Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Everybody hits: Washington baseball finds its stride

Ishmael Bracy said that when his team is hitting, it’s contagious. If so, the rest of the Public League could get very sick.


Pioneer pups

Following a third straight league title, Frankford baseball is left with nothing but freshmen and sophomores. Head coach Juan Namnun isn’t complaining.

In the moments before Monday afternoon’s Public League Division A baseball contest against visiting GAMP, a Frankford player sheepishly approached a visiting reporter while holding some athletic tape in his hands. 


Globetrotting Zeglinski coming back to Philly

Sammy Zeglinski’s career as a professional basketball player has taken him all over the world and back, yet the allure of coming back home to Philadelphia is always inescapable. 


Trending upward

After an 11-0 showing in Division B a season ago, Lincoln baseball has risen back to the Public League’s top division. They plan on staying put.

John Larsen remembers the darker days, so forgive him for not allowing his sky to fall following two consecutive losses.


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?