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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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Just as in league meet, Lakers hold off Cazenovia
True, it was a new week, and higher stakes, but in the same Chittenango High School venue where it won a week earlier, the Skaneateles girls track and field team topped Cazenovia again.
Garn claims B-1 800, 1,500-meter runs
They managed to beat the storms Tuesday and finish most of Section III Class B girls track and field championships last Tuesday at Chittenango High School, and local athletes would find plenty of success.
Fenner leads girls Lakers with 90 at Kanon Valley
Doug Pickney carded a top-five finish as the Skaneateles boys golf team finished third in Monday’s Section III Class B championship tournament at Oneida’s Kanon Valley Country Club.
C-NS star needs playoff to advance at sectionals
For the second year in a row, Cicero-North Syracuse girls golfer Brianna Sovring is on her way to SUNY-Delhi to play in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament. It was how Sovring got to that point that provided all the excitement and tension during Tuesday's Section III championships at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida.
B'ville star finishes fourth at sectional tournament
A season ago, Baldwinsville girls golfer Katie Walsh finished 10th at the Section III championship tournament - the most painful spot possible, because it was one spot out of automatic qualification for the state championships, and so she had to serve as an alternate. This time around, though, Walsh is going all the way.
F-M girls second to Auburn; J-D wins Class B title
In regulation and beyond, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-Dewitt girls golf teams battled for top honors in Tuesday's Section III championship tournament at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida. When all was settled, the Hornets were second in Class A, the Red Rams had secured the Class B title, and three golfers - Molly Hair, Allison Donella and Victoria Roney - were on their way to the state tournament.
Relay teams sweep three races; Austen, Webb, Giardi get wins
In between the league and Section III Class AA championship meets that it hosted, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys track and field team hosted its 14th annual invitational meet last Saturday. And the Northstars easily made its way to the top, picking up 162 points. No one else in the 16-team field had even half that total, as Corcoran was second with 58 points and Jamesville-DeWitt (54 points) was third.
Schaffner, Gatzke, Nourse, Demo advance to state qualifier
Right at the end, the Cazenovia boys golf team almost caught up to Westhill and snared the Section III Class B championship Monday at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida.
Warriors hold off Cazenovia by two shots
Right at the end, the field - or more specifically, Cazenovia - nearly caught up to the Westhill boys golf team. But it was still the Warriors laying claim to its second consecutive Section III Class B championship on Monday at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida, beating the Lakers by a slim two-shot margin.
Lakers outscored by General Brown, 16-15
Though in close to the same spot as a year ago when it entered the Section III Class C playoffs, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team did not get the same result.