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Archive: December, 2012

Basketball: Davis scores 1,000th as Penns Grove beats Williamstown

Monday, December 17, 2012, 7:08 PM
By Phil Anastasia Penns Grove senior Ge'shawn Davis is all about real points, not style points. There's nothing fancy about his game. His coach calls him a "throwback player" whose success is a result of his effort as much as his skill. "He's not going to stand out there and dribble between his... Read more

Basketball: New Top 10

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 5:33 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the first live Top 10 of the boys' basketball season, with preseason ranking in parentheses: 1. Atlantic City (1) 2-0 The Vikings' 6-4 senior forward, Ga-briel Chandler, is off to a strong start with 46 points in the first two games. He shot 14-for-18 from the floor and scored... Read more

Football: Gil Brooks resigns from Camden Catholic

Friday, December 14, 2012, 2:33 PM
By Phil Anastasia Gil Brooks has resigned as head football coach at Camden Catholic. Brooks, who is an attorney with Duane Morris LLP in Cherry Hill, said he had "struggled" this season to balance his commitment to both work and coaching. "It just got to be too much," Brooks said Friday afternoon... Read more

Basketball: Preseason All South Jersey teams

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:30 AM
By Phil Anastasia With the basketball season set to start on Friday, here's a look at first-, second- and third-team All-South Jersey in the preseason: First Team Kyle Green Camden Catholic 6-5 Senior: He's a natural scorer who signed with Temple. A gym rat from a basketball family who plays the... Read more

Basketball: Preseason Top 20

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 5:36 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's a look at the preseason Top 20 in boys' basketball in South Jersey: 1. Atlantic City (26-6 last season): The Vikings return several key players from last year's Group 4 state champions, including 6-8 senior Jah-leem Montague and 6-2 senior Dayshawn Reynolds. Other key veterans... Read more

Basketball: Preseason Top 20

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 5:35 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's a look at the preseason Top 20 in boys' basketball in South Jersey: 1. Atlantic City (26-6 last season): The Vikings return several key players from last year's Group 4 state champions, including 6-8 senior Jah-leem Montague and 6-2 senior Dayshawn Reynolds. Other key veterans... Read more

Football: 2013 Preseason Top 10

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:57 AM
By Phil Anastasia Just for fun, here's a projected preseason Top 10 for the 2013 football season in South Jersey. Hey, it's less than nine months away. 1. Timber Creek (10-2 record in 2012): Junior quarterback Dan Williams emerged in the playoffs and lit up the South Jersey Group 4 final with... Read more

Football: West Deptford sets mark with three 1,000-yard rushers

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:20 PM
By Phil Anastasia West Deptford not only went 12-0 this season, won the program's sixth SJ Group 2 title since 2002 and extended a SJ-leading winning streak to 21 games -- and counting. The Eagles also apparently set a SJ record by having three players with more than 1,000 rushing yards. WD junior... Read more

Basketball: St. Benedict's to play in Schalick showcase Saturday

Monday, December 10, 2012, 4:24 PM
By Phil Anastasia Eric Cassidy picked up the telephone. "It was as simple as that," Cassidy, the Schalick coach, said of his ability to lure national power St. Benedict's of Newark to the first Jimmy V Foundation Showcase basketball event at the Salem County school. St. Benedict's will play... Read more

Football: Final Top 10

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 5:04 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the final Top 10 of the season, with previous ranking in parentheses: 1. Williamstown (1) 12-0 Junior Marques Little's 88-yard touchdown run was the spark that sent the Braves to the first sectional title in school history with a 43-20 victory over Southern in South Jersey... 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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