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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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Gaelic Knights earn rematch with Scotia-Glenville Saturday
Bishop Ludden's boys basketball team found its return to the state Class A playoffs to be a smooth one, at least at the outset. The Gaelic Knights put four players in double figures as it handled Massena, 71-50, Wednesday night at Cicero-North Syracuse High School to set up a highly-anticipated regional final against unbeaten, state no. 1-ranked Scotia-Glenville this Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
Bears senior puts together 1,090 series, 210 high game
Chittenango girls bowler Casey Smith is now a state champion. Smith, a junior, earned that honor on Sunday when she joined the Section III All-Star team that won its portion of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament at Babylon Lanes on Long Island.
B'ville star ties for high tournament game with 268
Baldwinsville girls bowler Britni Flask can now call herself a state champion. Flask, a senior, earned that honor Sunday when she joined the Section III All-Star team that won its portion of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament at Babylon Lanes on Long Island.
Liverpool, C-NS each notch top-five efforts at Cornell
Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse sent a large contingent of top athletes to last Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall, and emerged from the meet with plenty of top-10 finishes, including one second-place effort.
Northstars junior goes 1-2 at 106 pounds in first appearance
Cicero-North Syracuse wrestler Joe Barber would represent Section III in a tough Division I 106-pound bracket during last weekend’s state championship meet at Albany’s Times Union Center, ending up with a 1-2 record.
Westhill/Ludden's Coolican as part of relay team
Eight-hundredths of a second is not a long time. And it’s all that stood between West Genesee senior Laura Leff and the 1,500-meter state indoor track and field championship last Saturday at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
F-M's Quinlan, Broddus just miss reaching awards podium
From an injury one season ago that prevented an all-out pursuit for the biggest prize of the winter, CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt wrestler Ben Honis made quite an impression in his return to the state championship meet last weekend at Albany’s Times Union Center.
F-M's Avery, Millar each third in distance races
A string of top-10 finishes, including one runner-up effort, highlighted the work of the area’stop indoor track and field athletes during Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
Quartet each wins one bout; Paul, McArdell rally with pins
A full decade after Shawn Farnham gave the Baldwinsville wrestling program its last state championship, four seniors – Kevin Paul, Chad McArdell, Gunnar Sutphen and Joe Nasoni – would try to add to that total at Albany’s Times Union Center.
B'ville 4x400 relay team records top-five finish
Baldwinsville’s girls indoor track and field team had options of several different events to compete in when they went to Cornell University’s Barton Hall for Saturday’s state championship meet.