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Under new head coach, PV girls volleyball looks to thrive

Under new head coach, PV girls volleyball looks to thrive

Kaitlyn Conti, Sportswriter

September 7, 2017


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Head Coach: Kate Lewis (1st season) Last year’s record: 8-13 Key returnees: Devin Martinez (Sr. MH), Megan Viganola (Jr .LIB), Nicole Arden (Sr. OPP), Laura Cubala (Jr. OH), Corinne Herrmans (Jr. SET), Sam Gibson (Sr. DS) Key losses: Alyse Herburger, Julia Dobre, Olivia Leili, Shannon Geraghty K...

PV girls soccer looks to have successful season with an expierienced roster

PV girls soccer looks to have successful season with an expierienced roster

Oren Roznitsky, Sports Writer

September 7, 2017


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Head coach: Amy Lombardo (8th season) Last year’s record: 11-5-2 Outlook: Lombardo is hoping that the team can compete for a league title, after a second place finish last year. She also believes it is possible to advance even further in the county tournament than they did last year, when they...

Valley football looks for a rebound season

Valley football looks for a rebound season

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


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Head Coach: Len Cusumano (2nd season) Last year’s record: 4-6 Key returnees: Brandon Lin (Sr. OL/LB), Matt Ziccarelli (Sr. WR/DB), Charlie Looes (Jr. T/DT), Andrew Demboski (Jr. OL/DL), Jerry Madden (Sr. G/DT), Matt Curcurato (Sr. C/DT), Joe Campagna (Jr. QB), Austin Piorkowski (Sr. FB/MLB), Just...

PV girls tennis looks to improve on last season

PV girls tennis looks to improve on last season
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Nicole Arden, Sportswriter

September 5, 2017


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Head coach: Tom Gallione (3rd season) Last year’s record: 1-14 Key returnees: Holly Aloi (Sr.), Allison Botwinick (Sr.), Amanda Hirschberg (Sr.), Elizabeth Parisi (Sr.), Stephanie Perini (Sr.), and Jessica Ruback (Jr.) Key losses: Arianna Aguero, Luciné Alashaian, and Alyssa Osenbruck Key ne...

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Purcell

Nicole Arden and Kaitlyn Conti, Sportswriter

June 12, 2017


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Name: Melissa Purcell Sport: Pole Vault for the Track and Field Team Grade: Junior The Lowdown: On Saturday May 27, Purcell vaulted 11’6 to win the North 1 Group 3 Sectional title. Purcell just recently competed at the Group 3 Championships, where she won the Group 3 title with a height of...

Indians state title bid falls short

Indians state title bid falls short

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

June 7, 2017


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Perspective has been crucial for Pascack Valley baseball this season. Whether it was the perspective that the Indians weren’t the underdogs against consensus state No. 1 St. Joe’s, or the perspective and magnitude of capturing the school’s first sectional title in 51 years, that perspective was...

Group 3 Semifinal Preview: PV vs Cranford

Group 3 Semifinal Preview: PV vs Cranford

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

June 6, 2017


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What: Group 3 Semifinals Who: Pascack Valley (22-4) vs. Cranford (20-7) When: Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Location: William Paterson University Pascack Valley Perspective: Pascack Valley is coming off of a decisive 14-4 win against Morris Hills for the North 1 Group 3 sectional title—the pro...

Sectional title worth the 51 year wait

Sectional title worth the 51 year wait

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

June 3, 2017


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Pascack Valley baseball has had no problem winning during its history. But there is one win that has evaded the Indians since 1966—a sectional title. Now, they’ve captured it and the drought is over. Taking on No. 7 seed Morris Hills on Friday at home in the North 1 Group 3 section final...

PV baseball seeks first sectional title in 51 years

PV baseball seeks first sectional title in 51 years

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

June 2, 2017


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What: North 1, Group 3 sectional final Who: No. 1 Pascack Valley (21-4) vs. No. 7 Morris Hills (17-14) When: Friday at 4:15 p.m. Location: Pascack Valley High School Pascack Valley Perspective: It is not every day that teams can do something that has only been done once before.  On Friday, Pascack Va...

Track and Field Preview: Group 3 Championships

Track and Field Preview: Group 3 Championships

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

June 2, 2017


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What: NJSIAA Group 3 Track Championships Where: Northern Burlington Regional High School in Columbus, NJ When: Starting Friday and until the end of Saturday Who: Pascack Valley’s participants are Jeff Roberts (Sr.), Nick Battista (Sr.), Leo Dennis (Fr.), Ashley Evans (Sr.), and Melissa Purcell (Jr.). Let’s...

Athlete of the Week: Nick Battista

Athlete of the Week: Nick Battista

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

June 2, 2017


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Name: Nick Battista Sport:  Track and Field Grade: Senior Position: Discus The Lowdown: Battista won the Bergen County relays and threw 151.6 feet, the 8th best mark of all Group 3 discus throwers. He placed fourth in the section North Jersey 1 Group 3 meet, at 137.2 feet, qualifying him for the state group...

Athlete Of The Week: Gayle Pinchot

Athlete Of The Week: Gayle Pinchot

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

May 26, 2017


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Name: Gayle Pinchot Sport: Softball Grade: Senior Position: 1st Baseman, Catcher The Lowdown: Pinchot hit .347 with 2 home runs and 13 RBI’s on the year. She had a .964 fielding percentage playing first base and hit in the cleanup spot for PV as the Indians finished 9-16.  What She Li...

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