April 8, 2014
NORTHEAST HIGH basketball coach Ira Stern was taken to a local hospital yesterday after suffering a seizure inside the gymnasium during a portion of the All-Star Labor Classic, which was held at the school. Stern, who just completed his second season as the Vikings' coach, was taken from the school via ambulance. Chris Riley, the Northeast athletic director, said Stern was expected to stay overnight as a precaution only. The incident occurred after the boys' contest concluded and during halftime of the media vs. union members exhibition game.
August 31, 2013 |
Ron Cohen, George Washington's 29th-year coach, knows as well as anyone what makes up a passionate, intense, and sometimes downright bitter high school football rivalry. And, boy, does he have stories to tell. In 2001, just before his Eagles were to play arch-nemesis Northeast for the Public League championship, he noticed Vikings assistant Chris Riley, previously an assistant under Cohen at Washington, standing atop the press box at Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium. Cohen thought Riley, with a bird's-eye view of the action, was trying to gain a competitive - and unfair - advantage.
December 21, 2011 |
As has been rumored, Chris Riley will step down as Northeast High's football coach after three seasons. "I'll probably announce it in the next week or so," he said Tuesday. Riley said he would stay on as the school's athletic director, overseeing 29 programs. He is also a special-education teacher. Riley compiled a 23-12 record with the Vikings. In 2010, he guided his alma mater to a 9-3 mark and the team's first Public League championship since 1983. He was a member of the '83 squad.
October 2, 2010 |
With a youth-laden roster that includes a sophomore quarterback, Northeast coach Chris Riley said the early part of the season "has been about taking baby steps. " After his Vikings barely held off host Frankford, 14-13, Saturday in a Public League Class AAAA matchup at Large and Dyre Streets, Riley said, "Hopefully, that's a big baby step. " Northeast posted touchdowns on two of its first three possessions to seize control, but needed a missed extra-point kick and late defensive stand to emerge victorious.
September 17, 2010 |
Northeast earned its first win of the football season Friday, playing at Bartram and downing the Braves, 24-14, in a Public League game. Entering the game, Bartram (2-1 overall, 1-1 league) had outscored its first two opponents by a combined 54-6. Conversely, Northeast had scored just seven points in its first two contests, and was shut out by Father Judge last week. But the Vikings were too physical on the line Friday, sacking Bartram quarterback Adrese Perkins four times, despite Perkins' ability to scramble.
September 1, 2010
Filling in the gaps. The dynamic running-back duo of Eric Hines and Tyleel Taylor is gone, and so is No. 1 wide receiver Eric "Flav" Brundidge. But quarterback, with the graduation of Malik Stokes, is by far the biggest question surrounding Northeast entering this season. Last year, Stokes led the Vikings to a second-place finish in the Red Division and secured the Public League record for career passing yards with 4,170. "You're never going to replace a guy like that, but you just have to move on, reload, and get ready for the next year," second-year Northeast coach Chris Riley said.
September 19, 2009 |
In a locker-room office charged with emotion after Northeast's first victory of the season, new head coach Chris Riley and the squad's 1967 boss, Vince Presto, now the scoreboard operator at Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium, shared a hug for the ages. In 1983, when the Vikings went 10-1 and claimed their last Public League championship, Riley was a junior player and Presto the school's athletic director. John McAneney was the head coach. "It's exciting," Riley said after Northeast held off Bensalem, 13-12, yesterday afternoon in a nonleague matchup.
August 16, 2004 |
Neither Chris DiMarco nor Chris Riley won the PGA Championship, but they both played their way onto the Ryder Cup team. With his tie for second, DiMarco jumped from 15th in the Ryder Cup standings to eighth, while Riley's fourth-place tie leapfrogged him from 18th to the 10th man on the team. Displaced from the team were Steve Flesch and Jay Haas, who dropped to 11th and 12th, respectively, making them candidates as captain's picks by Hal Sutton. By virtue of his strong finish, Justin Leonard, star of the Ryder Cup four years ago at Brookline, vaulted to 17th in the standings, arguably earning a look from Sutton.
August 26, 2002 |
Craig Parry had endured so many crushing losses in 10 years and 235 starts on the PGA Tour that he wasn't about to celebrate too soon yesterday in the NEC Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. Only when his lead was four strokes, and another raucous cheer at Sahalee Country Club told him his second shot had reached the green on the par-5 18th hole, was the 36-year-old Aussie unable to contain a sly smile. "You beauty," Parry thought to himself. It was every bit of that. Tied for the lead going into the final round, with Tiger Woods and Ernie Els among those in position to track him down, Parry put together a masterpiece by closing with a 6-under 65 and playing the final 48 holes without a bogey.