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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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Wildcats senior drops pair of bouts at 182 pounds
Dalton Elias described the New York State Public High School Athletic Association wrestling championships as a “gladiator-like competition” before heading to Albany’s Times Union Center to take part in the winter’s biggest meet.
Lane scores 25 points in her Skaneateles finale
Amid all the youth on hand for Friday night's girls basketball Section III Class B semifinal at SRC Arena, Skaneateles senior Elizabeth Lane stood out in many different ways - and she was determined to bring her team to the brink of its first sectional championship in 33 years.
Warriors beat Lakers for third time this season
Twelve years have passed since the Westhill girls basketball team last won a Section III Class B championship, during which time a string of great players have passed through the Warrior program, getting close to the prize, but denied again and again.
McCarthy wins mile; Fanizzi second in two events
From relays to sprints to field events, indoor track and field teams from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse found plenty to be happy about during Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifier at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
Brothers beat Whitesboro, will face Skaneateles in sectional final
At least one mission is accomplished for CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt's ice hockey team. By defeating Whitesboro 6-1 in Wednesday night's Section III Division II semifinal at Onondaga Nation Arena, the Brothers assure itself a place in the state tournament, regardless of what happens in Saturday's final against state no. 1-ranked Skaneateles at Utica Memorial Auditorium.
F-M's Millar, Barber, Ryan, Ezidiegwu earn first-place finishes
The quartet of area high school indoor track and field teams will all have representation when the top athletes gather at Cornell University on March 7 for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
Kellner third in 600, also advances to compete at Cornell
An exciting 600-meter run that featured a sweep of the top two spots from Katie Wicks and Marissa Lathrop highlighted the Baldwinsville indoor track and field team’s efforts during Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifying meet at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena.
Shutout of RFA sets up title game against Baldwinsville
Someone - either the Syracuse Cougars, or the Baldwinsville Bees - will emerge from Saturday's showdown at Utica Memorial Auditorium with its first-ever Section III Division I ice hockey championship. A day after the Bees brought West Genesee's seven-year title reign to an end, the Cougars got a scare from Rome Free Academy in its Division I semifinal Wednesday night at Meachem Rink, but got the goals it needed down the stretch to beat the Black Knights 2-0.
Lee sets Solvay school record in boys triple jump
Each of the area’s indoor track and field teams had athletes with top finishes and school marks set during Wednesday night’s Section III state qualifier at SRC Arena. With berths in this Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet at Cornell University on the line, West Genesee freshman Carly Benson and Westhill-Bishop Ludden senior Tatiana Monds each secured wins on the oval.
Skaneateles girls win 4x200 thriller over B'ville
When Section III sends its top indoor track and field athletes to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Cornell University on March 7, Skaneateles will have a lot of representation.