The Trailblazer

The Sports section is edited by Izzy Frangiosa and Jacob Charnow.

Hills athletes, coaches prepare for a sports season like no other

August 24, 2020

Ever since March, education has been redefined again and again. As the coronavirus swept across the globe and left a terrifying trail in its wake, students were regulated to online instruction, utilizin...

The Pascack Hills baseball team after capturing their second consecutive state championship in 2019.

What comes next for spring sports at Hills?

May 12, 2020

The Hills baseball team will miss out on a chance for a three-peat state championship this year. Beloved trips for spring sports, including for baseball and softball to Myrtle Beach, have been canceled.

It is important to support yourself physically while at home. Although it might not have the same equipment as a gym, improvising and doing something is better than nothing.

How to stay active during quarantine

May 4, 2020

As we enter the umpteenth month of quarantine, it’s important to find a way to keep our bodies healthy despite the craziness of the world around us. 

The National Football League's 2020 draft logo. It was moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A different type of draft

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic forced the NFL draft to take place virtually, with all teams communicating via services such as Zoom, instead of the typical draft war room.

“I just want a season”

March 30, 2020

Most seniors wait 4 years to get the opportunity to start for a varsity team. For a lot of seniors, this spring season was their last chance to play for an organized and regulated sports team. But, this is just as heartbreaking for students who are not seniors.

Many students were hoping to watch March Madness, a popular basketball tournament played each spring. Creative Commons Image courtesy of Matthias Penke on Flickr.

Missing March Madness

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus has caused all major sports events and sports games to be canceled for the foreseeable future. The most popular sports event that coronavirus has caused to end or reschedule is March Madness....

Pascack Hills Tennis preview: 2020 season

Pascack Hills Tennis preview: 2020 season

March 10, 2020

This spring we will be seeing a lot of young athletes on the tennis courts playing their hearts out. We expect big things this year from the tennis team. Sophomore Morrison Bibi shares his thoughts...

Pascack Hills Baseball preview: 2020 season

Pascack Hills Baseball preview: 2020 season

March 10, 2020

Baseball season is almost here once again, and like always, students and faculty at Hills are very excited to see what the team can accomplish. Over the last few years, the Pascack Hills baseball program...

Emma McNierney wins North Jersey Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Emma McNierney wins North Jersey Girls Basketball Player of the Week

March 5, 2020

“I’m so proud of Emma because she has been playing basketball passionately since middle school. She deserves this,” Sierra Boffa, a friend of Mcnierney, said. 

Unified Physical Education

Unified Physical Education

February 28, 2020

Zach Ginsberg and Aidan Berson discuss a new program coming to Pascack Hills next year. Unified Physical Education is a program being performed around the world and Zach and Aidan discuss why this club...

Jake Morales voted

Jake Morales voted “North Jersey Boys Basketball Player of the Week”

February 27, 2020

“To win this award means a lot to me because it makes me happy to represent this school positively while playing the game I love,” Morales said.

Photo credit: The New York Post

The complicated legacy of Kobe Bryant

February 19, 2020

In 2003, right after Bryant’s first daughter, Natalia, was born, he was accused of the sexual assault and rape of a 19-year old woman who worked at the hotel he was staying at while traveling for a game. At the time, he was 24. Eventually, the charges were dropped, but remembering Bryant is still complicated for some...But despite the complexity of this situation, it should be said that Kobe Bryant should not be considered a bad person. He was certainly not a saint, but he used his fame and position to help others.