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Archive: March, 2013

Baseball: Shawnee's DeHart set for final season

Sunday, March 31, 2013, 8:33 PM
By Phil Anastasia Jarret DeHart knows baseball. The Shawnee outfielder knows patience is a big part of the game. He knows a disciplined approach at the plate is a key to success. He knows it's a mistake to rush, to force things. He knows restraint was the reason he walked 31 times last season... Read more

Baseball: Trout gives back to Millville

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 2:26 PM
By Phil Anastasia Mike Trout is used to seeing his name in lights on scoreboards across major league baseball. But the Los Angeles Angels outfielder knows it's going to be different seeing his name on a sign over the baseball field at his old high school in Millville. "I know it's going to be... Read more

Baseball: Players to watch

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8:26 AM
By Phil Anastasia Players to watch this season in South Jersey baseball: -- Christian Adorno, senior shortstop, St. Augustine: A top fielder, this Wilmington recruit batted .396 last season with 23 steals. -- Barry Buchowski, senior catcher, St. Augustine: This Tulane recruit batted .361 with 10... Read more

Baseball: Preseason Top 20 with analysis

Friday, March 29, 2013, 5:26 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the preseason Top 20 in baseball. I suspect it will look a little different come the final ranking in the middle of June. 1. Gloucester Catholic (28-4 last season): The Rams might have the state's deepest pitching staff, led by Maryland recruit Mike Shawaryn (7-0, 1.56... Read more

Basketball: Camden and Med Tech to meet in next year's Jimmy V Classic at Schalick

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:08 AM
By Phil Anastasia Defending sectional champions Camden and Medford Tech will meet in the second Jimmy V Foundation Classic Dec. 21 at Schalick High School. Camden is the two-time defending South Jersey Group 3 champion. Medford Tech is the defending South Jersey Group 2 champion. Another interesting... Read more

Ice Hockey: Gloucester Catholic's Robinson signs with Senators

Monday, March 25, 2013, 5:43 PM
By Phil Anastasia Buddy Robinson called it "a dream come true." Robinson, a Bellmawr resident and Gloucester Catholic graduate, has signed a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Robinson, who recently finished his sophomore season with Lake Superior State University in Sault... Read more

Basketball: All-South Jersey teams

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:31 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's The Inquirer's All-South Jersey teams for boys' basketball: The first team consists of Player of the Year Xavier Lundy, a Paulsboro senior, along with Camden Catholic senior Kyle Green, Atlantic City senior Dayshawn Reynolds, Paul VI junior Jay Howard and Camden junior... Read more

Basketball: Medford Tech's Powell is Coach of Year

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 6:34 PM
By Phil Anastasia Some of Nick Powell's friends figured he would move through Medford Tech on his way to bigger and better things as a basketball coach. "I had a lot of people tell me, 'That's a good starter job,'" Powell said. "They told me I wouldn't be there for long. I had different plans." In... Read more

Basketball: Paulsboro's Lundy is Player of Year

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 4:05 PM
By Phil Anastasia Xavier Lundy was basketball star at a wrestling school known for its football program. He knew it, too. "One of my personal goals was to get us more attention as a basketball team," Lundy said of his career at Paulsboro High School. "We always used to get overshadowed in our school... Read more

Basketball: Any gas in AC's tank?

Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:05 PM
By Phil Anastasia WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Key for tonight's Tournament of Champions semifinals, which tips at 6 at Monmouth University: Does AC (30-1) still have its legs? The Vikings are a tough, talented team. And their conditioning sure seemed like a factor in that 80-73 double overtime victory... 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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