Northeast Times

 Articles by Melissa Yerkov

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.

Refining the rally

The Philadelphia Catholic League rallies from behind for its first two wins of the Carpenter Cup.

Returning to his roots

These days Tony McDevitt works as a bond trader in New York City, but the Far Northeast native still comes home every year to teach his local lacrosse camp.

History in the making

Northeast native Esteban Meletiche has helped the Keystone College baseball squad record its most successful season in program history.

No pain, no gain

“If you train right and give it 100-percent here, it’s not even a fight out there. You go in there and you feel good. But if you don’t train, it’ll be the worst couple of minutes of your life. It could either be heaven or hell in there, and it all depends on how you train.” —Javier Guzman

Pioneers claim Public League title

Sweltering temperatures and extreme humidity postponed last week’s highly anticipated Public League baseball championship game, forcing the players of Frankford and Thomas Edison high schools to sideline their enthusiasm one more day. 

A perfect pair

Look out for those Ragdolls in the outfield. 

Farewell from the hill

Baseball has taken Kevin Mack far in life.