Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Changing of the guard

Jack Creighton will soon retire as Frankford’s athletic director. Former boys varsity basketball coach Ben Dubin will step into the role.

When the 2014-15 school year begins roughly two months from now, a familiar face in the Frankford High School athletics community will be absent. Luckily for the Pioneers, another well-known individual will be stepping in.


Win one for Greg

Friends, family and strangers flocked to Ramp Playground on Saturday to support the memory of Greg Hennigar, a Judge grad who died in May 2003.

Surveying the packed Ramp Playground football field on Saturday morning, Tommy Coyle remembered a smile with one of his own.


Turner out, Bradley in as new Nazareth AD

Danielle Turner, Nazareth Academy’s athletic director for the past eight years, has stepped down to take the job at Central Bucks South.

Bittersweet.


Catching Fire

Scott Siley, a former infielder for the George Washington baseball team, has decided to forgo college. Instead, he’ll enroll in fire school in the fall.

For the past two baseball seasons at George Washington High School, head coach and athletic director Ken Geiser always maintained that you could never have too many Scott Sileys on your team.


Public struggle

The Public League’s misfortunes in the Carpenter Cup continued on Sunday, dropping its 24th straight decision. The league’s only win came in 1990.

The old adage states that the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes. If there was room to add a third proclamation, it might state, “Death, taxes and, come early June, the Public League will lose its first and only Carpenter Cup contest.”


Seidman’s stock rising quickly for CSN Philly

Having just turned 25, Corey Seidman, who grew up in the Northeast, writes for CSN Philly and hosts ‘Phillies Nation’ on local television.

If your cable provider is a Comcast SportsNet carrier, then odds are you’ve seen Corey Seidman on your television screen.


Ryan’s remarkable softball ride comes to an end

The days leading up to Feb. 16 were business as usual for Vince Capizzi and the Archbishop Ryan softball program.


A Major Step

Parkwood native Brian O’Grady, who played baseball at Archbishop Wood from 2007-10, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds last week in the MLB Draft.

Unlike many recent college graduates, Brian O’Grady will have no problem finding his first real-world job. He’ll also have a strong head start in racking up more frequent flyer miles than his peers.


The road to recovery

Months after suffering a combined 20 stab wounds, three Father Judge student-athletes talk to the Northeast Times about the harrowing ordeal in an exclusive interview.

To hear Tom Bayer and his two best friends from the Father Judge wrestling team tell it, the night of March 21 was like any other.


Holding court

In seven years as a multi-sport coach at George Washington, Chris Reid has won six league titles, including the last four in boys volleyball.

With all of the supporters he has, having an uninterrupted conversation with Chris Reid is no easy task.