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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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December 7, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
At his core, Chris Bright is a problem solver. Academically, he's the No. 4-ranked student in Rancocas Valley's senior class. On the football field, he's the Red Devils' starting middle linebacker - the "quarterback" of the defense - and center on the offensive line. His future is likely at an Ivy League school, and he hopes it includes a spot on a football team. And he's leaning toward studying mechanical engineering. It's a field, however unlikely, that Bright likens to football.
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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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November 2, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Red and white balloons floated above the entrance to Rancocas Valley's new football stadium as Principal Emily Capella told the crowd over the public address that the field belonged to the students. That was the goal, but on the stadium's opening Saturday, Cherokee owned it. The Chiefs, who have already lost to three of The Inquirer's top five teams in South Jersey, needed a win and got one by knocking off previously unbeaten RV, 24-6. "It's always been about us," Cherokee's Ryan Vallen said.
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October 30, 2014 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rancocas Valley didn't leave its field with a victory on Tuesday, but the Red Devils did walk off as Burlington County League Liberty Division boys' soccer champions. The No. 3-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer tied No. 5 Cinnaminson, 1-1, and clinched the division for the first time since 2009. Tyler Kazmierowicz gave the Red Devils the lead in the first half, scoring off an assist from Fatai King. With two minutes remaining, Cinnaminson's Allen Barrett tied the score.
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October 17, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
MATT HOUCK, four members of the Ventresca family (Greg, Anthony, Len and Bob) and five other former Central Bucks West football players piled into an RV in Valley Forge last Friday. Destination: Cleveland. Ten or so other former players flew in, including Chris Moore from Philadelphia, and had a bit of a reunion weekend in "C-Town. " The ex-Bucks were mostly from the classes of '89 and '90 who C.B. West coach Mike Pettine Sr., who won four state titles at 326 games in his 33-year career.
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October 11, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was deja vu for the Rancocas Valley and Delran boys' soccer teams. Luis Rivadeneira scored the winner in the 89th minute to give host Rancocas Valley, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, a 2-1 win at No. 7 Delran in a Burlington Liberty game Thursday. Rivadeneira also scored the winner in a game between the teams on Sept. 16. Rivadeneira has scored in three straight games. He has six goals this season. Fatai King assisted on the winner. Dylan Kazmierowicz added the other goal, in the first half.
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September 28, 2014
SOCCER BURLINGTON LIBERTY Rancocas Valley 2, Moorestown 1: Alek Tsamutalos scored the winner from inside 18 yards as the top-ranked Red Devils came from behind to win at home. Luis Rivadeneira had the assist. Fatai King had tied the game 15 minutes into the second half. OLYMPIC AMERICAN Washington Township 2, Shawnee 1: George Charalabidis put the ball in the bottom left corner of the net with 13 minutes left to provide the winner for the host Minutemen, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer.
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