Sunday, March 1, 2015

Basketball: Buckwalter leads CH West past Shawnee

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 8:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia Danny Buckwalter takes pride in being a dependable role player for the Cherry Hill West boys' basketball team. But his role is changing. Buckwalter still is a complementary player to star senior swingman Can Oztamur on a rapidly improving team with a talented senior guard in... Read more

Basketball: Stockton to host SJ finals under NJSIAA plan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:26 PM
By Phil Anastasia Richard Stockton College will host eight South Jersey championship games in boys' and girls' basketball on the first weekend of March 2016 under a preliminary plan unveiled Wednesday by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. NJSIAA associate director Larry... Read more

Basketball: Holloway leads Paulsboro past Haddon Hts.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 9:16 PM
By Phil Anastasia Theo Holloway likes the responsibility that comes with his new role for the Paulsboro High School boys' basketball team. "As I go, we go," Holloway said. Holloway was going good on Tuesday night. So were the Red Raiders. Holloway scored 27 points as visiting Paulsboro beat... Read more

Wrestling: Paulsboro's Morina wins 600th match

Monday, January 12, 2015, 8:59 PM
By Phil Anastasia Paul Morina had a hard time controlling his emotions. "Anyone on the outside has no idea how much support I've had," Morina said after his 600th career victory as Paulsboro's head wrestling coach. Paulsboro beat host Overbrook 82-0 in a Colonial Conference match on Monday night... Read more

Basketball: New Top 20

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:54 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the new Top 20 in South Jersey boys' basketball as of Sunday Jan. 11, with previous rankings in parentheses: 1. Camden Catholic (1) 6-1 Senior forward Brendan Crawford is averaging 15.4 points and senior forward Courtney Cubbage is averaging 14.1 for the Irish. Camden... Read more

Basketball: Scoring leaders

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 9:49 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey basketball's scoring leaders: Donovan Guess Leap Academy 5 131 26.2 Can Oztamur Cherry Hill West 8 184 23.0 I'Javion Ivory Pemberton 7 150 21.4 Naquan Council Highland 9 192 21.3 Jeff Haddock Willingboro 7 149 21.3 Nick DePersia Haddonfield 8 171 21.3 Jake... Read more

Special day for coaching brothers

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:56 PM
By Phil Anastasia Josh Cassidy always looked up to his older brother Eric as a basketball player and as a basketball coach. But when their mother Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer, Josh developed a deeper appreciation for the oldest of the family's four siblings. "He didn't show much because... Read more

Basketball: Dokes sparks Haddon Heights past Triton

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:09 PM
By Phil Anastasia Kwame Dokes doesn't mind doing the dirty work for the Haddon Heights High School boys' basketball team. Dokes, a senior forward, generated 14 points and nine rebounds to help Haddon Heights to a 71-40 victory over Triton Saturday morning in the first game of a Coaches vs. Cancer... Read more

Football: Ali to graduate from Timber Creek, enroll at Temple

Friday, January 9, 2015, 3:43 PM
By Phil Anastasia Kareem Ali is ahead of the curve. Ali is a senior at Timber Creek High School -- for another seven days, anyway. Ali will graduate from Timber Creek on Friday and enroll at Temple University on a football scholarship on Jan. 20. "It's exciting," said Ali, a first-team All-South... Read more

Basketball: Camden outlasts Shawnee in 3 OTs

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 8:54 PM
By Phil Anastasia Jamal Holloway said he was "exhausted." No wonder. The Camden junior played all 44 minutes, generating 23 points with 13 rebounds as the Panthers outlasted Shawnee 85-79 in triple overtime in an Olympic Conference instant classic on Thursday night. Junior guard Brad Hawkins... 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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