Northeast Times

 Articles by Melissa Yerkov

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. 

Phanatic about dancing

The Dance with Celeste performance squad will shake their groove thing with the Phanatic on Aug. 26.

Game on!

Local youth athletes are taking street hockey to the rink with the Torresdale Summer Foot Hockey League.

Hitting her stride

“I worked my hardest and did everything I could. I didn’t think I’d come back and do as well as I did, but I did work for it. And I’m proud of what I accomplished.” —Sarah Hammer

Hot shots

The Penn Academy Summer Basketball League is giving local hoopsters an opportunity to play all summer long.

Getting their kicks

Melissa Benson just can’t get enough of Holy Family University’s soccer program.

A phamily affair

“I look forward to just being with my family… Life is too short. We have to get together and enjoy life together. We all really enjoy being around each other. It’s always a good time.” —Jena Visconto