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

F-M, CBA soccer sides gather for 'Red Out' games

Third annual fund-raiders benefits American Heart Association

Two years ago, in memory of his daughter, Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer coach Joe Papaleo joined his side with Fayetteville-Manlius for an early-season showcase. Now it's turned into a big event, and the faithful gathered again Saturday night at Swan Pond for the third annual "Red Out" to benefit the American Heart Association.

J-D, ESM football head into showdown winless

Red Rams edged by Whitesboro; Spartans fall to Indian River

A large portion of the regular season remains for the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse-Minoa football teams, including all of their play in the Class A American division. But when the two neighbors clash next Friday at ESM Stadium, they'll do so sporting 0-2 records after the Red Rams' valiant comeback fell short in a 24-21 defeat to Whitesboro and the Spartans took a 32-21 defeat to Indian River.

F-M, CBA football roar back with big wins

Hornets rout Proctor; Brothers take out Nottingham

Injuries at key spots, along with poor performances, had followers of the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy football teams concerned in ways far beyond the losses they took in their respective season openers at the Carrier Dome.

J-D girls soccer maintains unbeaten mark

Rams crush Cortland, Oswego; ESM wins twice

The confidence gained by Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls soccer team in the wake of its sweep of the Marcellus Tournament, where it blanked West Genesee and Westhill by a combined 9-0 margin, carried over when OHSL Freedom division play resumed.

F-M tennis roars back, sweeps trio of foes

Auburn, C-NS, Liverpool fall after long win streak ends

Freed from the burden of having to carry a 21-year, 329-match win streak, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team moved on in a splendid manner.

F-M cross country sweeps showdown with Liverpool

Millar, Ryan lead state champs past Federation champs

When it comes to regular-season cross country meets, few were as big as what took place Wednesday afternoon at Long Branch Park. On one side was Fayetteville-Manlius, the reigning state Class A champions. On the other was Liverpool, the reigning Federation champions, running on its home course. Baldwinsville served as a third participant, but the real battle was between the Hornets and Warriors.

J-D’s Roach picks up 400th coaching victory

Red Rams blank Cortland, 6-0, for veteran mentor

And on the third try, Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer coach Joe Roach climbed to a new plateau – that of 400 career victories.

ESM hosts season-opening cross country meet

J-D girls finish third; Butler, Marra lead individuals

The hot weather broke just in time for East Syracuse-Minoa’s season-opening cross country meet, which drew 12 boys and 11 girls teams to the Pine Grove Junior High School course, all of them eager to get the 2014 campaign underway.

J-D girls soccer blanks West Genny, Westhill

Red Rams sweep at Marcellus; CBA wins early games

Glimpses of the past, present and future would mark the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team’s whirlwind early-season tour.

F-M boys soccer returns to Swan Pond

Hornets start 3-0, sweep Rochester foes at C-NS Optimist Tournament

Part of the deep, abiding tradition of Fayetteville-Manlius soccer was brisk fall evenings spent in the shadow of the Village Library and games under the tall lights of the field known to one and all as Swan Pond.

More stories