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The case of the freshmen takeover

The case of the freshmen takeover

Azariah Courtney, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2019

Spartan Nation’s athletics have been abundant in success this year. Surprisingly, a lot of this can be attributed to the newest members of these athletic teams: the freshmen. Tennis One freshman, Brady Adams, has had an outstanding season in boys’ tennis at Pleasant Valley. His first tennis season at th...

PV JV tennis players participate in annual JV Invitational meet

PV JV tennis players participate in annual JV Invitational meet

Nathan Wong, Opinion Editor

May 20, 2019

The Pleasant Valley JV tennis players had the opportunity to compete against other players from PV as well as different schools at the annual JV Invitational meet on May 6. There are six singles brackets and three doubles brackets; each one is a three-round bracket. The Pleasant Valley tennis team ...

Spartans shine at the state track & field meet

Spartans shine at the state track & field meet

Nathan Wong, Opinion Editor

May 20, 2019

Pleasant Valley athletes competed in the Iowa state track meet on May 16, 17, and 18. The girls’ track and field team finished seventh in the team standings--scoring in seven events and accumulating 36 points. Junior Sara Hoskins ended her fantastic season with a second-place finish in the hi...

On the road to girl’s golf districts

On the road to girl’s golf districts

Alyssa Paulson, Photo Editor

May 19, 2019

As the Girls Golf team pushes towards the end of their season, they are looking toward the state tournament. After having a winning streak at districts in the past they are working to reclaim that this year. The girls have been working hard this year to gain headway on the competition, starting wi...

Rebuilding a state championship softball team

Rebuilding a state championship softball team

Jeremy Ramsey, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

The Spartan softball team has made a name for themselves after winning two of their last three state championship games. The pressure of past success looms on the future of the program. Coming off back-to-back state championships, the Pleasant Valley softball team is looking for another successful se...

Anticipating the Champions League Final

Anticipating the Champions League Final

Rishab Verma, Photo Manager

May 16, 2019

Tottenham Football Club (F.C.) won their game and semi-final against Ajax on Wednesday, ultimately setting up this year’s stage for the Champions League Final. Millions of fans will be watching the event once it goes live on June 1. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions Lea...

PV tennis takes over

PV tennis takes over

Shreya Khurjekar, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

The girls’ and boys’ tennis teams have experienced record-breaking success in their post-season matches. Girls claim MAC title The Pleasant Valley Girls’ Tennis team clinched their sixth consecutive MAC [Mississippi Athletic Conference] title on Tuesday. The MAC tournament consisted of ni...

PV athletes recognized at Senior Athletic Ceremony

PV athletes recognized at Senior Athletic Ceremony

Alexander Haack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 13, 2019

An awards ceremony for senior athletes was held on Wednesday, May 1, to recognize every student who participated in a sport during their senior year. Every year, students are chosen to speak at the beginning of the ceremony about their respective sports and what they have taken away from their exper...

PV boys run at MAC Conference meet

PV boys run at MAC Conference meet

Alexander Haack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 10, 2019

The Pleasant Valley Boys Track and Field team competed at the MAC Conference Championship meet on Thursday, May 2. There, they placed second out of the ten teams that participated, with Bettendorf placing first. Two members of the varsity team brought home two wins apiece: sophomore Kole Sommer w...

PV boys’ soccer team making big strides in their season

PV boys’ soccer team making big strides in their season

Bri Brauner, Social Media Manager

May 6, 2019

The PV boys' soccer team played a game on April 27th against Ankeny Centennial, the second best team in class 3A. At the sound of the final horn, PV remained victorious, with a 2-1 win over Centennial. Going into the game, the boys were ranked seventh in class 3A soccer; however, after the game, ...

Through the ups and downs: one high jumper’s journey to success at the Drake Relays

Through the ups and downs: one high jumper’s journey to success at the Drake Relays

Hannah Lederman, Video Manager

May 6, 2019

The Pleasant Valley Track and Field teams had great success as they traveled to the blue oval to compete at the 2019 Drake Relays. Along with the successes the girls achieved in the running events, Junior Sara Hoskins stood out in a great way. Placing second overall, Hoskins jumped a personal best...

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