Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Strength on the hill

Behind strong pitching from Melissa Hess and even stronger leadership from its captains, St. Hubert softball is back on top.  


Northeast posthumously pays homage to fallen star

Mike Kamen scored more than 1,400 points in his career at Northeast; last week, the school retired his jersey.  


Survival of the fittest

Officer Daniel Kostick joins his FC Survivors soccer squad days after being shot in West Philly.   


Reaching new heights

Editor’s note: Seneca Williams was originally mis-identified as Seneca Wallace in the print version of this story. A correction will print in next week’s edition of the Northeast Times. 


Power of the Pandas

When Danielle Vittitow took over the highly-successful Nazareth Academy softball program, she had a simple message for her team: new team, new season, same old tradition. 


Frankford, GW battle in Division A classic

With more games like the one his Frankford Pioneers played on Friday, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Juan Namnun have a full head of gray hairs by the time the postseason rolls around.


Brotherly love

Zack Beltran and his lethal bat have been terrorizing Public League pitching for three seasons; now, his younger brother Brendan has joined the party at third base.  


All in the family

After retiring last summer as Frankford's athletic director, Jack Creighton is helping his son, John, coach the George Washington lacrosse team. 


Hometown hero

St. Matthew and North Catholic graduate John McCarthy got his first career MLS start in goal for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, delivering a 2-1 win — the team's first of the season.


As baseball season intensifies, so does Public League Division A

Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):