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Athlete of the Week: Alex Sullivan

Athlete of the Week: Alex Sullivan

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

January 17, 2019


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Name: Alex Sullivan Sport: Hockey Grade: Senior Position: Defenseman The Lowdown: Thus far, PV/PH/PR has compiled a 3-8-3 record and Sullivan has played a significant role throughout the the season. The four year varsity player has 11 assists thus far, with 3 coming in blowout wins over Frisch and...

Valley basketball tops Demarest

Valley basketball tops Demarest

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

January 11, 2019


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Efficient offense and solid defense played key roles in Pascack Valley’s 63-60 victory over Demarest at home on Thursday night to give the Indians their second consecutive win. Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, but scoring picked up as the game progressed. Neither side was able to...

Athlete of the Week: Zach Zeller

Athlete of the Week: Zach Zeller

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

January 10, 2019


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Name: Zach Zeller Sport: Swimming Grade: Senior The Lowdown: Zeller has been a four year varsity contributor for Pascack Swimming.  He competes in the 500m freestyle and 100m breaststroke. He also is a part of Pascack’s 4x100m freestyle relay and the 200m medley relay in which he swims the bre...

Hockey team, Senior Class Council to host benefit game

Hockey team, Senior Class Council to host benefit game

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

January 10, 2019


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On Saturday, the Pascack Valley hockey team will take on Paramus Catholic at Sport-O-Rama at 8 p.m.  However, Saturday’s contest will be about more than just what happens on the ice. In a joint effort between the hockey team and the Pascack Valley Senior Class Council, the game will also serve ...

Valley bowling shuts out Tenafly

Valley bowling shuts out Tenafly

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

January 9, 2019


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On Wednesday afternoon, the Pascack Valley bowling team took on Tenafly at Montvale Lanes. After an Indians' win in the opening game, senior Trevor Lauber caught fire and came within one strike of another perfect game, after accomplishing the feat earlier this season. Valley eme...

Athlete of the Week: Trevor Lauber

Athlete of the Week: Trevor Lauber

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

January 4, 2019


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Name: Trevor Lauber Sport: Bowling Grade: Senior The Lowdown: Lauber bowled a perfect game on Dec. 20 against Northern Valley Demarest, and has a 234.5 average thus far this season, the highest of any bowler in the Big North Conference. In his 15 games thus far this season, he has bowled a 204 ...

Beyer, Chiellini win county titles

Beyer, Chiellini win county titles

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 29, 2018


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Following the victories of two Pascack Valley senior wrestlers, the Indians’ 17 year drought without a county champion finally came to a close. Longtime friends Matt Beyer and Tommy Chiellini were crowned champions on Dec. 28 at Hackensack High School in the BCCA Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Be...

Beyer, Chiellini reach county wrestling tournament semis

Beyer, Chiellini reach county wrestling tournament semis

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 28, 2018


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Pascack Valley has six of its wrestlers competing for a medal at the BCCA George Jockish Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Only seniors Matt Beyer and Tommy Chiellini made the semifinals on Thursday, and therefore are competing for the championship in their weight classes, but Tyler Pizzi, Stephen Soravi...

Pascack Valley starts season on right track

Pascack Valley starts season on right track

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

December 17, 2018


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If Pascack Valley was starting with a blank slate this season, they certainly didn’t paint the next Picasso or Rembrandt in their season opener. However, their performance on Friday afternoon was just enough for the Indians to edge Ramapo 53-49. “I’m ecstatic to tell you the truth,” P...

Pascack Valley girls’ basketball starts with a ‘blank slate’

Pascack Valley girls’ basketball starts with a ‘blank slate’

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


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Coach: Jeff Jasper (46th Season) Last year’s record: 28-3 Key Returners: Brianna Smith (Sr.), Sofia Battista (Jr.), Olivia Jones (Jr.) Key Losses: Kelly Petro, Brianna Wong, Toriana Tabasco, Kelly Smith, Lindsay Rhode, Nicole Arden, Cerina Dunkel Key Newcomers: Paige Skene (Jr.), Juliana Vass...

PV looks to repeat 2017 success

PV looks to repeat 2017 success

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


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Coach: Tom Gallione (14th Season) Last year’s record: 22-6 Key Returners: Bradley Zirlin (Sr., 113-120; 6-4), Jake Averna (Sr., 113-120; 9-14), James Allmers (Jr., 132; 12-4), Tyler Pizzi (So., 138; 18-4), Matt Beyer (Sr., 145; 22-8), Luke Petaccia (So., 160-170; 18-6), Stephen Soravilla (Sr., 16...

Bowling team ranked preseason No. 1

Bowling team ranked preseason No. 1

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


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Coach: Judy Lucia Last year’s record: 59-11 Key Returners: Scott Morris (Sr., 205 average in 2017), Brian Biml (Sr., 209 average in 2017), Trevor Lauber (Sr., 205 average in 2017) Key Losses: Henry Tipping Key Newcomers: Jake Murad (Sr., 174 average in 2017), James Holland (Jr., 162 av...

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