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Preview: PV vs. Old Tappan football

Preview: PV vs. Old Tappan football

Calvin Ralph, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014


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Where: Old Tappan When: Tonight, 6 p.m. PV Record: 4-1 Old Tappan Record: 4-1 PV Ranking: No. 12 in NJ  (NJ.com), No. 11 in NJ  (MaxPreps). OT Ranking: No. 21 in NJ (MaxPreps) OT Lowdown: Old Tappan is a team that likes to run the ball. Nine different ball carriers have run the ball for...

Thursday Morning Quarterback: PV offense catches fire

Thursday Morning Quarterback:  PV offense catches fire

Calvin Ralph, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014


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After a close win at Wayne Hills, Pascack Valley was back to their usual high scoring ways against Bergenfield, winning 49-7 last Friday .  The offensive line was once again a key to the Indians victory as many players pointed out after the game. “We wouldn’t have won the game without Jake Padva,...

PV boys cross country team captures league championship

PV boys cross country team captures league championship

October 15, 2014


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This one was a long time coming. Pascack Valley's boys cross country team, paced by Nurlan Herburger's second-place finish, locked down its first league title since 1996 after winning the Big North National Division meet Tuesday at Darlington Park in Mahwah. The boys finished with 55 points,...

Pascack gymnastics coach returns to her roots

Pascack gymnastics coach returns to her roots

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


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When Tara Rosenberg left to go to George Washington University in 2010, she left a gap in Pascack Regional’s gymnastics team. Now, after studying Exercise Science and Physical Therapy to get her Bachelor’s Degree, she’s back... but this time, she’s coaching. Rosenberg has been loving every...

Dedrick, Pimpinella help PV breeze past Bergenfield

Dedrick, Pimpinella help PV breeze past Bergenfield

Jake Aferiat, Calvin Ralph, and Evan Jones

October 10, 2014


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Bergenfield was riding high after upsetting Paramus a week earlier. Pascack Valley brought the Bears back down to earth. Colin Dedrick hooked up with Mike Pimpinella on a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes as the Indians jumped all over Bergenfield and cruised past the Bears 49-7 at Pascack...

Football Preview: PV vs Bergenfield

Football Preview: PV vs Bergenfield

Jake Aferiat and Evan Jones

October 10, 2014


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Location: Pascack Valley High School Opponent: Bergenfield When: Tonight (Friday), 6:00 PM PV Record: 3-1 Montclair W, 29-14 DePaul L, 35-14 @West Milford W, 35-7 @Wayne Hills W, 21-19  Bergenfield Record: 1-3 Ramapo L, 38-7 @Northern Highlands L, 27-20 Passaic Valley L, 14-6 Paramu...

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Valley Prevails in Tough Test

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Valley Prevails in Tough Test

Calvin Ralph, Staff Writer

October 8, 2014


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Thursday night in Wayne was a tough test for Pascack Valley as it faced an underrated Wayne Hills team. The Patriots gave the Indians all they could handle, but the Indians prevailed 21-19. The first half was a defensive struggle as neither team could get inside the other’s 20 yard line. That...

Swatek, PV hold off Wayne Hills

Calvin Ralph, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


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Some say Wayne Hills is a bit down this year, but Pascack Valley found that the Patriots are still a tough out. Linebacker Rocco Swatek knocked away  a Wayne Hills two-point conversion pass attempt with 20 seconds left in fourth quarter, and the Indians held on for a 21-19 victory Thursday night...

Preview: PV vs. Wayne Hills football

Preview: PV vs. Wayne Hills football

Calvin Ralph, Jake Aferiat, and Evan Jones

October 1, 2014


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Location: Wayne Hills High School When: Tonight (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. PV Record: 2-1 Montclair, W 29-14 DePaul, L 25-14 @West Milford, W 35-7 Wayne Hills Record: 1-2 @Demarest L, 7-6 @Passiac Valley L, 35-14 Northern Highlands W, 35-7 PV Rankings: No. 8 in NJ (MaxPreps), No. 13 in NJ (Star-Ledge...

PV overcomes slow start, rolls past West Milford

PV overcomes slow start, rolls past West Milford

David Demboski and Dan Saidel

October 1, 2014


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Having been shut out in its last three meetings against Pascack Valley, West Milford was eager to break through on Saturday afternoon. The Highlanders did just that, and quickly, but then PV took over. The Indians overcame an early 7-0 deficit by reeling off five straight touchdowns and cruised...

Football: Preview vs. West Milford

Evan Jones

September 24, 2014


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Location: West Milford High School When: Saturday, 1 p.m. PV Record: 1-1 Week 1     Montclair W, 29-14 Week 2     DePaul L, 35-14 West Milford Record: 2-0 Week 1     Kennedy W, 6-3 Week 2     @Lakeland W, 26-10 PV Rank: 13th in NJ (Star-Ledger); 8th in NJ (MaxPreps) West Milfo...

Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Valley takes to the air

Calvin Ralph

September 24, 2014


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To Pascack Valley coach Craig Nielsen, the 35-14 loss on Friday night to DePaul was not concerning. Valley had to take their game to the air as DePaul had stopped Pascack Valley’s go- to run game. “They got off the ball better than us,” said Nielsen. Not being in their comfort zone was not...

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