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PV alum to step down as Pascack Hills boys basketball coach

PV alum to step down as Pascack Hills boys basketball coach

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

March 27, 2017


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After seven seasons at the helm, Pascack Hills boys basketball coach Kevin Kirkby is stepping down. Kirkby’s resignation is on the agenda for Monday night’s Board of Education meeting at the Pascack Hills auditorium. Kirkby, a 1998 Pascack Valley graduate and former Division 1 baseball player at St....

PV sports tweets this week

PV sports tweets this week

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

March 20, 2017


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A season to remember

A season to remember

March 20, 2017


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The Pascack Valley Girls Basketball Team's season ended last Thursday in Tom's River with a loss to Franklin in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. Take a look back at the incredible season and state playoff run that was, which saw PV win the New Jersey Group 3 Championship and earn its first TOC berth since 2008.

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PV ends season with loss and fond memories

PV ends season with loss and fond memories

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


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At Pascack Valley, girls basketball reigns supreme. The small Hillsdale high school boasts the state’s all-time winningest girls basketball coach, Jeff Jasper, has sent over 20 players on to Division 1 schools, and is tied for the second most state group titles among public schools with six. But a...

PV sports tweets this week

PV sports tweets this week

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

March 13, 2017


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Indians win Group 3 title in close victory

Indians win Group 3 title in close victory

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


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For Pascack Valley, the winning formula goes beyond strategy or X’s and O’s. “There’s no one who lives more in the moment than I do,” Pascack Valley coach Jeff Jasper said Sunday after picking up his program’s sixth group title behind a 48-45 victory over Ocean City at Pine Belt Arena ...

Group 3 Final: Pascack Valley v. Ocean City

Group 3 Final: Pascack Valley v. Ocean City

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


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When: Today Location: Pine Belt Arena, Toms River, NJ Time: 2 p.m. 2016-2017 Records: Pascack Valley (No. 14 in NJ.com Top 20): 29-1, 63.97 points per game, 37.9 opponents points per game Ocean City: 30-1 (No. 13 in NJ.com Top 20):  48.09 points per game, 29.39 opponents points per game Pr...

Girls capture sectional title, avenge loss to Old Tappan

Girls capture sectional title, avenge loss to Old Tappan

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

March 8, 2017


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Brianna Wong was going to dominate against Old Tappan, it was just a matter of how and when. “It was really important because in the first quarter I already had two fouls and they had sort of shut me down,” she said. “I didn’t really get to shoot as much as I wanted too, so I had to score another...

North 1, Group 3 girls basketball sectional final preview: PV vs. Old Tappan

North 1, Group 3 girls basketball sectional final preview: PV vs. Old Tappan

Jake Aferiat and Emilio Quevedo

March 7, 2017


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When: Today Location: Pascack Valley High School Time: 4 p.m. 2016-2017 Records: Pascack Valley (No. 1 seed): 27-1, 65.51 points per game, 36.74 opponents points per game Old Tappan (No. 11 seed): 16-13, 46.48 points per game, 45.14 opponents points per game Previous Meetings This...

Athlete of the Week: Brianna Smith

Athlete of the Week: Brianna Smith

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

March 6, 2017


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Name: Brianna Smith Sport: Basketball Grade: Sophomore Position: Guard The Lowdown: Smith is averaging 20.1 points per game over her last seven, has hit 29 three pointers in that span, and has recorded 61.7% of her points from behind the arc in those games as well. She also contributed 18 po...

North 1 Group 3 State Tournament Preview: Boys Basketball

North 1 Group 3 State Tournament Preview: Boys Basketball

Josh DeLuca, Sports Writer

February 27, 2017


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Pascack Valley vs. Northern Valley Demarest: Round 1 of North 1, Group 3 State Sectional Playoffs When: Tuesday, Feb. 28 Location: Pascack Valley High School Time: 6 p.m. 2016-2017 Records: Pascack Valley (No. 6 seed): 12-11, 59.88 points per game, 58.79 opponents points per game Norther...

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