The Smoke Signal

PV Athletic Director set to retire

PV Athletic Director set to retire

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Thomas Gattoni has a variety of different hobbies, including gardening, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family. However, with his work commitments at Pascack Valley, he sometimes struggles to find enough time for his passions. He will soon have a lot more free time for those interests, thou...

Goin’ Clubbing

Goin’ Clubbing

Jake Lutz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

I skipped my middle school graduation for my first showcase when I was 14 years old. I did not know what to expect at the showcase. It was very nerve-wracking for me when I saw how many colleges were there scouting and evaluating players when I arrived at Don Bosco High School. I remember thinking...

Senior leaves her mark on PV girls lax program

Senior leaves her mark on PV girls lax program

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The fire burning inside of the heart of Elisabeth Ralph stems from one motive — to keep winning. She may have just scored her 100th career goal as an Indian, but her true desire comes from the feeling of victory. From the time she was in fourth grade, Ralph played midfield, but when she got to Pa...

New recreational baseball league available to PV students

New recreational baseball league available to PV students

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The River Vale Baseball and Softball Association is forming a new recreational baseball league for high schoolers. The league is open to PV students of all grades, as long as they are not part of the high school baseball team here at Pascack Valley. Sign-ups close later this week, and the fee to join...

Kate Fagan: Keeping Madison’s Story Alive

Kate Fagan: Keeping Madison’s Story Alive

Katie Mullaney and Tara Healy

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

“Mental health is not the absence of mental illness,” is a phrase that ESPN sports writer and author of “What Made Maddy Run,” Kate Fagan, told Pascack Valley juniors and seniors on Thursday in an assembly during Pascack Period. She also spoke later that day at 7 p.m. at Split Image: Secret...

Athlete of the Week: Jake Klag

Athlete of the Week: Jake Klag

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Jake Klag Sport: Baseball Grade: Senior Position: Pitcher The Lowdown: On April 18, Klag threw a five-inning no-hitter against Demarest in a 15-1 win. He struck out 11 batters in the no-hit performance. Expectations: Klag says that the team wants to try to win its league, and try t...

New Jersey football players to be selected by NFL teams

New Jersey football players to be selected by NFL teams

Spencer Goldstein and Joe Duffy

April 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The 2018 NFL Draft will start on Thursday night with the first round and will conclude on Saturday. A number of highly touted prospects from New Jersey will be among the 256 selections. Among them are Florida State tight end Ryan Izzo, Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki, Quenton Nelson of Notre Dame,...

Athlete of the Week: Henry Tipping

Athlete of the Week: Henry Tipping

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Henry Tipping Sport: Golf Grade: Senior The Lowdown: Tipping, who is also a varsity bowler, has been starting on varsity for golf since his freshman year. Tipping recently posted scores of 40 and 41 for 9 holes. He is hoping to qualify for the State Tournament in May. Tipping was named The S...

Athlete of the Week: Julia Spadafino

Athlete of the Week: Julia Spadafino

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Julia Spadafino Sport: Softball Grade: Junior Position: Outfield and Pitcher The Lowdown: Spadafino plays right field and pitcher for the Pascack Valley softball team, where she has played varsity since her freshman year. In the Indians' first five games, Spadafino has gotten off to a hot ...

Athlete of the Week: Justin Schaumberger

Athlete of the Week: Justin Schaumberger

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Justin Schaumberger Sport: Boys Basketball Grade: Senior Position: Guard The Lowdown: Schaumberger was a senior guard for the Pascack Valley Boys Basketball Team this past season. The team finished with a 9-15 record.  What He Likes Most About His Sport: “It is a team sport a...

Buchanan to head Pascack Valley Athletic Department

Buchanan to head Pascack Valley Athletic Department

Noah Schwartz and Josh DeLuca

March 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

For the first time in 24 years, Pascack Valley will have a new man at the helm of the Athletic Department. On Monday night, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education, approved Mr. Shawn Buchanan to be the Supervisor of Athletics and Physical Education at Pascack Valley H...

Athlete of the Week: Tommy Chiellini

Athlete of the Week: Tommy Chiellini

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Tommy Chiellini Sport: Wrestling Grade: 11 Weight Class: 160 The Lowdown: Chiellini placed second in the Bergen County Tournament and was champion at District 1 and Region 1. He was the first Region champion from the school since Steve Owimrin in 2001. He compiled a record of 43-7, breakin...

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