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Danny Kastanis tries to push himself forward as a swarm of Highlands defenders attempt to take him down.

Pascack Valley suffers defeat to Northern Highlands, falls to 0-4 on the season

Ethan Perlman and Bennett Scalia September 23, 2022

The Pascack Valley Football Team suffered a tough loss to Northern Highlands, in Allendale on Friday night. Although a late fourth quarter touchdown by PV running back Quinn Flanagan lowered the Highlanders...

Valley took a defeat from Old Tappan on Friday at 6. Conor Higgins and Nick Bruzzi arise from the line after the play.

Valley suffers heavy defeat to rivals Old Tappan

Ethan Schwartz, Sports Writer September 16, 2022

Pascack Valley fell to Old Tappan by a score of 35-0 on Friday night. Old Tappan looked like a tough matchup on paper, having won their first two games of the season in blowout fashion. They proved to...

Singles one player Alexis Ban returns a hit in practice. This years singles group looks to make a positive impact on the Girls Tennis team.

Strong singles play looks to will Girls Tennis into a successful season

Bennett Scalia, Sports Writer September 15, 2022

Coach: Daniel Phillips Last year’s record: 7-8 Key Returners:  Alexis Ban(Sr.), Jordyn  Ban(Soph.), Aimee Hoffman (Sr.) Key Losses (specifically last year players who graduated): Amelia Welter,...

Julia Conjour tries to get around the Park Ridge defender in their game on Saturday. They defeated Park Ridge 4-1 over the weekend.

Week in Review: 9/8-9/10

Jake Dubois, Sports Writer September 12, 2022

Thursday 9/8 Girls Soccer @ River Dell (LOSS) 1-0 PV Girls Soccer took a tough 1-0 loss to River Dell in its season opener. PV played a great defensive game, not allowing a goal all of regular time....

The Pascack Valley offensive line works hard to protect the quarterback. The Panthers lost a close game to Paramus in double overtime.

Pascack Valley football loses double overtime thriller to Paramus

Ethan Perlman and Robert Colletti September 9, 2022

The Pascack Valley Football Team lost a nail-biter to the Paramus Spartans by a score of 21-20 in double overtime. Despite Kevin Regula’s rushing touchdown in the second overtime, Evan Starr’s kick...

The boys soccer team lines up for shooting practice. They look to build a new identity following the sectional title win last year.

Boys Soccer looks to build new identity following sectional championship

Robert Colletti, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

Coach: Luciano Cofrancesco Last year's record: 17-4-3 (6-2-2 in league)  Key Losses: Michael Caminneci, Nicholas Bonanos, Max Van Gyzen Key Newcomers: Jimmy Shea (Sr.), Sean Stewart (Jr.), Robert...

Amanda Polyniak attempts to turn the defender and go upfield. The girls soccer team looks to build off its sectional title run last year with new coach Leah Jerome.

New Coach, Same High Expectations for Girls Soccer

Aidan Burke, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

Coach: Leah Jerome (first season) Last year’s record: 14-5-3 Key Returners: Julia Conjour (Sr.), Tori Criscuolo (Sr.), Amanda Polyniak (Jr.), Tara Stewart (Jr.), Celina Bussanich (So.) Key Losses:...

Sabrina Arcilla and her team celebrate after winning a key point. The team looks to have yet another successful season.

Experience along with newcomers looks to surge Valley volleyball into a positive season

Jake Dubois, Sports Writer September 8, 2022

Coach: Andrew Lewis Last year’s record: 15-8 Key Returners: Taylor Grady (Sr.), Sabrina Arcilla (Sr.), Noelle Solimano (Sr.), Grace Misha (Sr.), Tegan Feeley (Jr.) Key Losses (specifically last...

The Pascack Valley football team walks out of the locker room before their opening bout against Ramsey.

Valley falls to Ramsey in season opener

Ethan Perlman and Aidan Burke September 6, 2022

In its season-opener, Pascack Valley fell to Ramsey by a score of 35-0. Although the Panthers won the turnover battle, having two turnovers to the Rams’ one, they failed to get going on the offensive...

Jake Crawbuck scrambles out of the pocket. The football team looks to build on last years sectional semifinal run.

Pascack Valley football team looks to feed off of strong senior class

Ethan Perlman, Sports Editor September 2, 2022

Coach: Len Cusumano Last year’s record: 7-4 (4-1 in conference play) Key Returners: Capt. Nick Bruzzi (Sr.), Capt. Quinn Flanagan (Sr.), Capt. Brandon Flanagan (Sr.), Conor Higgins (Sr.), Hunter...

The team huddles together, celebrating the sectional title win. They are this years male team of the year.

Male Team of the Year: Boys Soccer

Ethan Perlman, Sports Editor June 6, 2022

The boys soccer team this year made history. They won the first North 1, Group 3 section title in Pascack Valley history. The road to the final was not easy, but fighting through adversity and proving...

Sabrina Hirsch is the female athlete of the year. Check out her story

Female Athlete of the year: Sabrina Hirsch

Sophie Kolax, Staff Editor June 6, 2022

Varsity athlete on the volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse teams: Sabrina Hirsch has taken on an integral role in Pascack Valley sports over her four years as a three-sport athlete. Each sport comes...

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