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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

Caz sails through football playoff opener

Rout of Skaneateles sets up sectional semifinal against Westhill

Compared to its usual standard, the Cazenovia football team found itself sloppy, unfocused and making mental errors throughout the first quarter of Saturday’s Section III Class B opening-round playoff game against Skaneateles at Buckley-Volo Field. And it didn’t matter one bit.

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J-D/F-M gymnasts snare sectional title again

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.

Westhill football advances to Class B semis

Marcellus ousted in 48-0 defeat to Homer

A Westhill football season that began in doubt and uncertainty is now one unlikely victory away from an improbable appearance in the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome. The Warriors took the first steps down the post-season road Friday night by defeating Mexico, 42-28, in the opening round of the sectional playoffs.

ESM football handles New Hartford, 33-8

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.

Eagles soar to victory in home playoff opener

J-E to meet Herkimer with trip to Carrier Dome at stake

Not even two months ago, the Jordan-Elbridge football team's magical journey commenced at the Carrier Dome. Now the Eagles are one win from returning to Central New York's most famous sports stage to play for a Section III Class C championship.

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Liverpool handles C-NS again in sectional clash

Warriors draw Class AA semifinal against B'ville

Maybe it was supposed to turn out this way for he Liverpool football team - that, in order to end a 16-year wait of returning to the Section III Class AA championship game, it would have to conquer both of its neighborhood rivals in consecutive weeks, and in consecutive playoff rounds.

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Bees fight past CBA in sectional playoffs

B'ville to face Liverpool in Class AA semis

Excitement at the outset, concern in the middle, and resilience in the end - those were the phases the Baldwinsville footbal team went through in the course of Friday night's Section III Class AA opening-round game against defending champion Christian Brothers Academy.

C-NS, Liverpool girls soccer get playoff wins

Northstars rout Central Square; Akinpelu gets hat trick against Auburn

Whether it was an entire unit, or just an individual standing out, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls soccer team inched closer to a possible showdown for the Section III Class AA championship.

Caz girls stop Skaneateles in soccer sectionals

Big first half sets up semifinal against unbeaten Lowville

True, the ending to the regular season was not what the Cazenovia girls soccer team had in mind – far from it. But if things break right in the Section III Class B playoffs, the Lakers could get the best possible chance to atone and finish on top.

Skaneateles girls soccer ousted by Cazenovia

Trio of defeats in Lakers rivalry includes sectional quarterfinal

Even with two regular-season defeats on the ledger, the Skaneateles girls soccer team knew quite well that it could still maintain the bragging rights in the long-standing Laker rivalry with Cazenovia if it won the third – and most important – clash.

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