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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.

Hills Varsity basketball game Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson

Hills Varsity basketball game Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson

February 14, 2020

“It’s going to be an huge game for Hills.  If they win this, it will go down as the greatest win in Pascack Hills basketball history,” coach Lampert said.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, both of Latin origin, performing. Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Miami brings diversity to Super Bowl LIV

February 11, 2020

Shakira opened the show and halfway through Lopez made her entrance on a pole.  This upset many reviewers, calling the show “too sexy” or “too inappropriate for younger viewers,” but there those who believe that the two women brought more diversity than the show is used to, and that this was a good thing.  

Pascack Valley Swim uniting district students

Pascack Valley Swim uniting district students

February 4, 2020

‘’Being on the swim team is a good chance to meet and work with people you otherwise may not have gotten to know, whether it be because of different schools or different ages.’’ sophomore Kenny Hua...

Kobe Bryant's legacy

Kobe Bryant’s legacy

February 4, 2020

“I was just playing soccer at the field when one of my friends phone started going off.  He said that Kobe died and I thought he was joking so I went over to look at his phone. But, he wasn’t joking.  My heart sunk. I couldn’t believe it nor did I want to believe it,” sophomore Kai Hamazaki, said.

In photos: PVRHSD swim meet

In photos: PVRHSD swim meet

January 6, 2020

More photos from Kate Errity featuring the Pascack Valley swim team at their meet on Saturday 1/4.

Girls Basketball game 1/4

Girls Basketball game 1/4

January 6, 2020

Featured pictures from the Pascack Hills girls Basketball game Friday 1/3 from student photographer Kate Errity 

Shannon Goodwin nominated for All County

Shannon Goodwin nominated for All County

January 2, 2020

“My entire life has been dedicated to soccer, and I can't imagine not playing it,” [At the collegiate level] Goodwin said.

Wrestling home opener

Wrestling home opener

December 19, 2019

Mr. Bucco’s Wrestling team is getting ready for another season, with their first match against Don Bosco tonight at 7pm.  “We’ve got some good players in all the different weight classes that can win...

Hills Hoops: Boys Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity

Hills Hoops: Boys Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity

December 13, 2019

The freshman, junior varsity, and varsity boys basketball players all have different motivations for playing the game. Yet, what they all have in common is their dedication to being a Pascack Hills athlet...

MLB Catch-Up: Winter 2019

George Geanopulos, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019