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Phil Blackwell

Sports Editor
315-434-8889 Ext: 348

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.

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Ludden, Westhill reach sectional hoops finals

Gaelic Knights rally for OT win; Warriors whip Cazenovia

In order to still have a chance at maintaining their respective Section III championship win streaks, the Bishop Ludden and Westhill boys basketball teams had to go through very different experiences in their respective semifinal games on Sunday at Onondaga Community College.

Lakers handled by Westhill in Class B semis

Defending state, Federation champs pull away from Caz

What the Cazenovia boys basketball team found out was that having a terrific 2014-15 season was both great and terrible at the same time. The fun was in building up a 16-5 record and advancing to the Section III Class B semifinals. The misfortune was that it came at the same time that Westhill was making a historic run at back-to-back state and Federation championships.

Burdo medals twice at state swim meet

Liverpool swimmer third in 100, 200 freestyle

Liverpool boys swimmer Nick Burdo has a great sense of timing. All season long, Burdo had put up tremendous times in a wide variety of races, but when he concentrated on the 100 and 200-yard freestyle for last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet at Ithaca College, he really stepped it up.

Liverpool's Carnie, Ashkar wrestle at state meet

Juniors earn victories in first appearance in Albany

David Carnie and Audey Ashkar carried the banner for the Liverpool wrestling team as they both ventured to Albany’s Times Union Center to compete in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.

Girls Red Rams topple top seed Indian River

J-D to meet Whitesboro again in sectional Class A final

Sometimes, where a team is seeded matters plenty in an event such as the Section III girls basketball playoffs, and sometimes it does not. Jamesville-DeWitt is a clear example of the latter.

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J-D/CBA swimmers dazzle at state meet

Records broken as Knapp, Sawyer lead effort

The Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA boys swim team got just what it wanted out of its efforts at last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Ithaca College.

Broddus, Griffin wrestle at state meet

F-M star again goes 2-2 against top field

In his second chance to earn a New York State Public High School Athletic Association title, Fayetteville-Manlius wrestler Tristan Broddus wanted more than a break-even mark, but could not quite pull it off.

Girls hoops Bees drop close semifinal to RFA

B'ville hurt by Black Knights' Pugh in 53-49 defeat

From the standpoint of the Baldwinsville girls basketball team, a season mostly filled with elation ended in immense frustration. The no. 3 seed Bees went right to the wire with no. 2 seed Rome Free Academy in Saturday night’s Section III Class AA semifinal at SRC Arena, but could not make the baskets it needed at the end and took a 53-49 defeat to the Black Knights.

Spurts help C-NS girls reach sectional final

Northstars beat Proctor, to meet RFA in title game

Those accustomed to seeing the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team run far away from local opposition ended up pleased by Saturday night's 60-33 victory over Utica Proctor in Saturday night's Section III Class AA semifinal at SRC Arena, but getting to that point of comfort wasn't easy.

Cougars rally in hockey final falls just short

Syracuse falls to B'ville in sectional Division I title game

Despair had turned into hope, depression into aggression, and the Syracuse ice hockey team was about to catch Baldwinsville. Late in the third period of Saturday's Section III Division I final at Utica Memorial Auditorium, the Cougars, who once trailed by four goals, had pulled within one of the Bees and were going all-out to tie the game and attempt to keep its championship dreams alive.

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