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A day in the life: Boys Soccer

A day in the life: Boys Soccer

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

November 7, 2018


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Like any other high school sport, soccer is a major commitment. These athletes have to learn to manage their time, as they have school work, soccer, clubs, or possibly a job on their plate. Each day after school in the fall, the soccer team has practice or a game. On game day, the team starts o...

PV defeated by River Dell for the second time this season

PV defeated by River Dell for the second time this season

Spencer Goldstein and BJ McGrane

November 3, 2018


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Missed opportunities played a big part in Pascack Valley’s 42-6 loss in the first round playoff loss to River Dell on Friday Night. “You can’t allow the team to get the ball back after those turnovers. It just comes down to execution and making plays,” Coach Len Cusumano said. Valley...

Athlete of the Week: Marissa McGrane

Athlete of the Week: Marissa McGrane

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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Name: Marissa McGrane Sport: Gymnastics Grade: Senior Position: Vault and Bars The Lowdown: A starter since her freshman year, McGrane has contributed to Pascack Regional’s success for the past four years.  Competing on bars and vault, McGrane has posted consistent results, helping PVRG in the team’s ...

Indians led by four senior lineman

Indians led by four senior lineman

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

October 31, 2018


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All season, Pascack Valley’s offense has revolved around the running game, namely junior Jake Williams who has rushed for 883 yards and twelve touchdowns. However, the ground-and-pound success that the offense has enjoyed doesn’t start with the running back, but with the guys who block for him. ...

Indians shut out West Essex

Indians shut out West Essex

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

October 30, 2018


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Lockdown defense and goalkeeping led 7th seeded Pascack Valley to a 1-0 home victory over 10th seeded West Essex in the first round of the North 1 Group 3 state tournament on Tuesday Night. The Indians took the lead when Arianna Quevedo scored off a Sam Ingannamorte cornerkick  and Amanda McGlone assist...

PV loses to Dwight Morrow in state tournament

PV loses to Dwight Morrow in state tournament

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


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Dwight Morrow's quick offense and stiff defense propelled it to a 3-0 victory over Pascack Valley in the first round of the state tournament on Monday night in Englewood. The No. 9 seeded Indians struggled to score all night against the No. 8 seed.  Indians' goaltender Alex Sullivan saved 15 s...

Pascack Valley is playoff bound

Pascack Valley is playoff bound

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

October 28, 2018


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Pascack Valley will once again play meaningful football in November. On Sunday afternoon, the NJSIAA announced the playoff brackets and pairings. No. 6 Pascack Valley (3-5) will travel to Oradell on Friday night to take on No. 3 River Dell (6-2) at 6 p.m. “The regular season is over,” PV head coa...

Indians fall in season finale

Indians fall in season finale

Josh DeLuca and Noah Schwartz

October 26, 2018


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The Rams would tack on another score seconds later, following a Pascack Valley fumble. The Indians would quickly respond with a scoring drive of their own to cut into the lead.     New Canaan would score twice more before the first quarter came to a close, extending its lead to 28-7. &nbs...

Indians to welcome New Canaan on short notice

Indians to welcome New Canaan on short notice

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


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Pascack Valley vs New Canaan When: Thursday Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School   2018 Records: Pascack Valley: 3-4 New Canaan: 4-2   On short notice, it has become a short week for the Pascack Valley football team. On Wednesday, it was announced...

Let’s take a second look

Let’s take a second look

Josh DeLuca and Noah Schwartz

October 21, 2018


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As the first half ticked down, Pascack Valley quarterback Stephen Begen lofted a pass into the corner of the end zone, looking for receiver Andrew Martinez. Martinez came down with the pass, but to the dismay of the Valley sideline, the referee signaled that he was out-of-bounds. In most games, t...

Indians hang tough, come up short

Indians hang tough, come up short

BJ McGrane and Spencer Goldstein

October 20, 2018


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On Friday night, Pascack Valley was the clear-cut underdog against undefeated Ramapo, the No. 5 team in New Jersey. Valley hung tough throughout, but the offensive firepower and defensive will of the Raiders proved to be too much. Ramapo ultimately defeated the Indians 35-20, dropping Valley’s record to 3...

Pascack Valley implements new policy

Pascack Valley implements new policy

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


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On Thursday morning, an email was sent out to all students and parents/guardians by Pascack Valley Vice Principal John Puccio. The email details a new school policy in which “water bottles and outside beverages/containers” will not be permitted at the Indians’ athletic complex for all football games,...

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