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March 18, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Through all the milestones, shattered records, and a Group 4 state title, senior Lauren Gaskill continued to point out one thing when reflecting on her Rancocas Valley girls' basketball team. "We really are the definition of a team," said Gaskill, whose Red Devils are this season's Inquirer South Jersey Team of the Year. "We rely on one another. When things are going wrong, we look to one another. We never panicked when we were down. "We just believed in each other all season. And it was an honor to play with every single person on this team.
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February 21, 2012
Rancocas Valley took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter of Monday's girls' basketball game against the No. 1 team in the state before suffering a 54-42 loss to Malcolm X Shabazz in the Hoop Mountain Shootout at Holy Spirit. Natalya Lee's 13 points and three steals, Lauren Moses' eight points and eight rebounds, and Brianna Logan's six points and six assists provided the spark for Rancocas (20-3), ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer and No. 7 in the state by the Star-Ledger.
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March 27, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Cieri is a power hitter who likes to use the whole field. That goes for defense, too. Cieri, a senior at Rancocas Valley, might have South Jersey's sweetest, strongest swing. He has signed with Maryland on a baseball scholarship. A lefthanded batter, Cieri can pull the ball to right field or drive it for distance to left. Rancocas Valley coach Dave Hower thinks Cieri's power alley is in left-center. "He stays behind the ball like nobody I've ever seen," Hower said. What's interesting is that Cieri also moves around with a glove in his hand.
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March 8, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
Anthony Corrado had heard it before. "I feel like I get asked the same question every game," the Rancocas Valley coach said. The topics were commonplace: The dominance of Lauren Moses, the depth of his team, the balance, the tough defense, the ability to answer, emphatically, every run an opponent makes. All of it was on display Thursday night in a 52-37 win over Washington Township in a Group 4 state girls' basketball semifinal at Deptford. In 32 minutes, Rancocas Valley again showed every reason that it just might be the scariest team in the state entering a Group 4 championship matchup with Paterson-Eastside on Sunday at Toms River North.
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January 5, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Practices revolve around defense. It carries the Lenape girls' basketball team through big games. "Coach [Rob] Hummel preaches defense, and we trust him," Lenape senior forward Maddie Sims said. "We're always trying to be aggressive. We're always up and playing hard. " Saturday afternoon, the host Indians overcame a rocky offensive performance by blanketing Rancocas Valley in a 48-30 win. RV featured a quicker, and arguably more athletic, rotation. But the Indians' man-to-man pressure held the Red Devils to just 16 points through three quarters.
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September 7, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
On opening night of the season, the Rancocas Valley girls' soccer team made a big statement, earning a 2-1 road win over Burlington County Liberty Division rival Moorestown on Thursday. Senior Julie Spracklin netted both goals for the Red Devils. RV junior goalie Alex Tamashunas was equally instrumental, recording nine saves, including two diving, game-saving stops in the second half. "It felt like November soccer in September," RV coach Jay Flanagan said. "It was intense, it was highly physical, Moorestown is very good, so to pull out a win, obviously we're very happy.
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February 1, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
In the moments before Deja Brown hit the biggest shot of her life, most didn't even realize she was on the court. And of those who did, many likely wondered why. Two years ago, Brown could have passed for a middle-schooler. Her Rancocas Valley girls' basketball teammates didn't help the matter: Lauren Moses was a 6-foot-2 wrecking ball. Dominque Ward was a 5-11 guard who could dunk a basketball. Brown was a slight, 5-6 sophomore in a baggy uniform who most outside of Westampton had never heard of. "It feels like a long time ago," Brown said.
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January 24, 2001 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
David Reid, a two-way lineman from Rancocas Valley, became the second South Jersey prospect to accept a football scholarship to Villanova this year. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Reid decided last week but did not make the official announcement until last night. He joins Holy Cross running back Julius Davis, who made an oral commitment to Villanova on Monday. According to NCAA rules, recruits cannot sign an official letter of intent until Feb. 7. Rancocas Valley football coach Jim DiCicco said Villanova recruited Reid as an offensive lineman and said he could play center, guard or tackle.
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November 30, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Franco Harris' football career landed the former Rancocas Valley star in the Hall of Fame. It began with some tough practices during his freshman season. "That was a rude awakening," Harris said Thursday. "I never really played football as a youngster. I was more of a baseball-basketball guy. " Harris will return to Rancocas Valley on Friday to be honored as part of the Hometown Hall of Famer program, sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance. Harris will be presented with a plaque that will be displayed in the trophy case at Rancocas Valley, where he was an All-South Jersey running back and 1969 graduate.
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December 23, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Midway in the fourth quarter, Haddonfield junior guard Nick DePersia was falling out of bounds and attempted to throw the basketball off a Rancocas Valley player. But it went through the Rancocas Valley player's legs, took one bounce, and landed right in the hands of Haddonfield junior Jake Robinson for an uncontested layup. "Lucky assist," DePersia said. "But I'll take it. " Nick DePersia and his twin brother, Rob, were more good than lucky in leading Haddonfield to a 56-43 victory over Rancocas Valley in a clash of Top 10 teams Saturday.
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September 17, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
Holy Cross' Josephine O'Donnell notched one goal and one assist to put the visiting Crusaders over Rancocas Valley, 2-1, in a Burlington County League girls' soccer game. Alexis Smith also scored for the visitors. Both goalkeepers, Elizabeth Gurba of Holy Cross and Grace Walter of Rancocas Valley made 12 saves for their respective teams. In other Burlington County League action: Kate Field had a goal and assist to help host Burlington Township to a 4-2 victory over Northern Burlington.
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August 3, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
On a muggy Midwest night in June, Kelsi Worrell climbed out of an Omaha pool as an Olympian. The Century Link Center scoreboard, which after the 100-meter butterfly final flashed a "1" next to her name, confirmed that. Walking off the deck, one hand covering a mouth still open wide in joy and surprise, she spotted her family. That's when she cried, the same way Olympic champions often do when the National Anthem plays, and their country's flag rises slowly above their heads. If Worrell, a Westhampton, N.J., native, finds herself atop a medals podium next week at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, it won't be any more improbable than the journey that took her there.
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June 10, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
BAYVILLE, N.J. - Briana Gess has been racing for most of her life. She is used to tough competition. She is used to winning, too - especially in the 1,600 meters in the Meet of Champions. This was something new. This was a step-for-step, elbow-to-elbow sprint between Gess, a Hadddonfield junior, and Freehold Township senior Ciara Roche for the final 100 meters of the event at Central Regional High School. "I've never been in a race like that," Gess said after her dramatic victory.
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May 27, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
In one narrow sense, it was a bad day for Devon Grippe, Gabrielle Bruno and the rest of the Kingsway softball team. The Dragons didn't play well. Their bats were silent and their fielding was ragged and they were eliminated from the South Jersey Group 4 tournament in a 12-2 loss to Rancocas Valley. But in every other way - in a larger and much more significant sense - it was a good day because it was one last chance to pull on that red-and-black uniform and play one more game for a team coached by Tony Barchuk.
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May 26, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
New day. New field. Old approach. Old result. "We had to get back to the way we played previous games," Clearview coach Rocco Cornacchia said after his team's weather-delayed, 7-6 victory over Rancocas Valley on Tuesday in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 baseball tournament. Junior shortstop Tim Dezzi delivered the game-winning hit with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth and senior lefthander Kenny Mendoza earned the pitching victory with two innings of scoreless relief for top-seeded Clearview (17-4-1)
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May 25, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
The late-game heroics of Tyra Capers allowed host Buena to escape its opponent Monday in the first round of the South Jersey Group 2 playoffs. The seventh-seeded hosts scored a 5-4 victory over No. 10 Manchester Township in eight innings. Capers hit a double to score Kasey Jones from first base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Buena's Brittany Gilliano hit a bases-clearing triple in the previous inning to tie the score. Sam Monfredo guided the winners with nine strikeouts in eight innings.
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May 5, 2016
5 Triples by Gloucester's Nikki Velez. 19 RBIs by Rancocas Valley's Julie Contravo. 17 Extra-base hits (eight doubles, two triples, seven homers) in 39 at-bats by Clearview's Elaina Hansen. 10 Combined home runs (five each) by West Deptford's Alexa Anderson and Jess Linquist. .543 Batting average for Washington Township's Maddie Gillen (25 for 46).
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May 5, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Nick Mitchell allowed one run in the first inning before tossing six scoreless frames to lead Pennsville past host Deptford, 4-1, in Wednesday's Tri-County Conference baseball matchup. Mitchell spread four hits throughout seven innings while striking out seven in the Spartans' win. Elsewhere in Tri-County Conference action: Anthony Masselli went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in Highland's 7-2 victory over visiting GCIT. Jake Rappaport earned the win and freshman Cole McCafferty tossed three scoreless innings of relief.
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May 1, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
Even if Haddonfield High School was having itself a day, the Penn Relays reminded the team how great the competition can be. Third through fifth place - Concord-Carlisle (Mass.), River Dell Regional, and Haddonfield - in the distance medley Championship of America race was decided by fractions of a second - 10 minutes, 10.33 seconds, 10:10.36 and 10:10.62. It was even closer for winner Loudon Valley (Va.), in 10:00.003, and runner-up La Salle Academy (R.I.), in 10:00.004. The difference between those two groups was much larger.
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April 25, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Jocelyn Lawrence went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI to lead Rancocas Valley past host Hammonton, 6-3, in a Hammonton Invitational softball matchup Saturday. Shyla Pastore also picked up a double, going 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Red Devils. Angie Dunphy earned the win. Nonleague. Haley Hulitt hurled a seven-inning two-hitter with nine strikeouts in Cumberland's 12-3 victory over host St. Joseph. Jackie Lesher went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs, and Samantha DeFrancisco also hit a double for the Colts.
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