The Smoke Signal

BJ McGrane
This is BJ's second year as sports editor, and he is looking forward to spending his senior year continuing to provide the community with in-depth Pascack Valley sports coverage, in addition to helping other sports writers improve their skills.

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

Dec 23, 2020
2020 Pascack Valley Timeline (Story/Media)
Dec 18, 2020
Coverage during COVID-19: How reporters adjusted to the pandemic (Story/Media)
Nov 14, 2020
PV athletics continue despite shift to remote learning (Story)
Nov 13, 2020
Athlete of the Week: Lucas Bernstein (Story/Media)
Nov 12, 2020
Pascack Valley to face River Dell in 2019 rematch (Story)
Oct 31, 2020
Pascack Valley defeats Demarest in Halloween blowout (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2020
Valley football to resume play in Demarest (Media)
Oct 28, 2020
2020 Presidential Election in the PV community (Story/Media)
Oct 16, 2020
PV aims to come out on top in Saturday night “slugfest” (Story/Media)
Oct 16, 2020
PV to remain remote through Oct. 28 (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2020
PV bounces back with win over Bergenfield (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Valley strikes once to take down Old Tappan in double overtime (Media)
Oct 05, 2020
Not a ‘reloading year’ for boys soccer (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2020
Veteran leadership, young core to lead cross country team (Story/Media)
Oct 02, 2020
Valley to take on Ramapo in state sectional final rematch (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
New faces, experienced starters to help Valley build on successful 2019 season (Story/Media)
Aug 31, 2020
District puts finishing touches on reopening plan (Story)
Aug 22, 2020
NJSIAA releases updated “Return to Play Plan”, additional season included for 2020-21 (Story)
Jul 15, 2020
New coach, no problem for PV graduates’ “Last Dance” team (Story/Media)
May 27, 2020
PV holds spring signing ceremony, wrestler continues unlikely journey (Story/Media)
May 25, 2020
SAT, ACT tests cancelled poses problems for juniors (Story/Media)
May 12, 2020
Senior Send-off: Jake Lutz (Story/Media)
May 01, 2020
Senior Send-off: Mel Brentnall (Story/Media)
Apr 06, 2020
Spring sports teams showcase talent on social media (Story)
Mar 28, 2020
March Sadness: PV alumni have final college seasons canceled (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
The finish line for the winter track season (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
PV sports cancelled for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns (Story/Media)
Mar 06, 2020
PV defeated in state sectional semifinal (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Indians knocked out by Old Tappan in quarterfinals (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Indians prevail over Wayne Hills in first round of playoffs (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Athlete of the Week: Andrew Martinez (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Boys basketball falls to Demarest on senior night (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Cheer team overcomes injuries to defeat two opponents (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Girls basketball to take on Wayne Valley as part of benefit games (Story)
Dec 24, 2019
PV senior to follow family footsteps (Story)
Dec 22, 2019
Girls basketball looks to continue to succeed despite tough schedule (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Smoke Signal Wrapped (Story)
Nov 16, 2019
Indians take down Garfield to advance to state sectional final (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
High school sports ‘level up’ (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Indians set to play sectional quarterfinals (Story)
Oct 26, 2019
Indians fall to Ramapo, look onward to playoffs (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Indians look to capture league championship (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Indians get back on track against Ridgefield Park (Story)
Oct 06, 2019
Longtime PV coach receives Bob Hurley Award (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Indians look to go 5-0 in rivalry game (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Indians defeat River Dell in bounce-back game (Story)
Sep 28, 2019
Indians shutout by Ridgewood at home (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Valley looks to defeat Demarest for second straight year (Story)
Sep 21, 2019
Pascack Valley defeats Paramus for the first time since 2014 (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Valley looks to move to 2-0 on the season (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Indians defeat rivals at home in “knock-em out fight” (Story)
Sep 07, 2019
Indians shut out Roxbury to begin 2019 season (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Pascack Valley stuns Northern Highlands in season opener (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Valley aims to return to playoffs for third straight season (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Boys soccer team looks to capitalize on their depth (Story)
Jun 07, 2019
PV hosts spring Signing Day ceremony (Story)
May 31, 2019
Valley falls to Roxbury in State Sectional Semifinal (Story)
May 17, 2019
Athlete of the Week: Charlie Looes (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Athlete of the Week: Cara McMahon (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
2019 Spring Sports Previews (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Hillsdale resident leads FDU into March Madness (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Athlete of the Week: Bri Smith (Story/Media)
Jan 25, 2019
Athlete of the Week: Andrew Martinez (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Athlete of the Week: Alex Sullivan (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Hockey team, Senior Class Council to host benefit game (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Winter track to embrace team approach (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
2018 Fall Sports Wrap Ups (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
‘I want to get better’ (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
PV defeated by River Dell for the second time this season (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
Indians hang tough, come up short (Story)
Oct 13, 2018
River Dell proves too much to handle for Indians (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Indians hope to build on success against River Dell (Story)
Oct 06, 2018
‘Everybody was having a blast’ (Story)
Sep 29, 2018
Golden Knights outmatch Indians (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Valley gets back on track (Story)
Sep 08, 2018
Pascack Valley wins in blowout fashion in season opener (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
PV cross country looks to have successful season (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Athlete of the Week: Jake Klag (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Athlete of the Week: Julia Spadafino (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
2017 Fall Sports Wrap Ups (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Girls Soccer: Pascack Valley moving onto N1, G3 semifinals (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Athlete of the Week: Mike Hayden (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Indians bounce back despite absences (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Wednesday Morning Quarterback: Begen suffers injury as Indians fall to Norsemen (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Wednesday Morning Quarterback: PV improves to 1-2 (Story)
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