Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Fort Lee High School Athletic Booster Club hosted Senior Appreciation Night for winter sports Wednesday.
All of the head coaches of Fort Lee High School’s winter sports teams had the opportunity to honor their senior players Wednesday at the high school auditorium, where the FLHS Athletic Booster Club hosted a Senior Appreciation Night for winter student-athletes. Bowling coach Dennis Sayer, cheerleading coach Nina Anderson, wrestling coach Alex Almeyda, boys basketball coach John Ziemba, girls basketball coach Stacie Zafiris and indoor track coach Ed Garrison took turns not only talking about their respective teams and seasons, but also about each individual senior athlete who helped lead them, with some of the coaches choking back tears as they did so. Fort Lee Athletic Director Patrick Ambrosio, who served as master of ceremonies and …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Members of the boys and girls bowling teams had a great season, while the Bridgemen and Lady Bridgemen basketball teams turn their attention to the state tournament, which starts Tuesday.
The Bridgemen and Lady Bridgemen bowling teams each had impressive seasons, with members of both teams being recognized by the league. Head coach Dennis Sayer had a lot to be proud of as both teams finished in fourth place and had hard-working student-athletes show up every practice and every match to represent Fort Lee. For the Lady Bridgemen, seniors Justine Valdez and Healin Park earned second team all-league honors, and senior Alexa Sudol made honorable mention for the team as well. The Bridgemen had success of their own, with senior Kei Kase and sophomores James Han and Ammad Quraishi making second team all-league and freshman Philip Plucinski earning honorable mention in what was a superb first year. “It was a great season and the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Many bowlers have stepped up as of late for the varsity team.
Head coach Dennis Sayer has seen his boys and girls bowling teams improve with time, and four boys in particular have made drastic improvements in their games. The 3-7 Bridgemen have gotten help from three freshmen and two sophomores, who have improved their stats since Christmas, and it is not going unnoticed. “We hit a little bit of a down patch before Christmas, but their averages have really picked up since,” said head coach Dennis Sayer. Sophomores James Han and Ammad Quraishi, along with freshmen Theodore Han, Kamil Fauzi and Phil Plucinski, have all improved their averages from 15-25 points each. The younger players also look to senior Kei Kase for leadership. The team is looking to improve their record and get everything in order …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sports Roundup: Fort Lee's hard work has paid off so far this year; sophomore basketball player Josh Ford earns Player of the Week honors.
The Fort Lee Bridgemen varsity basketball team is a tight-knit unit on the court and off the court, and it's showing in their recent results. The Fort Lee High School boys team is currently in first place atop the Big North American Divison with a record of 4-0. Ridgefield Park is one game behind the Bridgemen at 3-1. There have been many keys to the team’s success so far this season, but defense and chemistry seem to be the major focal points for the club. “Team chemistry is a huge thing for this team,” said assistant coach James Puliatte. “They have played the most unselfish basketball I have seen a Fort Lee team play in some time. The kids are all friends and look out for each other. We had a pasta dinner the other night where the team …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Week in Sports and a Look Ahead; Senior basketball standout Ally Long earns Athlete of the Week honors.
The Lady Bridgemen had a great week, winning the Leonia Holiday Tournament and reaching the .500 mark after a slow start to the season. In the first round of the holiday tournament on Tuesday, Fort Lee defeated Parsippany Hills, 39-33. Senior guard Ally Long had a strong performance with 15 points and 6 assists in the comeback win. Senior forward Anthe Nikolaidis finished the game with a solid stat line, including eight points, eight rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots. Fort Lee advanced to the championship game on Wednesday and defeated Leonia, the host team, 47-36, to capture the tournament title. Ally Long had 15 points while Renee Mattesich had 13 points. Senior Anthe Nikolaidis finished with eight points and 15 rebounds. …
Monday, December 26, 2011
How was your week? This is how the week went for the Bridgemen and Lady Bridgemen sports team.
Boys Basketball: The Bridgemen started the week off with a tough game against Cliffside Park. Fort Lee won, 59-44, getting 17 points out of junior Nick Gentile, who hit four three-pointers in the game. Rany Mishal added eight blocks for the Bridgemen. Fort Lee then hit the road for a tough test against Ridgefield Park. The Bridgmen came out on top, 52-51, in a double overtime thriller. Gentile had 11 points including a game-tying three-pointer to send the game into the first overtime. Junior Tonderai Mushandu had nine points, along with the game-winning block for Fort Lee. Sophomore Deshaun Washington had 11 points, Rany Mishal chipped in eight, and Josh Ford led all scorers with 13 points. Senior Tyler Sanders went to the free throw line …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Five Bridgemen and Lady Bridgemen teams will be competing this season for Fort Lee High School
The winter sports season has arrived, and the Bridgemen and Lady Bridgmen are ready for what awaits them. The Bridgemen basketball team started their season on Dec. 16 with a loss against a tough Bergenfield team but will not let that deter them moving forward. The team is very young but hungry to get things going as they do return a lot of talent. Junior captain Nick Gentile is a great passer, while sophomore Josh Ford will be attacking the rim for Fort Lee. Senior Tyler Sanders is the team’s best rebounder, and the coaching staff also expects productivity from sophomore Deshaun Washington and junior Tonderai Mushandu. Assistant coach James Puliatte knows that the team must keep their goals in order. “Our goal is to have a winning season…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Here's a look at this week's top local sports stories on Fort Lee Patch.
More than 340 people gathered at The Fiesta in Wood Ridge June 8 to show their appreciation for those Fort Lee students involved in athletics along with their studies, Fort Lee Patch sports's Chris Murray reported this week. Numerous awards and honors were given out, and Fort Lee Superintendent of Schools Raymond Bandlow and high school principal Priscilla Church addressed the crowd. Male and female Athlete of the Year awards went to soccer and basketball player George Padin and track standout Nancie Sophias respectively. Murray had a complete rundown of all of the 1st Team All League honorees in all sports. (full story) **** George Padin has made an impact on Fort Lee High School, in sports and in the classroom. Padin was unanimously …
Friday, June 17, 2011
David Daniels has played varsity soccer and bowling for the Bridgemen.
Senior David Daniels was the captain of the Fort Lee bowling team this year and usually bowled anchor. He also played left back for the varsity soccer team during his time at Fort Lee High School. Daniels has had many standout moments in his high school athletic career, including qualifying for the state tournament in bowling, achieving all league status for bowling, receiving the "unsung hero" award from the Bergen County Soccer Coaches association in 2010 and scoring a goal in a soccer game against Dwight Morrow from 30 yards out. Playing for Coach Ciccone and the Bridgemen soccer team has been something that Daniels will not soon forget. “Coach Ciccone is a man who deserves great respect," said Daniels. “He pushed me hard in my four …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Senior day the main story from last week as both teams now look to playoffs this week
From basketball to wrestling, and indoor track to bowling, here is the latest news in Fort Lee sports: