Phil Blackwell

Sports Editor
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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.

He can be reached at pblackwell@eaglenewsonline.com.

Recent Stories

McKenney offers statement on J-D dismissal

Former Red Rams basketball coach said he was given no reason for firing

Three days after being told that he would no longer coach the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team, Bob McKenney offered up his side of the story and said he was given no reason for his dismissal after a 19-year tenure that included five state championships.

CBA releases spring sports schedule

Boys, girls lacrosse teams open next week

Christian Brothers Academy’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

J-D announces spring sports schedule

Boys lacrosse team looks to return to state Class B final

Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2015 spring sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

ESM releases spring sports schedule

Lacrosse starts pushed back by field issues

East Syracuse Minoa High School’s 2015 spring sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

F-M announces spring sports schedule

Hornets defend sectional Class A boys lacrosse title

Having reached the state Class A final a year ago, Fayetteville-Manlius begins its boys lacrosse season March 31 against Auburn and will face West Genesee April 7 and May 5. Here is the F-M varsity sports 2015 spring schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

McKenney officially out as J-D basketball coach

Red Rams won five state Class A titles in McKenney's tenure

Bob McKenney, who coached Jamesville-DeWitt's boys basketball team to five state Class A championships and sent a steady stream of top players to Syracuse University and other destinations, will not return to the Red Rams for the 2015-16 season.

Red Rams fall again in state Class A final

Turnovers doom J-D in 48-39 defeat to Williamsville South

Twelve months later, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team again stood at the brink of history, poised to grab the first state championship in the program’s history. And once more, despite an all-out effort, the Red Rams’ dreams were dashed at the final hurdle.

J-D girls roar back to state Class A final

Red Rams rout unbeaten Albertus Magnus in state semifinal

For the most part, defense is the main reason the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team has strung together a run of Section III and regional Class A titles. So it's little surprise that defense was the main reason why the Red Rams have earned a second consecutive appearance in the state championship game.

Brothers reach regional final, fall to Scotia-Glenville

Albany-bound Cremo scores 39 against CBA

Ending a six-year Section III title drought was a task the Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team could handle – but stopping a defending state champion sporting a 50-game win streak with a superstar having the most productive game of his high school career proved too much.

CBA/J-D hockey drops state semifinal to Sknaeateles

Penalties, late surge by Lakers leads to 4-3 defeat

A long, exhilarating odyssey that the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team hoped would lead to a second state championship in three years ended on Saturday, and it came at the expense of an opponent it had spent the entire winter trying to subdue - but could not in their last and most important encounter.

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