Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A series of old newspaper clippings and photographs provided by Glen Van Olden, the nephew of "Cutters" namesake Jack Van Olden, document the team's inaugural season.
Wednesday, February 27
This October marks the 70th anniversary of the fateful day a half-dozen Fair Lawn High School football players were punished for skipping class to catch a double billing of Holy Matrimony and the 7th Victim at Paterson's Rivoli Theater. Their return to the field in the second half of a game against Leonia that Fair Lawn came from behind to win inspired the school's nickname. Glen Van Olden, the nephew of one of those original "Cutters," provided some photographs and clips from the Paterson Evening News detailing the team's inaugural season in 1943. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Monday, December 17, 2012
Your home for information on the 2012 Fair Lawn High School football team
Monday, December 17, 2012
By Dick Engelhardt Amir Saadah became the Fair Lawn Football Coach in 2011. His second season, 2012, was the 70th in the history of Fair Lawn High. Our Cutters entered it with a 1943 to 2011 record of 315-298-14 (.509). The season was a disappointing one, but not a failure. The lessons learned in sportsmanship, teamwork and overcoming adversity will be with these Cutters as long as they live! Expecting a good season, our Cutters started out with a strong effort but fell 33-12 to the playoff bound Comets of Hackensack. After losing close games to the Fighting Mustangs of Clifton High and the Knights of JFK, our heroes beat the Indians of Passaic 14-7. They, along with almost everybody else, were outclassed by the Ironmen of Don Bosco. No …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Bucking the trend of single sport specialization, Fair Lawn High School seniors Kevin Osback and George Alexandris each excel at three sports for the Cutters and should have the opportunity to continue playing in college.
Fair Lawn High School athletic director Cory Robinson said he's seen the number of multi-sport varsity athletes at the school dwindle in recent years as an increasing number of youth athletes opt to specialize in a single sport at an earlier age. While three-sport athletes at the high school aren't unheard of, it's seldom that a student-athlete stars in all three of his sports. "It’s rare today in high school sports that you see kids play three different sports and excel in all three of them," Robinson said. "That takes a lot of commitment, it takes a lot of hard work." That's what makes seniors Kevin Osback and George Alexandris so exceptional, Robinson said. Both are three-sport athletes with the ability to continue their athletic …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
NJSIAA incorporates the new Group V this season.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association released its classifications this week for the upcoming high school football season, following the executive committee's approval to create a Group V designation in the four public school sections in May. Fair Lawn, which kicks off its season on Sept. 8 against Hackensack, moves to North 2 Group 4. --------------------------------------------------------- Keep track of this year's Fair Lawn High School football news at the homepage, updated weekly throughout the season -------------------------------------------------------- "This creates a greater opportunity for schools and for student-athletes," Jack DuBois, NJSIAA assistant director who is in charge of football, said following …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Council is requesting that all local non-profits provide financial statements as a prerequisite of consideration for borough funding.
Non-profits that receive borough funding will be subject to greater financial scrutiny next year. At the request of Deputy Mayor Ed Trawinski, council has agreed that beginning next year the disbursement of borough money to non-profits should be contingent on the submission of an IRS 990 and a basic financial statement. “Do we get a justification for what these funds are used for?” Trawinski asked at the March budget meeting while going over the approximately $63,000 allotted for local non-profits. “Do we get financial statements, or if these are non-profits, their 990s?" The simple answer is no. Although the borough does see their purchase orders, borough-supported non-profits need not provide IRS 990s or financial statements -- although …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Your home for Fair Lawn High School Football. Check back throughout the season for updates.
Monday, December 12, 2011
by Dick Engelhardt Amir Saadah became the 11th coach in FLHS Gridiron history following Marty Fischbein 1943-44, Frank Bennett 1945-60, Ed Sheehy 1961-64, Frank Devens 1965-71, Al Reinoso 1972-74, Rich Szura 1975-77, Pete Natale 1978-87, Mike Alberque 1988-2001, Greg Tanzer 2002-06 and Stan Myles 2007-10. After good scrimmages including a 33-0 shutout of the BLUE BEARS of Barringer High of Newark, our CUTTERS had high hopes for a successful season. A harbinger of things to come, however, was the loss of star player Dan Prigge for the season to a concussion in that Barringer scrimmage. Star running back Corey Carlson was sidelined a good part of the season by appendicitis. Our heroes faced the INDIANS of Passaic to begin their Big North …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Kinnelon Colts beat the Fair Lawn Cutters 6-0 for the Tri-County Youth Football League title
The undefeated Fair Lawn Cutters faced off against the Kinnelon Colts Sunday in the Tri-County Youth Football League Super Bowl at Vander Plaat Field. The game was a defensive slug fest, with both teams playing sound, fundamental football, but neither able to score in the first half. When Kinnelon finally broke through with a touchdwon late in the third quarter, it ended up being the difference. The Cutters mounted two strong fourth quarter drives into Kinnelon territory, but both times the Colts' defense clamped down and forced Fair Lawn to turn it over on downs. The game ended in a 6-0 Super Bowl shutout victory for Kinnelon.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Fair Lawn residents Stuart Pace, Steve Brown and Zak Koeske make their fantasy football selections for the weekend
Welcome to the weekly Patch NFL Pick 'Em, where Fair Lawn residents and wannabe NFL prognosticators Stuart Pace, Steve Brown and Zak Koeske offer up their picks for three games each week, and dish out a little fantasy football advice to boot. If you'd like our opinion on fantasy roster moves, have a fantasy football question you'd like answered or would like to compete against us as a Guest Picker, email Patch NFL Pick 'Em at email@example.com This week's guest picker is Wayne Robbins, known around town for his Inside Fair Lawn segment, formerly on Fair Lawn TV, and now on the Patch. This week's Pick 'Em games: Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) @ Baltimore Ravens (6-3) Tennessee Titans (5-4) @ Atlanta Falcons (5-4) San Diego Chargers (4-5) @ …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Cutters won 20-0 Wednesday night to advance to the Super Bowl
It's going to be a Super Bowl Sunday in Fair Lawn. Playing through pouring rain in front of a packed house at Vander Plaat Field Wednesday night, the Pee Wee Cutters ran off a 20-0 victory to extend their undefeated season and advance to the Super Bowl this Sunday, Nov. 20. To learn more about the team, check out Coach Mike Umstead's blog post about his talented, hard-nosed squad.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Cutters took on Kennedy in their final game of the season Saturday at Sasso Field.
Fair Lawn fell 32-7 to Kennedy on Saturday afternoon, to finish the year 1-7. Pete Danko scored the Cutters' lone touchdown on a 57-yard reception from Kevin Osback in the fourth quarter. For more Cutters' Football info, check out our home page.