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Danny Kastanis tries to push himself forward as a swarm of Highlands defenders attempt to take him down.

Pascack Valley suffers defeat to Northern Highlands, falls to 0-4 on the season

Ethan Perlman and Bennett Scalia September 23, 2022

The Pascack Valley Football Team suffered a tough loss to Northern Highlands, in Allendale on Friday night. Although a late fourth quarter touchdown by PV running back Quinn Flanagan lowered the Highlanders...

The Off The Bench podcast is hosted by juniors Bobby Colletti, Michael Giordano, Shane Buoye, and Bennett Scalia. Each week, they will be diving deep into the National Football League (NFL).

“Off The Bench” Episode #1:

The "Off The Bench" podcast is hosted by P.V. Juniors: Bobby Colletti, Michael Giordano, Shane Buoye, and Bennett Scalia! Each week they will be diving deep into the National Football League (NFL)!  

The BOE generally holds meetings every other Monday in the Pascack Valley auditorium. Meeting information, including the agendas, can be found on the district’s website.

9/19/22 BOE Meeting Recap

Emily Moy, Sophie Kolax, and Carly Malamut September 19, 2022

Below are some of the topics discussed during the Board of Education’s meeting on Sept. 19.

Valley took a defeat from Old Tappan on Friday at 6. Conor Higgins and Nick Bruzzi arise from the line after the play.

Valley suffers heavy defeat to rivals Old Tappan

Ethan Schwartz, Sports Writer September 16, 2022

Pascack Valley fell to Old Tappan by a score of 35-0 on Friday night. Old Tappan looked like a tough matchup on paper, having won their first two games of the season in blowout fashion. They proved to...

Singles one player Alexis Ban returns a hit in practice. This years singles group looks to make a positive impact on the Girls Tennis team.

Strong singles play looks to will Girls Tennis into a successful season

Bennett Scalia, Sports Writer September 15, 2022

Coach: Daniel Phillips Last year’s record: 7-8 Key Returners:  Alexis Ban(Sr.), Jordyn  Ban(Soph.), Aimee Hoffman (Sr.) Key Losses (specifically last year players who graduated): Amelia Welter,...

People crowding onto Crystal Cove beach

Summer in California

Ava Kim and Olivia Jackson September 13, 2022

Photo Editors Ava Kim and Olivia Jackson share photos that they took during their summer trips to Crystal Cove and San Francisco. Below are a few highlights that they captured during their trips.  

Julia Conjour tries to get around the Park Ridge defender in their game on Saturday. They defeated Park Ridge 4-1 over the weekend.

Week in Review: 9/8-9/10

Jake Dubois, Sports Writer September 12, 2022

Thursday 9/8 Girls Soccer @ River Dell (LOSS) 1-0 PV Girls Soccer took a tough 1-0 loss to River Dell in its season opener. PV played a great defensive game, not allowing a goal all of regular time....

The Pascack Valley offensive line works hard to protect the quarterback. The Panthers lost a close game to Paramus in double overtime.

Pascack Valley football loses double overtime thriller to Paramus

Ethan Perlman and Robert Colletti September 9, 2022

The Pascack Valley Football Team lost a nail-biter to the Paramus Spartans by a score of 21-20 in double overtime. Despite Kevin Regula’s rushing touchdown in the second overtime, Evan Starr’s kick...

The boys soccer team lines up for shooting practice. They look to build a new identity following the sectional title win last year.

Boys Soccer looks to build new identity following sectional championship

Robert Colletti, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

Coach: Luciano Cofrancesco Last year's record: 17-4-3 (6-2-2 in league)  Key Losses: Michael Caminneci, Nicholas Bonanos, Max Van Gyzen Key Newcomers: Jimmy Shea (Sr.), Sean Stewart (Jr.), Robert...

Amanda Polyniak attempts to turn the defender and go upfield. The girls soccer team looks to build off its sectional title run last year with new coach Leah Jerome.

New Coach, Same High Expectations for Girls Soccer

Aidan Burke, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

Coach: Leah Jerome (first season) Last year’s record: 14-5-3 Key Returners: Julia Conjour (Sr.), Tori Criscuolo (Sr.), Amanda Polyniak (Jr.), Tara Stewart (Jr.), Celina Bussanich (So.) Key Losses:...

Sabrina Arcilla and her team celebrate after winning a key point. The team looks to have yet another successful season.

Experience along with newcomers looks to surge Valley volleyball into a positive season

Jake Dubois, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

Coach: Andrew Lewis Last year’s record: 15-8 Key Returners: Taylor Grady (Sr.), Sabrina Arcilla (Sr.), Noelle Solimano (Sr.), Grace Misha (Sr.), Tegan Feeley (Jr.) Key Losses (specifically last...

The Pascack Valley football team walks out of the locker room before their opening bout against Ramsey.

Valley falls to Ramsey in season opener

Ethan Perlman and Aidan Burke September 6, 2022

In its season-opener, Pascack Valley fell to Ramsey by a score of 35-0. Although the Panthers won the turnover battle, having two turnovers to the Rams’ one, they failed to get going on the offensive...

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