Northeast Times

 Articles by Ed Morrone

Despite valiant effort, Frankford eliminated by King

On paper, an 18-4 basketball team playing one with an 8-15 record seems like a tremendous mismatch.


What postseason inexperience? Juniors power G.W. past Olney

George Washington’s junior basketball class had never played in a Public League playoff game prior to Thursday. The postseason newcomers sure had a funny way of showing it.


Much to cheer about

On a recent Sunday afternoon inside the gymnasium at St. Hubert, athletic director Mike Prendergast looked toward the nearly 100 cheerleaders assembled and quipped, “Look at this … it’s like West Side Story in Mayfair.”


Smart, Watson guide young Vikings back to playoffs

Editor’s note: Northeast was eliminated from postseason play by Southern on Tuesday after this story went to press.


Playoff hoops: Lincoln advances while N.E., New Foundations fall

On Tuesday, the boys Public League basketball postseason began with a preliminary round of playoff contests. There were 10 total games, with the winners advancing to Thursday’s first round and the losers being eliminated. A couple of area teams played yesterday. Here’s how they fared:


Together we build

In any family, minor arguments and disagreements have the tendency to erupt into dramatic histrionics. However, at the end of the day, unconditional love and support usually triumphs, making the previous frustrations seem both silly and unnecessary.


Towne watch: Boyd leads, rest of Coyotes follow

At a Monday evening practice, the Franklin Towne Charter boys basketball team split themselves down the middle and scattered to opposite ends of the court for a shooting competition. Each player had 90 seconds to make as many jumpers as possible from the high posts, and the side with the highest composite score at the end won.


New look G.W. finds success with depth, balance

After losing his top two scorers from a season ago, John Creighton knows sometimes it’s just as opportune to be lucky as it is good. 


What rivals? Public League foes form tight bond

Having both opened their doors in the 19th century, Central and Northeast high schools are about as ancient as it gets when it comes to fierce athletic rivals.


In the trenches

When the Los Angeles Lakers were asserting their dominance en route to multiple NBA championships in the early 2000s, everything revolved around Shaquille O’Neal. Whether it was outworking defenders in the post for an easy layup, or snatching up rebounds to put back up or dish to Kobe Bryant or another teammate for an open look on the perimeter, Shaq’s impact on how gameplans unfolded cannot be overstated enough.