Sunday, February 14, 2016

Basketball: Showcase this weekend at Bishop Eustace

Friday, February 5, 2016, 2:47 PM
Ten teams in The Inquirer Top 25 will compete this weekend at the 12-game, two-day Tri State Showcase at Bishop Eustace. The highlight of Friday's action will be No. 7 Wildwood Catholic vs. No. 10 Cherokee at 6:30. The last game of the event will feature No. 3 Timber Creek vs. No. 9 Bishop Eustace... Read more

Basketball: Bishop Eustace beats Paul VI

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Mike Cohen likes to pick his spots. The Bishop Eustace Prep senior guard doesn't force the action, preferring to get his teammates involved in the flow of the game before looking for his own opportunities. But late in Thursday's typically tense Olympic... Read more

Barchuk retires as Kingsway FB coach

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:19 PM
As the 2015 season was ending, Tony Barchuk was giving serious thought to retiring as Kingsway's football coach. "How long can you do something?" Barchuk wondered back in December in typically blunt fashion, his Brooklyn accent still apparent after all these years in South Jersey. The answer was... Read more

Football: Barchuk retires as Kingsway's coach

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 11:10 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer When the 2015 season was over, Tony Barchuk admitted he was seriously considering retiring as Kingsway's football coach. "How long can you do something?" Barchuk wondered in his typically blunt Brooklyn-ese. The answer was 37 seasons. And 366 games. And... Read more

Football: WJFL schedule for 2016-17

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 5:35 PM
Defending South Jersey Group 2 champion Cedar Creek will play Delsea, Camden and Haddonfield in cross-over games in the 2016-17 schedule for the expanded West Jersey Football League. Delsea, the four-tiime defending Group 3 champion, plays Paul VI in a National Division game and Holy Spirit in a cross-over... Read more

Football: Timber Creek's Williams signs with Rutgers

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:39 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson thinks the "sky is the limit" for senior Tyreek Williams, especially if he settles into a position at the college level that fits his skill set. Williams on Wednesday signed a national letter of intent on a scholarship to Rutgers... Read more

Michigan is 'home' to Camden's Hawkins, Johnson

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 1:08 PM
It's 587 miles from Camden to Ann Arbor, Michigan. It just doesn't seem that far to Brad Hawkins and Ron Johnson. "Like home away from home," Hawkins said. Said Johnson: "First time I went there, I knew it was where I wanted to be. It felt like home to me." Hawkins and Johnson, Camden High School... Read more

Football: Camden Catholic's Rodgers picks Virginia Tech

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 10:11 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer There was the campus, the coaching staff, the future teammates. There was the tradition, the level of competition, the quality of education. But there was something else that drew Tyree Rodgers to Virginia Tech. "They have an unbelievable strength and... Read more

Basketball: Camden beats Washington Twp.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 9:31 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Jamal Holloway calls it "dirty work." The Camden senior has made a career of battling in the paint, fighting for rebounds against taller players. "I'm happy to do that for my team," Holloway said. Holloway on Tuesday night reached a rare milestone that... Read more

Football: Palmyra's Smyth knows his day is coming

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 3:32 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Max Smyth might be sitting out Signing Day. But he believes his day is coming. Smyth, a Palmyra senior and one of the most prolific passers in South Jersey football history, doesn't expect to sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Even if Smyth... 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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