Riverhawks have a rough weekend
Riverhawks had a jammed packed weekend at Landmark Christian High
School. On Friday night the Riverhawks hosted their rivals, the
Indiana Blast. Despite the delay for bad weather and the Riverhawks
dominating the game, the Riverhawks and the Blast battled it out
for 90 minutes with no scoring. The game went into overtime where
Gino DiGuardi of the Blast took the cross from Paul Dolinsky to
score the golden goal and win the game.
On Sunday the
Riverhawks took on the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps got the
first goal from a penalty kick. The score at halftime was one to
zero despite the Riverhawks many opportunities to tie up the match.
The Whitecaps found the back of the net again in the second half.
The game finished with the Whitecaps winning two to zero.
will be playing their first game on June 14th against the Seattle
Sounders at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. For more
information, please contact Lauren Westkamp at 591-4622.
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Sod is laid... plans for June 14th home game at Fairgrounds planned
The sod has
been laid at our new field, but time is needed for it to take hold
before we play. The next 2 Riverhawks home games (May 31st and June
2nd) will once again be played at Landmark Christian School. Landmark
School is located behind St. Ritas School for the Deaf on Glendale
Milford Road near the 75 overpass in Evendale. We hope to be in
our new stadium at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds for the June
14th game. Please call 513-591-4622 for more information.
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Hawks take 5 points from the Hounds
Cincinnati came out firing on all cylinders in this A-league match.
Pittsburgh came into Cincinnati after a 2-0 loss to Rochester the
night before. The Hawks hungry after a weeks rest from last weeks
3-0 loss to Minnesota went right at the Hounds with a vicious attack.
The Hawks using the midfield to start their attacks through the
use of Lucas were threatening on goal. Also threatening were storm
clouds out to the west that were making their way to the pitch.
At the 16 minute mark the storm hit delaying play for 50 minutes
due to lightning.
After the delay, the Hawks came out and hit hard scoring a goal
in the 19th minute and putting the Hawks up 1-0. Simon Lowey created
the opportunity with a cross to the center where Ryan Lucas finished
it off. With the field wet and making the play sloppy the referee
blew several fouls to try and gain some control and settle the players
down. The rest of the 1st half was played in very hard fashion by
the players. The Hounds struggling to gain form in the league were
here trying to prove something and the Hawks are a team wanting
to prove something as well made for the hard play. The 1st half
ended at 1-0 to the Hawks.
The 2nd half began with the Hounds substituting their two forwards
bringing in Flavius and Houser trying to jump-start things. Both
teams made drive at goals and play was quite even. Free kicks were
becoming a common sight in this half with the number of fouls being
called. After Cincinnati made a substitution the Hounds took advantage
of it with Worthen assisting the goal by Flavius. It was a great
goal it seemed to provide a much needed spark for Pittsburgh. However,
Cincinnati came right back and hit the Hounds with a punch that
sent them reeling. Byarunhaga finished off a fine dribble with a
shot that could be heard over on Interstate 75 putting the Hawks
2-1. The Hounds frustrated at this point started making mistakes
and the Hawks were taking advantage of the fact. Pittsburgh continued
to try and score off of several freekicks and without the FANTASTIC
goalkeeping of Chris Wanamaker a couple of goals would have gone
in. With 3 minutes of added time at the end of the game Cincinnati
again took advantage of a mental lapse by the Hounds to go up 3-1.
Endozien crossed to Byarunhanga and he slotted home the goal to
give the Hawks the much needed 5 points to put them into 2nd place
in the Central Division of the Western Conference just 1 point behind
Minnesota but 3 games in hand.
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Season of "Firsts"
Riverhawks have two players on the USL team of the week for the
first time in the club's history. Shawn Rockey made team of the
week for scoring the only goal against the Portland Timbers last
Saturday. Rockey has been a member of the Riverhawks since their
beginning in 1997.
became a member of team of the week for his shut-out against the
Portland Timbers. Wanamaker, who also joined the team in 1997, returns
to the goal after being out for two years due to a torn ACL. Both
players are from Cincinnati, Rockey from St. Xavier High School
and Wanamaker from Oak Hills High school, and this is the first
time two players from Cincinnati have been on the team of the week.
winners of their first two games this season, return to action this
Saturday, May 18th. The Hawks will be playing their next two home
games, May 18th and 25th, at Landmark Christian High School due
to the adverse weather conditions that has caused delayed construction
at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The Riverhawks will be playing
the second place, Minnesota Thunder this Saturday and will battle
it out for the lead of the conference. For more information, please
contact Lauren Westkamp at 591-4622.
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Riverhawks Timber the Timbers
Cincinnati Riverhawks strengthened their hold on first place in
the Central Division with a win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday
night. Although out-shot 19 to 13, the Hawks failed to convert on
three break-aways and hit the crossbar on another shot. Timber goalkeeper,
Matt Napoleon kept Portland in the game with his outstanding play.
Shawn Rockey was the lone scorer in the game. Rockey scored in the
first half as Ryan Lucas back-heeled a no-look pass to Rockey tearing
down the right side and he beat his man to place a far post shot
past Napoleon. Although, in the second half, the Timbers had numerous
offensive attacks, the Riverhawks' defense kept them from out of
the goal. Riverhawks' goalkeeper, Chris Wanamaker had an outstanding
game with several great saves including a point-blank header late
in the contest. Fred DeGand, Ben Fisher and Joe Mercik anchored
the defense to preserve the shutout.
The battle for
first place continues this Saturday night when the Riverhawks take
on the second place, Minnesota Thunder at 7:30 p.m. For more information,
please contact Lauren Westkamp at 513-591-4622.
Riverhawks Go on a Rampage
Riverhawks opened their season Saturday night against the Milwaukee
Rampage in front of 941 people at Sycamore High School. The game
was for the Open Cup qualification and both teams were looking for
a win. Marcel Matis scored the first and only goal of the first
half for the Riverhawks as the Riverhawks' defense proved to be
too tough for the Rampage to penetrate.
came back in the second half to attack. Digital Takawira put the
Rampage ahead as he scored two goals. The Riverhawks' offense would
not relent and pushed on with an assist by Shawn Rockey to Fred
Degand to tie the game two to two. The game intensified at the end
of the second half when two players from the Riverhawks and one
from the Rampage were given yellow cards in a five-minute span.
With the action going back and forth the game went into overtime.
teams made a push to get the ball into the net, the sudden death
overtime was over when the Riverhawks' Peter Byrauhanga put the
ball past the Rampage goalie after Marcel Matis's shot came back
into the field of play. The Riverhawks' offense proved to be the
difference as three different players scored for the Riverhawks
compared to only one for the Milwaukee Rampage. The first game of
the Riverhawks' season ended with them winning three to two over
will be back in action at Sycamore High School this Saturday, May
11th at 7:30 p.m. against the Portland Timbers. For more information,
please contact Lauren Westkamp at 513-591-4622.
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Hawks Nest in the Making!!
Work has started
on the new Hawks Nest at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.The lease
for the project for the full package of a stadium with 4 practice
fields will be voted on next Wednesday (April 24th) by the Hamilton
County Commissioners. Odds are that it will be approved. It will
be a great thing for the City of Cincinnati and for the Riverhawks.
County Fairgrounds is currently used for County auto auctions and
the Hamilton County Fair in July. The schedule for the Hawks have
worked around the time that the fair will be running. The grounds
sit in the dead center of the city of Cincinnati. It is a perfect
location and will be easily accessible for all communities. Directions.
The ground will
seat 3500 with full concessions and locker room facilities. The
will be 120 X 75 with a natural grass surface. Even though the seating
will be at 3500 there will
be plenty of room for growth as seen in the pictures. New sod will
be laid as well as stands being built on the east end of the field.
the ground from the north. The current stand is shown on the right
near the tower.
Picture shows the existing stand. Another stand of similar structure
will be built at the other
side of the field.
Picture shows the field from the southeast corner.
Riverhawks vs. El Paso to be televised
on Fox Sports World
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March 19, 2002
Would you like to sing the National Anthem?
The Cincinnati Riverhawks are looking for people to sing the National
Anthem before each Hawks home games. Please contact Lauren at 513-591-4622
or email at email@example.com
to request a date or more information.
February 5, 2002
Cincinnati Riverhawks partner with HealthSouth
HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation are joining
the Cincinnati Riverhawks' team. HealthSouth will provide athletic
trainers at Riverhawks' games during the season to treat and take
care of Riverhawks players. The partnership goes beyond game day
into everyday life with HealthSouth being present at all the Riverhawks'
tournaments to provide medical treatment if needed. The Riverhawks
and HealthSouth will also work together on a variety of programs
to help athletes stay safe and in shape. At Riverhawks' camps, HealthSouth
representatives will demonstrate the proper way to warm-up to prevent
injury for that day as well as for the future. Besides demonstrating
the techniques, HealthSouth will provide information about health
and wellness relating to soccer players, but also for coaches and
The Riverhawks' team physician will be Dr. Frank R. Noyes from Cincinnati
Sports Medicine. Dr. Noyes will be present at all Riverhawks home
games and will be the physician "on call" for the team. "We hope
this season will benefit all those involved including the fans and
is the beginning
of a long and successful relationship," said Richard Wanamaker,
General Manager of the Cincinnati Riverhawks.
For more information, contact Lauren Westkamp at
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