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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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ESM falls to Marcellus in penalty kicks
For the fifth consecutive year, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team thwarted Whitesboro's championship dreams. This time, it took place in Tuesday night's Section III Class A semifinal at Chittenango High School, where the unbeaten, top-seeded Red Rams relied on Alex Catanzarite to pull away and beat the no. 4 seed Warriors 4-1.
Yearby's four goals propel Cobras to Class C semifinal
In many ways, the 15-0-1 regular season, and no. 1 state ranking, attained by the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team was the easy part. The hard portion started now, in the very place where things got upended a season ago during the early rounds of the Section III Class C playoffs – where familiar faces awaited the Cobras.
Trojans survive upset bids, meet Fabius-Pompey again
Working from a no. 3 seed in the Section III Class C playoffs, the Manlius-Pebble Hill endured a pair of tense, low-scoring struggles in the opening rounds, but made it through.
Spartans stop Whitesboro; F-M ousted by C-NS
In pursuit of a third consecutive Section III Class B championship, the East Syracuse-Minoa field hockey team knows that few will expect that to happen.
Hornets smash Liverpool after reaching top of state rankings
An undefeated, untied regular season did much more than give the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs. It also made the Hornets the top-ranked team in the latest state Class AA poll, a big honor that would mean little if F-M didn’t secure its first outright sectional title in a decade.
Red Rams draw top seed Indian River in Class A semis
Even though they were together throughout the regular season, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer teams found themselves in separate brackets once the Section III playoffs got underway.
Missed chances, turnovers costly in 28-20 defeat
Christian Brothers Academy’s football team had to grow up a lot in the 2014 season, but it still carried the dream of repeating the Section III Class AA title its more experienced predecessors claimed a season ago.
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.