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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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F-M's Quinlan, Broddus just miss reaching awards podium
From an injury one season ago that prevented an all-out pursuit for the biggest prize of the winter, CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt wrestler Ben Honis made quite an impression in his return to the state championship meet last weekend at Albany’s Times Union Center.
F-M's Avery, Millar each third in distance races
A string of top-10 finishes, including one runner-up effort, highlighted the work of the area’stop indoor track and field athletes during Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
F-M, CBA/J-D wrestlers join Quinlan, Broddus, Honis in Albany
Pat Quinlan and Tristan Broddus ended the Fayetteville-Manlius wrestling team’s 40-year wait for a Section III title with their victories Feb. 15 in the Division I (large school) sectional tournament at SRC Arena.
Zesky, Avery, Liebmann, Schug, Brower among winners
Many of the area’s top indoor track and field teams are now practicing hard and gearing up for their trip to Cornell University’s Barton Hall for next Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Brothers fall, 3-2, to Auburn on Orlando goal
A close game, a hostile setting, multiple overtimes – yes, the Section III Division II final for the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey carried a very familiar ring to it. Except for the part of winning in the end, that is.
Girls lose at wire to Westhill; boys fall to Sherburne-Earlville
The task for Bishop Grimes’ girls basketball team was a large one – namely, avenge two regular-season defeats to no. 3 seed Westhill in Tuesday night's Class B quarterfinal. And the Cobras nearly pulled it off, rallying twice in the second half and getting a shot at forcing overtime, only to come up just short in a 43-41 defeat to the Warriors.
Last-second shot by Stroman goes off rim in 52-51 defeat
For a split-second, Monte Stroman’s shot hung on the rim, and with it hung the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team’s chances of knocking off defending champion Henninger in Tuesday night’s Section III Class AA quarterfinal.
Potocki, Lacey, Knapp all qualify for state championships
With its roster healthy again, the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt boys swim team went right after Liverpool in pursuit of the Section III Class A team championship, and while it did not quite get there, it still accomplished plenty.
CBA handles Nottingham, to face Henninger in AA quarterfinal
In very different manners, and in very different roles, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball teams stepped into the Section III Class AA playoff fray.
Girls hold off General Brown; boys win at Holland Patent
No matter what else goes into post-season success, sometimes it’s just how the draw turns out that can make all the difference. Bishop Grimes knows this on two fronts. The girls Cobras, no. 16 in the state Class B rankings, ended up with a no. 6 seed for its sectional tournament, which provided good news in the short term and more troubling news in the long term.