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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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Last-minute goals push F-M past Bees, Henninger
It only figured that, to complete an undefeated regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team would have, as the final hurdle, the side most responsible for keeping them from Section III Class AA glory during the last half-decade.
Red Rams survive Homer in OT, rout Mexico
Sixteen games for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team – and 16 victories, without a blemish. That’s what the Red Rams have pulled off, giving itself an even larger target on its backs heading into the Section III Class A playoffs, where a sixth straight championship could await, and perhaps more.
MPH boys shut out Cobras; girls Trojans reach sectionals
For the second season in a row, the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team finds itself undefeated and a consensus favorite going into the Section III Class C playoffs. But the Cobras know that such expectations can lead to heartbreak, as it did in last season’s playoff defeat to Waterville, and the fact that it’s carried the no. 1 state Class C ranking for a month has only added to the pressure.
F-M pulls away late for road win over Fowler
Twelve minutes remained in the Christian Brothers Academy football team's game at Central Square on Friday night, and the notion of the Brothers not making the Section III Class AA playoffs, once an astonishing consideration, was inching closer to cold reality.
ESM's Marra, Red Rams' Dye emerge as individual champs
What Jamesville-DeWitt’s cross country teams wanted to do was to sweep both of the Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meets, just as they had both gone through regular-season league competition with undefeated marks. But it did not quite turn out that way.
Hornets hold off B'ville for 22nd straight crown
One streak ended for the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team this fall, but another one, of far greater importance, continued. The Hornets are Section III Class A champions for the 22nd year in a row, perpetuating its reign by defeating Baldwinsville 4-3 in the sectional final on a warm, windy Tuesday afternoon at Utica's Mott Courts.
Kim, Pollock, Del Pino claim first-place finishes
When the dust settled from the Section III Division II and IV girls tennis championship tournaments on Columbus Day weekend, players from Jamesville-DeWitt and Manlius-Pebble Hill both had first-place finishes secured.
Ngadula goal moves F-M to 14-0 as B'ville visit looms
All of those victories, and the possibility that it could finish the regular season undefeated, have lifted the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team all the way to no. 4 in the state Class AA rankings.
F-M girls rebounds; boys beat out Liverpool again
Two weeks removed from a rare defeat in a large-scale, high-profile meet, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team found itself back in its usual first-place spot.
F-M falls to 2-4 with defeat to Indian River
Something familiar was on display Friday night at Alibrandi Stadium – the Christian Brothers Academy football team in top form, lighting up the scoreboard, flying around on defense and causing fear and dread in its opposition.