Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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

Baseball: Trout still 'wows' teammates, manager

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer BALTIMORE -- Mike Trout leaped high at the wall to snatch an apparent home run in the 10th inning. He made a shoe-string catch and threw out the potential go-ahead runner with a 200- foot strike to home plate in the 11th inning. But his most remarkable... Read more

Baseball: Scioscia on Trout

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:57 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer BALTIMORE -- Sitting in the visitor's dugout at Orioles Park at Camden Yards late Friday afternoon, Angels manager Mike Scioscia started talking about Mike Trout. First, Scioscia was asked about Trout's improved arm, which was on displayed when the 2009... Read more

Basketball: Wiedeman takes over at Cherokee

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:03 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Paul Wiedeman called it one of the toughest decisions of his life. After spending most of his life involved with the highly successful Haddonfield boys' basketball program, Wiedeman has decided to become the coach at Cherokee. Wiedeman was approved by Cherokee's... Read more

Basketball: Little takes over at Sterling

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:26 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Harold Little was out of coaching for three years. "It felt like 30," Little said. Little will return to the sideline next season as the new boys' basketball coach at Sterling. Little previously coached at Clayton, Highland and Lindenwold. "I missed the... Read more

Baseball: Bishop Eustace beats Eastern

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:20 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer A three-man committee handled the pitching. Ryan DiMeo took care of the hitting. DiMeo was 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs as Bishop Eustace beat Eastern 7-1 Wednesday in an Olympic Conference inter-divison clash of Top 4 teams. "He's carrying us... Read more

Football: Non-public division alignments (proposed)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:01 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Principals, athletic directors and football coaches from non-public schools gathered at a special meeting at NJSIAA headquarters on Tuesday to discuss a proposed state-wide, non-public football conference. Two schools presented mock-ups of possible division... Read more

Baseball: Moorestown beats Burlington Twp.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:48 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer The Moorestown High School baseball team scored 13 runs for senior pitcher Jared Gold on Tuesday. He only needed one. "You'll always take one of these," Gold said after pitching a crisp two-hitter in Moorestown's 13-0 victory over Burlington Township in... Read more

Football: Non-publics express opposition to new state-wide conference

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2:48 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. -- Mike Zapicchi didn't anticipate a hero's welcome. He wasn't disappointed. "I expected this," Zapicchi said of the overwhelmingly negative reaction from officials from non-public schools at a special meeting Tuesday at NJSIAA headquarters... Read more

Basketball: Langhorne steps down at Highland

Monday, May 11, 2015, 4:48 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Cryhten Langhorne said it was time it get his priorities in order. "I'm a Godly man and God wasn't first and my family wasn't first," Langhorne said. "Basketball was consuming me for the last three years." Langhorne has decided to step away from the game... 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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