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Archive: January, 2012

Football: Lambert settles on Rutgers

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 8:16 PM
Quanzell Lambert will sign with Rutgers on Wednesday, Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said Tuesday night. Lambert, an All-South Jersey linebacker regarded as one of Rutgers' top recruits, never de-committed after Greg Schiano left the program to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of... Read more

Football: Keller's switch; other commits

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 3:19 PM
It wouldn't be quite right to say that Brian Keller changed his mind after sleeping on his decision. He hardly closed his eyes on Monday night. "I could tell you every paint chip on my ceiling," said Keller, a senior at Triton. Keller had committed to Lehigh on a football scholarship on Monday afternoon... Read more

Football: Keller to Lehigh, Bhaya to Holy Cross

Monday, January 30, 2012, 4:57 PM
Triton senior Brian Keller committed to Lehigh University and Haddonfield senior Matt Bhaya committed to Holy Cross in football developments on Monday. In addition, Haddonfield senior Alex Walter has committed to Princeton for football, according to Haddonfield coach Frank DeLano. Keller, a All-South... Read more

Basketball: New Top 10

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 4:57 PM
The top four teams stayed in place but there was significant movement at the rest of the spots in this week's Top 10. Holy Spirit is No. 6 with a bullet as the Spartans jumped from No. 10 thanks to an 4-0 week that included an impressive win at then-No. 5 St. Augustine. Lenape and Paulsboro move... Read more

Football: Lambert mulling Rutgers situation

Friday, January 27, 2012, 2:12 PM
Timber Creek linebacker Quanzell Lambert is "still committed" to attend Rutgers University, according to Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson. Hinson said Friday that Lambert is "taking some time" after learning that Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was leaving the Scarlet Knights to become the head coach of... Read more

Basketball: New Top 10

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:42 PM
Another week, another upset of the No. 1 team. This time, Eastern lost to Cherry Hill East in OT as the Cougars Marc Schlessel hit a layup at the buzzer. It marked the second time in 13 games that CHE knocked off the No. 1 team (they beat No. 1 Bishop Eustace earlier this season). When's the last... Read more

Basketball: Olympic-Cape Challenge Schedule

Friday, January 20, 2012, 3:49 PM
The schedule is set for the Olympic-Cape Challenge in boys' basketball. The showcase will be held Feb. 11-12 at St. Augustine Prep. The schedule for Saturday, Feb. 11: Seneca vs. Mainland, 11:30 Winslow Twp. vs. Vineland 1:15 Cherry Hill East vs. Ocean City, 2:45 Camden Catholic vs. Wildwood... Read more

Football: Hammonton looking to leave CAL

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 9:00 PM
Hammonton High School is one of the most successful athletic programs in the Cape-Atlantic League, especially in football. But the Blue Devils soon could be members of the Tri-County Conference. Hammonton is “exploring” the possibility of leaving the Cape-Atlantic League and joining... Read more

Basketball: Super Tuesday

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 9:03 AM
Sometimes, people ask me why I love to cover high school sports so much. Tuesday, I say. Not just any Tuesday. Tuesday, Jan. 17. In the span of five hours, I saw two games involving the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 teams in The Inquirer Top 10 -- plus another team that was as high as No. 4 recently... Read more

Basketball: New Top 10

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 2:22 PM
This was a big shakeup week as previous No. 1 Paul VI suffered its first loss and previous No. 3 St. Augustine also suffered its first loss. Eastern rises to No. 1 as the Vikings are the most accomplished of the remaining undefeated teams. But I'm thinking more and more this is a big-time balanced... 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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