Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Washington’s Cohen amped for season No. 30

At age 70, Ron Cohen is excited for his 30th year as the G.W. head football coach; Cohen is coming off his first losing season in 29 years.

Ron Cohen will turn 71 in September, right in the midst of his 30th season as George Washington High School’s head football coach. But ask the coaching legend about key milestones and whether self-reflection leads to thoughts about him calling it a career, and he’ll tell you that much like the statistics compiled for his Eagles, these are just numbers.


At 45, Gies’ love of the game keeps him playing

Chris Gies nearly became the Phillies Opening Night starter in 1995; he’s still playing, passing on his knowledge to his two sons.

Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Gies came this close to being named the Opening Night starter for his beloved Phillies.


Coaches mourn passing of O’Hara’s Algeo

Frank McArdle and Tom Coyle reflect on memories of Danny Algeo, the Cardinal O’Hara football coach who died last Thursday at age 49.

When he was still a little-known assistant football coach at Northeastern University, Frank McArdle remembers the uneasy nervousness on one of his first recruiting trips to the Philadelphia area.


Changing of the guard

Jack Creighton will soon retire as Frankford’s athletic director. Former boys varsity basketball coach Ben Dubin will step into the role.

When the 2014-15 school year begins roughly two months from now, a familiar face in the Frankford High School athletics community will be absent. Luckily for the Pioneers, another well-known individual will be stepping in.


Win one for Greg

Friends, family and strangers flocked to Ramp Playground on Saturday to support the memory of Greg Hennigar, a Judge grad who died in May 2003.

Surveying the packed Ramp Playground football field on Saturday morning, Tommy Coyle remembered a smile with one of his own.


Turner out, Bradley in as new Nazareth AD

Danielle Turner, Nazareth Academy’s athletic director for the past eight years, has stepped down to take the job at Central Bucks South.

Bittersweet.


Catching Fire

Scott Siley, a former infielder for the George Washington baseball team, has decided to forgo college. Instead, he’ll enroll in fire school in the fall.

For the past two baseball seasons at George Washington High School, head coach and athletic director Ken Geiser always maintained that you could never have too many Scott Sileys on your team.


Public struggle

The Public League’s misfortunes in the Carpenter Cup continued on Sunday, dropping its 24th straight decision. The league’s only win came in 1990.

The old adage states that the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes. If there was room to add a third proclamation, it might state, “Death, taxes and, come early June, the Public League will lose its first and only Carpenter Cup contest.”


Seidman’s stock rising quickly for CSN Philly

Having just turned 25, Corey Seidman, who grew up in the Northeast, writes for CSN Philly and hosts ‘Phillies Nation’ on local television.

If your cable provider is a Comcast SportsNet carrier, then odds are you’ve seen Corey Seidman on your television screen.


Ryan’s remarkable softball ride comes to an end

The days leading up to Feb. 16 were business as usual for Vince Capizzi and the Archbishop Ryan softball program.