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Girls' lacrosse: Moorestown seniors carry the torch

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:59 PM
By Phil Anastasia Marie McCool remembers her first game on Moorestown's field "like it was yesterday." But it was the game before that game that is lodged even deeper in the minds of Moorestown's sensational senior and her classmates. They were in eighth grade on May 24, 2010, and many of them... Read more

Golf: WT's Russo shoots 65

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:47 PM
By Phil Anastasia It was a scintillating ending to a sensational season. Washington Township senior Joe Russo set a tournament record with a five-under 65 to take the individual title and lead the Minutemen to the team title in the Gloucester County golf tournament on Thursday at Pitman Golf Course... Read more

Baseball: Gold brothers lead Moorestown past Highland

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7:23 PM
By Phil Anastasia Jared Gold saw his younger brother Ryan walking toward the mound from behind home plate. "He made it about halfway and I told him to get back behind there," Jared Gold said. Ryan Gold was undeterred. He just found another way to talk to his older brother during Moorestown's 4-2... Read more

Baseball: Stat leaders

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 11:07 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey baseball's statistical leaders: Pitching Wins 8 -- Mitch Walker, Pennsville; Denny Brady, Buena. 7 -- John Murphy, Gloucester Catholic; Mark Scarpa, Washington Twp.; Billy Chillari, St. Augustine; Devin Smeltzer, Bishop Eustace; Tyler Phillips, Bishop Eustace;... Read more

Football: Boguszewski new coach at Eastern

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 8:23 PM
By Phil Anastasia Dan Boguszewski, an assistant coach at Paul VI for the last several seasons, was named the new football coach at Eastern on Wednesday night. Boguszewski replaces Dan Spittal, who resigned in April after 14 seasons as the Vikings' head coach. Eastern was 86-61 under Spittal. The... Read more

S.J. Boys' Lax: Streilein, Holl lead Lenape past Washington Twp.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7:48 PM
By Phil Anastasia Andrew Streilein tried not to think about it. Justin Holl pushed the notion out of his mind. But deep down, both Lenape senior lacrosse players knew that more than a game was at stake when Wednesday's South Jersey Group 4 second-round clash with Washington Township rumbled into... Read more

Baseball: Clearview beats Kingsway in SJ 4 opener

Monday, May 19, 2014, 7:42 PM
By Phil Anastasia When T.J. Dezzi needed something extra on his pitches, he always could reach back to 2013. Or 2012. Dezzi's past helped propel the Clearview senior to the first playoff victory of his four-year varsity career. Dezzi, a left-hander, pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts... Read more

Football: Lawrence out as Willingboro coach

Monday, May 19, 2014, 11:00 AM
By Phil Anastasia A little less than one year ago, Reggie Lawrence was inducted into the South Jersey Football Coaches Association's Hall of Fame. Today, Lawrence is out of a coaching job. Lawrence said Monday morning that he has been dismissed from his duties as Willingboro's head coach. Lawrence... Read more

S.J. Baseball: Stat leaders

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9:34 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey baseball's stat leaders: Pitching Wins 8 -- Mitch Walker, Pennsville. 7 -- Devin Smeltzer, Bishop Eustace; Denny Brady, Buena; Marty McDonald, Cinnaminson; John Straub, Pennsville. 6 -- John Murphy, Gloucester Catholic; Tyler Phillips, Bishop Eustace;... Read more

Baseball: New Top 20

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9:24 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the new Top 20 in South Jersey baseball for Sunday, May 18 (previous ranking in parentheses): 1. St. Augustine (5) 20-4 In winning four games over Top 10 teams to capture the first Diamond Classic title in the history of the program, the Hermits allowed a total of six... 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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