Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Determined Ragdolls start planning ahead

On the surface, Ashley Smink and Shannon Glenn act like your typical high school sophomores when obliging a visiting reporter an interview.


Enjoying the ride

Despite a narrow defeat in Sunday’s Public League championship game, Northeast High School celebrates a rewarding season of girls basketball.

Phil Monastra drew up the game plan, and his team executed it to near perfection. When the final buzzer sounded and the Northeast girls basketball team ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard, the Lady Vikings’ head coach wasn’t angry about the result.


Lincoln girls’ basketball eyes progression entering offseason

Taking some time to reflect on a successful season, MIke Turchi was not about to rest on his laurels.


Following elimination, Ragdolls already pumped for next hoops season

As a basketball coach, part of Mike McCusker wishes life had a fast forward button that he could push, magically making next season appear?


Northeast wins first-ever Class AAAA girls’ hoops title

For a school that’s been around as long as Northeast has, it gets harder and harder to establish a “first.”


St. Basil finds success with heavy N.E. influence

’Unfinished business’ motivates eight Basil’s seniors, five of whom hail from the area.

They filed into the tiny office inside the school gymnasium, one by one, until there were six of them inside the cramped room. They rattled off the neighborhoods they hail from and grade schools they attended, from Fox Chase to Somerton to Mayfair; St. Cecilia to St. Matthew to St. Albert the Great.


A view from the top

On the surface, the request itself was kind of ludicrous, but Idris White didn’t mind humoring an inquisitive party.


Judge soccer and football duos sign on college’s dotted line

On the road to victory: On Feb. 7, it was a day of celebration at Father Judge, as four student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent. From left: Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Jim Green; All-American soccer player Joey Hansen (La Salle University); standout soccer midfielder Ryan Nork (also La Salle University); defensive lineman Eric Drains (Villanova University); offensive/defensive lineman Kevin Lang (Millersville University); and Father Jack Kolodziej, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs. Hansen led the Crusaders with 13 assists, and Nork was an integral part of bringing Judge a Catholic League soccer championship. Drains was Second-Team All-Catholic as a defensive tackle and shined as a leader since transferring from Franklin Learning Center as a junior. Lang, a force on both sides of the ball for the football team, also participates in indoor and outdoor track for Judge.


Central basketball clips Washington’s wings

Last season, in his first as George Washington’s boys basketball coach, John Creighton got the Eagles to the playoffs before suffering a first-round exit. This year, he got them back there again, only this time, G.W. knocked off Olney on the road in the first round, advancing to play the imposing Lancers of Central in Tuesday’s Class AAAA semifinals.


Bambies bite back

Caroline Price had been carrying the scars for more than a year.