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Phil Anastasia

Phil Anastasia is an award-winning sports columnist for The Inquirer. His work has been cited by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the New Jersey Press Association, and his 2011 column on the tragedy at Mainland Regional High School won first place in the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Anastasia has written sports in the Philadelphia area since 1980, serving as a Philadelphia Eagles beat writer as well as a sports columnist and sports editor at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J. before joining The Inquirer.

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Latest post: Football: Scoring leaders - 09/23/2014
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To appreciate fully the wonderful absurdity of the real possibility that John Valore will be the next boys' basketball coach at Camden High School, it's helpful to turn the page back to 1986.
They couldn't row. One of them couldn't even speak. Jack Alden tried to stand up in front of schoolmates at a chapel service Friday morning to talk about one of his best friends on the Episcopal Academy rowing team and couldn't get past the first few words.
Gallery: 2013 Stotesbury Cup Regatta

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