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November 29, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
It was a fitting day for the Rancocas Valley football team to take stock of just how fortunate it is. One week before they play Cherokee in the South Jersey Group 5 title game, the Red Devils eased past Burlington Township for a 37-7 win at home Thursday in the third annual Thanksgiving Day matchup between the teams. They did so without starting quarterback Jordan Sadusky, who is mending a lower-leg injury suffered last week against Williamstown. But the play of RV's two backup quarterbacks gave the team every reason to give thanks.
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April 29, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rancocas Valley senior catcher Nick Cieri, perhaps South Jersey's best pure hitter, could be out for the season after dislocating his left (non-throwing) shoulder Saturday in a game against Northern Burlington. RV coach Dave Hower said Cieri will be examined again on Monday, when a more definitive prognosis could be made. "It doesn't look good," Hower said. Cieri, a Maryland recruit, was injured while diving headfirst into first base trying to beat out a ground ball. "It was a routine ground ball, but that's Nick," Hower said.
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March 8, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The new strategy, put simply, is this: When a shark is eating, you keep feeding it. "That's how we see ourselves," senior forward Dominique Ward said. "We're sharks, and we eat. " The Rancocas Valley girls' basketball team has been known all season for unselfish play on offense. At times, that has worked against the Red Devils, and the results have been disjointed and uneven. Thursday night, though, the sharks were eating. "We realized whoever has the hot hand, we have to keep feeding them," senior guard Lauren Moses said.
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February 16, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
A roller coaster of a game was neatly summed up in its final 30 seconds. The Camden Catholic girls' basketball team made three trips to the foul line in that span, taking six shots and making five. And so it was: Brush aside the maddening play on both ends of the court, and only the most basic principle of the sport was left: Camden Catholic did the little things it needed to do to win. Rancocas Valley did not. "It was an amazing win. We came out confident and ready to play tonight - we're always ready for any fight," Camden Catholic sophomore guard Taiah Thornton said after her team's 52-48 upset of RV on Friday night at Eastern in a semifinal of the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament.
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March 8, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Matt Klinewski finally let his emotions show as he walked off the court. His face was red. He was screaming, hugging teammates, pacing back and forth as if he wasn't quite sure where he was. It was the unbridled energy that the big man had bottled up since he picked up his second foul midway through the opening quarter. From that point on, the 6-foot-8 center for Eastern put on a clinic of disciplined, big-time basketball in the face of enormous pressure. Klinewski's composure was emblematic of his team's performance Thursday night in a 66-61 win on the road over fourth-seeded Rancocas Valley in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament.
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January 22, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The last time Shawnee and Rancocas Valley met in boys' basketball, they produced one of the most memorable games in recent South Jersey playoff history. Rancocas Valley beat the Renegades, 74-72, in double overtime for last year's South Jersey Group 4 championship. The two will renew their rivalry at 1 p.m. tomorrow in a nonconference game at Shawnee. Last year, Shawnee lost just twice all season, and both losses were to Rancocas Valley. Beating the Red Devils will be no easier this year.
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December 24, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dave Hower has been named head baseball coach at Rancocas Valley, athletic director Tony Lotierzo announced. Hower, an assistant baseball coach last season at Shawnee under Brian Anderson, was the head baseball coach at Pennsauken from 2000 to 2008.
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December 13, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
The question, seemingly obvious, caught Brianna Logan off guard. Logan's Rancocas Valley girls' basketball team has not lost to a South Jersey opponent since 2009. But when asked if continuing that streak was important to her team, the senior just shook her head. She turned her attention to the championship banner hanging on a wall of her home court. "Look at that banner," she said. "We have one year up there. We need more. "Yes, we want to be the best team in South Jersey.
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February 11, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
The thing that stood out most, even more than the team's high talent level, is its chemistry. Seamless execution of full-court traps, smooth ball movement, and three dominant post players who have turned putbacks into an art form. Saturday night, the Rancocas Valley girls' basketball team put together a well-oiled effort against tough, aggressive Delsea. The Red Devils, No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, beat No. 7 Delsea, 61-44, at Kingsway in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament.
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March 15, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
It says something about the talent of a team when, after it accomplishes so much, the most pressing question is "Do you think the season was a disappointment?" Well, was it? "Of course it wasn't," senior Natalya Lee said, speaking for her Rancocas Valley team, this year's Inquirer team of the year in South Jersey girls' basketball. The list of achievements goes on and on. RV hasn't lost to a South Jersey opponent in almost two full seasons. It won its second straight South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament title, and was No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings from start to finish.
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A 63-year-old man died early Sunday in a fire inside a recreational vehicle parked behind a Bucks County business, according to Bristol Township Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1:47 a.m. in a lot behind Michael's Rugs and Carpets in the 6900 block of Route 13. Dippolito said he was waiting for the results of an autopsy before releasing the cause of the fire, and police are attempting to find the man's family before releasing his name. -Chris Brennan
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December 24, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Katie McShae's assist late in the second quarter generated the loudest cheer of the night. The Rancocas Valley sophomore forward drove to the net, absorbed pressure from the defense, and dished a nifty pass to a wide-open teammate under the basket. At that point in RV's 53-13 win over visiting Delran, an assist was about the only stat McShae hadn't checked off in the box score. The fans knew it - and the cheer was their way of thanking her for putting on a show. McShae looks unassuming on the court.
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November 8, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
The number on the visitors' side of the scoreboard Friday night was one Lenape's West Jersey Colonial football opponents know all too well. Zero. As in the amount of wins the rest of the division has managed against the 10th-ranked Indians over the last two years. Lenape put the finishing touches on its second consecutive perfect division season with a 20-0 victory over Rancocas Valley. Joseph Kellum carried 30 times for 214 yards and two TDs to lead the Indians, who have held 12 of their last 17 opponents to a touchdown or less.
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November 2, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
After the game, the Rancocs Valley players talked about confidence. "If you don't have it, you're not going to come in here and beat a team like this," junior striker Danny Morgan said after RV stunned Washington Township, 2-0, in the Coaches Tournament championship game Saturday at Paul VI. When Morgan took possession of the ball from 20 yards out late in the first half, his team was on its heels. The Red Devils had just absorbed about five solid looks from a bigger, stronger team that hadn't lost in 43 games.
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November 1, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cherokee's Jon Lovett has scored a touchdown in every game this season. On Friday, he nearly scored a touchdown in every quarter. The junior ran 22 times for 218 yards and three TDs as Cherokee bounced back with a 35-12 nonleague victory over visiting Rancocas Valley. Lovett scored to put the Chiefs ahead by 14-0 in the first quarter. He later ran in touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters. Cherokee is ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. NONLEAGUE Bishop Eustace 24, Glassboro 13: Jack Smith returned an interception 65 yards to the end zone in the fourth quarter to seal the road win. Camden Catholic 43, Delran 0: Jamal Parker had three TDs to power the third-ranked Irish on the road.
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October 8, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luis Rivadeneira took a headed pass from John Weeast, broke through a pair of defenders, and netted a 25-yard shot Tuesday in double overtime to give Rancocas Valley a 3-2 win over Holy Cross in a Burlington County League soccer game. The senior got the host Red Devils, the third-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer, on the board late in the first half. In the second half, Rivadeneira assisted Matt Hannan to put RV ahead, 2-0. Mat Shaddow scored twice for Holy Cross, including the tying goal with less than eight minutes remaining off an assist from Connor Reilly.
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September 11, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Luis Rivadeneira credits most of his soccer IQ and skill to his father, Jorge. In one of Rivadeneira's earliest memories, when they lived in Ecuador, he would walk with his dad to a park near their home. He would kick a ball around and listen as Jorge preached the finer points of the sport. The family moved from Ecuador to America when Rivadeneira was 5 years old. To Luis - now a senior midfielder for the Rancocas Valley boys' soccer team - America is home. His parents, he said, made the right call in coming to the United States.
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May 17, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
After four seasons playing lacrosse on the bright green turf that Cherry Hill East calls home, Jesse Viggiano figured he had seen just about everything. But the final minutes of the final home game of his high school career were nothing if not unique. "I was fighting for my life, honestly," the senior goalie said. "I was standing in the cage - I almost threw up - my emotions were all over the place. "But I just decided I wasn't going to let this one get away from us. " Viggiano reeled in his emotions and made two game-saving stops in double overtime before freshman Eric Sherman's winner in triple overtime sealed a thrilling 9-8 win for the Cherry Hill East over Rancocas Valley on Friday in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament.
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April 26, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flying through each leg of their heat, the Rancocas Valley boys' 4x100 meter track quartet crossed the finish line first Friday morning at the Penn Relays. Their time of 42.85 seconds was by far the fastest any South Jersey team ran. But it wasn't quite good enough. The relay, made up of junior JeSean Foster and seniors Dyson Scott, Ellis-Bradley, and Sterling Pierce, was the ninth-fastest of the more than 250 teams that competed Friday at Franklin Field. The top eight qualified for the championship final; Rancocas Valley was .03 seconds behind Bowie, Md. for the final spot.
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December 8, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
With his team huddled around him, wind whipping, rain still pouring down, Cherokee coach P.J. Mehigan tried to put this season in perspective. "Every championship is special," he said. "But this one is extra special. " After a 3-3 start, some were doubting whether the Chiefs would even make the playoffs. But here they were, kneeling on the slick turf at Rowan University as South Jersey Group 5 football champions for the second year in a row. Cherokee topped Rancocas Valley, 30-10, Saturday night, sealing one of the more improbable of the program's 10 championships.
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