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Indians take down Garfield to advance to state sectional final

Indians take down Garfield to advance to state sectional final

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

All season long, Pascack Valley football has relied on its dominant rushing attack led by senior Jake Williams. The same cannot be said for the first half of Valley’s North 1, Group 3 state sectional semifinal game against Garfield, as the Indians had to rely on the passing attack in order t...

Athlete of the Week: Jenna Joroff

Athlete of the Week: Jenna Joroff

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

November 15, 2019

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Indians set to host Garfield in sectional semifinals

Indians set to host Garfield in sectional semifinals

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Pascack Valley vs Garfield When: Friday Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Where: Pascack Valley High School Regular Season Records: Pascack Valley: 6-2 Garfield: 6-2   After blowing out Demarest 41-0 last week in round one, the Indians are set to host Garfield in the North 1, Group 3 sectional ...

High school sports ‘level up’

High school sports ‘level up’

BJ McGrane and Mason Baronian

November 11, 2019

It’s crunch time. The game is on the line. Everyone is watching. Every athlete’s dream is to have the chance to win the game for his or her team. But maybe it is not every athlete’s dream to win on the field or on the court. Some Pascack Valley students have the dream of winning the only...

Valley throttles Demarest to advance to sectional semifinals

Valley throttles Demarest to advance to sectional semifinals

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

The Indians put on a defensive clinic on Friday night, shutting down Demarest en route to a 41-0 home victory in the North 1, Group 3 sectional quarterfinals. The win marks Valley’s first playoff victory since 2015, as well as its first of the head coach Len Cusumano era. The win also serves as ...

Indians set to play sectional quarterfinals

Indians set to play sectional quarterfinals

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

“Our second season starts now,” PV football coach Len Cusumano said after the Indians’ loss to Ramapo. Cusumano was ready to look ahead to the playoffs after Valley came up short against Ramapo in its final game of the regular season. Since then, the Indians have had a week off, allowing them...

North 1, Group 3 postseason bracket released

North 1, Group 3 postseason bracket released

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 3, 2019

After finishing the regular season with a 6-2 record, the Indians will kick off the 2019 North 1, Group 3 playoffs at home against Demarest (6-3), whom they defeated 48-18 earlier this season. The N1, G3 winner will face the N2, G3 winner in the North, Group 3 championship at MetLife Stadium. ...

Athlete of the Week: Mel Brentnall

Athlete of the Week: Mel Brentnall

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

October 31, 2019

Name: Mel Brentnall Sport: Girls Tennis Grade: Senior Match: First singles What She Likes Most About Tennis: “I like how even though it’s a team sport, it's also very individual,” Brentnall said. “If you’re having a bad day you don’t have to worry about letting anyone else down and if you’re having a g...

Meet Pascack Valley’s most polarizing fantasy football league

Meet Pascack Valley’s most polarizing fantasy football league

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

“If you ain't first, you’re last,” — originally said by Will Ferrell’s character Ricky Bobby in the movie, “Talladega Nights” — has become a staple in the sports world due to its emphasis on the importance of winning with no consolations. However, its inspirational bearing failed to...

PV volleyball participates in Dig Pink Tournament

PV volleyball participates in Dig Pink Tournament

Rachel Cohen and Matt Austin

October 29, 2019

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Pascack Valley volleyball team competed against Pascack Hills in the annual Dig Pink Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 29, to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The team went 0-2 in the event against PH. ...

Indians fall to Ramapo, look onward to playoffs

Indians fall to Ramapo, look onward to playoffs

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

December 2, 2017. The date of Ramapo’s last loss, a game in which they fell 28-7 to River Dell in the North 1, Group 3 championship at Metlife Stadium. Twenty-one games. The win streak the Raiders are currently on, a streak that does not appear to be coming to an end anytime soon. Wit...

Athlete of the Week: Amanda Solda

Athlete of the Week: Amanda Solda

Jake Zaretsky, Sports Writer

October 25, 2019

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