Monday, November 12, 2012
It was senior night Friday in Fort Lee, and the Bridgemen varsity football team put up a real fight against undefeated River Dell, losing by the narrowest possible margin, 36-35.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The 2-7 Fort Lee Bridgemen football team lost to undefeated River Dell (9-0) by just one point Friday night. The final score was 36-35. Below is a summary of the exciting game as seen through the eyes of Jr. Bridgemen head football coach Christopher DePalma: In the aftermath that was Hurricane Sandy that crippled our area, important to parents of players and cheerleaders was a football game that took place Friday night at Lewis F. Cole Middle School. This was senior night, a time for the parents of players and cheerleaders to walk their children onto the field for their last home game. But the night turned out bigger than this for a Fort Lee High School football team. Our town is not known for football, but year after year, players train …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Demba Mane, a member of the Fort Lee Public School District’s custodial staff, was among the fall sports coaches appointed by the school board this week, and he’s got some big shoes to fill as a first-year varsity head coach.
The Fort Lee Board of Education Monday appointed coaches for the 2012-2013 fall sports season at its regular business meeting, and one former Fort Lee High School student and current member of the school district’s custodial staff couldn’t have been happier. Demba Mane waited toward the back of the high school library, where the meeting took place, for the school board to get to the part of the meeting when members vote on resolutions. That’s because one, listed under “personnel” on the agenda, would make him the new head coach of the Fort Lee Bridgemen varsity soccer team if approved. The resolution passed, meaning Mane will take over for longtime head soccer coach Bob Ciccone, who stepped down last year after 23 years on the soccer …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Roundup identifies Bridgemen Nick Gentile and Anthony Rafes as key players
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Fort Lee boys score three goals in the second half to pull away for the win
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Fort Lee varsity football team losses convincingly to Westwood 48-20
Saturday night pitted two evenly matched teams against one another, as the Cardinals of Westwood took on the Fort Lee Bridgeman. Westwood came into the game hot, having dismantled both Englewood and Dumont in their previous two games, while the Bridgeman were looking to reach the .500 mark. The Cardinals struck early with their potent ground game and opened up a 20-6 lead. However Fort Lee's Tyler Sanders and the rest of the Bridgemen refused to lie down, with Sanders racking up 62 yards recieving and 42 yards rushing, not to mention a 71-yard kick return, which brouhgt Fort Lee within one score. By halftime Westwood had a comfortible 28-14 lead. After a 30-minute rain delay due to "thunder," which turned out to be Demarest Day fireworks, …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The senior has been very goal-oriented this season.
Nikola Gogic, a senior, is proud to be center midfielder and forward for the 5-1-1 Bridgemen soccer team. That pride, along with the team, has reached new heights as the Bridgemen are currently in the midst of a five-game winning streak. And while that success has been a true team effort, Gogic has played a big part in it all with his many goals and assists. Last Monday, Gogic assisted on the tying goal in a 3-2 come-from-behind win on the road against the Westwood Cardinals. Gogic also scored the game-winning goal in the game to keep the team’s streak alive. His success continued on Saturday when the Bridgemen defeated Dwight Englewood. That game saw Gogic score two goals in a 6-0 shutout victory. Despite the season being in its early …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
How was your week? This is how the week went for the Bridgemen and Lady Bridgemen Sports Teams.
Football The Bridgemen had a big afternoon Saturday, when they defeated rival Cliffside Park 39-35 in a nail-biter on the road. With 2:06 left in the game, Cliffside Park scored a touchdown to take the lead 35-32. Fort Lee senior Frankie Goris responded with a 55-yard touchdown run on the Bridgemen’s first possession to give Fort Lee the lead for good. Goris recorded 227 rushing yards and 71 receiving yards on the afternoon, along with five tackles and an interception. The Bridgemen take the field again on Saturday, Oct. 1, when they visit the Westwood Cardinals at 7pm. Boys Soccer On Monday, the Bridgemen picked up their third consecutive victory when they visited the Westwood Cardinals and recorded a 3-2 win. Senior Nick Gogic, senior …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Fort Lee scored late on a long Frankie Goris run to beat their traditional rivals
The Fort Lee Bridgemen football team defeated the Cliffside Park Raiders 39 to 35. The longstanding rivalry is still very much alive and going strong. The Raiders charged through a large banner onto their home field at The Calabrese Athletic Center to start the game. The two teams showed they where ready for some hard hitting football from outset. The two teams traded leads throughout the entire game, but in the last few minutes, Fort Lee's Frankie Goris ran 55 yards for a touchdown, putting Fort Lee ahead for good.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The girls and their coaches are working hard in preparation for what they hope is another successful campaign
The Fort Lee Cheerleading team gives the Bridgemen an extra boost and develops excitement among fans at football and basketball games. Success has been a staple for the girls who work very hard and are very well coached. Head coach Nina Anderson has led the Fort Lee Cheerleading team to three national titles and many regional championships, and she is assisted by Nikki Luppino. The team has made many memories together and junior captain Hailey Klein remembers many of them vividly. "Last season went really well," Klein said. "As a squad, we won Grand All-State Champions at FDU in the UCC Eastern States Fall Invitational competition. We won two second-degree of excellence awards, as well as ten first-degree of excellence awards in single, …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Bridgemen had a hard-hitting first half but a tough second half.
The Bridgemen fell to 0-2 Friday night after a 25-12 loss at home against the Ridgefield Park Scarlets in front of another packed house. Fort Lee got off to a good start after a 48 yard punt return by senior running back Frankie Goris that got the crowd and team hyped up. The Bridgemen built on the momentum after Goris caught a 65 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mario Jacovino to go up 6-0 in the first quarter. Both teams were strong on the defensive end in the first half, but the Scarlets headed into halftime up 7-6 after Eric Reynoso scored a touchdown after a handoff. The third quarter proved to be a rough one for Fort Lee as their defense started to slip. Ridgefield Park junior Ian Dilone put the Scarlets up 13-6 halfway through …