Articles by Melissa Yerkov

Getting their kicks

It has been a roller-coaster season for the St. Hubert soccer squad, but regardless of the scoreboard, the Bambies are staying strong.


Leader of the pack

“Kevin is a great leader… we rely on him. We let him move and everybody else kind of follows. He’s our team captain. He’s ranked in the top of his class. He’s a great example of a student athlete.” — Father Judge coach John Dunlop, referring to Kevin Pohl.


Nationwide talents

Players on the Holy Family volleyball team represent a number of hometowns. They’ve journeyed far and wide to be part of the Tigers’ winning program.


Rising to the top

While playing for Manor College last year, Brittany Palmer and her team did not win one game. Now she’s enjoying that winning feeling at Penn State Abington.


A day to remember

Abraham Lincoln senior Marty McFarland scored three touchdowns and grabbed an interception on Friday afternoon — by far his best performance of the season.


A new beginning

After surviving Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, Richard Laurent moved to Philadelphia. He’s a straight-A student at Northeast High School and a starter on the Vikings’ varsity soccer squad.


Pioneers on the move

“Jeff has gotten better every year… He comes out here and plays hard. He’s a smart student and a hard-working athlete.” —Frankford boss Rob Shelton speaks highly of senior Jeff Marc.


Building a foundation

Senior quarterback Stephane Smith is the first four-year varsity starter in Samuel Fels football history.


Local ladies look competitive on the pitch

The lovely ladies of Northeast Philadelphia have once again stormed the soccer field, and it looks like any one of the four local squads could be solid contenders for the championship this season. 


Northeast High basketball coach drowns

“It’s bad for all the teams, the teachers and students. We’re all devastated. This is a big loss for Northeast.” —NEHS athletic director Chris Riley