Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Hit the Hardwood

After a thrilling fall sports season that saw four Northeast-area teams win league soccer and football championships, it’s time to trade in the cleats and outdoor fields for high-tops and basketball gyms.


Man on the run: Guckin finds backfield success

Last December, Andrew Guckin figured he had reached football heaven. 


Legends of the fall

Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both excellence on the field and strong leadership ability off of it.


Washington field hockey fights on as champions

At George Washington High School, the highly successful football and boys soccer programs tend to grab the most headlines when it comes to fall sports.


Vikings rise up

In the moments following Northeast’s thrilling, come-from-behind 14-12 Thanksgiving victory over Central, it was easy to forgive Shimeek Carter and his teammates for being a tad overexcited. 


Ancient tradition awaits Northeast, Central

One of the most wonderful aspects of Thanksgiving high school football is that no matter what, it’s always the biggest game of the year.


Panther pride

Samuel Fels High School athletic director Mark Heimerdinger has a saying he likes to use when describing the sports foundation he has been attempting to build from the ground up.


Tarken Ice Rink reopens amidst grand fanfare

As November rapidly hurtles toward December, the National Hockey League is still embroiled in a bitter lockout that has so far robbed Flyers fans of their beloved team’s season.


‘This one is for Polly’

In the moments before Saturday night’s championship Public League football game between Frankford and George Washington, one thing was clear — somebody was missing.


The Fight of Their Lives

As a college basketball referee, Joe DeMayo has one of the hardest and most thankless jobs. At any given game, he’s bound to make countless new enemies, who will call into question everything from his eyesight to his sanity to his family’s lineage.