The Trailblazer

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

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NBA Playoffs Preview and Predictions

April 16, 2018

Twelve days after the conclusion of March Madness, the NBA playoffs are set to take the world by storm. The greatest players in the world are ready to make a run for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. 16 team...

Angels’ Breakout Rookie Sensation Shohei Ohtani. (Photo credit to The Los Angeles Times)

MLB Early Season Review

April 12, 2018

The beginning of the MLB season is here. The marathon that is the 162 game grind has commenced, doing so in style. Teams expected to dominate will crumble, and under the radar teams will soar up the ra...

Both New York football teams have high picks in this year’s draft. Photo by

Which Prospects do Pascack Hills’ Students want in the NFL Draft?

April 11, 2018

This year’s NFL draft is sure to entertain football fans in the area. The New York Giants own the second pick, while the New York Jets own the third pick. With a little more than two weeks remaining u...

Hills Baseball Goes Undefeated in South Carolina Spring Training

Hills Baseball Goes Undefeated in South Carolina Spring Training

April 10, 2018

Hills baseball kicked off their season this year like they have the last three seasons:  flying down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a weekend of exhibition games against teams from across the country. ...

Villanova beat Michigan 79-62 in the National Championship. Photo from ESPN

Villanova Wins Second Championship in Three Years

April 8, 2018

After a month of shocking upsets, Cinderella stories, and dramatic moments, this year’s March Madness tournament ended on a bland note. For the second time in three years, coach Jay Wright lead the top-s...

Photo by Noah Hirshfield.

Spring Sports Preview

March 27, 2018

As March settles in, a new season of sports begins for Pascack Hills athletes. Many students at Pascack Hills will be playing sports such as baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, track and field, and ...

UMBC walks off the court after taking down the number one overall seed. Photo by

March Madness Week 1 Roundup

March 27, 2018

Basketball fans, take a breath and relax. You made it through the first weekend of March Madness still in one piece, even though, at times, it might not have seemed like you would. The events that took...

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History is Made: Down Goes Virginia

March 22, 2018

March Madness is full of nail biters, upsets, and Cinderella stories. This is what makes the event so intriguing to watch and follow. Throughout the years, there have been many upsets, but nothing can co...

March Madness Preview and Predictions

March Madness Preview and Predictions

March 14, 2018

It’s every basketball fan’s favorite week of the year. The long college basketball season is over, the conference tournaments have been played, and now, it’s time for the madness. With selection...

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The NCAA’s Corruption and Consequences

March 12, 2018

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, commonly known as the NCAA, has become stricter in recent months and this has brought forth a question that many are trying to answer: how strict is too st...

2018 NBA All Star Game Preview

2018 NBA All Star Game Preview

February 15, 2018

  On the weekend of February 16, the NBA All Star weekend will be held at the home of the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. This eventful weekend was origi...

Embrace the Grind

Embrace the Grind

February 15, 2018

The wrestling team at Pascack Hills has three words printed on the back of this year’s practice shirts. These motivating words are “Embrace The Grind”. Senior Adam Shawkat has lived this depictio...