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Archive: January, 2012

Basketball: Impact freshmen

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 9:58 AM
The most remarkable thing about the impact freshmen in South Jersey boys basketball is the strength of their teams. These guys aren't making a difference for struggling squads in classic rebuilding mode. They are propelling top teams with their sights on division titles and post-season tournament... Read more

Football: WJFL schedule unfair to Timber Creek?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 3:04 PM
Is the new WJFL schedule unfair to Timber Creek? Or are the Chargers paying the price for their own excellence? Defending South Jersey Group 3 football champion Timber Creek should have a strong team next season. The Chargers will need it. Timber Creek will play Group 4 opponents in all four of... Read more

Football: WJFL schedule

Monday, January 9, 2012, 8:04 PM
Timber Creek gets a schedule befitting a defending undefeated sectional champion and Rancocas Valley returns a little to its South Jersey roots in the new WJFL schedule, which the league released tonight. In addition to playing a tough division schedule that includes Camden Catholic, Paul VI and Moorestown... Read more

Basketball: New Top 10

Sunday, January 8, 2012, 1:00 PM
Big shakeup this week as Shawnee and Camden Catholic tumble out of the Top 10 after both lost two in a row and undefeated Westampton Tech and Holy Spirit move in. Camden's 31-point victory over Shawnee was further evidence of something I've been thinking about all season: On any given night, there... Read more

Mainland is No. 1 in nation in school spirit

Friday, January 6, 2012, 2:27 PM
Mainland Regional has the best school spirit in the nation. At least, that’s according to Under Armour, the athletic apparel company that is based in Baltimore. Mainland, which was devastated in August by the death of four football players in an automobile accident, was named the winner of... Read more

Football: Why Lambert chose Rutgers

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 3:36 PM
Morning practices. Timber Creek linebacker Quanzell Lambert said that was a big factor in his decision to attend Rutgers University on a football scholarship. "They practice in the morning, so I won't have to miss labs in the afternoon," said Lambert, who plans to major in engineering. Lambert... Read more

Basketball: Updated Top 10

Sunday, January 1, 2012, 7:19 PM
The first two-plus weeks of the winter season always are choppy, what with holiday schedules and vacations and this and that. Here's an updated Top 10 in boys basketball, even though the new Top 10 won't appear in the newspaper until Jan. 9 (and that one will be different than this one). The big... 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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