Monday, December 22, 2014

Football: Paulsboro edges Woodbury in Mud Bowl

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:53 PM
By Phil Anastasia The guy who scored the winning touchdown nearly forgot the play. The guy who made the key first down picked up a fumble that squirted through his quarterback's legs and rumbled through the mud for two yards. There was nothing elegant about Paulsboro's 6-0 victory over Woodbury... Read more

Football: Clearview beats Cherry Hill West

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:48 PM
By Phil Anastasia Frank Pipich figures he's 1-0 in the playoffs as a quarterback. The rest of the state might not see it that way but Pipich believes his Clearview football team began the post-season a couple of weeks ahead of everybody else. "This was our playoff game," Pipich, a senior quarterback... Read more

Football: 15 games to watch, with predictions

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:25 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's a closer look at 15 South Jersey football games this weekend, with predictions. FRIDAY (All games will kick off at 7 o'clock). -- No. 24 Collingswood (5-1) at No. 7 West Deptford (6-1): The visiting Panthers have won four in a row, allowing a total of just 22 points.... Read more

Football: Stat leaders

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:55 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey football's statistical leaders: RUSHING Lamont Harris St. Augustine 176 1,410 Jahmiere Van Kline Bordentown 126 1,128 Chris Liggio Holy Cross 120 920 Justin Graves Gloucester 130 874 Juwan Carr Clayton 80 865 Sam Crouch Buena 124 865 Tyrone Williams Cherry... Read more

Football: 12 games to watch this weekend

Monday, October 27, 2014, 12:42 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here are a dozen games to watch this weekend in South Jersey football: (All Friday night games are at 7) FRIDAY -- No. 24 Collingswood (5-1) at No. 7 West Deptford (6-1): The loser of this Colonial Conference Liberty Division clash could be in danger of missing the South Jersey... Read more

Football: New Top 25

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:29 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the updated South Jersey football Top 25 rankings, as of Sunday Oct. 26: (Last week's ranking in parentheses) 1. St. Joseph (10) 7-0 Junior running back A'Laam Horne is tied for fourth in South Jersey with 15 touchdowns. The Wildcats have won 17 in a row and 46 of their... Read more

Football: Camden beats Bishop Eustace

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 4:12 PM
By Phil Anastasia Sal Henderson's big day included a sack in the first half, an interception in the second half and a crown during the break in between. "I've never been on the homecoming court before," said Henderson, a senior linebacker who was named Camden's Homecoming King at intermission of... Read more

Football: Paul VI tops Triton

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:12 PM
By Phil Anastasia Irv Charles caught two touchdown passes on Friday night. No surprise there. Charles also blocked a punt that was recovered for another touchdown. Big surprise there. "I knew I was going to get it," Charles said of his block after leading Paul VI to a 28-0 victory over Triton... Read more

Boys' soccer: Eastern beats Haddon Twp.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:27 PM
By Phil Anastasia Small field, smooth turf, ideal weather. It seemed like the conditions were right for a high-scoring soccer affair. But that's not Eastern's game. And the Vikings made sure that it wasn't Haddon Township's game on Friday, either. Relying on sturdy defense and capitalizing on... Read more

Field hockey: Cuneo scores 300th goal

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:20 PM
By Phil Anastasia Austyn Cuneo knew she was close to 300 goals. But she wasn't counting. "I had no idea," Cuneo, a senior at Eastern, said after passing the 300-goal plateau on Friday. "I wasn't really thinking about it." Cuneo scored six goals as Eastern, the No. 1 team in the nation in topofthecircle... 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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