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Shawn Buchanan recorded his 100th win this year against his alma mater.

Head Swimming Coach Shawn Buchanan records 100th win

Noah Reiser, Sports Writer February 26, 2024

On February 7th, Shawn Buchanan recorded his 100th win as a swimming head coach tallying the win against his alma mater, Morristown High School.   Buchanan’s journey in swimming did not start...

Celina Bussanich (Jr.) drives down the lane. She recorded her 1,000th career point this past Friday against West Milford.

Celina Bussanich reaches 1,000 career point mark

Drew Elbogen, Sports Writer February 22, 2024

On Feb. 16th, varsity basketball player Celina Bussanich scored her 1,000th career point in the Panthers’ home game against West Milford. Bussanich scored 23 points in the game, with her 1,000 point...

Week in Review: 2/12-2/18

Week in Review: 2/12-2/18

Bennett Scalia and Ben Perlman February 21, 2024

Monday, Feb. 12  Girls Basketball vs. Paramus Catholic | WIN 68-51 Girls Basketball was victorious in a contest with Paramus Catholic. Celina Bussanich (Jr.) led the team with 23 points and Ava...

Caitlin Clark makes history with the most points of all-time in NCAA womens basketball.

Caitlin Clark makes history with the most points of all-time in NCAA women’s basketball

Bennett Scalia, Sports Writer February 21, 2024

The all-time NCAA women's basketball points record is now held by the University of Iowa Sr. Caitlin Clark, who surpassed former University of Washington standout Kelsey Plum as the new all-time points...

Brianna Smith attempts a free throw against Teaneck.

PV’s 1,000-point scorer does it again: Brianna Smith hits her 1,000th college point

Noah Reiser, Sports Writer February 16, 2024

Scoring 1,000 points in both high school and college is something not seen commonly in basketball, but Class of 2019 PV graduate Brianna Smith accomplished this feat. On Jan. 13, Smith scored her 1,000th...

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Former PV student wins an Emmy for her work on ESPN

Carly Malamut, Copy Editor February 14, 2024

Recently winning an Emmy, Pascack Valley alumna, Dara Cooper, has held the role of Associate Director at ESPN’s SportsCenter for five years after her initial position at ESPN as Stage Manager in 2018....

Devin Merker (Jr.) closely defends his opponent. The Boys Basketball Team looks to get back on track after a couple tough losses. Read more about them and other winter sports below.

Week in Review: 2/5-2/11

Noah Reiser, Sports Writer February 14, 2024

2/5 Monday Boys Bowling @ Teaneck / WIN 7-0 Boys Bowling defeated Teaneck 7-0 to finish its season 11-2. Joe Devanna (Sr.) led the team, as he averaged 219 pins. Girls Bowling @ Teaneck / WIN...

The seat on the bench next to Jasper is saved for Kenny Harrison. Both the boys and girls basketball teams will play benefit games in Harrisons honor on Feb. 12.

Valley basketball programs to honor former volunteer assistant Kenny Harrison in benefit games

Ethan Perlman, Editor In Chief February 7, 2024

On Monday Feb. 12, the Pascack Valley boys and girls basketball teams will play Pascack Hills and Paramus Catholic respectively in the Kenny Harrison Benefit Games at Pascack Valley    The...

Daniel Ax and Trevor Kirkby work together to break the press. The boys are progressing through their season heading into the state tournament.

Week in Review: 1/29-2/4

Bennett Scalia and Drew Elbogen February 5, 2024

Monday Jan. 29 Boys Bowling vs. Bergenfield | WIN 7-0 Boys Bowling knocked down a total of 2,354 pins in a 7-0 shutout win. Lucas Mercado (Fr.) led the team with 607 pins.    Girls Bowling...

Antonio Cedeno committed to Millersville University this past December to continue his wrestling career. He is Januarys Male Athlete of the Month.

Male Athlete of the Month: Antonio Cedeno

Drew Elbogen and Joshua Reiser February 1, 2024

  Antonio Cedeno has a 12-1 individual record, and has helped Pascack Valley Wrestling to a 12-4 record overall on the season. While Antonio wrestles, he says the only thing on his mind is winning.  “Everything...

Jessica Malocha (right) poses with one of her teammates during practice. She is Januarys Female Athlete of Month.

Female Athlete of the Month: Jessica Malocha

Bennett Scalia, Sports Writer February 1, 2024

Jessica Malocha (Sr.) has 26 wins this season for the Pascack Girls Swimming team and 11 of them have come in January. She gives credit to the team's chemistry for her success.    “I would...

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