Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

O’Donnell’s Towne

— In almost a decade at Franklin Towne Charter, Brianna O’Donnell has brought with her a winner’s mentality.


Okolo, Raiders off to winning start in league play

Bryan Okolo will be the first to admit that the offensive system his Archbishop Ryan basketball team runs hardly resembles the explosive, run-and-gun style of, say, the United States Olympic team.


Focusing on youth, Lincoln builds toward future

At just 2-6, there have been a few more lows than highs thus far for the Abraham Lincoln boys basketball team. Four of the six losses have come by 20 points or more, and the Railsplitters’ most recent game, a 70-28 drubbing at Central on Jan. 2, was especially forgettable.


First Impression

If this constituted an off night for Charlotte Kucowski, then the rest of the Catholic League should be put on notice.


Head of the Class

— Thanks to his talents on the football field and in the classroom, Jaye McNeil is headed to Anaheim for the game of his life.


Smith, Franklin Towne hoops on the right track

Chris Lauber knows full well it takes more than eight games to build a program. That being said, the first-year boys basketball coach at Franklin Towne Charter is confident the program he inherited is headed in the right direction.


Head of the Class

Later this week, Jaye McNeil will travel 3,000 miles from his Somerton home to play in the biggest football game of his life. How does he think it will go? 


Judge hoops settling into new selfless identity

Sean Tait isn’t sure how much more talented this year’s version of the Father Judge basketball team is compared to last season’s counterpart, but the fourth-year head coach knows this much: the 2012-13 Crusader team is light years improved in terms of selflessness.


All hands on deck

Facing a neighborhood rival after a two-week layoff, the Archbishop Ryan girls basketball team was rusty. But with strong veteran leadership, the Ragdolls found a way to win.


Fly like an Eagle

For most of last Thursday’s first half against Freire Charter, the George Washington boys basketball team resembled a twisted, disjointed mess.