energy!!

THANK YOU to the parents and family members who have helped in the snack shack during the season.  It would be impossible to run the snack shack without your help!  Big thanks to those of you who have worked extra shifts and "overtime" when you could see we were short-staffed... you are very much appreciated!!

CONGRATULATIONS to all Varsity athetes for such a great meet at Beaver County Champs!!! Top 6 results are included at the bottom of the Results section of this website (click on Results on menu to the left).

A great big THANK YOU to each PARENT AND FAMILY MEMBER who volunteered to make this meet such a huge success!! We hope you know - Coach Kotuby & Coach Winfield the Track Boosters greatly appreciate the time and energy you shared on Saturday.  Thank you especially to those of you who worked OVERTIME on your snack shack/ admissions/ t-shirt sale shifts to make sure things ran smoothly.  Our snack shack was bombarded with business, which is great news for our fundraising, but it made for a FULL day for those of you volunteering.  Your helpfulness also allowed me to get out of the snack shack to help on the field with the meet.  THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!

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Reminder: If you still need to make your $30 family donation, you can give to Mary or Sarah or Sharon or Laura.  If you are concerned about this donation due to financial difficulties or other issues, please email (contrarymary1@verizon.net) or see Mary soon.  Thank you!! 

Reminder: If you still have pop/water donations for the snack shack, please bring donations to the Snack Shack this week during one of the home meets.  Any leftover beverages will be served at the Track & Field season-end picnic.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated!!  

Reminders are below, if you a
re not sure what to bring. 
Thank you so much for your help!! We are counting on our snack shack to be our main source of fundraising, so your donations are very important!

7th & 8th grade: 2 cases (24 ct) of water

9th, 10th and 11th Grade: 1 case (24 ct) of pop

12th grade girls: 2 cases (24ct) of water

12th grade boys: 1 case (24 ct) of pop

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Welcometo the 2014 Season of Riverside Track

Dear Parents and Athletes,

We have already begun preparations for the 2014 season. We welcome all our parents’ attendance at the meetings to get your input in the planning and decisions of the track boosters organization.

Please come to this website for continued contact from the boosters throughout the season. If you did not receive this info by email, that means we do NOT have your email address.  Please make it easier for us to keep you updated by contacting Sarah Antal (santal1221@gmail.com) with your email address and phone number. 

On this website, we will have meet schedules, fundraiser information, directions to away meets, end-of-the-season picnic information and more.   All information transmitted through the coaching staff supersedes what you may obtain on the site. They know what's going on faster than we do and sometimes forget to ask us to update the website accordingly, but we will try to keep you informed as much as possible.

**PLEASE HELP!!!** We are looking for one person to coordinate our middle school snack shack this year.   We only have five home middle school meets, so it is not a huge commitment.. We already have several experienced helpers for shopping and sign ups, but we need someone to be in charge of the concession stand for middle school meets.  LOTS of good help promised!!

Click on "Snack Shack" on the left side of this page for online sign ups for the snack shack (for both Jr. High and Varsity meets). Parental help and donations are essential to the success of our program.   Please make sure you sign up for at least one meet this year and also for the Beaver County Invitational or the Middle School Invitational. The more parents who help with concession stand duties, picnic, etc. the lighter the load for the few of us!  

We are NOT requiring a candy fundraiser this year.  However,  each family is asked to donate  $30 PER FAMILY.  This check is due by Fri April 4.  CHECKS ONLY PLEASE - made out to Riverside Track Boosters.  Please indicate in the memo section of the check your son/daughter’s name to make it easier for us to track.  Funds raised will pay for the end-of-the-season picnic and gifts and awards for our athletes.

Also starting March 4, please turn in a beverage donation for the snack shack. Please label your donations in Sharpie with your family name on them to make it easier for us to track who’s donated and who hasn’t. These can be left at concession stand at the end of practice and your coach will help you load into the stand.

7th & 8th grade: 2 cases (24 ct) of water

9th, 10th and 11th Grade: 1 case (24 ct) of pop

12th grade girls: 2 cases (24ct) of water

12th grade boys: 1 case (24 ct) of pop

Some important dates to be aware of:

  • Mon March 3rd - Mandatory Mon-Fri Practices Begin for Varsity and Middle School.   These will go through the month of April but trickle off as athletes go to WPIALS & States in May.  Middle School practice schedule is a little different.  Athletes will get a copy of their practice schedules and official meet schedules.

  • Mon March 3rd - *Final deadline to turn in your physical and sign-off sheet* (students who have participated in another sport already this school year only need to complete section 5).  Please have your students review the Student Athlete Handbook that is on the district’s site and be sure to sign and return the student athlete sign off form. All of these can be found on the schoo's website at: http://www.riverside.k12.pa.us/pages/Riverside_Beaver_CSD/Athletics  No extensions will be given.

  • Mon March 3rd - Last day to give your coaches the required $5 trainer fee.  Make this $5 check payable to Riverside Beaver County School District. No extensions will be given.

  • Fri March 7th - Please turn in your water/pop donation by March 7.

  • Wed March 19 - The next Booster Meeting will be at 7PM LGI at the high school.  Please attend! All parents welcome, Varsity and Middle School!

  • Fri April 4  - Donation check of $30 per family due for Middle School and Varsity.  Checks should be made out to Riverside Track Boosters.

  • Wed. April 9 - Riverside will be hosting a Junior High Invitational Meet. Please, if you have a Jr High Athlete, plan on working during this important meet.

  • Saturday, April 12 - Riverside will be hosting the Beaver County Championship.  We will need lots of help for that meet, which is our big fundraiser of the season. Various opportunities are making food, working in the concession stand, grilling burgers and hot dogs, selling t- shirt and  soliciting for a 50-50.  Please plan to send a family representative for at least a two-hour shift on that day.  Sign ups will be available on the website.

  • Thurs April 17 (last home meet)  will be Varsity Track’s Senior Night - more on that TBA.

  • Wed May 28 – Picnic at Concord United Methodist Church’s pavilion. Details will follow.

Please download the high school meet schedule and/or the middle school meet schedule off the website.

Please feel free to contact any of the board members with comments, suggestions or questions.

Dawn Wehman,
Nov 28, 2013, 9:26 AM