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Phil Blackwell has been sports editor of Eagle Newspapers since 1998 and is the co-host of the Inside High School Sports show, Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. on ESPN Radio 97.7 and 100.1.
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Hornets' win streak, which dates back to 1989, remains intact
When someone wins more than 220 consecutive matches, as the Fayeteville-Manlius boys tennis team has done, any threat to that autonomy is big news.
Ezidiegwu wins four events as girls Hornets prevail
One thing that the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field team is not used to is defeat – to anyone. Yet that’s what the boys Hornets had to cope with Wednesday afternoon as it took a narrow 72-69 defeat to Baldwinsville at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Schurman, Brown get relief wins as big week looms
Though it proved harrowing at times (and weather remained a problem), the Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team still added to its early-season win total, moving to 4-0 just before Easter.
ESM helps cool down J-D, sweeps Fulton
When the snows returned for one more encore last Tuesday, it again halted play for the area’s baseball teams, but most of them got in some game action before it got cold, and then had a lot to do once things warmed up again.
Spartans continue strong early-season push
What’s clear is that the East Syracuse-Minoa girls lacrosse team is happy in the direction which it is going, and that Jamesville-DeWitt is far less pleased. Amid windy and wet conditions last Monday night, the Spartans met the Red Rams, and it would go back and forth the whole way, but ESM would hang on for a 7-6 victory.
F-M routs Liverpool; CBA rolls past Jordan-Elbridge
Not only has the East Syracuse-Minoa boys lacrosse team kept itself among the handful of undefeated teams left in the Section III ranks, it has done so constantly rallying to pull out tight and dramatic contests.
Pair of sixth-inning runs allows Red Rams to edge Spartans
Just about any time the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team meets up with East Syracuse-Minoa, the records – and the relative degrees of success both programs have attained - matters little.
Hornets led by Millar, Barber, Avery, Ezidiegwu
Even the area’s track and field teams were not immune to weather issues, with Jamesville-DeWitt seeing last Wednesday’s three-way meet with Fulton and Chittenango postponed because snow still covered the Red Raiders’ home track.
Red Rams looking to defend sectional Class A title
Nearly two weeks after it was supposed to get underway, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team finally did so, and reminded everyone why the path to Section III Class A glory still runs right through them.
Cobras get fine pitching efforts from Schad, Steinberg
If the Bishop Grimes baseball team had to wait (and wait and wait) for action to get underway in the 2014 season, at least it took full advantage of a great opportunity once the waiting ended.