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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Moorestown star Nick Cartwright-Atkins is South Jersey’s senior boy athlete of year

The Quakers' star excelled in three sports and made his biggest impact on the basketball court, leading the team to its firts state title in 60 years.

Cherry Hill West’s Scott Shaw is South Jersey baseball Player of the Year

The Lions' senior led the way to the program's first sectional title since 1993 with a dramatic two-run home run in the seventh inning of the South Jersey Group 3 championship game.

All-South Jersey baseball first and second teams

Pitchers Eli Atiya of Cherry Hill West, Dylan Heine of Haddonfield, Jayson Hoopes of St. Augustine, Matt Orlando of Bishop Eustace, and Jackson Balzan of Shawnee lead the way.

South Jersey baseball: Season in review

Team of the year, coach of the year, and key moments from the just-completed season on the diamond.

Track: Woodrow Wilson’s Dennisha Page. St, Augustine’s Sincere Rhea make marks at Meet of Champions

Page won the 100 and 200, the latter in South Jersey record time, while Rhea, a national-caliber high hurdler, showed his versatility by taking first in the 400.

Ridgewood tops Eastern, 2-1, in state final

The Vikings lost to Ridgewood in a taut pitcher's duel.

Glassboro falls in state final in incredible fashion

Down 5-0 entering the seventh inning, Emerson Boro scored eight times to capture the Group 1 crown.

Woodrow Wilson’s Dennisha Page eyes triple gold at Meet of Champions

The Tigers senior won the 100, 200 and 400 at the Group 3 state championships, running the second-fastest time in South Jersey history in her favorite event.

Gloucester Catholic loses to St. Mary’s of Rutherford in Non-Public B state baseball championship

The Rams fell short in their bid for their 20th state crown, losing 4-3 to St.Mary's of Rutherford.

St. Augustine falls to Delbarton in New Jersey baseball final

The Hermits dropped a 4-3 decision in eight innings in their fourth straight appearance in the Non-Public A championship game.