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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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Each of the area’s high schools was well-represented as their top performers on the field and in the classroom were honored June 8 during the Section III Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
On Tuesday, Bob Campese spent his last day at East Syracuse Minoa before stepping down from his post as athletic director and heading into retirement.
Lakers re-hire leader of 2012 sectional champs
Three years ago, in the aftermath of a stormy, scandalous season that cost the Skaneateles football team a shot at championship glory, the Lakers won a Section III title no one could take away. Joe Sindoni was the head coach of that Lakers team in 2012, but then left to try and rebuild the program at Cicero-North Syracuse, little imagining that he would return to Skaneateles.
J-D golfers join Auburn's May, who repeats as champion
Two of Jamesville-DeWitt’s top girls golfers would finish a memorable season by appearing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.
Bees' senior ties for 19th; May repeats as champion
One last time, Baldwinsville’s Katie Walsh made her way to the course at SUNY-Delhi, part of the field for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls golf tournament, and managed to get a top-20 finish.
Liverpool softball drops title game to Orchard Park
Twelve months after it fell one victory short of the one prize it wanted the most, the Liverpool softball team returned to South Glens Falls for the state Class AA final four, seeking to take that last step and finally earn the program's first state championship.
CBA's Schug, J-D's Payne also earn medals
One more time, Bryce Millar and Kyle Barber participated in a high school state championship meet with the intent to add more victories to the titles they have accumulated over the years across the fall, winter and spring.
Bearcats beat Marlboro, but fall in close title game
More than a generation ago, just as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association started to hand out championships in softball, Solvay earned the Class B state crown in 1986. Nearly three decades later, the Bearcats had a second chance to add a second title to that long-ago prize –but Saturday afternoon’s title game at the Moreau Recreational Park in South Glens Falls ended in the same unforgiving manner as it did in that same venue 12 months earlier.
Livonia rallies late, edges Warriors 3-2
When the Westhill baseball team took the trip down Interstate 81 to Binghamton’s Broome County Community College on Saturday, it intended to return with a third state Class B championship in six years.
Skaneateles relay teams each earn medals
A successful spring for each of the Skaneateles track and field teams would culminate with strong efforts in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meets, contested at the University at Albany, and very nearly led to a gold medal for Connor Hill.