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Archive: February, 2013

Basketball: Paul VI beats Camden Catholic in thriller

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:16 PM
By Phil Anastasia Kyle Green left the court for the last time on his shield. The Camden Catholic senior led a furious rally that pulled his team to the brink of a momentous upset over rival Paul VI in the second round of the Non-Public South A tournament on Thursday night. But the buzzer sounded... Read more

Football: Sherry named coach at Moorestown

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:08 PM
By Phil Anastasia Beau Sherry is not a new coach looking to drastically change the Moorestown High School football program. Sherry, 32, was named Moorestown's coach by the Board of Education on Tuesday night. He hopes to build on the foundation created by former coach Russ Horton, who resigned... Read more

Basketball: Griffin sparks Haddonfield over Willingboro

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:50 PM
By Phil Anastasia Billy Griffin doesn't mind shooting layups, or 12-footers, or jumpers from inside the key. The Haddonfield senior doesn't mind playing defense, scrambling for rebounds, and sharing the basketball. But he's a smart kid. He knows his strength. He knows his role, too. "I'm a three-point... Read more

Basketball: Bishop Eustace beats Holy Cross

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 9:19 PM
By Phil Anastasia There was a junior sparking the defense and a sophomore at the top of the scoring column. But this was the seniors' night. Bishop Eustace beat visiting Holy Cross, 52-36, before a large crowd in the first round of the Non-Public South A tournament on Tuesday night. Junior guard... Read more

Basketball: CH East beats Clearview in SJ 4 opener

Monday, February 25, 2013, 6:42 PM
By Phil Anastasia Gary Hettinger figured it was his last home game. He tried to make it one of his best. Hettinger collected 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead Cherry Hill East to a 55-49 victory over Clearview on Monday afternoon in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 boys'... Read more

Basketball: New Top 10

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2:12 PM
By Phil Anastasia This is the last ranking of the regular season. It's pretty interesting that AC and Paulsboro were No. 1 and No. 2 in the preseason rankings and stayed there for more than two months. There was a lot of movement below them, but the Vikings and the Red Raiders stayed solid all... Read more

Basketball: A closer look at the state tournaments

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 12:39 PM
By Phil Anastasia March Madness starts in February this season. Here's a closer look at the boys' basketball tournaments, which begin Monday for Groups 4 and 2, Tuesday for Groups 1, 3 and A and Wednesday for Group B: S.J. 4 Defending champion, No. 1 seed and favorite: Atlantic City. Darkhorse:... Read more

Basketball: Scoring Leaders

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 10:19 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here are the boys' basketball scoring leaders in South Jersey at the end of the regular season: SCORING LEADERS Player School Games Points Average Stefano Okoro Gloucester 24 670 27.9 Brandon Rembert Penn Tech 23 598 26.0 Rashaan Holloway Schalick 24 568 23.6 Christian Mortellite... Read more

Basketball: Reynolds leads Atlantic City over Middle Twp.

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 5:33 PM
By Phil Anastasia There was no mid-range to Dayshawn Reynolds' game. The Atlantic City senior guard specialized in two kinds of shots in Saturday's Cape-Atlantic League tournament title game against Middle Township: Jumpers from behind the three-point line and layups at the end of fastbreaks. He... Read more

Football: All-South Jersey linebacker, aspiring actor

Friday, February 22, 2013, 4:10 PM
By Phil Anastasia Greg Pease figured it was an easy A. He was a star linebacker on the Paul VI football team. He thought he would skate through some cushy course about performance arts, improve his grade-point average and increase his chances to play his favorite sport in college. Drama class?... 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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