Thursday, January 29, 2015

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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Ask a former high school basketball star what he remembers best about the state tournament, and he'll talk about the packed gymnasiums and the big shots, the decisive plays, and the sound of the horn at the end of another victory.
There are basketball people who love the sport in the summer. They love the street beat of the outdoor runs. They cherish the hothouse effect of all those camps and clinics and all that AAU competition.

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