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Who is NVOT's biggest sports rival?

  • Pascack Valley (78%, 64 Votes)
  • NVDemarest (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Ramapo (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Pascack Hills (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

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The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
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