Northeast Times

 Articles by Melissa Yerkov

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


Going south

Northeast High grad Julius Spann has accepted a baseball scholarship to play for the Francis Marion University Patriots in South Carolina.


Nothing minor about it

Philly native Sean Murphy, who was drafted by the Oakland A’s last year, is now starting in Class A action.


Life on the diamond

Tiffany DiMatteo plays for the Philadelphia Flash tournament team, the Archbishop Ryan softball squad, and recently faced the area’s top athletes in the Carpenter Cup Classic.