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Valley wrestling looks to reload

Valley wrestling looks to reload

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

December 10, 2019

Coach: Tom Gallione Last year’s record: 13-8 Key Returners: Noah Martin (So.), Nick Savariego (So.), Drew Petaccia (So.), Tyler Pizzi (Jr.), Luke Petaccia (Jr.), James Allmers (Sr.), Sean Sheehy (Sr.), AJ Menendez (Sr.) and Griffin Arsis (Sr. 138/145)  Key Losses: Matt Beyer, Tommy Chiellini, ...

Winter track led by strong group of seniors

Winter track led by strong group of seniors

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

December 10, 2019

Coach: Anthony Judilla  Last year’s placement: 5th place in league Key Returners: Andrew Martinez (Sr.), Eddie Mercurio (Sr.), Danny Demilia (Jr.), Michael Supple (Jr.), Beibhinn O’Reilly (Sr.), Katie Mullaney (Sr.), Sam Conjour (Sr.), Kaitlin Damascus (Sr.), Jessica Forcellati (Sr.) Key Losses: ...

Remembering Valley’s First Victory

Remembering Valley’s First Victory

Spencer Goldstein and Katie Mullaney

November 27, 2019

It was Thanksgiving Day in 1955. Pascack Valley’s football team was winless in its inaugural season, set to take on Northern Valley on the road with one game to go. Valley supporters packed the bleachers in hopes of witnessing school history – and that’s exactly what they did, as Valley defeat...

Indians edged out by Ramapo in nail-biter

Indians edged out by Ramapo in nail-biter

Willy Higgins and Mason Baronian

November 23, 2019

Valley started off the game hot, but its first half success wasn’t enough to win as the Indians fell to Ramapo 28-23 in the North 1, Group 3 sectional championship on Friday night. The Indians’ defense got off to a solid start, forcing a three-and-out on Ramapo’s opening drive. The offense then got on t...

PVRG wins second straight county title

PVRG wins second straight county title

Mason Baronian and Jake Zaretsky

November 21, 2019

Teamwork. The key characteristic that led the Pascack Valley Regional Gymnastics team (PVRG) to put together another successful year. For the second straight year, PVRG won the Bergen County title in Ridgewood, edging out second place Holy Angels for the title on Oct. 23. “I really fee...

Indians face rematch against Ramapo in sectional championship

Indians face rematch against Ramapo in sectional championship

Spencer Goldstein and Willy Higgins

November 21, 2019

Pascack Valley vs Ramapo When: Friday Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. Where: Ramapo High School Regular Season Records: Ramapo: 9-0 Pascack Valley: 6-2 After defeating Garfield 28-6 last week in the North 1, Group 3 sectional semifinals, the Indians will travel to Ramapo to take on the Raiders in the N1, G3 se...

Indians take down Garfield to advance to state sectional final

Indians take down Garfield to advance to state sectional final

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

All season long, Pascack Valley football has relied on its dominant rushing attack led by senior Jake Williams. The same cannot be said for the first half of Valley’s North 1, Group 3 state sectional semifinal game against Garfield, as the Indians had to rely on the passing attack in order t...

Athlete of the Week: Jenna Joroff

Athlete of the Week: Jenna Joroff

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

November 15, 2019

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Indians set to host Garfield in sectional semifinals

Indians set to host Garfield in sectional semifinals

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Pascack Valley vs Garfield When: Friday Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Where: Pascack Valley High School Regular Season Records: Pascack Valley: 6-2 Garfield: 6-2   After blowing out Demarest 41-0 last week in round one, the Indians are set to host Garfield in the North 1, Group 3 sectional ...

High school sports ‘level up’

High school sports ‘level up’

BJ McGrane and Mason Baronian

November 11, 2019

It’s crunch time. The game is on the line. Everyone is watching. Every athlete’s dream is to have the chance to win the game for his or her team. But maybe it is not every athlete’s dream to win on the field or on the court. Some Pascack Valley students have the dream of winning the only...

Valley throttles Demarest to advance to sectional semifinals

Valley throttles Demarest to advance to sectional semifinals

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

The Indians put on a defensive clinic on Friday night, shutting down Demarest en route to a 41-0 home victory in the North 1, Group 3 sectional quarterfinals. The win marks Valley’s first playoff victory since 2015, as well as its first of the head coach Len Cusumano era. The win also serves as ...

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