Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English.

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Timber Creek’s Tiyanna Hooker is a (girls’) wrestling sensation

In her first year in the sport, the senior has pinned every female opponent in the first period and will be the No. 1 seed in her weight class in New Jersey's first regional tournament for girls.

Vineland’s D.J. Campbell: A basketball standout whose motor never stops

The senior guard is Vineland’s all-time leading scorer with 1,353 points.

NJSIAA drastically reduces full-contact football practices in effort to increase player safety

The old rule allowed for 90 minutes per week during the season. Some coaches are happy to see measures taken for player safety, but others are concerned 15 minutes isn't enough.

Cheney Kinner’s magical moment for Kingsway wrestling

The junior, who has operated in the shadow of his older brothers, burst into the spotlight by clinching the Dragons' victory in the Group 4 state final.

Paulsboro’s Paul Morina wins 700th match in state wrestling final

The veteran coach became just the second in New Jersey history to reach the milestone as his team won the state title for the fourth year in a row.

Corey Fischer, Tasir Money lead West Deptford to South Jersey Group 2 wrestling title

Fischer clinched the match with a late pin after Money rallied for a decision to power the Eagles past rival Haddonfield in the sectional finals.

Maple Shade bowler Dan Kenny achieves perfection, times three

The senior with the 229 average rolled three 300 games in a three-week span.

Sharpshooter Jagger Zrada and Moorestown are on a roll

The senior guard has the Quakers set to enter the South Jersey Group 3 tournament as the No. 1 seed.

National signing day: Woodrow Wilson’s Stanley King signs with Rutgers

The All-South Jersey wide receiver, who caught 15 touchdown passes as a senior, opted to stay home and play for the state university.

Football recruiting: Woodrow Wilson’s Stanley King to decide between Rutgers and Western Michigan

The All-South Jersey wide receiver, who led the Tigers to the South Jersey Group 3 title, will announce his decision at a signing ceremony Wednesday at the school in East Camden.