Sunday, February 7, 2016

Basketball: New Top 25

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:08 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's the new Top 25 in South Jersey boys' basketball, as of Sunday Feb. 7: (Last week's rankings in parentheses) 1. St. Augustine (1) 17-0 Senior guard Sa'eed Nelson drove the lane and converted a three-point play with 2.5 seconds on the clock in the... Read more

Basketball: Paul VI beats Woodbury

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 4:51 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Voshon Mack was determined to flip the script. The senior forward scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, sparking Paul VI to a 65-62 victory over Woodbury on Saturday in the Tri-State Showcase at Bishop Eustace. Junior guard Keenan Wise scored... Read more

Basketball: Haddon Heights beats Camden Catholic

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 12:26 PM
By Phil Anastasia Pressure defense and some great work from guards Robert Tindley and Jared Latane powered Haddon Heights to a 45-42 victory over Camden Catholic Saturday at the Tri-State Showcase at Bishop Eustace. Haddon Heights (13-5) rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second quarter. Tindley... Read more

Basketball: Cherokee beats Wildwood Catholic

Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:57 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer It was the climatic ending of a dramatic week for Wiley Roberson and the Cherokee boys' basketball team. Roberson, a junior who played for the first time this season on Tuesday, sparked a rousing comeback as Cherokee beat Wildwood Catholic 61-55 in a clash... Read more

Basketball: Camden beats Kingsway

Friday, February 5, 2016, 6:31 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Sophomore forward Myles Thompson went for 14 points and 11 rebounds and Camden emptied its bench in the fourth quarter in a 70-43 victory over Kingsway on Friday at the Tri-State Showcase at Bishop Eustace. Senior forward Jamal Holloway scored 15 and junior... Read more

Basketball: Showcase this weekend at Bishop Eustace

Friday, February 5, 2016, 2:47 PM
Ten teams in The Inquirer Top 25 will compete this weekend at the 12-game, two-day Tri State Showcase at Bishop Eustace. The highlight of Friday's action will be No. 7 Wildwood Catholic vs. No. 10 Cherokee at 6:30. The last game of the event will feature No. 3 Timber Creek vs. No. 9 Bishop Eustace... Read more

Basketball: Bishop Eustace beats Paul VI

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Mike Cohen likes to pick his spots. The Bishop Eustace Prep senior guard doesn't force the action, preferring to get his teammates involved in the flow of the game before looking for his own opportunities. But late in Thursday's typically tense Olympic... Read more

Barchuk retires as Kingsway FB coach

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:19 PM
As the 2015 season was ending, Tony Barchuk was giving serious thought to retiring as Kingsway's football coach. "How long can you do something?" Barchuk wondered back in December in typically blunt fashion, his Brooklyn accent still apparent after all these years in South Jersey. The answer was... Read more

Football: Barchuk retires as Kingsway's coach

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 11:10 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer When the 2015 season was over, Tony Barchuk admitted he was seriously considering retiring as Kingsway's football coach. "How long can you do something?" Barchuk wondered in his typically blunt Brooklyn-ese. The answer was 37 seasons. And 366 games. And... Read more

Football: WJFL schedule for 2016-17

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 5:35 PM
Defending South Jersey Group 2 champion Cedar Creek will play Delsea, Camden and Haddonfield in cross-over games in the 2016-17 schedule for the expanded West Jersey Football League. Delsea, the four-tiime defending Group 3 champion, plays Paul VI in a National Division game and Holy Spirit in a cross-over... Read more
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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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