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Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Nicole Arden and Kaitlyn Conti, Sportswriter
June 12, 2017
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Name: Melissa Purcell Sport: Pole Vault for the Track and Field Team Grade: Junior The Lowdown: On Saturday May 27, Purcell vaulted 11’6 to win the North 1 Group 3 Sectional title. Purcell just recently competed at the Group 3 Championships, where she won the Group 3 title with a height of...

Indians state title bid falls short

Indians state title bid falls short

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
June 7, 2017
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Perspective has been crucial for Pascack Valley baseball this season. Whether it was the perspective that the Indians weren’t the underdogs against consensus state No. 1 St. Joe’s, or the perspective and magnitude of capturing the school’s first sectional title in 51 years, that perspective was...

Group 3 Semifinal Preview: PV vs Cranford

Group 3 Semifinal Preview: PV vs Cranford

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor
June 6, 2017
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What: Group 3 Semifinals Who: Pascack Valley (22-4) vs. Cranford (20-7) When: Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Location: William Paterson University Pascack Valley Perspective: Pascack Valley is coming off of a decisive 14-4 win against Morris Hills for the North 1 Group 3 sectional title—the pro...

Sectional title worth the 51 year wait

Sectional title worth the 51 year wait

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
June 3, 2017
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Pascack Valley baseball has had no problem winning during its history. But there is one win that has evaded the Indians since 1966—a sectional title. Now, they’ve captured it and the drought is over. Taking on No. 7 seed Morris Hills on Friday at home in the North 1 Group 3 section final...

PV baseball seeks first sectional title in 51 years

PV baseball seeks first sectional title in 51 years

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor
June 2, 2017
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What: North 1, Group 3 sectional final Who: No. 1 Pascack Valley (21-4) vs. No. 7 Morris Hills (17-14) When: Friday at 4:15 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School Pascack Valley Perspective: It is not every day that teams can do something that has only been done once before.  On Friday, Pascack Va...

Track and Field Preview: Group 3 Championships

Track and Field Preview: Group 3 Championships

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer
June 2, 2017
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What: NJSIAA Group 3 Track Championships Where: Northern Burlington Regional High School in Columbus, NJ When: Starting Friday and until the end of Saturday Who: Pascack Valley’s participants are Jeff Roberts (Sr.), Nick Battista (Sr.), Leo Dennis (Fr.), Ashley Evans (Sr.), and Melissa Purcell (Jr.). Let’s...

Athlete of the Week: Nick Battista

Athlete of the Week: Nick Battista

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor
June 2, 2017
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Name: Nick Battista Sport:  Track and Field Grade: Senior Position: Discus The Lowdown: Battista won the Bergen County relays and threw 151.6 feet, the 8th best mark of all Group 3 discus throwers. He placed fourth in the section North Jersey 1 Group 3 meet, at 137.2 feet, qualifying him for the state group...

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...

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