Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Ragdolls dedicate season to fallen coach Hafele

While nothing is a given in the Philadelphia Catholic League, this much is certain: the Archbishop Ryan softball team is playing this season with heavy hearts.


What can’t she do?

Little Flower senior Jenna Markocki has mastered the art of multitasking. She’s an All-Catholic on the diamond, an ace student in the classroom and works two after-school jobs.

As coaches across all levels will tell you, some athletes just have “it.” The “it factor” can mean a lot of things, but in most cases it tends to be an amalgam of exemplary leadership on the field and fantastic character displayed off it.


Tacony Charter journies into the Public League

When one thinks about local high school athletics, the first instinct isn’t always to ponder when and under what circumstances these institutions got their starts. 


Young Crusaders finding their way in league play

After two hard-fought losses to open the Catholic League baseball season, Father Judge head coach Tim Ginter opted for the Rocky movie analogy instead of Silver Linings Playbook. 


Little Flower swimming celebrates banner year

It was a season for the record books for Little Flower swimming.


It must be a sign

Paul Thiergartner is hearing impaired. Thanks to a G.W. lacrosse teammate who knows sign language, he’s fitting right in with the Eagles.

What are the odds?


A Storm is coming

On the surface, every single thing about Stormy Baver is fascinating, from her softball playing credentials all the way down to her unique name.


Public League baseball vet leads Northeast

If the Public League had a mayor, Joe Fite might be able to run unopposed.


Former player Eck set to lead experienced Ryan baseball team

Gerry Eck rattled off plenty of adjectives to describe his ascension from Archbishop Ryan baseball player to head coach.


Winter winners close book on basketball season

We’ve officially entered the third week of March, and wouldn’t you know it: there’s still snow covering lawns and car windshields throughout the Delaware Valley. While everybody is impatiently waiting for spring to arrive, the (hopeful) final snowstorm of the year is a perfect time to take a final look back on an action-packed basketball season in the Northeast.