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Basketball: Camden survives scare from Wildwood Catholic

Friday, February 6, 2015, 6:49 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Sophomore John Evans earned MVP honors and senior Rasool Hinson buried the clutch free throws in the final minute as Camden survived an upset bid by Wildwood Catholic and emerged with a 49-44 victory on Friday afternoon. Evans scored 12 points on four three-pointers... Read more

Basketball: Finnegan leads Eastern past Kingsway

Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:55 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Chase Finnegan waited his turn. He played on the freshman basketball team at Eastern. He was a member of the junior varsity team as a sophomore. He played more junior varsity as a junior, although he also sat on the varsity bench behind South Jersey's Player... Read more

Basketball: Highland beats Deptford

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:30 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Naquan Council scored 15 or more points in each of the Highland High School boys' basketball team's first 17 games. He scored nine on Thursday night. He wasn't complaining. "We're 15-3," Council said after Highland's 58-46 win over Deptford in an Tri-County... Read more

Football: Top prospects in class of 2016

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10:03 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's a list of 30 of the top college prospects in South Jersey football in the class of 2016: 1. Ahmir Mitchell (pictured) Cedar Creek 6-3 195 WR/DB: Top athlete. Brother Damon is at Arkansas. Scored 20 TDs as a junior. Has Ohio State and Florida State... Read more

Football: Kingsway's Polk signs with Navy

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 1:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer There was a peaceful air and some polite conversation in the Kingsway television studio before Denzel Polk's football teammates showed up. But once those guys cut out of lunch and arrived to see their buddy sign a National Letter of Intent with the Naval... Read more

Football: Glassboro's Johnson, James could meet again

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:47 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Glassboro football stars Juwan Johnson and Ronnie James officially parted ways on Wednesday. But they probably will see each other again. Johnson, a wide receiver, signed with Penn State during a ceremony Wednesday morning in the hallway outside of Glassboro's... Read more

Football: Haddonfield trio signs with Division I programs

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8:49 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Haddonfield's trio of Ty Klaus, Jake Robinson and Mark Walker signed Letters of Intent for football scholarships with NCAA Division I football programs on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Klaus, a tight end/defensive end for the unbeaten South Jersey Group... Read more

Football: Wiley steps down as Sterling coach

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:42 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Citing health concerns, Clint Wiley on Tuesday resigned after four seasons as Sterling's football coach. "I want to take a year off and get a little bit healthier," Wiley said. Wiley was hospitalized for three days with pneumonia during the 2014 season... Read more

Basketball: Cherry Hill East edges Cherokee

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:22 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Jake Silpe's words were as direct as one of his sharpest bounce passes. "When he's focused and he's on, he's the best big man in South Jersey," Silpe said of his Cherry Hill East teammate, Tim Perry. A 6-foot-8 junior, Perry generated 12 points with eight... Read more

Basketball: Cubbage's buzzer beater lifts Camden Catholic over Camden

Monday, February 2, 2015, 9:12 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Courtney Cubbage figured he had nothing to lose. "I knew the game was tied, so even if I missed, we were going to overtime," Cubbage said. The Camden Catholic senior didn't miss. Cubbage buried a short jumper in traffic at the buzzer, lifting Camden Catholic... 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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