Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The relief effort was originally intended to be part of the Fort Lee Lady Bridgemen volleyball team’s first home playoff match since the 1990s. The girls won the match, and the drive grew to include all of Fort Lee’s schools.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Fort Lee Lady Bridgemen volleyball team held its first home state playoff match since 1996 Thursday, beating Lakeland, 2-1, even after dropping the first game. But the event was more than just a volleyball match; it doubled as a disaster relief drive in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Originally organized by Fort Lee freshman volleyball coach James Puliatte, who urged people to bring relief items for storm victims to the pre-match rally, the donation drive grew to include all of Fort Lee’s schools, and the result was two full vans of goods and supplies that were sent to Jersey City. “I was truly proud to see how our students stepped up [Thursday] and all the administration that was at the game supporting them,” Puliatte said in an …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Lady Bridgemen volleyball team is holding its first home state playoff match since 1996. It had to be moved from Wednesday to Thursday, people are still urged to bring relief items for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
This article was updated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fort Lee freshman volleyball coach James Puliatte said Wednesday that because Lakeland is currently getting snow, the volleyball game and relief efforts planned for Wednesday have been pushed back a day. "The weather Gods have spoken," Puliatte said, adding that "all the original activities/relief efforts are still a go." Editor’s Note: Puliatte submitted the following to Patch for publication. Be sure to read the “Cliff Notes” at the end; Puliatte admits he tends to write long messages: Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Girl's Varsity Volleyball Team will be playing their first home state playoff game in almost 20 years. The match is 5pm at FLHS, and we are holding a pre-match rally for students/…
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 …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fort Lee fell to the Huskies by six goals on Tuesday afternoon.
The Fort Lee Lady Bridgemen soccer team fell to 2-2 on Tuesday afternoon after a 7-1 loss at Dumont High School. Dumont senior Lindsey Sansone stole the show, scoring four goals for the Huskies as the Fort Lee defense struggled for most of the game. Sansone’s goals ranged from long kicks to swift moves toward the goal. Dumont senior Victoria Smith and junior Katelyn Arbadji also scored goals after rushing after loose balls. Natalie Mateus was the only member of the Fort Lee squad to score after she connected on a long kick from a just past midfield to make the score 6-1. Dumont got their seventh and final goal when senior Carly Reitando headed the ball in to make the final score 7-1 and give the talented Huskies team a record of 3-1. …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Lady Bridgemen won by mercy rule in the fifth inning.
The Lodi and Fort Lee softball teams took to the field in less than ideal conditions for their game on Saturday. With a major rainstorm approaching and temperatures hovering in the low 40s, a majority of the student athletes bundled up in hoodies and sweatpants. But as it turned out they wouldn't have to play a full game, as the Lady Bridgemen shut out Lodi 10-0 in just five innings on Saturday. “The weather was pretty bad,” said senior Brianna Mattessich. “You can’t base it on the weather. You just have to go out there, play and be mentally prepared.” After the Lady Bridgemen and Rams played to a scoreless tie through the first inning and a half, Fort Lee came to the plate in the bottom of the second looking to take the lead. The home …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Several players lost to graduation and the arrival of newcomers highlight season of change for the Lady Bridgemen.
After a rainout on Friday, when they were scheduled to play at Bergenfield, the Fort Lee softball team is expected to play their season opening game Saturday morning at home against Ridgefield. The team may look a bit different to fans from a year ago as Fort Lee graduated seven players, leaving five starting spots open for newcomers. One of the most notable losses is the departure of award-winning outfielder Amanda Alvarez. “I think the graduation of an all-county player at a school like Fort Lee is obviously a big loss,” head coach Bob Aughey said of Alvarez. “She provided not only the outstanding play but she led by example.” First baseman Jessica Stigliano has also moved on, as has pitcher Jaclyn Abrams, who pitched every inning of …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Athletic Director Pat Ambrosio walks you through the steps most people rarely consider before the first game.
It may still look and feel like winter outside, but Sunday did mark the first official day of spring. Along with that change, Fort Lee and many other local high schools are in the process of transitioning to the new spring sports season after the conclusion of the previous winter games. It is often a time of excitement for those athletes embarking on a new sports season and sadness for the athletes whose seasons have ended. But the amount of behind-the-scenes work and time that goes into putting one season in the books and opening another is rarely, if ever, talked about. That is the task at hand for Fort Lee High School Athletic Director Pat Ambrosio. He and his staff are close to ending what he considers one of “the toughest and longest …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Fort Lee's athletic trainer's road to the high school began there too.
Trainer Tom Hur is at every Fort Lee home game and most sports practices. He has been described as unselfish, humble and soft-spoken, but few actually know about Hur’s past as a former Bridgemen basketball player, his journey to becoming an athletic trainer or how he ended up back at the school he considered “home.” Hur started attending high school in Fort Lee when he was a freshman in 1991 and over the next few years would become a three-sport star in his own right. By catching footballs as a tight end in the fall, scoring baskets in the winter and throwing the discus for the spring track team, Hur was playing a sport in every season for Fort Lee. It was a way for the sports fan to stay busy, but he was also very good at the games he …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Daniels represents team in sections and both teams come close to coach's expectations.
With all winter sports seasons having concluded, Fort Lee Patch now takes an in-depth look at how each team fared over the past few months. With the second of five installments, the season in review segment continues with the story of the 2010-2011 Fort Lee bowling team. Before the season started, head coach Dennis Sayer knew that there would be some open spots in his starting lineup due to gradation and other factors, but he also knew that two of those positions would be secured by his returning seniors. Captains Yeliz Inalman and David Daniels were both back for another season on the Fort Lee bowling team this year and Sayer looked to these two for guidance throughout the year. "[David] is taking all of the younger kids and trying to …
Teams finish 3rd at the district championships, and secure many all-conference honors
With all winter sports seasons having concluded, Fort Lee Patch now takes an in-depth look at how each team fared over the past few months. With the first of five installments, the season in review segment begins with the indoor track team. When the season began on photo day back in December, Coach Ed Garrison had one of the largest groups in recent memory with a total of 87 student athletes signing up. The turnout was evident in the largest Fort Lee team photo of the day where a little over half the student athletes had the proper uniform. “We weren’t ready uniform-wise, but we have a lot of kids,” Garrison said of his team that afternoon. “Track and field is a numbers game, and if you have numbers and talent, you can cover a lot of …