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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.

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Hornets edge B'ville, complete 16-0 regular season

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.

J-D girls soccer finishes perfect regular season

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.

Grimes girls stop Ludden, move to 15-0-1

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.

Brothers rally past Central Square, reach playoffs

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.

J-D girls claim league cross country meet

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.

F-M girls tennis earns another sectional title

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.

J-D, MPH stars earn sectional tennis titles

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.

F-M boys still unbeaten, edge Nottingham in OT

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.

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Cross country Hornets sweep Eastern State races

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.

Brothers roar again, romp past West Genny

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.

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