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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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Hammonton vs. Seneca would make for a good football rivalry. The Blue Devils and Golden Eagles are Group 3 programs that play a similar, sturdy style - with a heavy emphasis on the wing-T ground game - and represent schools in the same neck of the South Jersey woods. It's maybe 15 miles on a scenic drive through the Pine Barrens on Route 206 between the campuses.
Junior Sawyer Hand and teammates put the clamps on the Renegades to triumph, 47-31.
In a typical two-hour basketball practice, Lenape spends a good 25 minutes on offense. OK, maybe 20 minutes. Lenape senior Avery Brown thinks his team devotes 80 percent of its practice time to defense. Junior Sawyer Hand thinks that's a low estimate.

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