Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Fair Lawn lost 5-0 to Immaculate Conception Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Bergen County Softball Tournament.
Fair Lawn's county softball tournament run came to an end in the quarterfinals Saturday at the hands of Immaculate Conception. The Cutters managed only three hits and failed to scratch out a run against freshman pitcher Sarah Piening, whose Blue Wolves won 5-0 to advance to the tournament's Final Four. Fair Lawn trailed only 1-0 through four innings, but Immaculate Conception rallied for two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to put the game out of reach. No. 3 Immaculate Conception moves on to play No. 2 Indian Hills next weekend. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Fair Lawn High School Boys Volleyball team will face Don Bosco Thursday in a 2012 Bergen County Tournament title rematch after knocking off Teaneck Tuesday in the tourney semis.
Despite a subpar showing in the Super Six Showcase this past weekend against the top boys volleyball squads in the state, Fair Lawn showed Tuesday that it's still the team to beat in Bergen County. The Cutters cruised to an easy victory over Teaneck in the Bergen County tournament semifinals, 25-17; 25-8, to set up a rematch of last year's county tournament final with defending county champion Don Bosco. Bosco ended Fair Lawn's run of three consecutive county titles last year, beating the Cutters in three sets, 17-25; 25-23; 25-17, on Fair Lawn's court. The Cutters played the game without two of their top players, Luke St. John and Chris Nugent, who were battling injuries. St. John has since graduated, but the Cutters will have Nugent, the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Entrepreneur says the NFL-registered league will be open to first graders through adults.
A local entrepreneur has started a new league that he says will help fill a void in the Bergen County sports scene. Carl Susini, of Mahwah, was a coach in the township's Youth Football League for eight years before serving as president of the Bergen Passaic Youth Football League. Though Susini and his wife could not have any children, he says the impact youth sports had on him as a child prompted him to become involved in the existing programs in the township, and create something new. “I remember the experience I got,” he said. “It was not only educational, I learned things that were really life-changing. I want to be able to help give kids that.” In 2010, Susini founded Youth Sports World, a sports promotion and marketing company that …
Fair Lawn beat Old Tappan, 2-0, Sunday in the Bergen County Softball Tournament's Round of 16.
Senior pitcher Marissa Spinuzzi put on a masterful performance Sunday to lead the Cutters over Old Tappan, 2-0, in the second round of the Bergen County Softball tournament. Spinuzzi struck out 11 Golden Knights and surrendered only one hit over her seven shutout innings. Senior third baseman Jen Calabrase and junior second baseman Sam Colca each drove in a run. The No. 6 Cutters move on to face No. 3 Immaculate Conception in a quarterfinal matchup on Saturday at Immaculate Heart Academy. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
The Bergen County Boys Tennis Tournament began this weekend.
Fair Lawn is tied for the points lead after the first day of the Bergen County Boys Tennis tournament, but the team is in a more precarious situation than its coach had anticipated. The Cutters' three singles players all won twice to advance to the semifinals, but both of the school's doubles teams were knocked out in the quarters, coach Matthew Markman said. Markman said he hadn't counted on a quarterfinals win from first doubles, which had been seeded eighth, but called the loss of his No. 2-seeded second doubles team an upset. "We made way too many errors and gave away too many free points," he said of second doubles' loss to Old Tappan. The squad can still win the county tournament on points if the three remaining singles players excel…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Don Bosco pulled ahead and away from Bergen County in the third quarter to win their second consecutive county title.
The Don Bosco Ironmen outscored the Bergen Catholic Crusaders 5-1 in the third quarter of the finals in the Bergen County Lacrosse Tournament. That scoring outburst made all the difference and propelled the Ironmen to a 10-6 victory and their second straight Bergen County championship. The Ironmen had a rough go of it in the first half. Bergen Catholic goalie Matt Pedrick was on point early on and held the Ironmen to just three first-half goals. “They came out playing hard. We were struggling with our shots and their goalie played really well," said Don Bosco captain Teddy Sisco-Tolomeo. Don Bosco looked like a different team in the second half. They came out very aggressive, snatched control of the game and never looked back. "In the …
Saddle Brook High School softball lost to Mahwah, 6-2, Saturday in the round of 16 at the Bergen County tournament.
The heavily-favored Saddle Brook Falcons were clipped by Mahwah, 6-2, Saturday in the second round of the Bergen County tournament atSaddle Brook High School. The No. 4 Falcons got on the board first with two runs in the second inning, but failed to plate a run the rest of the game. After stranding runners in each of the first four innings, the No. 13 Thunderbirds finally broke through with a six-run rally in the fifth inning that staked them to victory. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning