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The Boys Basketball team looks to build off of their strong junior core. They are working on their free throws in this photo.

Boys Basketball looks to build off of strong Junior class

Ethan Perlman, Assistant Sports Editor December 15, 2021

Coach: Al Coleman (16th year) Last year’s record: 4-6 Key Returners: Ethan Silcher (Sr. PG), Conor Higgins (Jr. F), Christian Vargas (Jr. G), Jimmy Shea (Jr. F) Key Losses (specifically last...

The team looks to improve and develop every day in practice. The girls basketball team looks to build off of their strong 9-6 record from last year.

Girls Basketball to rely on inexperience through tough schedule

Aidan Burke, Sports Writer December 14, 2021

Coach: Jeff Jasper (49th year) Last year’s record: 9-4 Key Newcomers: Celina Bussanich (Fr.) “[Bussanich] is going to be amazing [on the court], but she’s still going to need to develop...

Captain Drew Petaccia works for the pin in his match against Teaneck last year. Check out the newcomers as well as the key returners.

Can valley wrestling build off of last year’s success?

Timmy Ngai and Zach Cramer December 13, 2021

Coach: Steven Schneider (1st year) and Gary Beyer (15 year head coach 1980’s-2001. Assist. Head Coach for Gallione for 6 years.)  Last year’s record: 8-2  Key Returners:  Seniors: Captain...

Valley swim leans on star Division I commit to carry them both in and out of the pool.

Swimming and Diving looks to build off young core

Leesung Dang and Ethan Schwartz December 9, 2021

Coach: Courtney Rems returns for her 3rd season as head coach, and her 8th overall in the program. Last year’s record: Girls: 3-1 | Boys 2-2 Key Returners:  Girls: Cori Freeman (Sr.), Jessica...

The team lines up to start sprints in practice on a breezy winter day. Check out the winter track preview as they look to continue excelling in their performances.

Boys and girls winter track look to continue their hot streak

Caleb Gross, Sports Writer December 8, 2021

Coach: Anthony Judilla 10th year coaching 4th year as head coach  Key Returners:  Girls: Sr. Jessie Ricco(Jumps),Sr. Izzy Forcellati(Mid distance), Sr. Shannon Connolly(sprints), Sr. Juliana Mullaney(mid...

The team celebrates after a goal for Valley. Check out the preview below as you might see some familiar faces returning to the ice.

Hockey team looks to make a comeback

Noah Silver and Jake Dubois December 7, 2021

Coach: Sean Cosgrove has been the head coach for 3 years Last year’s record: 2-8-1 Key Returners: Sr. Hunter Donne-Forward/Defense, Sr. Luke Visco-Forward, Sr. Alan Stepanov-Defense, Sr. Jake...

Commitment day has arrived as 3 Valley students are on their way to be college athletes.

Commitment season is among us

Noah Silver, Sports Editor December 3, 2021

The commitment season has begun as 3 seniors will be signing their college papers on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Girls basketball player Jules Vassallo, swimmer Cori Freeman, and lacrosse player Giuliana Urban...

Athletes of Month: November

Athletes of Month: November

Noah Silver, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

November isn't just a normal month, it's the playoffs month. It's when grown men and women show who wants to win more. Both soccer striker Michael Caminneci and soccer center mid Amanda Polyniak helped...

Preston So takes the corner for Valley. They prepare to take on Summit at home at 4 p.m on Tuesday.

Boys soccer NJSIAA Group Tournament, Semifinal Round, Group 3

Noah Silver and Ethan Perlman November 16, 2021

The Valley boys soccer team will make their first appearance in the NJSIAA Group 3 Tournament, semifinal round. Valley(17-3-3) will play Summit(17-5) at PV high school at 4 p.m on Tuesday. The road...

The Valley football team comes together after a hard fought loss. Cranford defeated Valley in the North 2, Group 3 semifinals.

Cranford ends Valley’s season in blowout fashion

Bennett Scalia and Aidan Burke November 12, 2021

Valley’s season came to an end Friday night after being dominated from start to finish on both sides of the ball.    No.4 Valley entered as underdogs against No.1 Cranford in the semifinals...

Senior, Isabel Forcellati kicked the ball during the State Sectional Finals.

Sparta beats Pascack Valley’s girls soccer in State Sectional Finals

Derek Stanton and Megan Austin November 12, 2021

Sparta girls soccer, beats Pascack Valley with a considerable goal difference on Nov. 12 at 2pm in Sparta. The end score was 4-0. Kate Mezzella from Sparta High school scored two of the four goals....

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