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Story of a Champion, Heart of a Giant

Story of a Champion, Heart of a Giant

Jenna Tocatlian and Tim Belden
February 12, 2015
Filed under School News, Sports

Hold your hand out, and clench it into a fist. Your heart is the size of about two of your fists. That is, unless you happen to be Anthony Cortazzo, who has the heart of a giant. The chatter, announcements, and emails at Pascack Hills have been flooded with updates on the Anthony’s place in the...

Papa’s Presence at Pascack Hills

Papa’s Presence at Pascack Hills

Jillian Michales
February 12, 2015
Filed under School News, Sports

It is an issue every athlete must face when training and competing: injuries. Whether you are dealing with an inflamed knee or shin splints, something is bound to happen, resulting in a storm of tears and frustration. In the past, coaches at Hills were in a sticky situation. If only there was a heroic...

Hills Wrestling Preview: Small School, Big Potential

Hills Wrestling Preview: Small School, Big Potential

Tim Belden
December 19, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

As the start of the wrestling season nears, Coach Bucco and his team are preparing for a remarkable and dominant year. This year’s wrestling squad is so proficient that Mr. Bucco is claiming they “should be, and will be, the best team Hills has had since 2002.” They are aspiring to achieve their...

Winter Track Preview: A Season To Remember

Winter Track Preview: A Season To Remember

Jillian Michales and Natalia Torres
December 19, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

It takes a certain type of dedication to be willing to go outside in below-freezing temperatures and run laps around a frozen, occasionally snow-coated track. The average person would rather curl up in a flannel blanket and watch Netflix all day instead of bearing the snow, ice, wind, and rain outside...

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Preview

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Preview

Evan Lazarus
December 19, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

Boys Basketball: When it comes to winning championships, the boy’s basketball team has had the best reputation around school. They have won four straight sectional titles and have captured seven out of the last ten. This year’s team sure hopes to add to the tally by completing the “5peat”. After ...

Coach’s Corner: The Mind Behind The Cowboys

Coach’s Corner: The Mind Behind The Cowboys

Danny Betritsky
November 23, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

Coach Alexander: history teacher by day, football coach by Friday night. I got the chance to interview Coach Alexander, and I really got to ask some amazing questions that got some amazing answers. He has had a lot of previous coaching experiences, which is definitely one of the reasons that the Cowboys...

Dig Pink Volleyball Game

Dig Pink Volleyball Game

Evan Lazarus
November 21, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

G.K. Chesterton once said, "How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win again.” This quote is what Coach McDonald told her team after their tough loss against Pascack Valley. The two rival teams played at Hills on October 30th for the 7th annual Dig Pink Event. They drop...

Hills Cross Country Running to a Championship

Hills Cross Country Running to a Championship

Tim Belden
October 22, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

With an ambition to rise above as County Champs, the Hills cross-country team is relentlessly bolting past their competition with a thirst to win like no other. This year, the cross-country team broke a school record for having the most participants with sixty-two people on the team. Before each race,...

Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Continues To “Dig” Out Wins

Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Continues To “Dig” Out Wins

Evan Lazarus
October 22, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

The undefeated start this fall by the Cowgirl Varsity Volleyball team has caught the eyes of the entire school, and has definitely earned the support of the rowdy Cowboy Crazies. Their successes include wins against league rivals and number four-ranked Riverdell, and powerhouse Caldwell. Coach McDonald...

Just Kickin’ It For The Goals

Just Kickin’ It For The Goals

Evan Lazarus
October 22, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

Boys Soccer: The boys’ soccer team has a relatively good reputation around the school every year. Despite their 1-4 start, the team continues to work hard in and out of practices and games. Most importantly, the players seem to be having fun. They won their home opener 3-2 against Mahwah, with a fant...

It’s a Cowboys Nation: Hills’ Successful Basketball Season

It’s a Cowboys Nation: Hills’ Successful Basketball Season

Sarah Kim
April 11, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

With the boys 25-5 and girls 17-10, both Pascack Hills basketball teams had incredible seasons in the 2014 year. Of course, the success of both teams was a result of hard work and dedication, but most of all, what seemed to really contribute to their success was the closeness of the players on and off...

The PH Boys’ Basketball Team’s Quest for #4

Jaried Siegel
March 9, 2014
Filed under School News, Sports

After winning three consecutive state-sectional titles, the Cowboys basketball team has very high expectations. Despite the graduation of three-year varsity players, Brian Horn and Andy Kovner, the Cowboys lineup includes three returning varsity players in Noah Tucker, Nick Hallowell, and Jordan Lazarus,...

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