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NJSIAA proposes major change to transfer rules

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:09 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer ATLANTIC CITY -- In another significant proposal, the NJSIAA's public/non-public committee has recommended a change to the organization's transfer rules. The committee wants to split schools into those with "open enrollment" -- non-publics and publics that... Read more

UPDATED: NJSIAA proposes big changes in football

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:03 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Competition between public and non-public schools in football could all but cease in New Jersey under the conditions of a controversial proposal presented on Tuesday by the state's governing body for scholastic sports. A New Jersey... Read more

NJSIAA proposes separating publics and non-publics in football

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 3:37 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer A committee formed to seek solutions to the growing rift between public and non-public schools in New Jersey high school sports is recommending the creation of a non-public football conference. The committee is recommending that "a split of the public and... Read more

Paulsboro's Burgess: "Gotta sing, gotta dance"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:08 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Paulsboro senior guard De'Shaun Burgess scored 10 points in the Red Raiders' 90-65 victory over Bergenfield in Wednesday's quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions. Burgess said he won't play in the semifinals Friday night against top-seeded Roselle... Read more

Basketball: Paulsboro runs past Bergenfield in T of C

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:01 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- That wasn't Gateway or Lindenwold or Haddon Township on the other side of the court. No disprespect to the Gators, Lions or Hawks, but this wasn't a Colonial Conference Patriot Division game. This was the quarterfinals of the Tournament... Read more

Basketball: Paulsboro wins Group 1 state title

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- It was 32 minutes that validated four years. Paulsboro's seniors didn't put a cherry on the top of their careers in Sunday's state championship game. They emptied the whole jar, squirted the entire can of whipped cream and poured out... Read more

Basketball: Camden falls in Group 2 state final

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:56 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer They had the lead in the fourth quarter of the state championship game. Again. They missed some key free throws and rushed a couple of shots from the floor. Again. They lost to Newark Tech in the Group 2 championship game. Again. "Last year it was there... Read more

Basketball: Cherry Hill East falls in state finals

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:08 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Nhazier Smith tripped and fell to the floor and the referee blew his whistle and raised his hand. With one minute and 41 seconds remaining in the Group 4 state final, the best era in Cherry Hill East basketball came to an end. Jake Silpe... Read more

Basketball: Paulsboro reaches state final in special night for Burgess

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:23 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- It wasn't the best game of De'Shaun Burgess' athletic career. It might have been the most memorable. Burgess, a senior guard, scored eight points to help Paulsboro to a 51-50 victory over Shore Regional in a Group 1 state semifinal thriller... Read more

Basketball: Valore wins 600th as Camden advances to state finals

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:27 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer PERTH AMBOY, N.J. -- His first coaching victory was in December of 1976, Cherry Hill East over Eastern. "A long time ago," John Valore said. Valore still is going strong and so is his Camden High School basketball team. With junior Brad Hawkins leading... 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 panastasia@phillynews.com.

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