Sunday, January 25, 2015

Basketball: Daniels sparks AC in debut game

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 8:44 PM
By Phil Anastasia Leon Daniels made an impressive debut for Atlantic City on Sunday. Playing in his first game since becoming eligible as a transfer from Holy Spirit, Daniels scored a team-high 19 points as Atlantic City beat Lower Merion (Pa.) 61-51 at the Scholastic Play by Play Classic at Cherry... Read more

Basketball: Rancocas Valley rallies past CH West in OT

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 8:30 PM
By Phil Anastasia With his team down by seven points with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Rancocas Valley senior forward Darius Dooley wasn't thiinking about winning the game. He just wanted the Red Devils to keep playing hard. "I wasn't worried about whether or not we could win,"... Read more

Basketball: Scoring leaders

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 1:27 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey boys' basketball's scoring leaders, through Saturday: S.J. BOYS' BASKETBALL SCORING LEADERS B.J. Mitchell St. Joseph 10 225 22.5 Can Oztamur Cherry Hill West 12 269 22.4 Naquan Council Highland 13 278 21.4 Acosta Kittles Glassboro 14 297 21.2 Paul Bellamy... Read more

Basketball: Camden to host St. Anthony

Friday, January 23, 2015, 2:15 PM
By Phil Anastasia Camden will host one of the top boys' basketball programs in the country on Saturday as St. Anthony of Jersey City comes to town. St. Anthony (10-1) and Camden (11-1) will meet at 2:30 p.m. in a clash of two of the state's most fabled programs at Clarence Turner Gymnasium. The... Read more

Football: Leary named coach at Highland, Tomeo at Triton

Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:59 AM
By Phil Anastasia Brian Leary spent the last 17 football seasons as an assistant coach at Triton High School. He will be rooting hard for the Mustangs again in 2015 -- in every week except one. "Week Four," Leary said of the exception to his rule. Highland and Triton will meet in Week Four in... Read more

Football: Raso named Hammonton's head coach

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:27 PM
By Phil Anastasia Jim Raso knows the rich tradition of Hammonton High School football. He played for two South Jersey championship teams for the Blue Devils in the mid-1990s. He has been an assistant coach for the program for most of the last 15 years. Now, Raso is in charge of the program as... Read more

Basketball: Ivory leads Pemberton past Willingboro

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:58 PM
By Phil Anastasia I'Javion Ivory's best pass was a from-the-hip, no-look assist to teammate DeAngelo Hilton that travelled all of four feet. Ivory's best shot was an eight-footer that settled softly in the net, a success that somehow silenced a home crowd still buzzing over his missed dunk on Pemberton's... Read more

Basketball: Father-son coaching matchup highlights Shoot Down Cancer showcase

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:43 AM
By Phil Anastasia A father-son coaching matchup as well as a clash of Top 6 teams will highlight the Shoot Down Cancer Classic Feb. 7-8 at St Augustine Prep. Veteran coach Paul Rodio of St. Augustine Prep will face his son, also named Paul Rodio, the first-year coach at St. Joseph, when the Hermits... Read more

South Jersey's 'Johnny Hockey' set for NHL all star weekend

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 2:57 PM
By Phil Anastasia Johnny Gaudreau grew up with the dream of playing in the National Hockey League. Now in his rookie season with the Calgary Flames, the 21-year-old who starred at Gloucester Catholic High School has discovered the highest level of the sport in North America isn't quite what he... Read more

Basketball: Camden Catholic edges Winslow Twp. in clash of Cubbage cousins

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 8:38 PM
By Phil Anastasia Winslow Township coach Norm Ingram thinks junior Mike Cubbage is the best point guard in South Jersey. Camden Catholic coach Matt Crawford thinks senior Courtney Cubbage is the best player in the South Jersey. "I haven't seen anybody better," Crawford said. The Cubbage cousins... 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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