Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Towne falls just short of repeat in softball final

Franklin Towne Charter’s quest for a second consecutive league softball title was thwarted on a walkoff single by Central.

If the recent film The Silver Linings Playbook taught moviegoers anything about life, it’s that there’s always one to be found somewhere.


Washington, Towne, PACS all advance to Pub baseball Final 4

The George Washington, Franklin Towne Charter and Philadelphia Academy Charter baseball teams advanced to the Public League baseball postseason semifinals this week. Here’s how they got there:


Ryan, Towne softball advance to league title games

In their quest for a Catholic League title, the Archbishop Ryan softball players know Andy Hafele is out there somewhere, looking down on them. 


Encore presentation

With graduation looming, local players from the Catholic and Public League suited up one more time for the high school football City All-Star Game.

When the high school football City All-Star Game rolls through town, there are no shortages of things to play for.


Namnun wins 100th before reigning champ Frankford falls in first round

Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.


Seniority rules

As tantalizing as the prospect of potentially winning in extra innings on Senior Day was, Brittany Smith wasn’t having it. 


High school baseball playoffs are on the horizon

With the end of the regular season nearly upon us, here is a closer look at the state of some of the area’s top baseball programs on the eve of the postseason (records through Monday):


Obstacle course

A funny thing happens when a program wins its first championship.


PACS baseball making itself at home in Pub’s ‘A’ Division

Given how far the baseball program has come at Philadelphia Academy Charter School (PACS) in the last decade, it’s going to take more than a bad game or two for panic to set in for Jack Smith.


NE Sports Awards Banquet winners announced

On May 14, the Northeast Times will celebrate its 29th annual Sports Awards Banquet at Cannstatter’s. In next week’s edition, the paper will publish a special banquet pullout section highlighting in detail all of this year’s winners.