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Athlete Of The Week: Gayle Pinchot

Athlete Of The Week: Gayle Pinchot

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
May 26, 2017
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Name: Gayle Pinchot Sport: Softball Grade: Senior Position: 1st Baseman, Catcher The Lowdown: Pinchot hit .347 with 2 home runs and 13 RBI’s on the year. She had a .964 fielding percentage playing first base and hit in the cleanup spot for PV as the Indians finished 9-16.  What She Li...

Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
May 19, 2017
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Name: Jenny LaRocca Sport: Girls Lacrosse Grade: Junior Position: Midfield The Lowdown: LaRocca was awarded Second Team All-League last season and recorded her 100th career goal earlier this season. That goal was one of 12 PV scored, and one of five LaRocca scored, to give the girls lacrosse program its f...

Athlete of the Week: Conor Kimball

Athlete of the Week: Conor Kimball

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
May 12, 2017
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Name: Conor Kimball Sport: Boys Lacrosse Grade: Senior Position: Attack Season Summary Thus Far: The Indians currently own a 13-4 record after getting bounced out by Ramapo in the second round of the Bergen County Tournament. They likely take on Sparta in the first round of the state tournament. Lowdo...

Clutch pitching key in major victory

Clutch pitching key in major victory

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
April 29, 2017
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On paper and to the general public, it may have seemed like a David vs. Goliath matchup. Luckily for Pascack Valley though, games are decided on the field and not on paper or by the general public. The Indians (10-1), were taking on St. Joseph's Regional (13-1), and the Green Knights were ranked...

Bergen County Tournament Preview: PV vs. Holy Angels

Bergen County Tournament Preview: PV vs. Holy Angels

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer
April 29, 2017
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Round 2 of the Bergen County Girls Lacrosse Tournament, Pascack Valley vs. Academy of Holy Angels When: Saturday, April 29 Location: Pascack Valley High School Time: 4 p.m. 2016-2017 Records: Pascack Valley (No. 9 seed): 5-3, Holy Angels (No. 11 seed): 7-3, Previous Meetings This Season:  A...

Athlete of the Week: Elisabeth Ralph

Athlete of the Week: Elisabeth Ralph

Josh DeLuca, Sports Writer
April 28, 2017
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Name: Elisabeth Ralph Sport: Girls Lacrosse Grade: Junior Position: Midfield Lowdown: Ralph broke the program record for goals in a game, scoring nine against league opponent Scotch Plains-Fanwood, and netted seven last week. She’s also verbally committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Wofford College in S...

Junior tosses no-hitter, first of his career

Junior tosses no-hitter, first of his career

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
April 23, 2017
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If he hadn’t solidified himself as the ace of the Pascack Valley pitching rotation before the season started, junior Jordan Issackedes has certainly made a compelling case thus far. He threw a 69-pitch, seven strikeout, complete game shutout on April 17. But it was his start five days before: an ...

Athlete of the Week: Jordan Issackedes

Athlete of the Week: Jordan Issackedes

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
April 21, 2017
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Name: Jordan Issackedes Sport: Baseball Grade: Junior Position: Pitcher Season Summary Thus Far: Behind Issackedes, and the prowess of the offense, the Indians have gone from being ranked 25th by The Record in its pre-season rankings, to now cracking the top 10, sitting at number 8. Lowdown: Issacked...

Longtime head coach returns as assistant for upcoming season

Longtime head coach returns as assistant for upcoming season

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
April 4, 2017
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When Craig Nielsen announced his retirement last season, it sent shockwaves through the Pascack Valley football program. Now, a little more than a year later, Nielsen is again the talk of Pascack Valley football. After spending the 2016 season as an assistant coach at Clifton, Nielsen was approved as an assistant coach at PV for the up...

Spring Sports Preview: Girls Lacrosse

Spring Sports Preview: Girls Lacrosse

Josh DeLuca and Matt Ricciardi
April 3, 2017
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Head Coach: Melissa Velez (7th season) Last Year’s Record: 9-9 Key Returnees: Hannah Linton (Jr., G), Dominique Perini (Jr., Mid), Elisabeth Ralph (Jr., Mid), Jenny LaRocca (Jr., Mid), Maddy Carullo (Jr., Att). Key Losses: Ana Beyer (Mid), Katie Gallagher (Mid) Key Newcomers: Nicole Ard...

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Kaitlyn Conti and Nicole Arden
April 3, 2017
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Head Coach: Lauren Bacsik (2nd season) Last Year's Record: 10-13 Key Losses: Ashley Lagrosa (2B), Nikki Dehn (1B), Christine Franklin (OF), Alex Pleasic (P) Key Returners: Gayle Pinchot (Sr., C), Nicole Franklin (Jr., 3B), Izabella Bussanich (Jr., SS), Jackie Dehn (Jr. 2B), Erin Flanagan (Jr. CF), Cara Mc...

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball

Emilio Quevedo, Sports Writer
April 3, 2017
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Head coach: Will Lynch  (10th Season) Last year’s record: 15-11 (8-2 in league play) Key returnees: Matt Novakowski (Sr. C/DH), Jack Devanna (Sr. C), Carson Weis (Sr. 1B), Riley Weis (Sr., P/3B), Frankie Cascio (Sr., RF/DH), Alex DeRosa (Sr., CF/P), Ricky Lutz (Jr. LF), Justin Martin (So., ...

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