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The PV baseball team punched their ticket to state after beating Iowa City Liberty last season

Bouncing back: PV baseball and softball look to continue their successful streaks as the season approaches

Matt Mickle, PV Only Editor May 24, 2021

After Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that baseball and softball would be able to play during the uproar of COVID-19 last summer, the Pleasant Valley baseball and softball teams took the opportunity...

The Pleasant Valley Girls Track and Field team took second place at the State tournament held at Drake Stadium.

Year after year: Pleasant Valley Girls’ sports dominates competition

Seth Clausen, Photo Manager May 24, 2021

The Pleasant Valley Girls’ sports programs have a successful reputation in almost every sport leaving junior classes with big shoes to fill on a regular basis. The class of 2020 had successful seasons...

Jack Dumas and Emily Wood at the Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony with their awards

Senior standouts: PV senior athletes receive athletic awards

Matt Mickle, PV Only Editor May 24, 2021

As the end of the school year is approaching, many high school sports seasons have concluded. With the exception of spring sports seasons which are nearing the end, baseball and softball are the only teams...

Senior Jack Dumas in his natural habitat, on the golf course, shooting birdies.

The time intensive sport: Golf overlapping with school

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor May 12, 2021

Golf takes up a lot of time, from practice and to competitions. It can take up to four hours to golf and finish one 18 hole course. This time intensive sport has many of its meets during the week days...

Seniors Addi Steele and Macie Skahill sign on to their cheer team in Arizona with their new coach, Kari Kratchman.

Expanding horizons in Arizona: Addi Steele and Macie Skahill make Ottawa University cheer team

Beth Mooy, Infographic Manager May 12, 2021

After cheering for the PV cheer team, seniors Addi Steele and Macie Skahill want more and decided to try out for the college cheer team at Ottawa University in Arizona. With four years of high school...

Kora Ruff playing in a volleyball game at Assumption High School

Working towards excellence: Kora Ruff stands out as an athlete

Matt Mickle, PV Only Editor May 5, 2021

Pleasant Valley junior Kora Ruff has been a key component of the volleyball program’s success since she first joined the team in 2018. Ruff has been the starting varsity setter since her freshman...

The Spartan Dek hockey team poses for a photo following their 22-0 season.

Spartan Dek Hockey: Blowing through competition

Nathan Lokenvitz, Multimedia Manager May 5, 2021

Since Dek Hockey was introduced to the Quad Cities a short time ago, it has become a popular sport for people of all ages in the QC. The sport offers a wide variety of levels to compete at, making it the...

The Pleasant Valley boys tennis team at their meet April 30.

Not letting off the gas pedal: Boys tennis team is undefeated

Alex Clemons, Sports Editor May 5, 2021

The Pleasant Valley boys tennis team is cruising through this spring season. Out of their six meets, they have yet to lose. Each player has won every match on the varsity level. This feat has put the team...

Morgan Russmann playing in a soccer game at Bettendorf High School

Morgan Russmann

Matt Mickle, PV Only Editor May 3, 2021

The Pleasant Valley girls soccer team is undefeated throughout their first 10 games of this season, sitting at the top of the state rankings as of now. The team has continuously got the job done on...

Sisters Isabel and Morgan Russmann playing together at Pleasant Valley High School Spartan Stadium. The sisters have proved to be a dynamic duo as they assist the Spartans in an undefeated season and pursue a state championship.

A dynamic duo: Russmann sisters lead their team to success

Matt Mickle, PV Only Editor April 29, 2021

The Pleasant Valley girls soccer team is 10-0 to start the season after losing last year due to COVID-19. On April 22, 2021, the Iowa state soccer rankings came out, and the Spartans were on top of...

The Masters Tournament Logo where Tiger Woods and Hideki Matsuyama have broken racial barriers.

Tiger Woods and Hideki Matsuyama: Breaking racial barriers at the Masters

Seth Clausen, Photo Manager April 28, 2021

In the 2021 Masters Golf Tournament, Hideki Matsuyama beat the odds at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Matsuyama had not only become the first Asian golfer to win the Masters, but the first...

The QC Lacrosse Association was founded in 2015 and provides a great place for boys and girls to play the sport.

Paving a new path: QC Lacrosse Association opens doors for local lacrosse program

Nathan Lokenvitz, Multimedia Manager April 27, 2021

In recent years the sport of lacrosse has migrated from the East coast, with many teams popping up throughout the Midwest and other parts of the country.  Many recognize the name, but people tend to...

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