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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All Pa. schools to close for two weeks, and Philadelphia Public League postpones spring sports until April 15

“Our No. 1 priority is the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and others,” a Public League officials said.

For Camden’s Lance Ware and other seniors denied chance to finish careers on court: ‘A big What If’

The frustrating thing for the Panthers' star, a Kentucky recruit, and others was the lack of resolution: They'll never know for sure how they would have fared in the final games of the cancelled state tournament

New Jersey cancels state basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus

With several teams just one win away from capturing a state championship, the NJSIAA cancels competition in both boys' and girls' play because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Camden game in state basketball semifinals is canceled

As a precautionary measure because of the coronavirus outbreak, Camden and Manasquan were to play in a cavernous gymnasium with no spectators allowed in the building.

PIAA suspends state basketball tournaments for at least two weeks amid coronavirus outbreak

The decision to suspend the state tournaments delays promising seasons for several Philadelphia-area boys' and girls' teams with championship aspirations.

Playing in honor of teammate who was killed a day earlier, Chester boys beat Gratz on miraculous last-second shot

The Clippers played the game one day after teammate Edward Harman was shot to death and another teammate was shot and injured in the same incident.

Status of Cheltenham’s playoff basketball game remains uncertain as Mt. Lebanon leaves decision to health department

Mt. Lebanon had announced earlier on Wednesday that its team would definitely not participate in a game against Cheltenham because of concerns about the coronavirus.

Chester basketball team to play Wednesday after death of player

The program's Instagram account said the team was in a "state of shock" after the death of a sophomore member of the squad. Chester will play Gratz in a PIAA Class 6A game set for Wednesday night at Cardinal O'Hara.

Unionville beats familiar foe West Chester Rustin to advance in PIAA Class 5A playoffs

Senior Logan Shananan led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Indians reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years.

Three area schools decline to host PIAA tournament games because of coronavirus concerns

Oxford declined to host a Tuesday night game involving Unionville and Coatesville declined to host a Wednesday night game involving Lower Merion. Unionville and Lower Merion both closed school on Tuesday as precautionary measures. Norristown also has declined to host a game.