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PV soccer season kicks off after a winter of preparation

PV soccer season kicks off after a winter of preparation

Alexander Haack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2019


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After a winter full of practice and training, both the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are feeling prepared and excited for the start of the upcoming season. Following a loss in the substate final for the second year in a row, the boys’ team is looking to turn that trend around and make it to s...

Girls’ golf swings into the new season

Girls’ golf swings into the new season

Trinity Malmen, Staff Contributor

March 8, 2019


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The Pleasant Valley Girls Golf Team prepares for a new season in the spring of 2019. The 2019 season of girls golf is during the months from February to June. However, this season is different. It brought a change to the team: a new coach. Nikki Palmer, the coach of the girls golf team during...

Freshmen Piranhas swimmers bring home gold

Freshmen Piranhas swimmers bring home gold

Natalie Murphy, News Editor

March 1, 2019


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With the boys’ swim season coming to a close, many swimmers would be taking a pause, but two swimmers continue to work tirelessly through postseason, even after they were rewarded as state champions at their state club competition. Freshmen Parker Paulson and Jack Williams participated in their ...

One united force: How PV’s girls track and field team has created a sense of purpose in their athletes

One united force: How PV’s girls track and field team has created a sense of purpose in their athletes

Hannah Lederman, Multimedia Manager

February 27, 2019


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The Pleasant Valley Girls Track and Field team has just began their indoor season, and they are ready for success on and off the field. The team has had major success over the years, being consecutive conference champs and consistently placing high up in their state meet. There is something differen...

The curse of the girls’ basketball regional final

The curse of the girls’ basketball regional final

Abby Riley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


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Heading into their seventh regional final game in seven years, the Pleasant Valley girls’ basketball team was breaking records and filled with confidence. But the odds fell in favor of Ankeny Centennial on Feb. 19, leaving the team defeated and teary eyed—yet somehow thankful. High school teams ...

Boys bowl a strike at state

Boys bowl a strike at state

Trinity Malmen, Staff contributor

February 25, 2019


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On February 21, the Pleasant Valley boys bowling team made history by going to the IHSAA State Championship in Waterloo, Iowa. The bowling season of 2018-2019 lasted from November to February, and resulted in huge successes. The team, led by Pat Meyer, consists of ten boys: Alton Barber, Nico Brous...

Loyd wrestles his way to a victory at the state tournament

Loyd wrestles his way to a victory at the state tournament

Bri Brauner, Social Media Manager

February 25, 2019


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Eli Loyd was left hungry for a state championship after last year's defeat, but this year he came back in a lighter weight class and ready to wrestle. All his hard work paid off leaving Loyd as a state champion. Loyd has been wrestling since he was four years old, and winning state was just one ...

Spartan wrestlers celebrate an exciting season

Spartan wrestlers celebrate an exciting season

Jeremy Ramsey, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


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After a great end to the season this past weekend at the state tournament, the Spartan wrestlers have had a lot of successes to look back on at both the team and individual levels. At the start of the season, standout wrestler Eli Loyd was still thinking about the tough loss he faced in the state...

Freshmen triplets are turning heads in varsity sports

Freshmen triplets are turning heads in varsity sports

Nathan Wong, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2019


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On teams traditionally dominated by upperclassmen, freshmen triplets Jake, Ryan and Sydney Dolphin have already worked their way up the ladder of their respective sports to become varsity athletes. The triplets play a wide array of sports, at which each of them excels. Jake plays tennis, Ryan plays...

Season preview of PVGTF

Season preview of PVGTF

Bri Brauner, Social Media Manager

February 21, 2019


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The Pleasant Valley Girls Track and Field season got a cold start on February 11th, but it did not stop them from putting in a good practice to kick off the new season. Last season, there were four outdoor meets and an indoor meet cancelled due to the weather. These limited opportunities impacte...

Boys’ swimmers float to state, but their high hopes took a deep dive

Boys’ swimmers float to state, but their high hopes took a deep dive

Brenner Stickney, Business Manager

February 20, 2019


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The boys' swim team has had numerous achievements this year including defeating the Bettendorf Bulldogs and, most recently, qualifying for the state competition. But while their season career started hot, it ended in an unfortunate turn of events. This season was the first in 10 years the Pleasant ...

Shattering expectations and records one game at a time

Shattering expectations and records one game at a time

Lilly Parker, Copy Editor

February 19, 2019


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Pleasant Valley Girls’ Basketball (PVGBB) is experiencing an undefeated and record-breaking season. Their key to success has been leaving doubt and expectations behind and becoming one family to achieve their goals. PVGBB’s program is built on five pillars that are at the core of every game an...

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