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 2nd Annual Fun Run/Walk, a relatively new aspect of the historic Fair Lawn High School Marathon, will be held Saturday morning.
Marathon 2013 kicked off Friday afternoon at the high school, but it's not too late to register for Saturday morning's 2nd Annual Marathon Fun Run/Walk. The approximately 3-mile event begins at 9 a.m at the high school, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. in the high school parking lot. The cost to participate is $10 for the general public and $5 for students, seniors and Board of Education employees. Marathon, one of the high school's longest running traditions, is a senior-class planned two-day extravaganza of games, music, food and fun that raises money for local charities and organizations. To see what Marathon is all about, check out the video filmed by Wayne Robbins at last year's event. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on …
Fair Lawn High School dropped a couple hundred spots, but still ranked 876th nationally in Newsweek's 2013 list of "America's Best High Schools."
Fair Lawn High School is among the most effective high schools in the country at preparing students for college, according to Newsweek's annual list of "America's Best High Schools." Despite dropping a couple hundreds spots in each of the past two years, Fair Lawn remains among the top 1,000 schools in the nation. The high school ranked 876th nationally, 66th in New Jersey and 14th in Bergen County in Newsweek's 2013 list, released earlier this month. The magazine ranked Fair Lawn 649th in the country and 52nd in the state among public high schools in 2012, and 400th in the country and 33rd in the state in 2011. Superintendent Bruce Watson said he was pleased with the rankings, and wasn't sweating slipping a couple hundred spots on the …
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
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…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Fair Lawn High School baseball team lost 5-3 to River Dell Friday in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament.
When Mother Nature finally cooperated, the Cutters' bats didn't. Fair Lawn dropped its twice rain-delayed first-round Bergen County Tournament matchup against River Dell, 5-3, on Friday. The No. 23 Cutters (11-5) were making their first appearance in the tournament since 2006. Junior Adam Hebel, Fair Lawn's most consistent pitcher this year, took the mound against senior River Dell hurler, Ryan Duran. With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth, River Dell punched in two runs to pull out the win, according to NorthJersey.com The Golden Hawks advance to face No. 7 Park Ridge in Emerson on Saturday. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Thursday, May 9, 2013
All Fair Lawn High School wrestling alumni from 1948 to the present are invited to attend a reunion this June at the Knights of Columbus in Fair Lawn.
The vaunted Fair Lawn High School wrestling program, one of the most historically successful athletic programs in school history, will mark its 65th anniversary this year with a reunion at the Knights of Columbus on Maple Avenue. Any and all Cutters wrestling alumni from 1948 to the present are invited to attend the reunion and beefsteak dinner, scheduled for June 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. If you're interested in attending or would like more information, contact current FLHS wrestling coach Shane Delucca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-873-5231. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fair Lawn High School hockey coach Brack Healy has accepted the head coaching job at Bergen Catholic after three years behind the bench for the Cutters.
After three years at the helm of the Fair Lawn High School hockey team, head coach Brack Healy is moving on. Healy, 28, resigned over the weekend to accept a head coaching position at Bergen Catholic. "This is not a decision I took lightly," Healy wrote in a resignation letter obtained by Patch. "In fact, it was one of the toughest ones that I have had to make. I am very grateful for my time in Fair Lawn and I appreciate all of the support that I have received over the years." Healy was brought in to improve a scuffling Fair Lawn team in 2010, fresh off leading Montclair Kimberley Academy to its first state playoff victory in 15 years and being named NJ Power Ranking's Coach of the Year. He compiled a 35-32-7 record during his tenure at …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Videographer Wayne Robbins went to Bellezza Salon in Glen Rock on Sunday to film its Annual Cut-a-Thon.
Inside Fair Lawn's Wayne Robbins attended the annual Fair Lawn High School Interact Club's Cut-a-Thon Sunday at Bellezza Salon in Glen Rock. Bellezza's hair stylists volunteered their time to offer hair and beauty services at discounted rates with all sales proceeds going to the family of Sigi Nissimov, the owner of Life Movement Dance Studio in Fair Lawn who died of cancer earlier this year, and the Fair Lawn ADA Committee. Wayne spoke with Bellezza Salon owner Giovanni Carfi as well as Mark Schaefer and Katie Greco, the co-presidents of the Interact Club, to get their takes on this special day they spend each year giving back to the comunity. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our …