Phil Blackwell

Sports Editor
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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.

He can be reached at pblackwell@eaglenewsonline.com.

Recent Stories

J-D girls stop Whitesboro in Class A semis

ESM falls to Marcellus in penalty kicks

For the fifth consecutive year, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team thwarted Whitesboro's championship dreams. This time, it took place in Tuesday night's Section III Class A semifinal at Chittenango High School, where the unbeaten, top-seeded Red Rams relied on Alex Catanzarite to pull away and beat the no. 4 seed Warriors 4-1.

Grimes girls get revenge over Waterville

Yearby's four goals propel Cobras to Class C semifinal

In many ways, the 15-0-1 regular season, and no. 1 state ranking, attained by the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team was the easy part. The hard portion started now, in the very place where things got upended a season ago during the early rounds of the Section III Class C playoffs – where familiar faces awaited the Cobras.

MPH boys soccer reaches Class C semis

Trojans survive upset bids, meet Fabius-Pompey again

Working from a no. 3 seed in the Section III Class C playoffs, the Manlius-Pebble Hill endured a pair of tense, low-scoring struggles in the opening rounds, but made it through.

ESM field hockey returns to Class A final

Spartans stop Whitesboro; F-M ousted by C-NS

In pursuit of a third consecutive Section III Class B championship, the East Syracuse-Minoa field hockey team knows that few will expect that to happen.

F-M boys soccer reaches sectional semifinal

Hornets smash Liverpool after reaching top of state rankings

An undefeated, untied regular season did much more than give the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs. It also made the Hornets the top-ranked team in the latest state Class AA poll, a big honor that would mean little if F-M didn’t secure its first outright sectional title in a decade.

J-D soccer moves ahead; ESM, CBA stopped

Red Rams draw top seed Indian River in Class A semis

Even though they were together throughout the regular season, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer teams found themselves in separate brackets once the Section III playoffs got underway.

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CBA football falls to B’ville in sectionals

Missed chances, turnovers costly in 28-20 defeat

Christian Brothers Academy’s football team had to grow up a lot in the 2014 season, but it still carried the dream of repeating the Section III Class AA title its more experienced predecessors claimed a season ago.

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J-D/F-M gymnasts snare sectional title again

Fishkin qualifies for state championships in February

Even at less than full strength, and even with several challengers poised to topple them, the Jamesville-DeWitt/F-M girls gymnastics held on to the Section III large school team championship.

ESM football handles New Hartford, 33-8

J-D dropped by Whitesboro in Class A sectionals

Lined up in the same half of the Section III Class A playoff bracket, the East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt football teams aimed to face each other in next weekend's semifinal round - but while the Spartans got there, the Red Rams did not.

F-M girls volleyball beats West Genny in five sets

J-D, Bishop Grimes both split matches in last week of regular season

In its most thrilling match of the season, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls volleyball team pushed itself beyond the wire last Tuesday night, but with two different comebacks managed to record a five-set victory over the West Genesee Wildcats.

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