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Girls Soccer: Indians remain undefeated, advance to semifinals of B.C.T.

Girls Soccer: Indians remain undefeated, advance to semifinals of B.C.T.

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under PV Sports Blog, Showcase, Sports

The Pascack Valley girls soccer team had an incredible week.  Actually, they have had an incredible season. Last night, the Indians (13-0-1) remained undefeated, and avenged their 2-2 draw against Mahwah earlier in the season with their 2-0 win over the Thunderbirds in the quarterfinals of the...

Indians shut out by Norsemen

Indians shut out by Norsemen

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

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Athlete of the Week: Melanie Brentnall

Athlete of the Week: Melanie Brentnall

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Melanie Brentnall Sport: Girls Tennis Grade: Sophomore Position: Third Singles The Lowdown: Brentnall has played 3rd singles for the Indians, and won her match against Demarest on Oct. 6th in a tiebreaker. Individually, she is 6-7 on the year. She has played mostly at third singles this ...

PV set to play only home Friday night game of the season

PV set to play only home Friday night game of the season

Trey Herenda, Sports Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Pascack Valley varsity football schedule looks different compared to last year. This year, the PV football schedule includes mostly Saturday afternoon home games rather than the typical Friday night games from previous years. This season, all but one of of PV’s home games are on a Saturday aft...

PV looks to take down Demarest for second straight year

PV looks to take down Demarest for second straight year

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Demarest at Pascack Valley When: Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School 2017 Records: Pascack Valley: 1-4 Demarest: 4-1 Pascack Valley Perspective: Background: Pascack Valley was able to hang with a tough Wayne Hills team last Friday, but the game got away from them lat...

Wednesday Morning QB: Fourth quarter woes lead to PV loss

Wednesday Morning QB: Fourth quarter woes lead to PV loss

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Wayne Hills (3-2) defeated Pascack Valley (1-4) 40-20 last Friday night, causing PV to fall to 1-4 on the year. The score is deceiving, however, as PV played very well for 3 quarters with the score being 20-20 at the end of the 3rd before the Indians were outscored 20-0 in the 4th. One positive t...

PV hangs tough for three quarters, can’t seal the deal

PV hangs tough for three quarters, can’t seal the deal

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

For the first three quarters on Friday night, Pascack Valley's football team kept the score close, and the game was knotted up at 20 going into the final period. However, a major upset by the Indians was just not meant to be. PV fell to Wayne Hills on Friday night by a final score of 40-20, with...

Athlete of the Week: Megan Viganola

Athlete of the Week: Megan Viganola

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Megan Viganola Sport: Volleyball Grade: Junior Position: Libero (Middle of the back line) The Lowdown: Viganola is a team captain this year and has gotten a lot more playing time this season than in previous seasons. Viganola is one of the team leaders for PV (4-3), which plays its...

Indians look to bounce back against well-rested Wayne Hills

Indians look to bounce back against well-rested Wayne Hills

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Pascack Valley at Wayne Hills When: Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Wayne Hills High School 2017 Records: Pascack Valley: 1-3 Wayne Hills: 2-2 Pascack Valley Perspective: Background: After another lopsided loss last week at the hands of Ramapo, 44-8, the Indians will look to bounce back on...

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: PV suffers 36 point loss, falls to (1-3)

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: PV suffers 36 point loss, falls to (1-3)

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Pascack Valley fell to (1-3) on the year after a 44-8 defeat at the hands of Ramapo. It was PV’s second loss in the last three weeks by 36 points, with the first coming on September 16th against Old Tappan. Coach Len Cusumano praised Ramapo in his postgame comments, "[They have] very skilled pl...

Athlete Of The Week: Greg Zoll

Athlete Of The Week: Greg Zoll

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Greg Zoll Sport: Football Grade: Senior Position: Running Back The Lowdown: Zoll had his best career game last week against Nutley, as he ran for 2 touchdowns and 234 yards. His performance was especially meaningful since it was hist best game since returning from a torn ACL. He was out of a...

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