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Pascack Valley rolls past Teaneck in season opener

Pascack Valley rolls past Teaneck in season opener

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

December 16, 2017


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Pascack Valley coach Jeff Jasper didn’t want his players to become complacent in 2017-18 after a 30-2 season a year ago, in which Valley won the Group 3 state title and advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. In opening game of their 2017-18 campaign, the Indians showed no signs of com...

Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

Pascack Valley girls basketball embarks on potentially historic season

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


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Getting to the top of the mountain is hard enough, but getting back is often an even tougher challenge. Last season, the Pascack Valley Girls Basketball team reached the pinnacle of success, bringing home the Group 3 state championship, its sixth such title in program history.  However, that does not chan...

PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

PV wrestling looks to win first-ever sectional title

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

December 15, 2017


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Coach: Tom Gallione (13th Season) Last year’s record: 17-8 Key Returners: Bradley Zirlin (Jr. 113; 15-15 in 2017), Jake Averna (Jr. 113 13-15), Robbie Natelli (Sr. 120-126; 33-7, District 1 second in 2017), James Allmers (So. 138; 8-9), Nolan Shields (Sr. 124-132; 18-16), Matt Beyer (Jr. 138-145; 37-4, D1 f...

PV Boys Basketball aiming for strong season in 2017-18

PV Boys Basketball aiming for strong season in 2017-18

Willy Higgins and Spencer Goldstein

December 13, 2017


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 Head Coach: Al Coleman Last year’s record: 13-14 Key Returners: Alex Lin (Sr., C), Justin Schaumberger (Sr., PG) Key Losses: The team has no key losses from a season ago, according to Coach Coleman. Key Newcomers: While the majority of the team will consist of new players to the Varsity lev...

PV bowling team led by four returning starters

PV bowling team led by four returning starters

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

December 4, 2017


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Coach: Judy Lucia (17th Season) Last year’s record: 112-14 Key Returners: Henry Tipping (Sr., 201.6 average), Scott Morris (Jr., 191.3 average), Trevor Lauber (Jr. 190.2 average), Brian Biml (Jr., 191.4 average) Key Losses: Brian Sumereau and Tom Smith Key Newcomers: Jake Murad (Jr.), E...

Pascack Swimming looks to win ninth straight league title

Pascack Swimming looks to win ninth straight league title

Nicole Arden and Kaitlyn Conti

December 3, 2017


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Coach: Jeffrey Ziegler (8th season)  and Courtney Farrell (4th season) Last year’s record: 9-3 (Girls), 4-7 (Boys) Key Returners: Danielle Freeman (Sr. Capt.) Emily Lê (Sr. Capt.), Lauren Parisi (Sr. Capt.), Haleigh Marzano (Jr.), Katie Smith (So.), Emma Wentland (So.) Matthew Green (Sr. Cap...

Pascack Valley Hockey looks to rebound from tough season

Pascack Valley Hockey looks to rebound from tough season

Erik Mannino and Ricky Lutz

November 22, 2017


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Coach: Ken DelSanto (8th Season) Last year’s record: 5-17 (1-9 Conference/Division) Key Returners: Rob Sheehan (Sr., C), Steve Brennan (Sr., G), AJ Helfenbein (Sr., LW/RW) Alex Sullivan (Jr., D) Key Losses: Trent Shanley, Austin Mattesich, Luke Ciocca Key Newcomers: Mikey Donofrio (Fr., D) ...

Future is bright for Valley Football

Future is bright for Valley Football

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

November 22, 2017


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At the end of the 2016 season, the immediate future of the Pascack Valley football program appeared to be bleak.  The team had missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003, and lacked a significant core of young, experienced players.  The one bright spot, star running back Matt Urrea, would be lost ...

Gymnastics: PVRG misses out on States; Ricciardi and Wikfors compete at Individuals

Gymnastics: PVRG misses out on States; Ricciardi and Wikfors compete at Individuals

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


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In a season marked by parity and success in North Jersey gymnastics, it was only fitting that the North 1 Sectionals on Nov. 4 came down to the wire. All season, Ridgewood, the Academy of Holy Angels, and Pascack Regional had been battling it out at the top of the ranks in North Jersey.  Ridgewood b...

PV athletes participate in National Signing Day

PV athletes participate in National Signing Day

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


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Last Wednesday, seven Pascack Valley seniors took part in National Signing Day. Each of these athletes will play at the collegiate level in their individual sport. Jenny LaRocca will play lacrosse at The College of New Jersey, Elisabeth Ralph will play lacrosse at Wofford College, Matt Haag will play...

PV alumni back as coaches for the Valley football team

PV alumni back as coaches for the Valley football team

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

November 7, 2017


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Pascack Valley defensive coordinator Adam Preciado always knew he wanted to return to his old high school at some point as a part of the football program. "I always knew I wanted to come back. And when I had the opportunity to come back, I took the opportunity because this is home for me. I played h...

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