Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

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.


A Major Step

Parkwood native Brian O’Grady, who played baseball at Archbishop Wood from 2007-10, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds last week in the MLB Draft.

Unlike many recent college graduates, Brian O’Grady will have no problem finding his first real-world job. He’ll also have a strong head start in racking up more frequent flyer miles than his peers.


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.


The road to recovery

Months after suffering a combined 20 stab wounds, three Father Judge student-athletes talk to the Northeast Times about the harrowing ordeal in an exclusive interview.

To hear Tom Bayer and his two best friends from the Father Judge wrestling team tell it, the night of March 21 was like any other.


Holding court

In seven years as a multi-sport coach at George Washington, Chris Reid has won six league titles, including the last four in boys volleyball.

With all of the supporters he has, having an uninterrupted conversation with Chris Reid is no easy task.


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 upends Towne for first baseball title since ‘95

If you happened to walk by Ken Geiser these days, he wouldn’t fault you for not recognizing him.


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.


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.