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.


NE Sports Awards Banquet winners announced

On May 14, the Northeast Times will celebrate its 29th annual Sports Awards Banquet at Cannstatter’s. In next week’s edition, the paper will publish a special banquet pullout section highlighting in detail all of this year’s winners. 


Good vibrations

Following a loss in last year’s Public League title game, Franklin Towne Charter is a team on a mission. They currently sit atop the league’s ‘A’ Division.

Before Franklin Towne Charter’s home baseball game against Nueva Esperanza on Friday, the American Legion field at Devereaux and Hegerman streets more closely resembled a dance floor. 


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.