Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Fair Lawn High School girls basketball team beat North Bergen Wednesday in the North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
Thursday, February 28
Two down, two to go. Sophomore forward Alexandria Kerr dropped 20 points for the second time this week and senior Jen Calabrese added 15 on five threes Wednesday to lead the Lady Cutters past North Bergen, 60-51, and into the North Jersey sectional semifinals of the state tournament. With Ridgewood -- who Fair Lawn blew out by 21 on Monday -- and now North Bergen out of the way, the much-improved Lady Cutters are into the final four of the North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 tournament. The No. 3 seed Cutters (18-9) will try to punch their ticket to the sectional final on Friday when they face No. 2 Paterson Eastside (17-6). -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Breast Cancer Basketball Challenge, now in its fifth year, will be held at Fair Lawn High School on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Wednesday, January 2
Fair Lawn High School will host the fifth annual Breast Cancer Basketball Challenge on Saturday to raise breast cancer awareness among female high school athletes across North Jersey. Girls varsity basketball teams from 10 North Jersey high schools, including Fair Lawn's girls team, will compete in this year's Challenge, which aims to educate the 300 participating student-athletes about the disease. Forrest Elementary School principal Mike Weaver said the Challenge was developed while he was coaching the girls varsity basketball team in Park Ridge. He brought it with him to Fair Lawn when he joined the district. At Saturday's event, each player will receive a gift bag that includes a Breast Cancer Basketball Challenge t-shirt and a variety…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Sophomore Keyla Martinez, 15, returns to the court Friday just one year removed from suffering a life-threatening cerebral hemorrhage that forced her to miss all of last season.
She's just a sophomore but there's a decided swagger to Keyla Martinez's game that belies her relative on-court inexperience. Watching her effortlessly push the fast break after a rebound and coolly dish to a teammate under the basket for an easy bucket, it's hard to believe that last year at this time she was in a coma, fighting for her life. "It's just a miracle," said Keyla's mother, Luisa, of her daughter's full recovery from a cerebral hemorrhage last November. Keyla's first six months after the incident were a flurry of medical tests, scans, surgeries and physical and occupational therapy. Doctors still don't know what caused Keyla's brain bleed, and may never know, but they've given her a completely clean bill of health. She'll …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After 11 years as a Cutter, Coach Alan Clements is now a T-Bird.
One of the most successful basketball coaches in Fair Lawn history is bringing his expertise to Mahwah. Alan Clements, who led the Fair Lawn varsity girls basketball team to back-to-back NBIAL league championships in 2008 and 2009, started Monday as the T-Birds new coach. Last year’s head coach Michael Branagh moved to the boys program this year. Clements brings an impressive resume – he’s coached basketball and volleyball on and off since the late 1970s at both the high school and college level. When he retired from his 11-year stint as basketball coach at Fair Lawn High School in 2010, he was the winningest coach in the school’s history. “I’m a single dad. My two kids are 18 and 20, so [in 2010] they were starting the college search …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Fair Lawn High School hosted the fourth Annual Breast Cancer Challenge on Saturday
Fair Lawn High School hosted the fourth annual Breast Cancer Basketball Challenge on Saturday to raise breast cancer awareness among female high school athletes throughout North Jersey. The Challenge brought together girls’ varsity basketball teams from 10 North Jersey high schools, including Fair Lawn's girls' team, which captured a thrilling overtime victory against No. 17-ranked Secaucus, 50-44. The win brings the girls' team to 3-4, but their record can be deceiving as all four of their losses have come in close games against teams ranked in the top 20 in North Jersey. Leading the way for the Cutters Saturday were senior point guard Regina Tillar (13 points, 7 rebounds), freshman forward Alex Kerr 12 points, 9 rebounds) and senior …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Now in its fourth year, the Challenge will be held at Fair Lawn High School on Jan. 7
Fair Lawn High School will host the fourth annual Breast Cancer Basketball Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 7, to raise breast cancer awareness among female high school athletes throughout North Jersey. Girls’ varsity basketball teams from 10 North Jersey high schools, including Fair Lawn's girls' team, will compete in this year's Challenge, whose goal is to educate the 300 participating student-athletes about the disease. Each player will receive a gift bag that includes a Breast Cancer Basketball Challenge t-shirt and a variety of educational items courtesy of the American Cancer Society and Leigh Hurst, a breast cancer survivor and the founder of the Feel Your Boobies Foundation. Following the day's games, Kim Tanis, a breast cancer survivor…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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Monday, Dec. 12 VIDEO: Santa Boone Pays a Visit to Fair Lawn Family When Liz Twiggs, coordinator of the Fair Lawn Food Pantry, found out that one of her clients couldn't afford a Christmas tree this holiday season, she sprung into action and launched, "Operation Santa Boone." With the help of Detective David Boone and food pantry volunteer Beri Raffiani, Twiggs procured a 7.5-foot pre-lit tree, a wreath, two shopping cartloads of food, some small gifts and an additional top secret Christmas gift (to be opened on Christmas Day) for her client, Theresa, and Theresa's family. On Dec. 6, the crew (Twiggs and her daughter Bridget Maresca dressed as elves, Boone dressed as Santa and Raffiani as herself) launched "Operation Santa Boone" -- a …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Today's top local events and tips
"Five Things" is a daily Patch feature where we give you Fair Lawn's top five tips and events for each day of the week. Have a suggestion for a "Five Things" item? E-mail me at email@example.com. 1) This afternoon head over to the Fair Lawn Community Center and see the one-man Skyline Theatre Production of A Christmas Carol. There will be one performance only -- at 2 p.m. Admission is $28 general admission, $20 seniors and $18 students. The show will be followed by a cider-and-cookies reception in the lobby. Call 1-800-474-1299 to make reservations or arrive at the door on the day of the performance at least a half-hour before the show. 2) The Agape Road Show, performs its Christmas-Hanukkah show at Maple Glen Center Saturday from 2 p…
Friday, December 16, 2011
Keyla Martinez, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage last month, is expected to attend the team's home opener Friday against Ramapo that is being dedicated in her honor.
One moment Keyla Martinez was a healthy, vibrant 14-year old freshman basketball phenom, just a few weeks away from embarking on her first varsity season. The next moment she was being rushed to the hospital in a fight for her life. “We were doing just some basic running and jump roping and core work,” girls basketball coach Chris Lovermi said of the day Keyla fell ill. “[Keyla] complained of a stomach ache, which I thought was just from the workout. But it was obvious after a few minutes that it was a little bit more than that.” When Keyla arrived at the hospital, doctors discovered intracranial bleeding and she was placed in a medically-induced coma to reduce pressure on her brain. Keyla remained comatose in the intensive care unit for …
Today's top local events and tips
"Five Things" is a daily Patch feature where we give you Fair Lawn's top five tips and events for each day of the week. Have a suggestion for a "Five Things" item? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1) The Fair Lawn High School Girls Basketballl team opens its season Friday against Ramapo at home, and will be looking to avenge an embarrassing defeat they suffered at the hands of the Raiders on opening night last year. The game itself will be secondary to the return of the night's honoree - freshman guard Keyla Martinez. Martinez fell seriously ill during a team workout just before Thanksgiving and had to be rushed to the hospital, where she stayed for 21 days. She was recently released and will be attending the game with her parents, as a…