Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

A work in progress

It’s no secret that high school athletics are cyclical in nature.


The gift of life

Bennett Pellegrino has spent the first six-plus months of his life confined to a hospital. Thanks to the generosity and selflessness of a few Holy Family University students, he will have more friends than most when he comes home soon for the first time.


McCusker back at Ryan to lead the Ragdolls

As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs. 


Hoop Dreams

Thanksgiving brought us brutally stinging cold temperatures, while the early throes of December dumped something we haven’t seen in awhile across the Philadelphia region: ample snowfall.


Down to the bitter end

Scoreless through four full quarters, it almost seemed appropriate that the newest chapter of the ancient Northeast-Central Thanksgiving rivalry would be decided, in part, by a coin toss. 


Tole comes full circle

After a stellar career as a student-athlete at Archbishop Ryan led Megan Tole to Holy Family University on a soccer scholarship, she knew that she wanted to come back and return the favor. 


Thanksgiving football preview: Judge vs. Lincoln

Though still in his first season as the Father Judge head football coach, nobody needs to tell Mike McKay how important Thanksgiving’s game against Abraham Lincoln is. McKay should know … after all, he played in the very first one.


Thanksgiving football preview: Northeast vs. Central

Phil Gormley found out pretty early on not to underestimate the annual Thanksgiving contest between Central and Northeast. 


SFBN bringing high school athletics to life

When Ari Bluestein was playing baseball at Northeast High School in the early 2000s, he noticed something was missing. Why, he wondered, were so few media outlets visible on the high school sports scene when these games and student-athletes deserved to be seen by the masses?


A battle for the ages

In the original Rocky film, the titular hero fights as a beloved underdog, heading into a heavyweight bout with the much more powerful Apollo Creed that nobody gives Rocky Balboa much of a chance to win.