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Archive: September, 2011

Holy Spirit to forfeit first game

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 2:49 PM
Holy Spirit, the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10, will forfeit its 41-16 victory over Oakcrest last Friday because of the use of an ineligible player. Holy Spirit athletic director Keith Gorman said the school "self-reported" the violation to the Cape-Atlantic Conference and the NJSIAA. Gorman... Read more

Baseball: Oehler named Gloucester coach

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 8:45 AM
Former Audubon standout John Oehler has been named the baseball coach at Gloucester, according to athletic director Leon Harris. Oehler, who played at Old Dominion, replaces Kevin Fahy. Oehler has been a physical education teacher and baseball assistant at Pennsville. -- Phil Anastasia Read more

Football: Picks for 5 big games this weekend

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11:32 AM
Week Two is Week One for the Colonial Conference, which sits out the first week for some crazy reason. But the Colonial Patriot gets right down to business with a Woodbury at Paulsboro battle Saturday at 10:30 a.m. That's one of five games to watch this week: Delsea (0-1) at Timber Creek (1-0),... Read more

Football: Delsea's Moffa out for season

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7:09 PM
Delsea senior center Joe Moffa will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, according to coach Sal Marchese. Moffa, the team's top lineman and captain, has been hampered by an ailment with his kneecap for the last two seasons. He aggravated the injury again early in Delsea's 16-14 loss to... Read more

Boys' soccer: C.H. West beats Shawnee in OT

Monday, September 12, 2011, 6:47 PM
Junior Chris Blandy scored the golden goal about two minutes into the second overtime as Cherry Hill West rallied to beat Shawnee by a 3-2 score Monday in an Olympic Patriot boys' soccer game. West rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit. Conor McFadden and Pascal Dylewicz scored second-half goals for... Read more

Football: New Top Ten

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 5:19 PM
The new Top Ten, as of Sunday, September 11: 1. Holy Spirit (1-0) Donta Pollock ran for 201 yards and Nigel Jones ran for three TDs and the Spartans beat Oakcrest 41-16. But this was a close game for three quarters. Spirit coach Chalie Roman called it a "street fight." That's not a bad thing for a... Read more

Penns Grove rolls over Glassboro

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 3:55 PM
Penns Grove looked like an angry team on Saturday. An opportunistic team, too. The Red Devils, still stinging from being disqualified from the SJ Group 1 playoffs last season -- a tournament won by Glassboro -- dominated play en route to a 54-0 victory over Bulldogs in the season opener Saturday... Read more

Special night at Mainland

Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:57 PM
No way this was just another opening night. Not with Mainland honoring the four players who were killed in an Aug. 20 auto accident. But rhe Mustangs and coach Bob Coffey tried to make things as normal as possible. They are competitors, and they want to win football games. Plus, the routine is a... Read more

Football preview: Paul VI

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 9:08 PM
Inquirer Staff Writer Marc Narducci previews Paul VI football. Click HERE to read more Jersey Side Sports posts. Read more

Football: The riddle of Cherokee's schedule

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 10:26 AM
Let's start with a given: Cherokee is one of the best, if not the best, football programs in South Jersey. Let's include another given: Schedules are cyclical in nature. They change from season to season, and even within a season. You never know what state -- physically and emotionally -- another... 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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