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Archive: May, 2013

Basketball: Camden BOE turns down Valore

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 10:25 PM
By Phil Anastasia Camden High School's past in boys' basketball is filled with stirring victories and state championship trophies and some of the most memorable moments in South Jersey sports history. But the Panthers' future is shrouded in uncertainty. The direction of perhaps South Jersey's... Read more

Baseball: Cieri finishes with a bang

Monday, May 27, 2013, 1:01 PM
By Phil Anastasia This baseball season didn't go according to plan for Rancocas Valley's Nick Cieri. But it ended in a wonderful way. Cieri, a left-handed swinger who probably was South Jersey's most dangerous hitter, suffered a dislocated left shoulder during an April 27 game against Nothern Burlington... Read more

Baseball: Stat Leaders

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 12:07 PM
By Phil Anastasia South Jersey baseball stat leaders through Monday, May 27: PITCHING WINS 10 -- Luke Westfield, Pennsville 8 -- Devin Smeltzer, Bishop Eustace; Chris Oakley, St. Augustine; Zach Gaekler, Northern Burlington; Kyle Grim, Williamstown; Matt Ennis, Pitman; Don Money, Vineland 7 --... Read more

S.J. Baseball: Trout amazes old coach

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:00 PM
By Phil Anastasia Millville High School baseball coach Roy Hallenbeck said he tries to stay up every night to watch Mike Trout’s games on the West Coast. But Hallenbeck managed only to stay up to see Trout, a star centerfielder for the Los Angles Angels and a Millville graduate, take a called... Read more

S.J. Tennis: Moorestown wins state title

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:56 PM
By Phil Anastasia WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- It took three sets and three shirts. It took more than two hours, several ice bags, a wet towel and a change in strategy. But at the end of a long and grueling match at the end of a long and grueling day, Moorestown senior Hamza Husain emerged with a victory... Read more

Baseball: Flacco leads Eastern past Haddon Twp.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 9:31 PM
By Phil Anastasia He passed for 2,957 yards last season as a football quarterback. That was the fourth-highest total in South Jersey history. His brother is a fairly famous football player. But Tom Flacco plays a little baseball, too. "He's improved by leaps and bounds," Eastern coach Rob Christ... Read more

Baseball: Stat leaders

Monday, May 20, 2013, 10:40 AM
By Phil Anastasia BASEBALL STAT LEADERS (Through Sunday, May 19) PITCHING WINS 8 -- Don Money, Vineland 7 -- Devin Smeltzer, Bishop Eustace; Mark Scarpa, Washington Twp.; Kyle Grim; Williamstown; Matt Ennis, Pitman; Chris Oakley, St. Augustine 6 -- John Murphy, Gloucester Catholic; Ryan Sole... Read more

Baseball: Haddonfield beats Collingswood

Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:00 PM
By Phil Anastasia Mike McLaughlin said Haddonfield's record wasn't 9-15 when the Bulldogs took the field for Monday's playoff opener. "We were 0-0, just like everybody else," said McLaughlin, Haddonfield's junior leftfielder. Taking full advantage of the fresh start of the state tournament, Haddonfield... Read more

Baseball: New Top 10

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:24 PM
By Phil Anastasia One thing about this week's Top 10 was easy: Washington Twp. is a slam dunk No. 1. The rest was hard. WT has won 12 in a row and capped a great weekend by scoring 28 runs in two games to capture the Diamond Classic title. SAP moves up to No. 2 after a 3-0 week that included... Read more

Baseball: Washington Twp. wins Diamond Classic

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 8:25 PM
By Phil Anastasia This is the team that they all saw when they closed their eyes in the winter. Now it's late spring, and Washington Township is everything they imagined, and maybe a little more. "We're trying to make history," Washington Township senior catcher Ryan Long said after the Minutemen... 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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