Northeast Times

 Articles by Melissa Yerkov

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

Fancy footwork

It’s time for high school soccer squads to get their kicks. Score a glimpse of your favorite neighborhood team in the Northeast Times’ soccer preview.

’Tis the season

Are you ready for some football? Here’s a look at your favorite neighborhood squads in the annual Northeast Times football preview.