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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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Third-quarter lead fades as Shoults nets game-winner
Each spring, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team tries to test itself as much as possible against benchmark programs – and that includes an annual battle with West Genesee.
Brothers unable to hold leads in first half, OT
On so many levels, the girls lacrosse showdown between Christian Brothers Academy and West Genesee, which took place Saturday at Alibrandi Stadium, was compelling.
CBA's Schug helps her side to third-place team finish
With four victories between them, Natalie Marra and Mia Montgomery gave East Syracuse Minoa girls track and field partisans plenty to cheer about during last Friday’s ESM Invitational.
Hornets struggle late against Auburn, Skaneateles
Though the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team thought it had survived its tough early schedule, the results of last week’s action indicated otherwise.
Hornets rip Liverpool; Red Rams dominate Fowler
At the outset of league competition, track and field teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt rolled to easy victories. Having already beaten Auburn on April 8, the Hornets did the same in a showdown with Liverpool last Wednesday afternoon, including a boys meet where F-M doubled up the Warriors 94-47.
J-D blanks Mexico; ESM starts with games in Virginia Beach
Credit the Christian Brothers Academy baseball team as the first of the local sides to play a game in Central New York this spring after a long, lingering winter delayed the start of the 2015 season.
Red Rams rebound with big wins over Chittenango, Mexico
In no way can the work inside a gymnasium replicate the conditions outside in the natural air, a reality that every softball and baseball team in Central New York knows from experience.
J-D holds off ESM in local showdown
The depth and skill Christian Brothers Academy’s girls lacrosse team displayed when it rolled past J-D in its April 2 opener remained strong – at least until it went on the road.
F-M breaks three-game skid with win over B'ville
No schedule-maker did the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team any favors in 2015. By the time the Hornets faced Baldwinsville on Friday afternoon, it had played five tough opponents in a span of 11 days, not really getting any chance to take what it had learned in those games and spend large amounts of practice time addressing them.
Mulvihill, Cote, Payne among multiple winners
In its first action of the 2015 season, Jamesville-DeWitt’s track and field teams pulled off a sweep during Thursday’s Westhill-Bishop Ludden Spring Invitational. On the boys side, the Red Rams dominated the proceedings, earning 135 points to pull away from runner-up Jordan-Elbridge, who manage 96 points. West Genesee was third with 73 points.