Monday, May 10, 2021

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Olivia Baldwin is off to a strong start with the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team this spring. The sophomore has won all seven of her matches at the No. 3 singles spot and one match at No. 2 singles. Photo courtesy of Olivia Baldwin

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Junior Cede Peno is primed for a nice year as a corner infielder for the Valley Regional softball team this spring. Photo courtesy of Cede Peno

Peno Becoming a Cornerstone for the Warriors

Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

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Ryan Ellison has been a bright spot on the bump for the Warriors so far this season. In addition to pitching, the senior also plays first base. Photo courtesy of Ryan Ellison

Ellison Finding His Happy Place at Valley

Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

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Jeremy Arnum earned All-Shoreline Conference First Team honors for his exceptional play with the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this year. The sophomore wing sustained a broken wrist during the middle of the season, but worked hard to make his way back to the team in time for the Shoreline Conference Tournament. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Arnum

Arnum’s a Shoreline Star on the Court

Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

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Sophomore Siena Schaller has a keen eye on the court as a shooting guard for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team.

Photo courtesy of Siena Schaller

Schaller Takes a Team-First Approach at Valley

Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

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Olivia Cunningham moved into a new position on a new team in the midst of a pandemic this year, and the freshman post player handled all those challenges with aplomb.

Photo courtesy of Olivia Cunningham

Cunningham Produces in the Paint as a Freshman

Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

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Senior Tommy Burch brings defensive prowess to Valley Regional’s boys’ basketball, football, and boys’ lacrosse squads. Tommy has been a vocal leader for Valley boys’ hoops this year, in addition to giving the team some added size in the paint.

Photo courtesy of Tommy Burch

Burch Bolsters Three Valley Teams

Published March 25, 2021 01:19 p.m.

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Alex Halsey will be stepping up her responsibilities with the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team as a senior captain this spring. Alex will also transition from the doubles court to the singles lineup for the 2021 campaign. Photo courtesy of Alex Halsey

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Abby Bradbury has been lighting it up for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team this year. In her sophomore season, Abby is leading the team with 15.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 2.9 steals per game. Photo courtesy of Abby Bradbury

Bradbury Heating Up on the Warriors’ Court

Published March 11, 2021 12:34 p.m.

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Chester resident Kristina Finnerty recently began her first season as an varsity assistant and the JV head coach for the girls’ basketball team at Valley Regional.

Photo courtesy of Kristina Finnerty

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Senior Jack Daley is providing commentary for the Warriors’ boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball teams on the school’s YouTube channel, Valley TV. Photo courtesy of Jack Daley

Daley Doing Play-by-Play for Valley Hoops

Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:32 p.m.

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Kendra Cika had a breakout year with the Valley Regional gymnastics team last season and is aiming for even better performances as a sophomore. Photo courtesy of Kendra Cika

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Elizabeth Allen brings a defensive mindset to Valley Regional’s girls’ soccer and basketball squads. The sophomore plays goalie for the soccer team and is a steady forward on the basketball court. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Allen

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Kyle Montecalvo is set to start for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team in 2021. The senior combo guard-forward is a skilled ball handler who can score inside the paint or from the perimeter. Photo courtesy of Kyle Montecalvo

Montecalvo Excited to Start as a Senior

Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:32 p.m.

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Sophomore Callie Breitenbach earned a spot on the Valley Regional field hockey team’s varsity squad after proving herself as a JV captain last year. Callie also plays ice hockey and lacrosse. Photo courtesy of Callie Breitenbach

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Marcus SantaMaria has persevered throughout his career to become a versatile contributor for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. This year, the senior earned a team captain distinction for his efforts. Photo courtesy of Marcus SantaMaria

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Senior forward Andrew Sherman made a significant impact for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team this season, despite having to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19. 

Photo courtesy of Andrew Sherman

Sherman Shows Strength in Limited Time

Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:50 p.m.

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Jackson Bisson used his extra time during the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to improve his overall fitness, losing 30 pounds through a rigorous training regimen of running and lifting. Jackson is a goalie for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer squad and a midfielder for the boys’ lacrosse team. Photo courtesy of Jackson Bisson

Bisson Makes the Most of 2020

Published Dec. 24, 2020 08:56 p.m.

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Junior Chase Conrad has been a steady supporter of her teammates on the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball squad. Chase, who plays mainly in the back row, has a steady hand as a server and was successful on 88 percent of her attempts this year. 

Photo courtesy of Chase Conrad

Conrad Keeps Things Positive on the Court

Published Dec. 17, 2020 01:12 p.m.

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Sam Helsel put together a strong season for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team this fall, and the senior forward earned the Warriors’ Most Improved Player Award as a result.

Photo courtesy of Sam Helsel

Helsel Improved Every Step of the Way

Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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Fallyn Belisle took over the starting varsity goalie position for the Valley Regional field hockey team as a sophomore this season. Fallyn showed tremendous promise and made some brilliant stops in big spots throughout the campaign.

Photo courtesy of Fallyn Belisle

Belisle Brings Her Best to the Net

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:14 p.m.

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Senior Cameron Ruel was steady as a center attacking midfielder for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team this year, helping the Warriors go 9-3 on the season. Cameron was also called on to slide into the forward position and fit in perfectly in that role.

Photo courtesy of Cameron Ruel

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Margaret Jacaruso took on a major leadership as a junior captain for the Valley Regional field hockey team this year. Margaret was also named a captain for the Warriors’ girls’ lacrosse squad. Photo courtesy of Margaret Jacaruso

Jacaruso Excels as a Junior Captain

Published Nov. 19, 2020 02:11 p.m.

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Alena Crosby is a senior captain setter and one of the keys to Valley Regional girls’ volleyball team’s success. Alena also served as a junior captain with the Warriors’ girls’ basketball squad last season. Photo courtesy of Alena Crosby

Crosby Sets the Tone for the Warriors

Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

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Brooke Lavigne plays an integral role on the Valley Regional field hockey squad as a center attacking defender. A junior, Brooke has excellent field vision and provides a steady voice in the backfield for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Brooke Lavigne

Lavigne Brings Staunch Defense to the Field

Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

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Keenan Pindar plays a pivotal role in the backfield for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team. The senior left back is also a shooting guard for the boys’ basketball squad and a midfielder with Valley boys’ lacrosse. Photo courtesy of Keenan Pindar

Pindar’s a Dauntless Defender for the Warriors

Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:21 p.m.

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Abby Amara has tremendous versatility and can play anywhere for the Valley Regional field hockey team. This season, Abby is taking on the role of junior captain as she patrols the midfield for the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Abby Amara

Amara Earns Captain’s Honors as a Junior

Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:17 p.m.

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Patrice Nelson is holding multiple roles with the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball team this fall. Patrice is the varsity assistant coach, but she also has been fostering development for the Warriors’ freshman team. Photo courtesy of Patrice Nelson

Nelson Ready to Write New Chapter at Valley

Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

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Senior Ryan Silva recently moved up to the attack for the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team and showed that he feels right at home at the forward position. Photo courtesy of Ryan Silva

Silva’s Moving Forward for the Warriors

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

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Lauren Wiegman is taking the reins as a senior captain for the Valley Regional field hockey team this season. Lauren can play multiple positions, but will most likely be up front on the attack with the Warriors. Photo courtesy of Lauren Wiegman

Wiegman Ready for Different Kind of Season

Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

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