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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

ESM lacrosse clings to unbeaten mark

F-M routs Liverpool; CBA rolls past Jordan-Elbridge

Not only has the East Syracuse-Minoa boys lacrosse team kept itself among the handful of undefeated teams left in the Section III ranks, it has done so constantly rallying to pull out tight and dramatic contests.

J-D softball claims thriller over ESM

Pair of sixth-inning runs allows Red Rams to edge Spartans

Just about any time the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team meets up with East Syracuse-Minoa, the records – and the relative degrees of success both programs have attained - matters little.

F-M track gains crucial sweep over Liverpool

Hornets led by Millar, Barber, Avery, Ezidiegwu

Even the area’s track and field teams were not immune to weather issues, with Jamesville-DeWitt seeing last Wednesday’s three-way meet with Fulton and Chittenango postponed because snow still covered the Red Raiders’ home track.

J-D softball opens, shuts out CBA 13-0

Red Rams looking to defend sectional Class A title

Nearly two weeks after it was supposed to get underway, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team finally did so, and reminded everyone why the path to Section III Class A glory still runs right through them.

Grimes baseball beats Ludden, gives Kelley 200th win

Cobras get fine pitching efforts from Schad, Steinberg

If the Bishop Grimes baseball team had to wait (and wait and wait) for action to get underway in the 2014 season, at least it took full advantage of a great opportunity once the waiting ended.

CBA boys lacrosse fights past LaFayette

Koscs makes 21 saves; Gait, Brunner, Zerillo get four goals

In order to get a good shot at the top of the Section III Class C ranks, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team first had to beat fellow challengers. That included LaFayette, who came to Alibrandi Stadium Thursday night and engaged in a tense, close contest before the Brothers broke it open in the fourth quarter, going on to beat the Lancers by a score of 14-9.

F-M track gets impressive sweep of West Genesee

Pearl sweeps distance events; Barber wins three times

As defending Section III Class AA champions on both the boys and girls sides, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field team might find it difficult for anyone to topple them.

F-M boys lax rebounds, tops Skaneateles

Hornets also rout Central Square, move to 3-2

A 1-2 start is not what the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team is accustomed to, and early this week it had a chance to quickly put defeats to Cicero-North Syracuse and West Genesee aside and find its winning form again.

ESM boys lacrosse gets big win over J-D

VanDeusen scores four goals, including game-winner

No championship, or anything close to it, was earned Friday night when the East Syracuse-Minoa boys lacrosse team defeated Jamesville-DeWitt 11-10 on a wet and windy Friday night at Spartan Stadium. It only felt that way to the giddy ESM players, who swarmed goalie Alec Miller near his cage moments after the defense stopped the Red Rams from forcing overtime in the waning seconds of regulation.

CBA girls lacrosse blanks Whitesboro

ESM handles Fulton; J-D drops opener to Marcellus

Marisa Romeo is at Harvard, Taylor Poplawski is making big contributions at Syracuse and others, like Alyssa Pitonzo, Olivia Pitonzo, Rachel Perla and Maddie Calkins, have left the scene after leading Christian Brothers Academy’s girls lacrosse team to state championships two of the last three years.

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