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Archive: August, 2012

Football: Triton training camp

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 1:11 PM
Another in a series of early looks at South Jersey football teams Triton Last year: 8-3 Coach: Pete Goetz (44-50 entering 10th season) Conference outlook: A contender (behind co-favorites Pennsauken and Shawnee) in the WJFL National Division Playoff outlook: A contender (behind school-distrrict... Read more

Football: Pennsauken back in SJ 4

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:51 PM
Pennsauken coach Clint Tabb said Thursday night his team would move back to South Jersey 4 after originally being re-classified in Central Jersey 4 when the NJSIAA created a fifth group for football. Pennsauken was the SJ 4 champion last season. In SJ 4, Pennsauken would be part of a powerful group... Read more

Football: Penns Grove training camp

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 9:22 AM
Another in a series of early looks at South Jersey football teams. Penns Grove Last year: 7-4 Coach: Kemp Carr (54-30 entering ninth season) Conference outlook: One of the favorites (with Glassboro) in WJFL Diamond Division Playoff outlook: One of the favorites (with Glassboro, Woodbury and Paulsboro)... Read more

Football: Timber Creek training camp

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 11:31 AM
Another in a series of early looks at South Jersey football teams Timber Creek Last year: 12-0, champions of WJFL Royal Division and SJ Group 3 Coach: Rob Hinson (46-28 overall, 41-23 entering seventh season at TC) Conference outlook: The favorite (with Camden Catholic as top challenger) in WJFL... Read more

Baseball: Barth out, Rucci in at Gloucester Catholic

Monday, August 27, 2012, 4:08 PM
Mike Rucci can see Joe Barth Field from his fifth-grade classroom at Alice Costello elementary school in Brooklawn. Starting in the spring, Rucci will be able to walk out of his school and across centerfield to his new job: As Gloucester Catholic's third baseball coach since 1976. "I won't even... Read more

Football: 21 Games to Watch

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:16 AM
Twelve days before the start of the SJ football season, here are 21 games to watch: Sept. 7 Camden Catholic at Timber Creek: This is like Alabama and LSU playing on Week One. These teams were a combined 23-1 last season. Lots of big-time players in this game such as TC's Dajaun Drennon and Zaire... Read more

Football: Moorestown's Pederson out with broken ankle

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 6:48 PM
Moorestown senior quarterback Drew Pederson will miss the next 5-8 weeks with a broken ankle, Quakers coach Russ Horton said Sunday night. Pederson, the son of Eagles' assistant coach Doug Pederson, sustained the injury during a drill in practice early last week. He is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic... Read more

Football: Timber Creek's Webb to miss four games

Saturday, August 25, 2012, 8:38 AM
Timber Creek defensive tackle Greg Webb said Friday he is likely to miss the first four games of the season. The 6-2, 300-pound Webb, who has commited to attend North Carolina on a football scholarship, is recovering from Feb. 9 surgery on his right knee. Webb ran some sprints during Friday's practice... Read more

Football: Paulsboro training camp

Friday, August 24, 2012, 8:53 AM
Another in a series of early looks at South Jersey football teams Paulsboro Last year: 7-3, 5-0 in Colonial Patriot Coach: Glenn Howard (232-44 entering 28th season) Conference outlook: One of the favorites (along with Woodbury) in Colonial Patriot Playoff outlook: One of the favorites (along... Read more

Football: West Deptford training camp

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 8:22 AM
Another in a series of early looks at South Jersey football teams West Deptford Last year: 11-1, SJ Group 2 champions Coach: Clyde Folsom (198-66-5; 164-55-2 entering 22d season at WD) Conference outlook: The favorite (with Haddonfield, Sterling and Haddon Heights as contenders) in the Colonial... 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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