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                       Pleasantville Public Schools Student Athletics

    Stephen Townsend,
Acting Director of Athletics 
    701 Mill Road
    Pleasantville, NJ 08232
    Phone: 609-383-6900 x 4043


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Congratulations Girls Volleyball SJ Group 2 State Champions!!!
Congratulations to the Pleasantville Lady Greyhounds for a great performance at their first 2022 outdoor meet. Many girls have never competed at a track meet but hard work and determination speak for themselves. Brianna Tunis, Jeidine Remy (shotput), Haniiyah Britt, Jaysiah Aponte (400 Hurdles) Ashley Barahona, Timaya McGowan, Haniiyah Britt, Mikayla (4x400m relay).
Congratulations to Coach Zac and the Boys Baseball Team, won their first game beating AC photo's courtesy of the AC Press
Nke ALL - AMERICAN Congratulations! Xander Roberts-Bogin Xander Roberts-Bogin, on winning the Eastern State in the 400M and becoming a recipient of the NIKE High School  All-American Team. Placing 2nd in the Group 2 State Meet and 4th in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions is an outstanding accomplishment as well. Congratulations on all your future endeavors.
Pleasantville Greyhounds defeaf Atlantic City Vikings 51-48 (OT)

Pleasantville Greyhounds Defeat Atlantic City Vikings 51-48 (OT) Battle By The Bay 2022 flyer


Maya Harper Image

Pleasantville's senior Maya Harper won the 400m Group 2 Sectional Title this past Friday afternoon.

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Noel Gonzalez Jr. scores 1,000 career point

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Efforts of Pleasantville football head coach pays off with signing day for 5 Greyhound football players



Armin Cane, in his 3rd year playing basketball overseas, is excelling in Romania

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PHS Greyhounds, College Signing Athletes.

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Left to right:
Melvin Casco - Frederick Community College for soccer
Keon Henry -East Stroudsburg University for football
Josh Kotopko- Assumption College - football
Ernest Howard-Sacred Heart-football

Pleasantville's Gabriel Moronta to run for D-I Mississippi State next season

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Click here for more on Moronta.



Congratulations PHS Soccer Team!

2019 United Conference Co-Championship    Next up....  state playoffs.

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The Lady Greyhounds make it to the finals of the CAL Tournament at Stockton University. (Yancely Hernandez featured in the pic).  The team loses a close match to Cedar Creek  25-18, 25-22.





























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2019-20 Head Coaches Listing 
Athletic Office: 609-383-6800 ext. 4043
Fax Number: 609-383-0619



Head Coach

E-Mail Address




Boys’ Cross Country

Alan Laws


Girls’ Cross Country

Irvin Marable marable.irvin@pps-nj.us


Malachi Timberlake timberlake.malachi@pps-nj.us

Boys’ Soccer

Marcus Barksdale


Girls’ Soccer

Erik Clark


Girls’ Tennis

Harry Green


Girls’ Volleyball

 Jim Bucko


Fall Cheerleading

Amirah Jones





Boys’ Basketball



Girls’ Basketball

Aminah Davis


Co-ed Indoor Track

Alan Laws


Co-ed Swimming

Dimitar Petrov


Winter Cheerleading

Amirah Jones





Boys’ Track

Alan Laws


Girls’ Track

Irvin Marable



Franklin Urena



Katharine Watson


Boys' Volleyball

Timothy Newkirik


Boys' Tennis


Athletic Director

Stephen L. Townsend


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Athletic Trainer

Adriana Rodriguez



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Congratulations Girls Volleyball SJ Group 2 State Champions!!!


Monday, January 30, 2023 

Standings as of Monday, January 30, 2023


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                        Xander Roberts

                                               W        L                                         

Boys' Volleyball Varsity           10     10

Middle School BB                    4       1

Middle School GBB                 2       2

Swimming                               0       9

Esports                                   3        0



Weekly Highlight(s):

Weekly Highlight(s):

Football: Monmouth University, Nebraska, and Towson came to the high school to look at athletes in the 2024-2025 class. 

Basketball: Basketball team lost a tough game to Mainland but rebounded by beating Lower Cape May on Wednesday and Buena on Friday. The teams MVP of the week was Markhi Barnes who scored 15 points on Monday and 25 points on Wednesday's win against Mainland.

Girls JV Basketball: Girls lost to Lower Cape May in a tough battle. Sierra Hawkins was MVP by scoring 12 points in the game.

Indoor: Xander Roberts (pictured) broke a South Jersey Rocord last week breaking former Pleasantville Grad Gabriel Moronta's record Xander was invited to the one of the biggest track meets in the world on 2/11 the MillRose. He will be competing in the 600m race.


Swimming: Ended their Season on Monday against Holly Spirit. All athletes improved their personal record times and Coach Petrov did an amazing job for the year!

Esports: Our Varsity and JV teams have been killing it. Varsity Overwatch and SuperSmash are both 3-0 and are looked at as one of the best Overwatch teams in SJ. This week’s game was listed as the game of the week this week which we won 2-0. Our Overwatch team consists of Kevin  Cruz (Captain), Ryan Gonzalez, Cla-Shawn Flenory, Juan Ramariez, and Edwin Morales. Our varsity team for Super Smash is  Julian Bernal (Captain), Antoine Torres, Jeremy Zayas. Last year our Super Smash team placed 12th out of 120 participating schools and is looking to continue their dominance.

Middle School Girls and Boys: Middle School boys went 2-0 this week beating Buena and a tough Hammonton Team. MVP of the week is Ta’Keise Barnes who scored over 20 points in both wins. For the Girls they went 1-1 this week beating Buena but losing to Hammonton. MVP for the week was Jewel White..

Upcoming Events (Week of Monday, January 23 – 30, 2022)


Monday, January 30th
Boys JV V Basketball against Wildwood Away (4 pm, 5:30 pm), Girls JV Basketball Home vs Absegami (4 pm), Xander Roberts and Semaj Williams signing will be at 4 pm at the High School Lobby.
Tuesday, January 31
Middle School Boys Basketball Home vs Lower (4 pm), Middle School Girls Basketball Away vs Lower (4 pm), High School Boys Basketball JV and Varsity Home vs Abssegami (4 pm)
Wednesday, February 1
No Games 
Thursday, February 2
Middle School Girls Basketball Home vs Bridgeton (4 pm), High School Girls JV Away vs Ocean City (4 pm) High School Boys Basketball V and JV Home vs Oakcrest (4 pm, 5:30 pm)
Friday, February 3
Middle School Boys Basketball Away vs Bridgeton (4 pm), High School Girls JV Basketball home vs ACIT (4 pm)
Saturday, February 4
No Games

Sunday, February 5

Indoor Track at Toms River (9 am)

High School Boys Basketball 1:30 (Battle by the Bay) vs AC



  • All schedules are subject to change; contact the Athletic Department @ extension 4043 for updated information.   




Pleasantville boys beat Barnegat in playoff opener
1st round South Jersey Group Two Pleasantville High School Takes The Win 

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Pleasantville's Gabriel Moronta wins 3 state indoor track titles

Gabriel Moronta Image

Pleasantville High School senior Gabriel Moronta won two individual state championships and one relay title Saturday at the Group II/Group III meet at the Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River.

Moronta won the 400-meter dash in 48.79 seconds and the 800 in 1:56.11.

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Pleasantville's 4X400 relay wins state title

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Pleasantville’s 4x400 relay also won a state title in 3:28.48. The relay consisted of Moronta, Keon Henry, Irvin Marable Jr. and Xander Roberts.

Girls 4x400m relay place 5th overall

Amoni Ridgeway, Mikayla Surles, Zane McNeil and Maya Harper.