The Smoke Signal

Valley boys basketball routed by rival

Valley boys basketball routed by rival

Spencer Goldstein and Willy Higgins

January 18, 2020

Significant size disadvantage and turnovers led to Pascack Valley’s unraveling in its 63-43 loss Saturday at Pascack Hills. The Indians kept the game close in the first quarter behind a pair of three-pointers by senior guard Ryan Thomas; however, turnovers reared their ugly head as the Indians were...

Girls basketball to take on Wayne Valley as part of benefit games

Girls basketball to take on Wayne Valley as part of benefit games

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

As a part of Saturday’s Julia Anne Kirsch Foundation benefit games at Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA), PV’s girls basketball team will take on Wayne Valley at 9:30 a.m. PV’s game will be the first game to tip off, as it looks to defeat Wayne Valley in one of five games that will be played at...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Rachel Cohen, Matt Austin, and Victoria Donofrio

January 16, 2020

The girls basketball team is 7-4 on the season after its win on Thursday, Jan. 16, against Northern Valley Demarest. The team’s next game is at 9:30 a.m. against Immaculate Heart Academy at IHA on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Furry friends walk the halls of PV

Furry friends walk the halls of PV

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

When freshman Ally Harris experienced her first Pascack Period, she was excited to see a therapy dog. Harris was eager to pet them and was happy that they had come by for a visit. Just like many other freshmen, Harris had no clue that Pascack Valley had visits from Therapy Dogs. “When I pet a dog it’s very stress relieving,” Harris said. “Ha...

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Pizzi

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Pizzi

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

January 10, 2020

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Smoke Signal speaks at Bergen LEADS conference

Smoke Signal speaks at Bergen LEADS conference

Ellie Kim and Morgan Jones

January 10, 2020

Smoke Signal editors in chief Rachel Cohen and Katie Mullaney and adviser Bill Rawson spoke on an expert panel about the future of journalism at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The panel also featured Frank Scandale, the Director of Investigations and Sports at Gannett, Rebec...

Program dedicated to leadership

Program dedicated to leadership

Ellie Kim, Managing Editor

January 9, 2020

After Christine Pollinger finished her graduate degree in 2015, she said she was bored and wanted to do something new. Through an article in the newspaper, she was introduced to the Bergen LEADS program. Pollinger, Pascack Valley’s Assistant Principal, said since that point, the program was one of t...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin and Rachel Cohen

January 9, 2020

The Pascack Regional swim team beat Hackensack on Tuesday, Jan. 7, with the girls finishing 136-34 and the boys 96-74. The team faces River Dell at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, and Rachel Cohen

January 3, 2020

The girls basketball team claimed its first regular win of the season against Dwight Morrow on Thursday, Jan. 2, with a score of 67-27. The team has been playing in a benefit tournament and will be competing again tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. against Midland Park at Cresskill High School.

Physical education teacher tapped as interim assistant principal

Physical education teacher tapped as interim assistant principal

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief

January 2, 2020

Physical education teacher Tom Gallione will become an acting assistant principal starting Tuesday, Jan. 7. Superintendent Erik Gundersen said he is recommending the position to the Board of Education at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 6.  Gallione is stepping in for current interim Principal John Pucci...

PV senior to follow family footsteps

PV senior to follow family footsteps

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

December 24, 2019

As the son of a former minor league baseball player, PV senior Jake Lutz looks to follow in his father’s footsteps. After he graduates from Pascack Valley this spring, Lutz will be taking his game to the next level as PV’s shortstop has committed to play Division I baseball at Wagner College in...

Sofia Battista to continue basketball career in college

Sofia Battista to continue basketball career in college

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

December 24, 2019

“I always thought that I could play [basketball] in college, but I never thought that it would be at such an amazing school,” senior Sofia Battista said. Battista signed her letter of commitment to continue her basketball career at New York University (NYU) on Wednesday Dec. 18 at Pascack Valley’...

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