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New football league gains interest among sports fans

New football league gains interest among sports fans

Jimmy Feeney, Staff Contributer

January 14, 2020

As the NFL season is coming near a close, a new football league is also about to begin. The XFL, which is owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment, is a new football league set to begin in February of this year, one week after the Super Bowl. The league is trying to differentiate itself from others by inco...

Slideshow: Boys basketball vs. West

Slideshow: Boys basketball vs. West

Alyce Brown, Arts & Entertainments Editor

January 14, 2020

The passing of the torch in the NFL

The passing of the torch in the NFL

Will Sharis, Copy Editor

January 13, 2020

The old faces of the NFL have finally passed the torch onto the newest generations of coaches and players as the NFL playoffs are filled with new faces. Wild Card weekend of the NFL playoffs has always been filled with drama and upset, but this year was different. This year America saw some of the ...

Spartans fall to Blue Devils

Spartans fall to Blue Devils

Ian Wilger, Photo Project Manager

January 13, 2020

The Pleasant Valley boys basketball team faced off against the Central Blue Devils Tuesday night. The Spartans kept the game close until the half, but ultimately fell to the fast paced Devil’s offense. The Spartans scored the first basket of the game early on, but didn't score again for the rest...

Female athlete of the week: Ilah Perez-Johnson

Female athlete of the week: Ilah Perez-Johnson

Taylor English, Copy Editor

December 21, 2019

Senior Ilah Perez-Johnson is a multi-sport athlete; she is currently showing her leadership and athletic abilities on PV’s girl’s basketball team.  Perez-Johnson has had a passion for basketball since she was young. “I got into basketball around second grade,” she said. “After that, it wa...

Female athlete of the week: Noel Pearson

Female athlete of the week: Noel Pearson

Ava Sorgenfrey, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

Since the young age of two, Noel Pearson has had a passion and love for the sport of dance. Pearson loved how she could express herself and create through the sport. Since then, she has been dancing her way through life.  Dance came naturally to Pearson, and she started her competition career afte...

Male athlete of the week: Stone Patten

Male athlete of the week: Stone Patten

Jack Donahue, Opinion Editor

December 16, 2019

Stone Patten did not have to look too far for inspiration to play hockey. The Quad City Mallards were a minor league hockey team that used to operate and play across the river in Moline. With the Mallards inspiration and unfaltering support from his dad, Patten’s love for hockey began to blossom at...

Finishing up business: A journey from setback to success

Finishing up business: A journey from setback to success

Grace Halupnik, Lead Editor

December 16, 2019

With all eyes watching at the ISDTA state dance competition, the Platinum Dance Team took the stage with one unified thought on their minds: unfinished business.  Each year, Pleasant Valley's Platinum sets their sights on the highest achievement possible with the goal of obtaining state titles i...

Athlete of the week: Ian Kaffenberger

Athlete of the week: Ian Kaffenberger

Jack Donahue, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

Senior Ian Kaffenberger started running as a sport in seventh grade. His love for running and perseverance as a hard worker formed him into the athlete he is today. Kaffenberger was a part of the PV men’s cross country had one of the team's most successful seasons in school history. After conquer...

Boys basketball home opener

Boys basketball home opener

Ian Wilger, Photo Project Manager

December 10, 2019

The 2019-20 Pleasant Valley boys basketball season kicked off Tuesday night against the Burlington Greyhounds. The Spartans earned their first win in their season opener, setting the tone for the rest of the season. The Spartans returned to the court with high expectations for this year’s team. A...

Decade sports recap

Decade sports recap

Jack Donahue, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

The past decade has embodied the great characteristics of sports: historical firsts, impossible underdog stories, unbelievable comebacks, and resounding championship victories.  As 2019 winds down and the sun sets on the decade, arguably the greatest decade of sports calls for a review of its years...

ISL: Spartan athletes take to the soccer field for off-season training

ISL: Spartan athletes take to the soccer field for off-season training

Nate Martell, News Editor

December 9, 2019

Spartan athletes are getting their dose of out-of-season training through the Davenport Parks and Rec Indoor Soccer League, creating a spur of excitement and fun for players and fans. Pleasant Valley students have created two indoor soccer teams: ‘McCausland’ and ‘Arnold’s Meat Market’. Both ...

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