Riverside basketball player Lizzie Spindler has never been shy about doing the hard work needed to improve her game. That attitude, knowing what she wanted and focusing on achieving that goal, put her in command of the often-tough recruiting process. It also paid off handsomely last week when she verbally committed to accept a scholarship offer from Binghamton University at a press conference held at Arcaro and Genell Restaurant in Old Forge.
Despite suffering through growing pains last year, the Riverside football team never stopped improving, never gave up, and when it got to put the finishing touches on 2014, the Vikings sent themselves into the 2015 season with a flourish that second-year head coach John Fox hopes his returning players remember.
“Ironically, we scored a touchdown on our last play of the season,” Fox said. “That was kind of the message to the kids, that we fight to the last play, every second, and that’s what they did.
The annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross Country Invitational Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to noon at McDade Park in Scranton, featuring high school athletes from a tri-state area. The top 25 finishers in the boys and girls junior high categories, along with the girls and boys varsity divisions, will also be recognized. Winning teams in each of the race categories will also be honored.