Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

In the trenches

When the Los Angeles Lakers were asserting their dominance en route to multiple NBA championships in the early 2000s, everything revolved around Shaquille O’Neal. Whether it was outworking defenders in the post for an easy layup, or snatching up rebounds to put back up or dish to Kobe Bryant or another teammate for an open look on the perimeter, Shaq’s impact on how gameplans unfolded cannot be overstated enough.


Nazareth’s Visconto does it all for her school

Karli Visconto has become so skilled at balancing her hectic schedule that it’s a surprise she hasn’t taken up the trapeze by now.


Century club

Keishla Gilmore does so much for her school that she lost track of how close she was inching toward becoming Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School’s first 1,000-point basketball scorer.


Ryan’s Horan guides young Raiders to key win

Brendan Horan will be the first to admit that the offensive system in place at Archbishop Ryan is somewhat of an acquired taste. When a visiting reporter generously described the X’s and O’s of Bernie Rogers’ basketball playbook as “not the sexiest in the Catholic League,” Rogers’ most talented player smiled and began chuckling.


Where there’s a Will, there’s a way for Crusaders

Sean Tait and Will Brazukas know how it looks. 


Railsplitters rise up

By all accounts, Blair Bowes and Raymond Fred had successful go-rounds for the Abraham Lincoln basketball team in 2012-13. 


Believe it

Thanks to a dedicated mom and a supportive community, Lincoln’s Cody Kettyle recently played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas.

Susan Friedman rattled off the names of the cities and states, each one farther away and more untouchable than the one that preceded it.


A fall to remember

The fall sports winners will be honored at the 28th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet in the spring.

Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both on-field excellence and leadership abilities off of it.


A work in progress

It’s no secret that high school athletics are cyclical in nature.


The gift of life

Bennett Pellegrino has spent the first six-plus months of his life confined to a hospital. Thanks to the generosity and selflessness of a few Holy Family University students, he will have more friends than most when he comes home soon for the first time.