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Football: Timber Creek holds off Triton

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 1:31 PM
By Phil Anastasia Rob Hinson knew his team was in for a battle. "Some people were asking me, 'Are you going to play your guys a half?'" Hinson, the Timber Creek coach, said. "I was like, 'Dude, this is Triton. They're going to play four quarters and we're going to play four quarters.'" Timber... Read more

Football: CH West edges CH East in Mud Bowl

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia Tyrone Williams said the field conditions were "terrible." He said his coach told him to "stay out of the middle of the field." On the decisive play of the last game of his career, Williams did exactly that. Williams, a senior running back, took a pitch around right end for... Read more

Football: Scoring leaders

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:54 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey football's scoring leaders: TOUCHDOWNS 31 -- Jahmiere Van Kline, Bordentown. 30 -- Jake Parola, Shawnee. 27 -- Lamont Harris, St. Augustine. 24 -- A'Laam Horne, St. Joseph. 23 -- Ronnie James, Glassboro; Nick Thevanayagam, Cinnaminson. 21 -- Cappadonna Miller... Read more

Football: 12 games to watch this week

Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:26 PM
Here are 12 South Jersey football games to watch this week: WEDNESDAY -- Cherry Hill East (1-8) vs. Cherry Hill West (3-5) at the football stadium behind CHW, 6: The Lions have not played since Nov. 6. They didn't play a playoff consolation game because of budget considerations. That's a break of... Read more

Football: New Top 25

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 6:55 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the new Top 25 in South Jersey football, as of Sunday Nov. 23: (Previous ranking in parentheses) 1. St. Joseph (1) 10-0 The Wildcats played a ragged game, by their standards, with four first-half turnovers in a 41-18 win over Mater Dei on Saturday. Junior A'Laam Horne... Read more

Boys' soccer: Washington Twp. wins state title

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4:46 PM
By Phil Anastasia UNION, N.J. -- Once senior midfielder Zach Burns scored the game's only goal in the 15th minute, the countdown began for the Washington Township boys' soccer team. Sixty-five minutes to do . . . 40 minutes to go . . . 20 minutes to go. "That was the longest second half I've ever... Read more

Football: Horne leads St. Joe past Mater Dei

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 5:44 PM
By Phil Anastasia A'Laam Horne looks a lot more like a thoroughbred than a pack mule. He runs a lot more like one, too. But St. Joseph coach Paul Sacco put the No. 1 team in South Jersey on Horne's back on Saturday. And Sacco said that won't change in the Wildcats' next game, either. "We're... Read more

Football: Haddonfield beats Buena in SJ 2 semis

Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia Frank DeLano said he gives the same pre-season speech as every other coach. "Every coach stands up there and says, 'This is our year,'" DeLano said. DeLano made that mission statement to his Haddonfield football team this past summer. His senior quarterback went back a little... Read more

Football: Stat leaders

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:32 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey football's statistical leaders: RUSHING Jahmiere Van Kline Bordentown 192 1,931 Lamont Harris St. Augustine 245 1,928 Stefon Bowman Bridgeton 179 1,380 Chris Liggio Holy Cross 171 1364 Justin Graves Gloucester 212 1,316 Tyrone Williams Cherry Hill West 171... Read more

Boys' soccer: Mulroy lifts Haddon Twp. to state finals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 9:42 PM
By Phil Anastasia In one sense, Jake Mulroy was the wrong man for the job. "That's not what I do," Mulroy said of scoring game-winning goals in the state semifinals or in any other match for the Haddon Township boys' soccer team. In another sense, Mulroy was right for the moment. He's a senior... 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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