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Four PV wrestlers advance to regions, doubling last year’s total

Four PV wrestlers advance to regions, doubling last year’s total

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer
February 19, 2017
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The score may have been the same, but the bout didn’t feel the same as the last one to Casey Lewis. The Pascack Valley junior edged Newton’s Joseph DeLuca 1-0 for the second time this year, but Lewis’ victory on Saturday was to claim the 182-pound District 1 championship at Ramapo High School. ...

Athlete of the Week: Haleigh Marzano

Athlete of the Week: Haleigh Marzano

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
February 17, 2017
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Name: Haleigh Marzano Sport: Swimming Grade: Sophomore The Lowdown: Haleigh played a major role for the PV girls swim team, that finished 9-3 in the regular season. Haleigh made states in the 400 yard free relay, 100 yard free, and 200 yard IM. She now owns the school record in the 100 yard br...

Wrestling District Preview: District 1

Wrestling District Preview: District 1

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
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New Jersey wrestling got turned on its head this season, with sweeping changes being implemented, most notably in the area of team state sectional playoffs and the district tournament. It’s the latter that has a greater effect on Pascack Valley. A long-time fixture in District 8, the Indians, are no...

PV senior reaches 1,000 points

PV senior reaches 1,000 points

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
February 14, 2017
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Pascack Valley senior shooting guard Matt Vasel cemented himself in the annals of Pascack Valley boys basketball history, recording his 1000th career point during Tuesday’s 65-50 victory over Tenafly. Vasel, who’s averaging 15.1 points per game and needed 23 points entering Tuesday’s contest to...

Sports tweets this week

Sports tweets this week

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
February 13, 2017
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The sidelines Episode 11 Season 2

February 10, 2017
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Athlete of the Week: Henry Tipping

Athlete of the Week: Henry Tipping

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
February 10, 2017
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Name: Henry Tipping Sport: Bowling Grade: Junior The Lowdown: Tipping, who is averaging a 201 so far this season, is one of the key members of a highly successful PV bowling team this year. He has helped lead the team to a division win, and a number one ranking in Bergen County. His contribut...

PV sports tweets this week

PV sports tweets this week

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
February 6, 2017
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Wrestling playoff preview: PV at River Dell

Wrestling playoff preview: PV at River Dell

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports writer
February 6, 2017
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Who: No. 5 Pascack Valley (14-6) at No. 4 River Dell (15-3) What: North 1, Group 3 sectional quarterfinal Where: River Dell High School, Oradell When: Monday, 7 p.m. Coaches: Tom Gallione (11th season), Pascack Valley; Mike Tota (17th season), River Dell Series History: The Golden Haw...

Athlete Of The Week – Matt Beyer

Athlete Of The Week – Matt Beyer

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
February 3, 2017
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Name: Matthew Beyer Sport: Wrestling Grade: Sophomore Weight Class: 132 Pounds The Lowdown: This year, Beyer’s current record is 24-1. Matt took 3rd in the county tournament. He is one of the main components for a PV team that is going to the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. He...

PV senior reaches major milestone on senior night

PV senior reaches major milestone on senior night

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
February 1, 2017
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When Trent Shanley arrived at Pascack Valley his sophomore year, he wasn't expecting to have this much success. "I was nervous when I first came here because it's always a bit nerve-wracking playing for a new team," he said. "Luckily I got to practice with the team in the summer, and that helped me...

Wrestling team returns to playoffs

Wrestling team returns to playoffs

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Every match counts. That's Pascack Valley wrestling coach Tom Gallione's philosophy after missing out on the state playoffs each of the last 11 seasons. That mindset seems to have paid off, since for the first time in 11 seasons, PV's 13-5 record and at one time nine match win streak, propelled...

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