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Football: 11 games to watch with predictions

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:11 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's a closer look at 11 games football games this weekend with predictions: FRIDAY No. 12 West Deptford at No. 18 Sterling: The Silver Knights haven't beaten the Eagles since 2005. The series have been pretty lopsided in recent seasons -- the cumulative score over the last... Read more

Lacrosse: Moorestown to honor legendary player McCarthy-Stefano

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:18 AM
By Phil Anastasia Moorestown has the richest lacrosse tradition in South Jersey and on Friday night the school and town will honor perhaps the best player to represent the Quakers. The jersey of former Moorestown star Mary McCarthy Stefano will be retired during a ceremony at halftime of Moorestown's... Read more

Football: Hammonton to make WJFL debut

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:37 AM
By Phil Anastasia Regardless of the numbers on the scoreboard at the end of the game, Hammonton football will make history on Friday night. Long a flagship program in the Cape-Atlantic League, Hammonton will make its debut in the West Jersey Football League by hosting Kingsway in a game loaded... Read more

Basketball: Rodio Jr. hired at St. Joseph

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:59 PM
By Phil Anastasia Paul Rodio Jr. is the new head basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Hammonton. Rodio replaces Tim Gallagher, who resigned in August. Rodio Jr. has been an assistant for the last several seasons under his father, Paul Rodio Sr., who is South Jersey's all-time leader in... Read more

Basketball: Practice can start before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 3:38 PM
By Phil Anastasia ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. -- Boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up an extra three days of practice during the NJSIAA's first meeting of the school year on Wednesday. In a significant move, the executive committee of the NJSIAA approved a waiver to allow boys' and girls' basketball... Read more

Wrestling: Group 5 is coming

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 3:32 PM
By Phil Anastasia ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. -- The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association took a major step toward creating a Group 5 in wrestling on Wednesday. By a 26-6 margin, the NJSIAA's Executive Committee passed on first reading a proposal to expand the state wrestling team tournament... Read more

S.J. Basketball: Joe Crispin becomes asst. coach at Rowan

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:39 PM
By Phil Anastasia Joe Crispin wanted to start his coaching career. He figured two jobs would be better than one. Crispin, the former Pitman High School and Penn State star, was hired by Rowan University as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's basketball teams, the school announced... Read more

Training camp confidential: Collingswood

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:51 AM
By Phil Anastasia Training camp confidential: Collingswood Coach: Jack McConnell Last year: 7-3, fourth in the Colonial Liberty, beat Buena in a playoff consolation game Schedule: at Gateway, bye, Haddonfield, at Paulsboro, Overbrook, Lindenwold, at Audubon, at West Deptford, Woodbury, Sterling... Read more

Football: 11 games to watch this weekend

Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:04 PM
By Phil Anastasia Eleven games to watch this weekend, when the South Jersey football season finally -- finally -- begins in earnest: Friday (all games at 7) West Deptford at Sterling: The Silver Knights haven't beaten the Eagles since 2005. They haven't really come close -- the cumulative score... Read more

Basketball: Tunstall leaves Medford Tech for Life Center

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 6:30 PM
By Phil Anastasia Medford Tech basketball coach Nick Powell said it's like "lightning striking twice." For the second year in a row, Medford Tech's basketball team has lost its best player by transfer. This time, it's 6-foot-7 senior Dennis Tunstall, who has left Medford Tech to enroll in Life... 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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