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Football: Training camp confidential: Cinnaminson

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:14 PM
By Phil Anastasia Training camp confidential: Cinnaminson Coach: Mario Patrizi Last year: 8-2, won WJFL Patriot, lost to Bridgeton in first round of SJ 2 tourney Schedule: at Robbinsville, at Willingboro, Bordentown, Hamilton West, at Holy Cross, at Lawrence, bye, at Burlington City, Pemberton... Read more

Baseball: Schorr at home on mound for Brooklawn

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:49 PM
By Phil Anastasia Eric Schorr wasn't nervous. "It was more like I felt weird, out of place," Schorr. That was a new experience for Schorr, who usually feels comfortable on the baseball field. But being on the mound with the baseball in his hand -- that was something different for the recent Audubon... Read more

Baseball: DeCastro new coach at Paul VI

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Marc DeCastro has been named the new head baseball coach at Paul VI High School. DeCastro, a star player at Paul VI who graduated in 2002, replaces Pat Fisher. "It's a special place to me and my family," DeCastro said. "I had three older brothers that went there and then I came... Read more

Baseball: Malatesta fits in with Brooklawn

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 1:57 PM
By Phil Anastasia Johnny Malatesta didn't know much about the Brooklawn American Legion baseball tradition when he joined the team. He's learned fast. Malatesta, a recent Vineland High School graduate, also has made a major contribution to Brooklawn's ever-expanding legacy of success. Malatesta... Read more

Football: WJFL Media Day notebook

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:51 PM
By Phil Anastasia It's a whole new world for Pete Lancetta and the Hammonton football program. As Hammonton has joined the Tri-County Conference, the Blue Devils now are members of the West Jersey Football League after years as one of the flagship programs in the Cape-Atlantic League. "I'm excited... Read more

Football: Taliaferro Game set for Wednesday night at Rowan

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:36 PM
By Phil Anastasia Trevor Osler of Cherokee and Ronald Williams of Bridgeton will be the quarterbacks for the Blue team and Mike McLaughlin of Haddonfield and Alec Vignola of Paul VI will be the quarterbacks for the White team at the annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic Wednesday... Read more

Ambrosius retires from Williamstown

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:09 PM
By Phil Anastasia Jim Ambrosius has retired from teaching and coaching at Williamstown High School, leaving openings at two of the major sports programs at the large Gloucester County school. Ambrosius was Williamstown's baseball coach for the last nine seasons and boys' basketball coach for the... Read more

S.J. Basketball: Kevin Crawford hired at Eastern

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:01 PM
By Phil Anastasia In a major move, Kevin Crawford has been hired as the boys' basketball coach at Eastern. Crawford's hiring as basketball coach and guidance counselor was approved Wednesday night by the Eastern board of education, Eastern AD Phil Smart has confirmed. "Pitman was a fantastic place... Read more

Baseball: BurlCo beats Olympic Colonial in Carpenter Cup

Monday, June 16, 2014, 9:01 PM
By Phil Anastasia Scott Zimmer will never forget the last game of his high school career. But the Moorestown senior pitcher cherished the chance to make another memory. "This is a great experience," Zimmer said after earning the victory in Burlington County's 7-5 triumph over Olympic Colonial... Read more

Baseball: Gatto agrees to contract with Angels

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8:51 PM
By Phil Anastasia Recent St. Augustine Prep graduate Joey Gatto has agreed to contract terms with the Los Angeles Angels. "The decision has been made," Gatto tweeted Thursday night. Reports indicated that Gatto will sign for $1.2 million. That's above the bonus-allotment for the 53d pick of $1.0506... 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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