Michael Radano is a life-long resident of South Jersey and has been involved with sports the entire time. He was the Phillies' beat writer for another publication. He has worked for the Daily News since September 2009. He lives in Washington Township with his wife and two children.

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Michael Radano: Tough games toughen Lenape

THE PHILOSOPHY is really simple when it comes to the way Lenape High boys' basketball coach Chuck Guittar composes a yearly schedule.

Michael Radano: New coach touts young chiefs team

MATT SHULTZ has spent the better part of his adult life searching for a head-coaching position. To be fair, the new head basketball coach at Cherokee has been in a pretty good situation in his years as the football team's defensive coordinator under P.J. Mehigan. He also served under Ron Powell for the Cherokee boys' basketball team that won a Group 4 state title a season ago before falling in the Tournament of Champions semifinal to Camden Catholic.

Michael Radano: With Sean Collins at helm, Paulsboro looks like a team on the rise

TOMORROW, high school basketball season opens across South Jersey, and finally the preseason conjecture will be put aside and answers will begin to evolve.

Michael Radano: Standouts from a great year in South Jersey football

LAST WEEKEND six sectional finals were played involving high schools from the traditional seven-county region known as South Jersey. In those six games, five South Jersey schools left with a championship.

Michael Radano: Camden Catholic pumped up for rivalry game with Paul VI

IT HAS BEEN a growing experience for Camden Catholic this season and no one understands that better than head coach Rick Brown.

Michael Radano: New-look Delsea ready for Hammonton

DELSEA'S Sal Marchese was in a good mood after his team beat Woodrow Wilson, 38-0, last Friday in a Group 3 quarterfinal game.

Michael Radano: Plenty of motivation on both sides when Woodrow Wilson meets Delsea in Group 3 playoffs

A SEASON AGO, Woodrow Wilson made a trip down to Delsea in the Group 2 playoffs and, despite a loss, came away with a much better understanding of what kind of team it was and, more important, what kind of team it could be over the next two seasons.

Michael Radano: Friday night lights for Heights-Audubon

IT'S NOT as if the annual clash between Audubon and Haddon Heights tomorrow night needed to be amped any more.

Michael Radano: A win would put surprising Cinnaminson in Group 2 playoffs

WIN AND THEY are in, or at least that's the way Cinnaminson High coach Mario Patrizi is looking at the Group 2 playoff format.

Michael Radano: Willingboro's defense big reason for perfect record

IT'S NOT that the Willingboro High football team is void of a player or two who likes to score. The Chimeras (5-0) have averaged 30.6 points per game, and with weapons such as Malcolm Culmer, who has eight touchdowns, and quarterback Matt Dash, who has thrown for seven touchdowns and run for another, scoring hasn't been a concern.