The Smoke Signal

PV girls soccer looks to repeat as league champions

PV girls soccer looks to repeat as league champions

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Head coach: Amy Lombardo Last year’s record: 18-2-2 Key returnees: Arianna Quevedo (Sr.), Amanda McGlone (Sr.), Kyra Kennedy (Sr.) Key losses: Elizabeth Spadafino, Erin Flanagan, Jenny LaRocca, Erin Flanagan, Nicole Franklin, Kelly Smith, Rachel White, Isabella Bussanich, Danni Freeman, Laure...

PV volleyball led by four seniors

PV volleyball led by four seniors

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Head coach: Kaitlyn Lewis Last year’s record: 10-9 Key returnees: Laura Cubala (Sr.), Megan Viganola (Sr.), Corinne Herrmans (Sr.), Emma Kropp (Sr.), Key losses: Devin Martinez, Nicole Arden, Sam Gibson, and Hannah Linton. Key newcomers: Jenna Joroff (So.), Nicole Perrone (So.), Sam Tarn...

PV cross country looks to have successful season

PV cross country looks to have successful season

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Head coach: Russ Grier Key returnees: John Edwards (Sr.), Henry Huerta (Sr.), Kate Henderson (Sr.), Beibhinn O’Reilly (Jr.), Olivia Catalano (Sr.) Key losses: Mike Hayden and Sean Donohue. Murtaugh says that Hayden and Donohue were “team builders.” Key newcomers: Mary Looes (Fr.) Sta...

Consistency: the key for Valley tennis

Consistency: the key for Valley tennis

William Higgins, Sports Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Head coach: Tom Gallione (4th season) Last year’s record: 5-11 Key returnees: Jessica Ruback (Sr.), Melanie Brentnall (Jr.), Lily Glastein (Jr.), Hailey Juillet (Jr.) Key losses: Elizabeth Parisi Key newcomers: Sara Mermel (Fr.), Ava Quinn (So.), Elise DeBiasio (Sr.), Mary Savelyev (Jr.) Strengths of tea...

Pascack Valley soccer looks to win fourth straight league title

Pascack Valley soccer looks to win fourth straight league title

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Head coach: Roy Nygren Last year’s record: 11-3-1 Key returnees: Ryan Visco (Sr.), Ryan Mastowski (Jr.), Nate Dedrick (Jr.), Brayden Schwartz (Jr.), Nick Londono (Jr.), Alex Sullivan (Sr.), Christian Dimitry (Sr.), Aidan Raleigh (Sr.) Key losses: Josh Ulin, Matt Harris, Kyle Ricco, Justin...

Field of Dreams opens for Pascack Valley

Field of Dreams opens for Pascack Valley

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Though it is not surrounded by a cornfield nor the site of a famous movie, Pascack Valley now has its own Field of Dreams. In late July, installation of a new turf field was completed in time for the fall sports teams to begin their summer practices. The new field replaces the old one, which ha...

PV Athletic Director set to retire

PV Athletic Director set to retire

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Thomas Gattoni has a variety of different hobbies, including gardening, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family. However, with his work commitments at Pascack Valley, he sometimes struggles to find enough time for his passions. He will soon have a lot more free time for those interests, thou...

Goin’ Clubbing

Goin’ Clubbing

Jake Lutz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

I skipped my middle school graduation for my first showcase when I was 14 years old. I did not know what to expect at the showcase. It was very nerve-wracking for me when I saw how many colleges were there scouting and evaluating players when I arrived at Don Bosco High School. I remember thinking...

Senior leaves her mark on PV girls lax program

Senior leaves her mark on PV girls lax program

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The fire burning inside of the heart of Elisabeth Ralph stems from one motive — to keep winning. She may have just scored her 100th career goal as an Indian, but her true desire comes from the feeling of victory. From the time she was in fourth grade, Ralph played midfield, but when she got to Pa...

New recreational baseball league available to PV students

New recreational baseball league available to PV students

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The River Vale Baseball and Softball Association is forming a new recreational baseball league for high schoolers. The league is open to PV students of all grades, as long as they are not part of the high school baseball team here at Pascack Valley. Sign-ups close later this week, and the fee to join...

Kate Fagan: Keeping Madison’s Story Alive

Kate Fagan: Keeping Madison’s Story Alive

Katie Mullaney and Tara Healy

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

“Mental health is not the absence of mental illness,” is a phrase that ESPN sports writer and author of “What Made Maddy Run,” Kate Fagan, told Pascack Valley juniors and seniors on Thursday in an assembly during Pascack Period. She also spoke later that day at 7 p.m. at Split Image: Secret...

Athlete of the Week: Jake Klag

Athlete of the Week: Jake Klag

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Jake Klag Sport: Baseball Grade: Senior Position: Pitcher The Lowdown: On April 18, Klag threw a five-inning no-hitter against Demarest in a 15-1 win. He struck out 11 batters in the no-hit performance. Expectations: Klag says that the team wants to try to win its league, and try t...

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