The Smoke Signal

PV holds spring signing ceremony, wrestler continues unlikely journey

Senior AJ Menendez attempts to score on his opponent. Menendez along with eight other athletes participated in Pascack Valley's Spring Signing Ceremony on Wed. May 20.

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

May 27, 2020

A signing ceremony to honor the senior athletes continuing their athletic careers in college was held Wed. May 20. Amid the pandemic, the ceremony was held while still maintaining social distancing. With the spring sports season and many other events cancelled due to the pandemic, there was uncertainty...

Senior Send-off: Evan Demarest

After being unable to play his final season of tennis, Evan Demarest looks back upon his personal growth throughout his high school career.

Noah Silver, Sports Writer

May 22, 2020


Senior Send-off: Sean Deady

Sean Deady is one of many seniors who have had their final season cancelled due to the coronavirus. Deady looks back on his lacrosse career.

Noah Silver, Sports Writer

May 21, 2020


Senior Send-off: Jake Lutz

Senior Send-off: Jake Lutz

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

May 12, 2020


American sports to begin steps towards return

April was the first month without any of the four major American sports since 1883. Each league hopes to return to conducting business as usual in May.

Noah Silver, Sports Writer

May 4, 2020

The cancellation of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic has made its impact on many more than just the average American. “We have to get our sports back,” U.S. President Donald Trump said. “I’m tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old.” Trump is one of many Americans who ...

Senior Send-off: Mel Brentnall

Senior Send-off: Mel Brentnall

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

May 1, 2020


PV athletes continue training at home

Despite the spring sports season being put on hold, multiple Pascack Valley coaches have issued voluntary workout routines to players. Daily tasks and challenges have been provided in order for players to stay ready for the season.

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

While the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has kept high school sports teams off the field, it hasn’t stopped a number of Pascack Valley teams from training from home while awaiting a verdict regarding a possible return of spring sports. A number of PV coaches have issued voluntary workout routines to...

Spring sports teams showcase talent on social media

The girls lacrosse team and softball team posted videos on social media displaying their talent.

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

Spring sports teams have not been able to practice due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, leading the girls lacrosse team and the softball team to join the trend that many other teams have done by showcasing their talents to the community via Twitter. "Individual commitment to a group effort--that...

Sports ruled out amid worldwide pandemic

From high school to the pros, sports all around the world are being postponed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Nolan Wasserman, Sports Writer

April 3, 2020

March 26 was gearing up to be an epic day to be a sports fan. The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament would have begun, carrying the excitement and intensity associated with March Madness. It also would have been Opening Day for the MLB, which always arrives with thrilling anticipation for...

March Sadness: PV alumni have final college seasons canceled

Jacob Wrede, playing for Kings College in Pennsylvania, defends the opponent. Wrede is one of many college seniors who will not have the opportunity to play their final season due to COVID-19 concerns.

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

March 28, 2020

An expedition through Europe was not the only part of Jacob Wrede’s future that would be put in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as Wrede has suffered the same fate as many other college seniors. The NCAA has cancelled all winter and spring championships, which spells the end of the careers...

The finish line for the winter track season

Oren Roznitsky runs at the Armory Track in NYC.  PV's Sprint Medley Relay qualified for nationals before the event was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

March 16, 2020

In any sport, teams practice together countless times, in hopes that one day, they will have a chance to reach their dreams. Pascack Valley’s nationals-bound Sprint Medley Relay (SMR) only had to run the race together for a total of… wait for it... one time. That’s right. Once. One chance...

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