Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Boys' lacrosse: Lenape falls in state final

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:50 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer PENNINGTON, N.J. -- In a larger sense, South Jersey boys' lacrosse is chasing North Jersey boys' lacrosse, which is several steps ahead. In the specific case of Thursday's Group 4 state final, that was the exact situation for South Jersey champion Lenape... Read more

Boys' Lacrosse: Lenape, Shawnee in state finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:24 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer It wouldn't be quite right to say that Bill Sutphin will be looking for his second miracle in two days. But the Lenape boys' lacrosse coach wouldn't mind if his family's good fortune rubbed off on his team. Sutphin missed practice on Tuesday because his... Read more

Baseball: Cherokee stuns Eastern in SJ 4

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:57 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer The numbers were 1, 13, 2 and 23 and all of them were stacked against the Cherokee High School baseball team. Eastern was the No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Group 4 tournament. Cherokee was the No. 13. Eastern had beaten Cherokee twice in the regular season... Read more

Baseball: Pennsville's Rieger pitches perfect game

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 5:39 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Pennsville senior Colin Rieger's first two pitches were out of the strike zone. The rest of his game was practically perfect. In fact, Rieger pitched a perfect game, retiring 15 consecutive batters in Pennsville's 10-0 win over Gloucester in a South Jersey... Read more

Baseball: Holy Cross rallies falls short in South A

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:54 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Brandon Simmons rounded third base with one thought on his mind. "I was going to score," the Holy Cross senior said. It took a perfect throw to nail Simmons at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, and that's what Immaculata produced in a 4-3 victory... Read more

Football: Thomas takes over at Millville

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 3:02 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Dennis Thomas likes the challenges built into his new position as the football coach at Millville High School. "It's Group 5," Thomas said. "You get to compete agaist all the perennial powerhouses." Thomas was named Millville's football coach by the Millville... Read more

Basketball: Wiedeman changes mind, hopes to stay at Haddonfield

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2:50 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Never mind. Paul Wiedeman, the highly successful boys' basketball coach at Haddonfield High School, has decided that the grass isn't always greener, after all. Wiedeman accepted a teaching and coaching position at Cherokee High School on May 13. The next... Read more

Baseball: Miller leads Sterling past West Deptford

Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:44 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer There was no mystery to Sterling's mastery of West Deptford on Monday night. The Silver Knights beat the Eagles for the sixth time in the last two seasons behind senior Andrew Miller, who was dominant on the mound and also delivered the game's biggest hit... Read more

Baseball: New Top 20

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 9:05 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here is this week's new Top 20 in South Jersey baseball, as of Sunday May 17: (Last week's ranking in parentheses): 1. Bishop Eustace (4) 20-5 The Crusaders have won seven in a row. In four Diamond Classic games, they allowed a total of four runs, including... Read more

Baseball: Welsh sparks NBC past Haddonfield in 9 innings

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:51 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Kevin Welsh was trying to sacrifice bunt. He ended up delivering the biggest hit of the game. After fouling off two bunt attempts in falling behind 0-2 in the count, Welsh lined an RBI triple to power Northern Burlington County High School to a 6-4 victory... 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 panastasia@phillynews.com.

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