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  • Spring football: Tampa Catholic 26, River Ridge 14

    At River Ridge Score Tampa Catholic 26, River Ridge 14 Spring game-breakers: A homecoming victory is all coach Mike Gregory wanted when he returned to River Ridge on Friday night — and that’s exactly what the 2005 Royal Knight graduate got. The Crusaders got rushing touchdowns thanks to the combined ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: Hudson 34, Fivay 21

    HUDSON — Hudson had never defeated Fivay since the latter opened five years ago. That all changed Friday night when the Cobras emerged victorious from the Backyard Brawl with a 34-21 win. Key drive: After Fivay (2-8) tied the score with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Hudson (6-4) ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:25 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 42, Ridgewood 14

    NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge continued its historic season by dispatching district foe Ridgewood 42-14 on its Homecoming night. By winning its eighth game this season the Royal Knights (8-1, 5-0) have set yet another school record for most wins in a single season with at least two more ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:51 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • North Suncoast Game of the Week: River Ridge 46, Hudson 14

    North Suncoast Game of the Week: River Ridge 46, Hudson 14 NEW PORT RICHEY — Entering Friday night’s game against district foe Hudson, River Ridge had never hosted a playoff game. That all changed with a 46-14 victory over the Cobras. For the first time in the program’s 23 seasons, the Royal Knights (7-1) are on top of the mountain and ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 1:19 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 51, Wesley Chapel 14

    PORT RICHEY — After a slow second and third quarter for River Ridge on Friday, the Royal Knights defense stiffened up long enough for the offense to get going in a 51-14 win over Wesley Chapel on Senior Night. A 28-point fourth quarter put the game away for the Knights. ...
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    Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 at 12:28 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: Wiregrass Ranch 41, Ridgewood 14

    NEW PORT RICHEY — From the first play from scrimmage this game wasn’t close. Wiregrass Ranch scored on its first two possessions of the night in the opening three minutes. The Rams tried everything to get the ball moving — even putting its best player, Glass Wilson, in at quarterback ...
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    Sat. Oct. 11, 2014 at 12:40 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 47, Anclote 0

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A one-hour rain delay couldn’t help Anclote stop River Ridge and the North Suncoast’s leading rusher, Chris Schwarz. It only took four plays in 1 minute, 30 seconds for the Royal Knights (5-1) to set the tone. The defense did its job too, keeping Anclote (0-6) ...
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    Sat. Oct. 04, 2014 at 12:51 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 17, Mitchell 6

    TRINITY — As the final seconds ticked off in one of the most heated rivalries in the North Suncoast, River Ridge stood on top over Mitchell 17-6 on Friday. River Ridge (4-1) started the game as it usually does, pounding the ball via Chris Schwarz. The Knights’ opening drive consumed ...
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    Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 42, Gulf 7

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Wet field conditions did not help Gulf slow the North Suncoast’s leading rusher. Lead by Chris Schwarz’s 155-yard rushing night the Royal Knights kept to the ground for majority of the night on its way to a team total of 248 yards. The passing game finally ...
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    Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at 12:12 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 42, Wiregrass Ranch 21

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Wiregrass Ranch opened the game in shocking fashion with a kickoff return and fumble return for a score in the opening minute. Then the game was delayed for one hour and it was exactly what River Ridge needed. Lead by bruising junior running back Chris Schwarz ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 1:44 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: Sunlake 28, River Ridge 0

    LAND O’LAKES — Not only did River Ridge have to focus on getting past one of Pasco County’s top defensive teams Friday night, but the field proved to be unsurpassable as well. The Royal Knights fell 28-0 to powerhouse Sunlake. Neither team got off to the start it planned. River ...
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    Sat. Sept. 06, 2014 at 12:29 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: River Ridge 21, Land O'Lakes 14

    NEW PORT RICHEY — As the final whistle sounded, it was nothing but triumph for the Royal Knights — 18 long years since they last defeated Land O’Lakes.It came down to one drive, one on which it seemed as if Gators quarterback James Pensyl would lead the tying drive in ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Preseason football: River Ridge 37, Hernando 32

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Despite the incredible effort by Hernando running back D’Angelo Fagin, the efforts of junior running backs Chris Schwarz and Patrick Cook proved to too much for a gassed Leopard defense Friday night. What happened next might be the greatest comeback Ryan Benjamin had ever seen as ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:52 a.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: Pasco 49, River Ridge 30

    NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge’s second-half comeback fell short as Pasco held on  49-30 Friday night. The Pirates  (7-3) scored every point in the first half. Jaquan Clower scored on their  opening drive  from 62 yards out. Malik Johns scored the next three touchdowns on passes of 5, 33 ...
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    Fri. Nov. 08, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

  • Football: Ridgewood 29, River Ridge 27

      NEW PORT RICHEY — It was almost deja vu.    Last year on the same field, Ridgewood lost to River Ridge on a last-minute field goal. But this time, there would be no second-half heroics as Ridgewood held on to win.   River Ridge (3-5, 2-3 Class 5A, District ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:12 p.m. | Alejandro Tamayo

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