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Pascack Valley looks to rebound in Demarest

Pascack Valley looks to rebound in Demarest

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


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Pascack Valley vs Demarest When: Friday Sep. 21, 6 p.m. Location: Northern Valley Demarest High School   2018 Records: Pascack Valley: 1-1 Demarest: 1-2   Thus far this season, the Indians’ two games have been near polar opposites: a 47-6 blowout win at home against...

Athlete of the Week: Brayden Schwartz

Athlete of the Week: Brayden Schwartz

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2018


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Name: Brayden Schwartz Sport: Boys Soccer Grade: Junior Position: Midfielder The Lowdown: A year after being PV’s top goal scorer in 2017 with 11 goals, Schwartz has scored 4 goals in 5 games. He scored one goal in each game against Northern Highlands, Mahwah, Old Tappan, and Ramapo. His penalty kick ag...

PVRG ready for 2018 season

PVRG ready for 2018 season

Noah Schwartz and Josh DeLuca

September 20, 2018


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Head coach: Alison Petaccia Last year’s record: 7-2 Key returnees: Melissa Ricciardi (Sr.), Maya Horowitz (Jr.), Hallie Wikfors (Jr.), Marissa McGrane (Sr.), Amanda Solda (Jr.), Jamie Rossig (Sr.), Amanda Goldstein (Sr.), Rachel Shakarjian (So.), Ashley Lowe (So.), Reese Driscoll (So.), Bridget...

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Indians have room for improvement

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Indians have room for improvement

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


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On the defensive side of the ball, the Indians struggled to stop the fast-paced Paramus offense, which put up 48 points on the board.  The Indians have struggled to stop dual-threat quarterbacks, like the Spartans' Trevor Bopp, in the past and the trend continued this week.  PV will need to remed...

Indians suffer tough road loss

Indians suffer tough road loss

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

September 16, 2018


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“Our biggest thing is getting off to a great start,” Pascack Valley head coach Len Cusumano said prior to the Indians’ clash against Paramus. That simply did not happen.  In fact, it was quite the opposite. After receiving the opening kickoff, Paramus running back Justin McKeon caught a sc...

Pascack Valley football set for big road test

Pascack Valley football set for big road test

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 13, 2018


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Pascack Valley vs Paramus When: Friday Sep. 14, 6 p.m. Location: Paramus High School 2018 Records: Pascack Valley: 1-0 Paramus: 2-0 Coming off season-opening blowout against Dwight Morrow, Pascack Valley will look to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2015 when they travel to Paramus on Frida...

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Indians win opener over Dwight Morrow

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Indians win opener over Dwight Morrow

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018


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Behind a senior-heavy offensive line and a punishing rushing attack, Pascack Valley won its opener with a 47-6 victory over Dwight Morrow of Englewood on Friday night. “We have a ton of expireience on the offensive line, with guys that understand what we do,” said coach Len Cusumano. “And...

Pascack Valley wins in blowout fashion in season opener

Pascack Valley wins in blowout fashion in season opener

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

September 8, 2018


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The last time Pascack Valley football started its season with a victory was three years ago. But on Friday night, the Indians made a statement, and now boast a 1-0 record for the first time since 2015. Pascack Valley started off the 2018 season strong, as the Indians defeated Dwight Morrow of Engle...

Valley football ready to fight

Valley football ready to fight

Josh DeLuca and Noah Schwartz

September 7, 2018


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After a 2-8 campaign last year, head coach Len Cusumano believes that his squad “can play with anybody out there.” They will have to do just that if they hope to have success in the 2018. Valley opens its season on Friday against Dwight Morrow.

Indians hope to start 2018 campaign on the right foot

Indians hope to start 2018 campaign on the right foot

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


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Pascack Valley vs Dwight Morrow of Englewood When: Friday Sep. 7, 6 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School   2017 Records: Pascack Valley: 2-8 Dwight Morrow: 5-5   Pascack Valley will open its 2018 season with a matchup against Dwight Morrow on Friday night at home. The I...

Valley football looks to return to form

Valley football looks to return to form

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


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Head coach: Len Cusumano Last year’s record: 2-8 Key returnees: Charlie Looes (Sr. T/DT), Andrew Demboski (Sr. OL/DL), Justin Nicita (Sr. OLB/TE), Jake DeMilia (Sr. WR/S), Stephen Begen (Jr. QB/DB), James Allmers (Jr. RB/DB), Stephen Soravilla (Sr. RB/CB), Jake Williams (Jr. RB/LB), Joe Cuti (J...

PV girls soccer looks to repeat as league champions

PV girls soccer looks to repeat as league champions

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

September 6, 2018


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Head coach: Amy Lombardo Last year’s record: 18-2-2 Key returnees: Arianna Quevedo (Sr.), Amanda McGlone (Sr.), Kyra Kennedy (Sr.) Key losses: Elizabeth Spadafino, Erin Flanagan, Jenny LaRocca, Erin Flanagan, Nicole Franklin, Kelly Smith, Rachel White, Isabella Bussanich, Danni Freeman, Laure...

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