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.

Latest Stories

South Jersey basketball referee Marty Derer dies of coronavirus

The longtime and beloved South Jersey official was renowned for engaging with players, coaches and fans while he was on the court.

Missing high school baseball even on the coldest days | Phil Anastasia

Those endless games in the cold and wind early in the spring season used to be some of the toughest days on the scholastic sports calendar. Would that they would return ...

Pennsylvania, New Jersey high school officials still hoping to stage spring sports

Top officials from the PIAA and NJSIAA expressed hope for staging the spring season despite the coronavirus pandemic. PIAA officials still haven't ruled out restarting the basketball state tournaments.

Audubon woman spreading stony cheer through Kindness Rocks Project

Amy Coady is the founder of a Facebook group that paints, hides, and shares small, smooth stones painted with uplifting messages in the little town in Camden County. “One kind word can change someone’s entire day,” she said.

Philadelphia teen fires up his 3D printers to create face shields to donate to hospitals

The freshman at Episcopal Academy has built a "little factory" in his parents' basement to produce protective equipment for medical workers.

Top 10 buzzer-beater videos from 2019-20 high school basketball season

From St. Joseph's Prep to Wildwood Catholic to Chester, the local basketball scene provided lots of dramatic plays before it ended abruptly.

‘Unknown ending’ for high school basketball seniors with state tournaments in limbo

The suspension of the postseason play due to the coronavirus pandemic left seniors with no resolution to their final season and no closure to their scholastic careers.

Football update: Kyle Adkins resigns as Archbishop Wood coach; St. Joe’s Prep quartet stars again

The Vikings graduate, who led his alma mater to the PIAA Class 5A title last season in dramatic fashion, will become linebackers coach at Ursinus College.

Coatesville’s Jhamir Brickus commits to La Salle

The dynamic guard, the Red Raiders' all-time leading scorer, will join the Explorers' program.