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Valley looks to rebound against Nutley

Valley looks to rebound against Nutley

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


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Nutley at Pascack Valley When: Saturday, September 23rd at 1 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School 2017 Records: Pascack Valley: 0-2 Nutley: 0-2   Pascack Valley Perspective: Background: After dropping their first two games to the No. 1 ranked team by NorthJersey.com, Pasc...

Wednesday Morning QB: PV has trouble slowing down Knights offense

Wednesday Morning QB: PV has trouble slowing down Knights offense

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


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Pascack Valley coach Len Cusumano expressed disappointment with how Pascack Valley could not seem to stop the Old Tappan offense during its 42-6 loss on Saturday: “Defensively, we just did not tackle very well," he said. "We weren’t in position a couple times to make a couple plays there in the first ha...

Girls Soccer: Valley remains undefeated after four games

Girls Soccer: Valley remains undefeated after four games

Matt Ricciardi, Sports Writer

September 18, 2017


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The girl’s varsity soccer team continued their winning ways last week going 2-0. The third ranked team by NorthJersey.com defeated Demarest in a nail biter.  A second half goal provided enough offense for Valley to come out atop 1-0. They continued their perfect season on Saturday with an im...

Boys Soccer: PV stays strong with Schaumberger sidelined

Boys Soccer: PV stays strong with Schaumberger sidelined

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

September 18, 2017


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PV looks to be picking up right back where they left off in 2016. Pascack Valley dominated the opposition last season, starting the season on a 16-game winning streak.  The Indians, who finished last season at 18-2, didn't lose their first game until October 29 against Ramapo, and went on to be the...

Rough outing for PV football team

Rough outing for PV football team

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 17, 2017


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For every team, in any sport, playing well in every game is nearly impossible. All teams have games in which nothing seems to work. It’s just the nature of sports. Pascack Valley learned this the hard way on Saturday afternoon, losing 42-6 against Old Tappan at Pascack Valley High School. PV strug...

Valley faces another tough test against Old Tappan

Valley faces another tough test against Old Tappan

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


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(Updated, 9/20 10:30 a.m.: Jake DeMilia is a junior, not a sophomore as previously noted.) Old Tappan at Pascack Valley When: Saturday, September 16th at 1 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School 2017 Records: Pascack Valley: 0-1 Old Tappan: 1-0 Pascack Valley Perspective: After dr...

Athlete Of The Week: Elizabeth Spadafino

Athlete Of The Week: Elizabeth Spadafino

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


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Name: Elizabeth Spadafino Sport: Girls Soccer Grade: Senior Position: Striker The Lowdown: Spadafino is a highly successful four year varsity player who has been on a tremendous roll during her team's 3-0 start to the season. She scored three goals during PV's opening game win over Teaneck,...

Pascack Gymnastics looks to improve on a successful season

Pascack Gymnastics looks to improve on a successful season

Matt Riccardi, Sports Writer

September 14, 2017


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Head coach: Alison Petaccia (4th season) Last year’s record: 7-2 Key returnees: Melissa Ricciardi (Jr.), Maya Horowitz (So.), Hallie Wikfors (So.), Marissa McGrane (Jr.), Amanda Solda (So.), Jamie Rossig (Jr.), Amanda Goldstein (Jr.), Brianna Jacobson (Jr.), Olivia Lein (Sr.), Devon Margulies ...

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: PV loses vs River Dell but silver linings still remain

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: PV loses vs River Dell but silver linings still remain

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


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Pascack Valley lost a tough game on Friday night at River Dell by a score of 22-21. It was a hard fought affair, with an extremely exciting finish in the fourth quarter, when River Dell won it with a touchdown and two-point conversion in the last minute. PV, for the second consecutive year, lost ...

PV cross country looks to have successful season

PV cross country looks to have successful season

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

September 11, 2017


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Head coach: John Murtaugh Assistant coaches: Russ Grier & Brian Koch Last year’s league finish: 4th place for the boys, 3rd place for the girls Key returnees: Megan Thorn (Sr.), Mike Hayden (Sr.), Sean Donohue (Sr.), Vincent Laquidara (Sr.), Isaac Denbeaux (Jr.), Julia Parisi (Sr.),...

PV displays valiant effort, falls just short in opener

PV displays valiant effort, falls just short in opener

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 9, 2017


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All losses hurt, but the positives that a team takes away from that loss can be significant as well, and sometimes, just as important as the final score. Pascack Valley lost its season-opener to River Dell by a score of 22-21 Friday night at River Dell High School, with a two point pass by quarterback...

PV looks for a good start to season against River Dell

PV looks for a good start to season against River Dell

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 7, 2017


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Pascack Valley at River Dell When: Friday, September 8th at 6 p.m. Location: River Dell High School 2016 Records: PV: 4-6 River Dell: 10-2   Pascack Valley Perspective: Pascack Valley looks to win its season opener against River Dell, after falling 21-14 to them in last ye...

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