Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

All the Wright stuff

Former Washington baseball star is bound for the Hill School with hopes of ultimately ending up at West Point.  


Lady in the water

Little Flower’s Ally McHugh has been swimming since she was a year old. Entering her junior year, the record breaker is not slowing down.  


Call it a comeback

He was an assistant at Northeast High from 1998-2008. Now, Phil Gormley is back on the Vikings gridiron. And this time he's running the show. 


Living the dream

Leigh Ann Costanzo, a former softball player at St. Hubert and Holy Family, has spent time on a different field the last two years as a Phillies ball girl at Citizens Bank Park.


Words of wisdom

Porfirio Barrera tells a tale of triumph on the field and torment off it while chronicling the 1991 George Washington football season in his debut book When Winning Hurts. 


Local stars have a chance to shine at Keystone Games

Area high school baseball players are bound for Harrisburg for the Keystone Games, the “largest multi-sport event in the state.”


Leading the Crusade

Father Judge's new youthful athletic director believes that age is just a number. 


A big hit

Somerton's Greg Olenski is having a heck of a summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The former University of Maryland player and Holy Ghost Prep product will transfer to the University of Delaware in the fall.


Brotherly love

Stephen Pettit was born with a condition called Erb's palsy, which causes paralysis of the arm. It hasn't slowed him from becoming an ice hockey standout for Archbishop Ryan.


The girl next door

A few months ago, Torresdale native Val Keil was tending bar in Northeast Philly. Now, she's Playboy's Miss August 2013.