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Athlete of the Week: Michael Pizzella

Athlete of the Week: Michael Pizzella
Nolan Wasserman, Sports Writer November 20, 2020

Recent Performance: In the North 1, Group 3 State Sectional Final, Pizzella placed 13th, finishing the 5000 meter race in an astounding 17:53. This final run capped off what has been a great season...

PV to take on Spartans in season finale

Pascack Valley's offense breaks its huddle. PV will host Paramus Friday night in its final game of the season.
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor November 19, 2020

Coming off a 7-2 loss to River Dell, Valley will look to bounce back against Paramus at home on Friday night. Both teams come into the game with a losing record, as Paramus’ record is 3-4 and Valley’s...

PV athletics continue despite shift to remote learning

Despite all of PV's classes taking place virtually through Nov. 23, the school's sports will continue.
BJ McGrane and Spencer Goldstein November 14, 2020

District Superintendent Erik Gundersen announced that Pascack Valley will operate on a fully remote schedule through Nov. 23 due to three individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in an email sent to the...

PV falls to River Dell in defensive battle

Pascack Valley and River Dell get set at the line of scrimmage. The Golden Hawks defeat PV 7-2 on Friday night.
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor November 13, 2020

Coming off of a 14-7 loss against Old Tappan, Valley looked to bounce back Friday night at home against River Dell. However, the outcome was much of the same, as River Dell managed to edge out Valley...

Athlete of the Week: Lucas Bernstein

Athlete of the Week: Lucas Bernstein
BJ McGrane, Sports Editor November 13, 2020

  Recent Team Results: In an effort to play more games, Pascack Valley entered a “round robin” tournament with other teams from the surrounding area. In the tournament, Valley fell to...

Pascack Valley to face River Dell in 2019 rematch

Ryan Donaldson looks to break free of the Demarest defenders. Valley will take on River Dell at home Friday night.
BJ McGrane, Sports Editor November 12, 2020

  Pascack Valley is finally preparing to take on River Dell, much later than expected. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 17, but was postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases at Pascack...

Valley falls to Golden Knights in defensive battle

Pascack Valley fell to Old Tappan by a score of 14-7 Friday night at home. PV is now 2-2 on the season.
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor November 6, 2020

Coming off back-to-back team wins, Valley fell short to its rival, Old Tappan, by a score of 14-7 at home Friday night. OT has come out on top of the last six meetings between the two teams. This time...

Valley looks to stay hot against Old Tappan

Quarterback Zach Traina escapes pressure against Demarest. He threw for three touchdowns last week in Valley's 34-7 win.
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor November 5, 2020

  Coming off of a 34-7 win against Demarest, Valley looks to push forward to a record of 3-1 when it faces one of its biggest rivals in the Old Tappan Golden Knights in its home opener Friday...

Pascack Valley defeats Demarest in Halloween blowout

Pascack Valley took down Demarest on Saturday by a score of 34-7, notching its second straight win.
BJ McGrane, Sports Editor October 31, 2020

When Pascack Valley was shut down due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases, the football team was prohibited from practicing for two weeks, resuming practice on Thursday. But based on Valley’s performance...

Valley football to resume play in Demarest

Valley football to resume play in Demarest
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor October 30, 2020

Coming off a blowout 34-8 win against Bergenfield, Valley will look to improve its record to above .500 when it travels to Demarest Saturday morning to take on the Norsemen. Throughout the past five...

Athlete of the Week: David Jones

After coming up big on both sides of the ball in PV football's win over Bergenfield, David Jones is the Athlete of the Week.
Nolan Wasserman, Sports Writer October 30, 2020

Name: David Jones Sport: Football Grade: Senior Position: Safety/Wide Receiver Recent Performance: Jones has been on fire through the first two games of his senior season. In Week 2 against Bergenfield,...

Athlete of the Week: Amanda Polyniak

Freshman Amanda Polyniak looks to get into the open field. Polyniak is our first Athlete of the Week.
Nolan Wasserman, Sports Writer October 22, 2020

Name: Amanda Polyniak Sport: Soccer Grade: Freshman Recent Performance: Polyniak made the varsity team as a freshman, and managed to give herself quite the entrance, showing her value in just...

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