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B.I. Says Bye-Bye

Friday, October 14, 2011, 10:03 AM
Farewell South Jersey athletes, coaches, parents, fellow writers and others who have made my five years, five months of covering sports full-time in the area a memorable and enriching experience. After today, I no longer will be a staff writer for The Inquirer. It's time for me to move on. I have... Read more

Bill Iezzi: My Softball Playoff Picks

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:12 PM
Let's look at the South Jersey Groups today and fast forward to the finals. In Group 1 Audubon defeats Maple Shade. Group 2 has Sterling beating Buena. In Group 3 Kingsway upends Pinelands. And in Group 4 Eastern edges Washington Township. Read more

Phil Anastasia: Buena wins Diamond

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 9:48 PM
Buena shocked the world. Well, the South Jersey baseball world anyway. The Chiefs completed a remarkable weekend with a 9-8 victory over St. Augustine in the Diamond Classic final Sunday night at Eastern. Buena executed a textbook, 9-6-2 relay to nail the potential winning run at the plate for the... Read more

Phil Anastasia: Diamond Reflections

Monday, May 16, 2011, 12:02 PM
The first round of the Diamond Classic reflected well on the Olympic American and Cape-Atlantic. The Colonial? Not so much. Olympic American teams went 3-1, which was as good as possible since one of those games was a matchup between division rivals Cherokee and Lenape. Cherokee won that slugfest... Read more

Phil Anastasia: Gloucester Catholic rolls on

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 7:46 PM
Top-ranked Gloucester Catholic won its fifth straight game by 10 or more runs Tuesday with a 13-2 victory over Buena. Cody Brown pitcched a complete game and was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and Brett Tenuto was 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs for the Rams (15-1). Gloucester Catholic has gone 6-0 since returning from... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Rain Affects Softball Tournaments

Friday, April 15, 2011, 11:05 AM
The threat of rain, which has been causing upheaval with area softball schedules, has pushed up the times that at least two softball tournaments will start on Saturday. The Rancocas Valley Elite Softball Tournament will start the two semifinal games between RV and Audubon and Gloucester and Buena... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Border Battle Wrestling

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 4:52 PM
I haven't been able to get exact results from the Border Battle wrestling tournament at Paulsboro today (Saturday, Dec. 19); however, a couple of wrestlers told me that Westfield (Va.) defeated Paulsboro, 32-28, in the final. There were six teams in the two-day event, but not all of them returned... Read more

Friday field hockey roundup

Friday, October 9, 2009, 11:19 PM
Gloucester remained unbeaten and locked up the Classic Division crown by beating host Glassboro, 4-1, in a Tri-County Conference clash. Angela Harris had two goals while Melanie Carpenter and Erika Mecchella each contributed a goal and an assist for the 10th-ranked Lions (11-0-1, 8-0). Burlington... Read more

Thursday boys' soccer roundup

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:06 PM
Gloucester Catholic and host Glassboro battled through 98 scoreless minutes before the Catholic boys’ soccer team finally squeezed out a 1-0 double-overtime triumph the Tri-County Conference. Ryan Casey scored the goal off a corner kick with two minutes left in the second overtime period, and... Read more

N.J.: Tuesday Boys' Soccer

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 11:48 PM
Dustin Fowler delivered a second-half goal and one of the most unlikely boys’ soccer victories of the season Tuesday as Deptford won its first game this fall, 1-0, over visiting Williamstown in the Tri-County Conference. The Spartans (1-7) had been outscored by 19-4 in their first seven games... Read more
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