Monday, November 30, 2015

Football: New Top 25

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 2:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's the new Top 25 in South Jersey football, as of Sunday Nov. 29: (Previous rank in parentheses) 1. St. Augustine (1) 9-1 The Hermits are 33-8 in four seasons under coach Mark Reardon, including a 32-4 record against South Jersey teams. The Hermits... Read more

Football: Gismondi brothers spark West Deptford past Paulsboro

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 3:24 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer West Deptford senior Paz Gismondi relishes every chance to play football with his brother Gio. "I couldn't be more thankful," Paz Gismondi said of the opportunity to spend one final season with his younger sibling. Playing in their penultimate game together... Read more

Sport column: Enos leads St. Augustine

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 2:10 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Before his sophomore year at St. Augustine Prep, some of Dante Enos' football-playing buddies were lobbying for him to return to the sport. Enos quite football when he was nine. He was more of a "baseball-basketball guy," he said, with a fierce focus on... Read more

Football: CH West beats CH East in wild finish

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 10:52 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Cherry Hill West senior quarterback Andrew Valentin threw the football with full force and full conviction. "I never had a doubt one of my guys was going to catch it," Valentin said. Cherry Hill West senior wide receiver Quincy Jenkins stood in the back... Read more

Football: Thanksgiving game trophies

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:00 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's a list of hardware on the line when South Jersey football teams play on Thanksgiving weekend: Woodrow Wilson v. Camden: Whip Wilson Trophy. Cherry Hill East v. Cherry Hill West: Al DiBart Memorial Trophy (The Boot). Haddonfield v. Haddon Heights:... Read more

Football: Timber Creek's Jones commits to Rutgers

Monday, November 23, 2015, 6:59 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Naijee Jones knew Rutgers was right for him. He saw no reason to wait. Jones, a junior defensive back at Timber Creek, committed to Rutgers on a football scholarship on Monday. He is the Scarlet Knights' first commitment in the class of 2017. "I wanted... Read more

Baseball: Former Gloucester Catholic ace Greg Burke signs with Phillies

Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Greg Burke is thrilled to sign with the Phillies, his "hometown team." He's even happier to be healthy in the off-season for the first time in a few years. "That's the big thing for me," said Burke, a former Gloucester Catholic star pitcher who signed with... Read more

Football: Thanksgiving weekend schedule

Monday, November 23, 2015, 2:20 PM
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY Glassboro at Deptford, 6 Rancocas Valley at Burlington Township, 5 Schalick at Cumberland, 6 Cherry Hill East at Cherry Hill West, 6 Penns Grove at Pennsville, 6:30 Pennsauken at Bishop Eustace, 7 Collingswood at Sterling, 7 THURSDAY Cedar... Read more

Football: New Top 25

Monday, November 23, 2015, 2:04 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's the new Top 25 in South Jersey football, as of Monday November 23: (Previous ranking in parentheses) 1. St. Augustine (1) 8-1 The Hermits are seeking their first nine-win season since 2009. In the previous three seasons, SA went 8-2, 8-3 and 8-2... Read more

Boys' soccer: Washington Twp. wins Group 4 state title

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 5:46 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer UNION, N.J. -- All week, Ryan Logar kept the pressure off his left foot. He was saving it for Sunday, and for the most remarkable goal of his soccer career. All week, Logar made his way through the halls of Washington Township High School on crutches. All... 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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