Northeast Times

 Articles by Melissa Yerkov

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.


The next generation

After 22 seasons, Archbishop Wood baseball coach Jim DiGuiseppe announced his retirement in June. Now his son is stepping up to the plate.


The art of athletics

Jessica Brown’s background has convinced her of the value of school sports programs. That’s why she is bringing them to a performing-arts high school.


Ruthless beauty

Northeast High graduate Shelley Lashley is bringing brawn and style to the gridiron, thanks to the Lingerie Football League.


World champions

He’s gone from coaching youth hockey in Northeast Philadelphia to helping teams conquer the world. And through it all, one thing has remained the same — his love for the game.