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PV hosts spring Signing Day ceremony

PV hosts spring Signing Day ceremony

Spencer Goldstein, BJ McGrane, and Willy Higgins

June 7, 2019

Nine Pascack Valley seniors who will be continuing their athletic careers in college participated in a signing ceremony on Friday, May 31st in the auditorium. Ten seniors signed this spring to playing sports in college, however Arianna Quevedo was not present at the event. “I think it’s a wonderful...

Valley falls to Roxbury in State Sectional Semifinal

Valley falls to Roxbury in State Sectional Semifinal

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

May 31, 2019

Pascack Valley baseball played in the North 1, Group 3 semifinals game against Roxbury that took place on Wednesday and Thursday. The game was postponed in the 6th inning on Wednesday due to inclement weather and was resumed on Thursday.         After going down ...

An Indian turned Scarlet Knight

An Indian turned Scarlet Knight

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

May 29, 2019

Nine years ago, Mike Greengarten was celebrating amongst his best friends on the baseball diamond after winning the 2010 Bergen County Championship for Pascack Valley.   He described this moment as the highlight of his PV career. However, playing shortstop and second base for PV coach Will Lynch w...

Athlete of the Week: David Oh

Athlete of the Week: David Oh

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

May 24, 2019

Name: David Oh Sport: Golf Grade: Senior Average Score: 44 per nine holes Expectations: “I was mainly just trying to go in and have a good time with the team but we ended up doing pretty well,” Oh said. “We made the states and the counties so it ended up all good.” What He Likes ...

Athlete of the Week: Charlie Looes

Athlete of the Week: Charlie Looes

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

May 17, 2019

Name: Charlie Looes Sport: Boys Lacrosse Grade: Senior What He Likes Most About His Sport: Looes says that team sports are always more fun for him. “I also like physical sports, and lacrosse is always a physical sport.” Best Sport Memory: During his sophomore year, PV had a game agai...

Athlete of the Week: Sam Conjour

Athlete of the Week: Sam Conjour

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

May 10, 2019

Name: Sam Conjour Sport: Track & Field Grade: Junior Events: Pole Vault & 4x400 The Lowdown: Conjour does track and field at Pascack Valley and recently became the girls’ league meet champ in the pole vault. Goals: Getting her personal record (PR) up was her main goal coming i...

Athlete of the Week: Justin Martin

Athlete of the Week: Justin Martin

Jared Shiffman, Sports Writer

May 3, 2019

Name: Justin Martin Sport: Baseball Grade: Senior Position: 3B Expectations: Martin held high expectations coming into the season knowing the talent PV has this year. “I think and have always thought that we have a real shot at winning a state championship,” he said. Martin also had high ...

PV routs Old Tappan to close out week

PV routs Old Tappan to close out week

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019

The Indians go into their spring break after a big win over the rival Knights of Old Tappan. The home 9-1 win was PV’s second in as many days, and the Indians improved to 7-2 on the season. Ryan Sheehan pitched a complete game and didn't give up a run until the top of the seventh inning. Craig Sodano...

Former PV track star runs sub-four-minute mile

Former PV track star runs sub-four-minute mile

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

April 16, 2019

The excitement and joy of winning has led to some of the most iconic celebrations throughout the history of sports. Kobe Bryant jumped on the scorer’s table after beating the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals. LeBron James bursted into tears after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to stun the G...

Athlete of the Week: Sean Oh

Athlete of the Week: Sean Oh

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

April 11, 2019

Name: Sean Oh Sport: Tennis Grade: Senior Position: Second Singles The Lowdown: Individually, Oh went undefeated in the Comet Invitational Tournament last weekend, and the team as a whole finished in second place. Oh defeated opponents from Waldwick, Paramus, and Hackensack. He also won his matc...

Passing Guard

Passing Guard

Craig Hoffman, Sports Writer

April 10, 2019

The Smoke Signal's newest podcast is here! Passing Guard, a podcast created by senior Craig Hoffman, is about the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the premiere episode, Hoffman and fellow senior Bradley Zirlin discuss the latest with Conor McGregor, and a recap of UFC 235. ...

Athlete of the Week: Cara McMahon

Athlete of the Week: Cara McMahon

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019

Name: Cara McMahon Sport: Softball Grade: Senior Position: Pitcher The Lowdown: Through Valley’s first two games, McMahon pitched 12 innings and struck out 18 batters. She has hit third for the Indians, and started the season 5 for 7 with 1 single, 4 doubles, and 4 RBIs. What She Likes Mo...

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