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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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Red Rams junior takes fourth in 50, 100 freestyle
Jamesville-DeWitt girls swimming star Alden Coyne would emerge as a medal contender during last weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships, held at Ithaca College.
Boys hoops Hornets open Dec. 12 at C-NS
Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls basketball looks for return to state Class A final
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys hoops Spartans start at SRC Arena against RFA Nov. 29
East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Boys basketball Brothers open at Henninger Dec. 5
Christian Brothers Academy’s 2014-15 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Late goals lead to 2-1 state Class A semifinal defeat
Mere minutes away from a berth in the state Class A championship game for the second time in three years, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team saw the whole thing fall apart - due in some way to the strong work of its opponent, but also due to a call that will sting for a long time to come.
East Hampton starts fast, stops J-D 3-0
For the second time in five years, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team had made it to the last weekend of the season, bound and determined to bring the program's first state championship home. But before it could really settle down in Saturday morning's state Class A semifinal at Middletown High School, East Hampton had seized the initiative, and would not let go.
Schultz, Fletcher win; Coyne second in four events
For the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team, the bad feelings that arose from surrendering the Section III Class B team championship to New Hartford quickly subsided – if they existed at all.
Cobras take second defeat to LaFayette/Fabius-Pompey
A magical season for the Bishop Grimes football team that started in the Carrier Dome two months earlier finished on that same Dome turf Sunday night. The first time it was there, the Cobras kicked off its 2014 campaign by beating New York Mills Sept. 7 in the Kickoff Classic. Now, it was vying for the first National Football Foundation championship, trying to avenge a regular-season defeat to LaFayette/Fabius-Pompey.
Late goal sends Shenendehowa past Hornets, 1-0
A mixture of sadness, resignation and anger gripped the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team as the final seconds of Saturday’s Class AA regional final against Shenendehowa at Liverpool High School Stadium ticked down.