Phil Blackwell

Sports Editor
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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.

He can be reached at pblackwell@eaglenewsonline.com.

Recent Stories

CBA track sides host Brother Basilian meet

J-D, ESM also take part in weekend meets

On the first day of May, nearly 20 track and field sides made their way to Alibrandi Stadium for Christian Brothers Academy’s annual Brother Basilian Invitational.

ESM softball battles through 2-2 stretch

Grimes also busy, wins four of five games

East Syracuse Minoa’s softball team had a wild week, starting with last Monday’s non-league game against West Genesee, where it saw a six-run lead melt away in a tough 10-9 defeat to the Wildcats.

Softball Red Rams hold off CBA, 4-3

League rivals go through tough gauntlet, too

Throughout the early portion of the spring, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy softball teams had eyed each other’s results while the Red Rams rose to the top of the OHSL Freedom National division.

Grimes baseball struggles against league foes

ESM earns win; F-M goes through 1-3 stretch

Things turned rough for the Bishop Grimes baseball team as it played a full week of games against tough OHSL Liberty division competition. The Cobras, who had beaten Bishop Ludden 6-2 in the Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic at NBT Bank Stadium on April 25, dropped the rematch with the Gaelic Knights 5-1 just two days later.

Boys lax Red Rams handle ESM again

J-D wins three straight one-sided games

Back home after an impressive win over Fairport on April 25, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team resumed its rampage against any local foes that were in the way. And that included East Syracuse Minoa, whom the state Class B no. 4-ranked Red Rams beat 17-7 on April 14. The rematch last Saturday afternoon proved more lopsided, J-D prevailing by a 19-5 margin over the Spartans.

J-D girls lacrosse edges ESM, 10-9

Red Rams fall to LaFayette; Spartans edge Tully

For the second time in April, the Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa girls lacrosse teams met up, and again the Red Rams finished on top. But this contest, a 10-9 decision on J-D’s home field, did not resemble the 9-5 decision the Rams earned against the Spartans back on April 9.

J-D boys tennis blanks CBA, 5-0

F-M maintains unbeaten mark with one-sided wins

Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy had their boys tennis showdown last Monday afternoon, both of them entering the match unbeaten – but only the Red Rams staying that way, handling the Brothers 5-0.

Girls golf teams amass string of victories

F-M starts 3-1; J-D, CBA remain unbeaten

Though it had to wait longer than the other area girls golf teams to debut in 2015, Fayetteville-Manlius was ready for it, and not rusty. Under new head coach Tom Chaddock, the Hornets won last Monday’s opener against West Genesee at the Westvale Club, defeating the Wildcats 187-222.

Track Bees win at league, weekend meets

B'ville routs Henninger, does well at New Hartford, RFA events

Each of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams had little trouble in last Wednesday’s meet against Henninger at Sunnycrest Field, winning 105-56 on the boys side and 91-50 on the girls side.

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B’ville boys lax stop skid, beat F-M

Bees had taken home losses to Auburn, West Genesee

Much of the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team’s remaining regular-season slate would play out on the grass at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, the last time this would happen before a Field Turf is put in place during the next school year.

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