The Smoke Signal

Indians crowned league champions after thriller vs River Dell

Indians crowned league champions after thriller vs River Dell

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

Zero percent. No chance. Nada. According to northjersey.com, the Pascack Valley Indians didn’t have a shot at winning the New Jersey Super Football Conference Patriot Gold division. Until they did. The Indians clinched the Patriot Gold league championship at home on Friday night with a nail-biting 20-19 win over River Dell. Had the Golden Hawks pulled out the victory, they would have been crowned league champions instead. ...

Indians look to capture league championship

Indians look to capture league championship

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 18, 2019

PV football coach Len Cusumano preaches about going “1-0 every week,” and preparing the same way for every game. In Friday night’s game against River Dell, however, going 1-0 will not be the only prize for the winner. The reward for the winner is becoming the champion of the Patriot Gold league...

Indians get back on track against Ridgefield Park

Indians get back on track against Ridgefield Park

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Coming off of a heartbreaking loss against Old Tappan last week, Pascack Valley needed to get back to their winning ways. The Indians did exactly that, taking down Ridgefield Park 54-6 on their home turf on Friday night. Both teams’ records hinted that this contest could get out of hand quic...

Athlete of the Week: Luke Palamidis

Athlete of the Week: Luke Palamidis

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

October 11, 2019

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Indians aim to return to win column

Indians aim to return to win column

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Pascack Valley vs Ridgefield Park When: Friday Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Where: Ridgefield Park High School Current Records: Pascack Valley: 4-1 Ridgefield Park: 1-4   “[Bouncing back from a loss] is always big,” head coach Len Cusumano said. “It’s another opportunity.”  Th...

Longtime PV coach receives Bob Hurley Award

Longtime PV coach receives Bob Hurley Award

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 6, 2019

Jeff Jasper is one of the most accomplished high school coaches of all time, surpassing 1,000 wins, as well as winning six state championships and 14 sectional titles in his 46-year tenure as girls basketball coach at Pascack Valley. However, Jasper does not think his accomplishments are solely based...

Indians fall to rival for first loss of season

Indians fall to rival for first loss of season

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

Missed opportunities were a key component of Valley’s first loss of the season on Friday night, in which the Indians fell to rival Old Tappan 21-12 at home. While Valley’s defense got off to a rough start– allowing a 65-yard screen on the second play of the game to set up a five-yard Old Tappan...

Indians look to go 5-0 in rivalry game

Indians look to go 5-0 in rivalry game

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 4, 2019

“We’re looking to go 1-0 every week.” That is the phrase PV football coach Len Cusumano has repeated prior to every one of the Indians’ games this season. Cusumano stresses that each and every game is important, and the team has to focus on their next game and their next game only. Pascack...

Indians defeat River Dell in bounce-back game

Indians defeat River Dell in bounce-back game

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

Coming off a shutout loss on Saturday, Pascack Valley boys soccer needed a bounce back win. On Wednesday night the Indians got just that, defeating River Dell 4-1 in a league game on what was also their senior night. Two of Valley’s four goals came within less than seven minutes of each other,...

Indians trounce Demarest to stay undefeated

Indians trounce Demarest to stay undefeated

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

September 28, 2019

The Indians kept on rolling in Saturday afternoon’s commanding 48-18 home win over Demarest, moving to 4-0 in 2019. Valley controlled both sides of the ball, making it tough for the Norsemen to gain enough momentum to mount any potential comeback. The Indians got on the board first, marching d...

Indians shutout by Ridgewood at home

Indians shutout by Ridgewood at home

Spencer Goldstein and BJ McGrane

September 28, 2019

The Indians fell to Ridgewood 4-0 at home on Saturday morning to bring their record to 7-3. It was a defensive battle in the first half, however the Maroons pulled away shortly after halftime. Senior goalie AJ Puller enjoyed a very successful first half, holding Ridgewood scoreless and making mul...

Valley looks to defeat Demarest for second straight year

Valley looks to defeat Demarest for second straight year

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

Pascack Valley football has started the season 3-0 for the first time in five years. The last time they started with three straight wins? 2015. The Indians were just coming off of a 2014 season in which they won the North 1, Group 4 State Championship. Following that success, the Indians started the...

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