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A teammate contributes on and off the court

A teammate contributes on and off the court

Jimmy Feeney, Multimedia Manager

February 24, 2020

PV Boys Basketball recently had their “senior night” on Feb 18, where senior basketball players were recognized. However, one senior player has had a rough final season: senior Jacob Parker. Parker was a starter at the beginning of the year for the team; however, he had to fight through multiple in...

Max Murphy: Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year

Max Murphy: Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year

Blake Sherman, Photo Manager

February 20, 2020

The Gatorade Player of the Year Award is given to participants all across the United States  for their selected sports — this includes football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, softball/baseball and cross country. Requirements for each athlete chosen for this award include thei...

High school rivalry: Who really owns the town?

High school rivalry: Who really owns the town?

Ilah Perez-Johnson, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

The Bettendorf versus Pleasant Valley rivalry will always be the talk of the town. Specifically to athletes, this rivalry means so much more than just another game.  The rivalry includes two schools that have very talented, passionate, and committed students that want to show who is really the best. Bette...

Lighting up the pool

Lighting up the pool

Ellie Scranton, Student Life Editor

February 18, 2020

The Pleasant Valley boys swim team rolled in style as they showed off their light up shoes at the state meet this year.  In the past the team bleached their hair to show their excitement and dedication to competing in the state meet, but last year they changed it up and wore light up shoes. This ye...

Paddling forward and “naut” looking back

Paddling forward and “naut” looking back

Elise Johnson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2020

There are not many students able to perfect and maintain a rigorous routine, and if there were to be any examples, the closest one to exemplify this perfection would be student-athlete Taylor English. Sports, hobbies, academics, a social life and mental health are five things that are extremely har...

A look into the 2020 tennis season

A look into the 2020 tennis season

Jack Young, Photo Manager

February 18, 2020

With all the recent success of the tennis teams in the past years, tennis is turning into one of the top PVHS sports. With the 2020 season arriving, the expectations are no less.  Within the last three seasons, the girls tennis team has won state (2016-2017), placed third at state (2017-2018), and...

Male athlete of the week: Jacob Townsend

Male athlete of the week: Jacob Townsend

TJ Brown, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

Jacob Townsend first stepped foot on the court at 5 years old. Eleven years later, the junior basketball player is still continuing to perfect his game. His drive to compete has recently paid dividends; with a career-high 25 point game, he spurred the Spartans to a 58-41 win over the Davenport West F...

Playing the field: Students suit up for town softball league

Playing the field: Students suit up for town softball league

Lena Ahrens, Social Media Manager

February 18, 2020

In high school, many people participate in a sport or extracurricular activity. Outside of high school and club athletic programs, there are various leagues that people can still play through, including town softball.   Many high school students at PV are playing town softball; specifically in ...

The possible dangers of wrestling

The possible dangers of wrestling

Jack Young, Photo Manager

February 10, 2020

More than 50 percent of high school wrestlers get injured per season. This is a groundbreaking  number. However, is wrestling as dangerous as it is often portrayed?  Cutting weight is a major part of the sport. Often times athletes must cut weight in order to wrestle in a desired weight class. T...

The importance of Youth Night to sports programs

The importance of Youth Night to sports programs

Regan Denny, PV Only Editor

February 10, 2020

Many student athletes have been playing sports since they could remember, running around like herds of animals after a ball they all want but not really knowing what to do with it once they receive it. The young athletes of Pleasant Valley School District are no different as they all gather to support h...

Running into the new season: Track is just around the corner

Running into the new season: Track is just around the corner

Cecilia Zavala, Overflow Section Editor

February 10, 2020

If there’s one thing Pleasant Valley is known for other than academics, it’s sports. With many of PV’s athletic teams advancing to state, athletes, coaches and spectators are excited about what this year's track team will bring home. Since the beginning of the track program at Pleasant Valley, mem...

Breaking down the stereotypical barriers in football

Breaking down the stereotypical barriers in football

Ellie Scranton, Student Life Editor

February 10, 2020

The idea of a female coaching a male team has raised some eyebrows in the past, but this Super Bowl Sunday there was nothing but respect for the 49ers offensive assistant coach, Katie Sowers.  Sower’s transition from the basketball court to the football field was a monumental step for women’s athlet...

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