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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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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.
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.
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.
Red Rams to face Whtiesboro in Class A semis
Somehow, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team was still smiling as it trotted out to the field late Thursday afternoon to put its season, and its five-year run as Section III Class A champions, on the line. Eighty minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime had passed in the sectional Class A quarterfinal, and the Red Rams remained 0-0 with its neighbors and rivals from Christian Brothers Academy.
Girls shut out by New Hartford; boys fall to J-D
Having worked hard to reach their respective Section III Class A playoffs, each of Chittenango’s soccer teams wanted to stick around, at least for a couple of rounds.
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.