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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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Ostrander, long-time boys JV soccer coach, takes over for Hornets
Brent Ostrander finally gets his chance to coach high school soccer at the varsity level – on the girls side. For nearly a quarter-century, Ostrander had led the Fayetteville-Manlius junior varsity boys soccer team, molding the players that the varsity team, under Jeff Hammond, would later take to a string of league and Section III titles.
Spartans return plenty on offense, break in new QB
A big reason why the East Syracuse-Minoa football team has kept itself among the top Section III Class A programs in the last decade is its ability to absorb the inevitable departure of star players and find new ones to shine in their place.
J-D football starts life after Baker, Crossett graduate
No longer is the Jamesville-DeWitt football program concerned about reaching the top of the Section III Class A ranks. It now confronts a different challenge – staying there.
Wittig keys Hornets after massive roster turnover
Sequels are inevitably compared to what took place the first time around. Damien Rhodes’ debut season as Fayetteville-Manlius football coach was close to ideal. It included a perfect 7-0 regular season and a high-octane offense that averaged more than 46 points per game. Hornets fans dreamed of a Section III Class A title.
Football Cobras to open Sept. 7 at Dome against NY Mills
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2014 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football Hornets open against C-NS Sept. 6 at Carrier Dome
Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls soccer Red Rams go after sixth straight sectional title
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Spartans football to play Vestal at Carrier Dome Sept. 5
East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Defending AA football champs open with Henninger Sept. 5
Christian Brothers Academy’s 2014 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
F-M freshman makes impact in statewide competition
For Kyle Gilroy, it quickly became apparent that winning the boys junior division of the New York State Boys and Girls Amateur Championship was out of the question.