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Phil Blackwell

Sports Editor
315-434-8889 Ext: 348

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 soccer holds off F-M, 2-1

Ostrander, long-time boys JV soccer coach, takes over for Hornets

Brent Ostrander finally gets his chance to coach high school soccer at the varsity level – on the girls side. For nearly a quarter-century, Ostrander had led the Fayetteville-Manlius junior varsity boys soccer team, molding the players that the varsity team, under Jeff Hammond, would later take to a string of league and Section III titles.

ESM football poised for another Class A title push

Spartans return plenty on offense, break in new QB

A big reason why the East Syracuse-Minoa football team has kept itself among the top Section III Class A programs in the last decade is its ability to absorb the inevitable departure of star players and find new ones to shine in their place.

Red Rams need work to stay in Class A hunt

J-D football starts life after Baker, Crossett graduate

No longer is the Jamesville-DeWitt football program concerned about reaching the top of the Section III Class A ranks. It now confronts a different challenge – staying there.

F-M football tackles hosts of challenges

Wittig keys Hornets after massive roster turnover

Sequels are inevitably compared to what took place the first time around. Damien Rhodes’ debut season as Fayetteville-Manlius football coach was close to ideal. It included a perfect 7-0 regular season and a high-octane offense that averaged more than 46 points per game. Hornets fans dreamed of a Section III Class A title.

Bishop Grimes releases fall sports schedule

Football Cobras to open Sept. 7 at Dome against NY Mills

Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2014 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

F-M announces fall sports schedule

Football Hornets open against C-NS Sept. 6 at Carrier Dome

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

J-D announces fall sports schedule

Girls soccer Red Rams go after sixth straight sectional title

Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

ESM releases fall sports schedule

Spartans football to play Vestal at Carrier Dome Sept. 5

East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

CBA releases fall sports schedule

Defending AA football champs open with Henninger Sept. 5

Christian Brothers Academy’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Gilroy takes second at NYS Amateur Championships

F-M freshman makes impact in statewide competition

For Kyle Gilroy, it quickly became apparent that winning the boys junior division of the New York State Boys and Girls Amateur Championship was out of the question.

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