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Playoff opener: PV vs. PV, the sequel

Playoff opener: PV vs. PV, the sequel

Calvin Ralph and Evan Jones

November 14, 2014


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Pascack Valley begins its playoff run in the North 1, Group 4 playoffs with a familiar foe. The top-seeded Indians, who host No. 8 Passaic Valley tonight at 6 p.m., took on the Hornets three weeks ago. The outcome was in the Indians favor, 49-6. Passaic Valley did not get a good look at many of the...

Indians boys cross country squad advances to State Group 3 Meet

Indians boys cross country squad advances to State Group 3 Meet

Calvin Ralph, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014


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The Pascack Valley Boys Cross Country team continued an historic season on Saturday qualifying for the New Jersey Group 3 Meet after coming in fifth place in the North 1, Group 3 State Sectional Meet, which many tout as the best group in the state. The top five teams in each section, along with the...

Blocked punt boosts PV past Highlands

Blocked punt boosts PV past Highlands

Jake Aferiat, Calvin Ralph, and Evan Jones

November 7, 2014


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Blocked punts. They don't happen often, at any level, but when one occurs, it usually leads to something big, and in Pascack Valley's case, that something was its first touchdown of the night in a 35-0 shutout victory Friday night over Northern Highlands at Pascack Valley High School. The punt...

Football preview: PV vs. Northern Highlands

Football preview:  PV vs. Northern Highlands

Calvin Ralph and Evan Jones

November 5, 2014


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When:  Friday, 6 p.m. Where: Pascack Valley High School PV Record: 6-2 W, Montclair (29-14) L, DePaul Catholic (35-14) W, West Milford (35-7) W, Wayne Hills (21-19) W, Bergenfield (49-7) W, Old Tappan (35-28) W, Passaic Valley (49-6) L, Ramapo (21-19) Northern Highlands Record: 2-6 L, ...

Indians surprised by Ramapo

Indians surprised by Ramapo

Billy Lyons, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


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Things simply did not go Pascack Valley’s on Saturday. The wind was blowing, and the temperature was dropping as a Pascack Valley team came into Ramapo looking for a win to clinch the League title. It would be no easy task for Valley and at the end of the day it proved to be a little too much for...

Ruback, PV tennis enjoy solid season

Ruback, PV tennis enjoy solid season

Evan Jones, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014


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It was a solid season for the PV girls tennis team, and a breakout one for its first singles player, Brianna Ruback. The girls’ tennis team has had multiple accomplishments this year. Ruback qualified for the state tournament this year, which was a great accomplishment for the team, and for Ruback...

Football Preview: PV vs. Ramapo

Football Preview:  PV vs. Ramapo

October 31, 2014


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Location: Ramapo High School When: Saturday, 1 p.m. PV Record: 6-1 PV Record: 6-1 W, Montclair (29-14) L, DePaul Catholic (35-14) W, West Milford (35-7) W, Wayne Hills (21-19) W, Bergenfield (49-7) W, Old Tappan (35-28) W, Passaic Valley (49-6) Rampo Record: 5-2 W, Bergenfield (38-7) ...

Thursday Morning Quarterback: Madden sparks dominating effort

Thursday Morning Quarterback:  Madden sparks dominating effort

Calvin Ralph, Jake Aferiat, and Evan Jones

October 30, 2014


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Pascack Valley started their domination of Passaic Valley early and often. A 65 yard punt return by Jack Madden started it off and it was all over from there, as the Indians cruised past Passaic Valley 49-6. The passing game for the Indians was top notch Indians once again as quarterback Colin...

Indians’ execution spells doom for Hornets

Indians’ execution spells doom for Hornets

Jake Aferiat, Calvin Ralph, and Evan Jones

October 25, 2014


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Execution. There is no one key to execution but in a game which Pascack Valley coach Craig Nielsen deemed a "team effort" and saw "everyone contribute.” After starter Jorge Cortes went out with an ankle injury, PV showed its team effort and depth at the running back position in overwhelming...

Football preview: Pascack Valley vs. Passaic Valley

Football preview: Pascack Valley vs. Passaic Valley

Calvin Ralph and Evan Jones

October 24, 2014


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Pascack Valley Record: 5-1 Montclair W, 29-14 DePaul L, 35-14 @West Milford W, 35-7            @Wayne Hills W, 21-19 Bergenfield W, 49-7 @Old Tappan W, 35-28 Passaic Valley Record: 4-2 @DePaul L, 27-0 Wayne Hills W, 35-14 @Bergenfield W, 14-6            Ramapo L, 27-17 @West Milford W,...

Wednesday Morning QB: Cortes, Swatek carry PV to success

Wednesday Morning QB: Cortes, Swatek carry PV to success

Calvin Ralph

October 22, 2014


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Jorge Cortes and Rocco Swatek carried the load in Pascack Valley's 35-28 triumph over Old Tappan on Friday night. Cortes carried the ball for 155 yards on 19 carries, mostly between the 20s, and Swatek did the dirty work inside the 20s, carrying the ball for 43 yards and pounding in three touchdowns. Cortes...

PV outlasts Fuller, Old Tappan

Evan Jones, Calvin Ralph, and Jake Aferiat

October 17, 2014


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In the battle of Pascack Valley against Jordan Fuller, PV came out ahead. The versatile Fuller rushed for over 300 yards, but PV stopped him when it mattered most and held on for a narrow 35-28 victory over Old Tappan Friday night at Northern Valley-Old Tappan High School. With just under three...

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