Friday, May 22, 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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This time, Camden Catholic made its most dramatic statement after the pregame introductions. Whatever the reason for the Irish's freeze-out of Paul VI coach Tony Devlin back on Dec. 22, they sent a more emphatic message in a more traditional way in the rematch on Saturday night.
Of Camden's astounding total of 42 South Jersey boys' basketball titles, the most surprising might have come last season. This season could be second.

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