Friday, April 19, 2013
Opening day ceremony for Fort Lee Girls Softball was held Saturday.
The Fort Lee Girls Softball League had their opening day ceremony at VanFleet Park Saturday. Along with League president Scott Mittman, Mayor Mark Sokolich, Police Chief Keith Bendul, members of the Mayor and Council and the Board of Education were in attendence to kick off the celebration.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Celtic Graves Society gathers members of the St. Andrew's Celtic Club at Madonna Cemetery to honor the legendary Celtic, Charlie Shaw, 1885-1938.
The Celtic Graves Society gathered family, friends and fans of the Glasgow Celtics Saturday to pay tribute to one of the team's finest players, Charlie Shaw, who lies buried at Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee. Organized with the help of Celtic Club member, and retired Fort Lee Police Chief, Thomas Tessaro, the Scottish ceremony came alive with memory and tradition beneath the cover of a cloudless sky on the lower hills of Madonna cemetery as a bagpiper played in the distance. The simplicity of both the headstone and the language carved upon it belies the fact that beneath the marker lies a man of great sportsmanship and accomplishment. An expert goalie who played in the 1925 World Soccer Cup, Shaw had an unprecedented 444 appearances with 236…
The Fort Lee Recreation Soccer League held its annual awards ceremony.
The year-end Fort Lee Recreation Soccer Awards Ceremony was held at the Fort Lee Community Center Sunday. Trophies were awarded to the Pee Wee Division, Freshman Division, Sophomore Division and Girls & Boys Jr /Sr Division.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Soccer awards ceremony Sunday at the Fort Lee Community Center
The year-end Fort Lee Recreation Soccer Awards Ceremony will take place at the Fort Lee Community Center, second floor, Sunday, April 7. This event will be held division by division with food, awards and giveaways presented at each sitting. Please plan to attend your specific age group division awards luncheon. The first half hour of each division presentation is gym time with trophies awarded during the last hour: Pee Wee Division: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (trophies awarded 1:30-2:30) Freshman Division: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m (trophies awarded 2-3) Sophomore Division: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (trophies awarded 2:30 to 3:30) Girls & Boys Jr /Sr Division: 2:30 to 4 p.m (trophies awarded 3-4)
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Travel Team tryouts on April 20
The Fort Lee Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for the Boys and Girls Travel Team Tryouts on Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis F. Cole Middle School. All players must be registered and complete a waiver form for the 2013 fall soccer outdoor season by April 18, 2013. If you are not registered, you cannot try out. There will be no exceptions. Registration is now open online at www.FortLeeSoccer.com. Players must wear shin guards, cleats, shorts with no pockets, and must bring a ball. Players Ages: U6 players born between 8-1-07 to 7-31-08 U7 players born between 8-1-06 to 7-31-07 U8 players born between 8-1-05 to 7-31-06 U9 players born between 8-1-04 to 7-31-05 U10 players born …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Former Circle Systems Group principals overcharged districts, exchanged gifts for work, U.S. Attorney says.
Two former executives of an athletic equipment supply firm each face 20 years in prison after admitting their roles in a scheme to defraud schools. Mitchell Kurlander, 54, of Allentown, Pa., and his father-in-law, Alan Abeshaus, 81, of Highland Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. Kurlander and Abeshaus served, respectively, as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Circle Systems Group Inc., which had contracts with a number of New Jersey school districts. The athletic apparel and equipment firm systematically defrauded school districts from at least 1997 to 2007, according to a release by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, by keeping duplicate payments from schools …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Pat D'Amico Contractors Win 7th & 8th Grade Championship With a Perfect 13 - 0 Record.
The #1 Seeded Pat D'Amico Contractors, dressed in maroon, took on the #2 Seeded Silly Rabbits, dressed in purple, in what proved to be an exciting, well played championship game. With Mayor Mark Sokolich tossing the opening tip, the game went back and forth with no team taking more than a 4 point lead. Faith Diaz, a 7th grader for maroon, led the way with a team high of 15 points. Diaz made her last clutch five shots in a row with under 2 minutes to go in the game. Eighth grader, Kami Mattesich, chipped in with 7 points, fouling out late in the 3rd quarter. Seventh grader, Maria Romero, scored all 5 of her points for maroon in the second quarter. High scorer was Sarah Diaz with 16 points for purple, fouling out with 58 seconds to go in …