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Field Hockey: Eastern advances to T of C finals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 8:22 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Eastern senior Maddie Morano wasn't happy with her team's play on Wednesday night. But she was thrilled by what the Vikings' workmanlike, 4-1 victory over Warren Hills in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions meant: One more game. "This senior class... Read more

Football: A look at WJFL's new division alignments

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:16 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Kingsway and Hammonton will move up to the powerful American Division in the projected alignments for 2016 and 2017 in the revamped West Jersey Football League. Kingsway, which was a Group 1 team when Tony Barchuk took over as coach in 1979, was classified... Read more

Boys' soccer: Delran falls in state semis

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:17 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Delran senior Mike Strohlein's best chance ended with Holmdel goalie Tyler Marchiano's sliding save, the soccer ball bouncing harmlessly past the end line. It was that kind of night for Strohlein and the Bears. "Give them credit," Strohlein said of Holmdel... Read more

Field hockey: 'Outraged' Eastern overwhelms Shore

Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:45 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer The Eastern High School field hockey team played with its standard mix of skill, speed and synchronicity on Monday. The Vikings rolled out a new weapon, too: Indignation. "We wanted to make a statement," Eastern senior midfielder Madison Morano said after... Read more

Football: Breaking down all 12 playoff games this weekend

Monday, November 16, 2015, 10:54 AM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's a closer look at the 12 state tournament football games involving South Jersey teams this weekend: FRIDAY (All games at 7 p.m.) South Jersey Group 5 -- No. 4 seed Toms River North (9-1) at No. 1 Lenape (8-1): This is a rematch of last year's opening-round... Read more

Football: New Top 25

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Here's the new Top 25 in South Jersey football, as of Sunday November 15 : (Previous ranking in parentheses) 1. St. Augustine (1) 8-1 Sophomore Kyle Dobbins ran for 118 yards in Friday night's 28-0 loss to St. Joseph of Montvale despite losing 30 yards... Read more

Football: Melton leads Cedar Creek past Collingswood

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:22 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer He ran for two touchdowns. He passed for another after picking up an errant snap. And on the final play of the game, Cedar Creek junior Bo Melton broke through the line to disrupt a field-goal attempt by Collingswood and preserve the Pirates' 21-20 victory... Read more

Football: Harris leads Camden past Woodrow Wilson

Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:02 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Drew Harris didn't know much about Camden High School's storied rivalry with Woodrow Wilson before Friday night's playoff game. "He found out, didn't he?" Camden coach Dwayne Savage said. Harris, a junior who transferred to Camden from Philadelphia before... Read more

Football: Harris leads Camden past Woodrow Wilson

Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:01 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Drew Harris didn't know much about Camden High School's storied rivalry with Woodrow Wilson before Friday night's playoff game. "He found out, didn't he?" Camden coach Dwayne Savage said. Harris, a junior who transferred to Camden from Philadelphia before... Read more

Boys' soccer: Washington Twp. beats Eastern in SJ 4 title game

Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:21 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer After Washington Township graduated one of the most accomplished classes in South Jersey boys' soccer history, the conventional wisdom was that the Minutemen would take a couple of steps back in 2015. But that line of thinking failed to account for the "fire"... 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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