Quantcast

Back to profile

Phil Blackwell

Stories by Phil

Boys volleyball Bees drop classic to Oswego

B'ville girls win twice, Smith serves up 25-0 set

Both of Baldwinsville’s volleyball teams will enter their respective Section III tournaments fully expecting championship honors on Nov. 5 at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Volleyball Lakers fall to Homer, Solvay

Both matches take four sets; Sknaeateles record at 6-12

Even with all the improvement it had made late this season, the Skaneateles girls volleyball team could not quite catch up to the sides atop the OHSL Liberty division.

F-M girls volleyball beats West Genny in five sets

J-D, Bishop Grimes both split matches in last week of regular season

In its most thrilling match of the season, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls volleyball team pushed itself beyond the wire last Tuesday night, but with two different comebacks managed to record a five-set victory over the West Genesee Wildcats.

J-D girls survive penalty kicks against CBA

Red Rams to face Whtiesboro in Class A semis

Somehow, the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team was still smiling as it trotted out to the field late Thursday afternoon to put its season, and its five-year run as Section III Class A champions, on the line. Eighty minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime had passed in the sectional Class A quarterfinal, and the Red Rams remained 0-0 with its neighbors and rivals from Christian Brothers Academy.

Chittenango soccer teams ousted from sectionals

Girls shut out by New Hartford; boys fall to J-D

Having worked hard to reach their respective Section III Class A playoffs, each of Chittenango’s soccer teams wanted to stick around, at least for a couple of rounds.

B’ville swimmers go 1-0-1, tie CBA

Johnson, Atkinson lead Bees to win over Skaneateles

It’s rare to see any high school girls swim meet end in a tie, but that’s what Baldwinsville went through during its recent meet against Christian Brothers Academy.

Caz cross country third in girls, boys league meets

Ridings fourth in boys race; Rowles also fourth on girls side

One more big race remained before Cazenovia’s cross country teams could turn their collective attention to next Saturday’s Section III Class C championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

J-E boys, Westhill/Ludden girls sweep league meet

Eagles prevail on home course; Warriors topple Skaneateles

Jordan-Elbridge was happy that it was running on its home course. Westhill-Bishop Ludden was happy that its deep pool of talent was in prime form. And both programs were happier once the Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship races were complete on an overcast Wednesday afternoon in October.

C-NS girls soccer gains AA sectional top seed

Liverpool finishes strong, holds no. 3 seed

Having endured its toughest week of the season, with three close contests (one of which went to overtime), the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team still won them all and locked down the top seed for its Section III Class AA title defense.

Boys soccer Northstars take late-season loss to West Genny

Liverpool surges ahead of playoff meeting with Wildcats

Though both the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool boys soccer teams are headed toward their annual appearances in the Section III Class AA playoffs, they both got there facing different questions about whether they had the goods for a championship run.

C-NS field hockey roars into playoffs

Northstars, Liverpool could meet once more in sectional final

A pair of victories, attained in very different manners, has the Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey team well-placed as the team to beat in the Section III Class A playoffs.

B’ville girls soccer improves to 13-3

Late surge gets Bees no. 2 AA playoff seed

Evidence from the last week of the regular season seemed to confirm that Baldwinsville’s girls soccer team had picked up confidence from pushing defending Cicero-North Syracuse to the wire in their 3-2 thriller on Oct. 9.

Boys soccer Bees drop last-minute decision to F-M

B'ville still has no. 3 seed for AA title defense

While the Baldwnisville boys soccer team could yet spoil the championship dreams of Fayetteville-Manlius again, it could not keep them from closing out an undefeated regular season in the most dramatic way possible.

B’ville volleyball teams stay in first place

Girls Bees earn sweeps; boys fight off C-NS

Back from a weekend full of work (in a tournament at John Glenn High School on Long Island) and fun (time spent in New York City), the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team resumed the usual business of romping past its CNY Counties League opposition.

B’ville field hockey gains pair of lopsided wins

Bees, as no. 2 seed, meets Liverpool in Class A semis

Knowing that it would appear in the Section III Class A playoffs, the Baldwinsville field hockey team could use its last week of the regular season as a chance to work on all kinds of things in game action against a trio of foes.

Marcellus girls soccer charges into Class A sectionals

West Genny, Ludden also playoff-bound

Maybe at just the right moment, the Marcellus girls soccer team is finding the special form it has conjured up so many times in championship seasons past.

Boys soccer Mustangs claim league honors

Marcellus, Westhill head toward different sectional tournaments

Whatever happens to the Marcellus boys soccer team as it navigates through the Section III Class A playoffs for the first time, it has already found unqualified success as it made an undefeated run to the OHSL Freedom National division regular-season championship.

West Genny boys soccer tops C-NS, 1-0

Ludden heads to Class D for sectional tournament

West Genesee’s boys soccer team, though assured of a Section III Class AA playoff berth, did not have a signature win for its 2014 regular season – until the very end of it.

Cross country Bees sweep at Chittenango Invitational

Ludden, Kellner are leading runners for B'ville

With two weeks to go before the Section III Class A championship meet at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, each of Baldwinsville’s cross country teams wanted to build up some momentum.

Tease photo

Wildcats fall to Liverpool, still reach playoffs

WG to face 7-0 Henninger in sectional opening round

When the West Genesee football team left the field last Friday night at Liverpool on the wrong end of a 42-24 decision, it had some apprehension about what the future would bring. By the time they got back to Camillus, though, everything was happy, due to events elsewhere.

Lakers stunned in OT by late Westhill goal

Monds scores with 10 seconds left on controversial tally

Jayanna Monds was offsides by several yards, as far as the Cazenovia girls soccer team was concerned. Westhill, on the other hand, thought that Monds had perfectly timed her run. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown. And Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2 in Saturday's regular-season finale.

Caz field hockey rips past ESM again

McLaughlin nets four goals for Lakers in 5-0 romp

Safe to say, the Cazenovia field hockey is eager to enter the post-season again. Carrying with it the burning memory of its overtime defeat to Pierson/Bridgehampton in last November’s state Class C final, the Lakers have gone through a 2014 regular season that’s included plenty of tests, but also some impressive all-around efforts.

Monds goal gets Westhill past Cazenovia

Warriors claim second OT decision over Lakers this season

Jayanna Monds perfectly timed her run in the waning moments of Saturday's wet, cold, windy girls soccer battle between Westhill and Cazenovia. Or she was offsides by several yards. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown and Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2.

Hornets edge B'ville, complete 16-0 regular season

Last-minute goals push F-M past Bees, Henninger

It only figured that, to complete an undefeated regular season, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team would have, as the final hurdle, the side most responsible for keeping them from Section III Class AA glory during the last half-decade.

J-D girls soccer finishes perfect regular season

Red Rams survive Homer in OT, rout Mexico

Sixteen games for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team – and 16 victories, without a blemish. That’s what the Red Rams have pulled off, giving itself an even larger target on its backs heading into the Section III Class A playoffs, where a sixth straight championship could await, and perhaps more.

Grimes girls stop Ludden, move to 15-0-1

MPH boys shut out Cobras; girls Trojans reach sectionals

For the second season in a row, the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team finds itself undefeated and a consensus favorite going into the Section III Class C playoffs. But the Cobras know that such expectations can lead to heartbreak, as it did in last season’s playoff defeat to Waterville, and the fact that it’s carried the no. 1 state Class C ranking for a month has only added to the pressure.

Skaneateles football draws Caz in opening round

Lakers fall in non-league game at New Hartford

Four years ago, when the Skaneateles football team last ventured into the Class B portion of the Section III playoffs, Cazenovia awaited them in the opening round – and knocked them out.

J-E stops Canastota, goes to playoffs 6-1

Eagles secure second place, hosts Thousand Island in first round

They had reason to point to 2014 as the year where Jordan-Elbridge’s football fortunes turned around and something big would happen. With a senior-heavy lineup and a stifling defense, the Eagles closed a 6-1 regular season by turning back Canastota 14-8 on Friday night and giving itself all kinds of momentum heading into next week's Section III Class C playoffs.

Mustangs rip Phoenix, to meet Oneida in playoffs

Solvay drops 36-20 decision to Chittenango

Even as the Marcellus football team was wrapping up a 5-2 regular season with a 62-7 destruction of Phoenix Friday night, its eyes were toward another contest that would determine its future itinerary.

Brothers rally past Central Square, reach playoffs

F-M pulls away late for road win over Fowler

Twelve minutes remained in the Christian Brothers Academy football team's game at Central Square on Friday night, and the notion of the Brothers not making the Section III Class AA playoffs, once an astonishing consideration, was inching closer to cold reality.

Tease photo

Bees survive C-NS rally, move to 6-1

B'ville to host CBA in sectional playoff opener

No one on the Baldwinsville football team wanted Friday night's regular-season finale against Cicero-North Syracuse to be the last appearance at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium this fall. Yet the Bees were in danger of seeing that opportunity slip away in the fourth quarter, and required a pair of clutch defensive stops to hang on and beat the Northstars 21-20.

Tease photo

Warriors go to 7-0, will meet C-NS in secitonals

Liverpool beats West Genny; Northstars edged by B'ville

Having just finished off its first undefeated regular season in 16 years, the Liverpool football team finds that it still has to hold on to neighborhood bragging rights against Cicero-North Syracuse if it wants to go anywhere in the Section III Class AA playoffs.

Lakers smash Oneida, earn B East title again

Caz football continues domination over Indians

If ever there was a time for the Cazenovia football team to piece together its most complete effort of the season, it was now. With the Class B East division championship on the line, the Lakers went to Oneida Friday night and reminded everyone why it was the reigning Section III Class B champions, setting a season-high point total and smashing the Indians 64-18.

Westhill drops gridiron showdown to Homer

Warriors overwhelmed by Trojans' ground game in second half

Having climbed further than anyone could have imagined at the start of this fall, the Westhill football team had a chance to offer a perfect ending to a perfect regular season by defeating Homer in Friday night's showdown for the Class B West regular-season championship.

Skaneateles girls soccer falls to Westhill

Lakers go 2-1 in three-day stretch, close regular season 11-4-1

Now the Skaneateles girls soccer team is ready for the challenge of the Section III Class B playoffs, even though the last week of the regular season brought a small setback.

Girls volleyball Lakers build win streak

Skaneateles gets sweeps over Hannibal, ITC

That spark the Skaneateles girls volleyball team received from its hard-fought, down-to-the-wire, five-set win over neighbor and rival Marcellus on Oct. 11 endured into the following week’s action.

WG swimmers get big win over Liverpool

Castro claims pair of close races; Wildcats sweep relays

Once again, the West Genesee girls swim team has a clear and distinct path to completing an undefeated regular season. Having not lost a head-to-head meet since 2009, the Wildcats got tested at home against Liverpool Thursday night, but a pair of close wins by Olivia Castro, plus a relay sweep, keyed a 93-87 victory over the Warriors.

J-D girls claim league cross country meet

ESM's Marra, Red Rams' Dye emerge as individual champs

What Jamesville-DeWitt’s cross country teams wanted to do was to sweep both of the Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship meets, just as they had both gone through regular-season league competition with undefeated marks. But it did not quite turn out that way.

Marcellus boys run to OHSL Freedom meet title

McGuane leads Mustangs to win over J-D, Chittenango

Up against a new set of competitors, the Marcellus boys cross country team found a new degree of success – and earned the Onondaga High School League Freedom division championship.

Tease photo

Caz runners drop showdown with Skaneateles

Rowles, Neal both break course record in rain

Even with Clara Rowles breaking a course record at the Skaneateles Polo Grounds, the Cazenovia girls cross country team could not snatch the OHSL Liberty National division regular-season title away from those other Lakers.

B’ville tennis drops sectional final to F-M

Bees fall, 4-3, after Reisinger wins Division I singles title

Just one more game claimed here, or there, and the Baldwinsville girls tennis team would have ended the 21-year reign of Fayetteville-Manlius as Section III Class A champions.

F-M girls tennis earns another sectional title

Hornets hold off B'ville for 22nd straight crown

One streak ended for the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team this fall, but another one, of far greater importance, continued. The Hornets are Section III Class A champions for the 22nd year in a row, perpetuating its reign by defeating Baldwinsville 4-3 in the sectional final on a warm, windy Tuesday afternoon at Utica's Mott Courts.

J-D, MPH stars earn sectional tennis titles

Kim, Pollock, Del Pino claim first-place finishes

When the dust settled from the Section III Division II and IV girls tennis championship tournaments on Columbus Day weekend, players from Jamesville-DeWitt and Manlius-Pebble Hill both had first-place finishes secured.

Girls tennis Wildcats sweep sectional honors

WG will send Heyn, Joyce, Ginestro, Llanos to state qualifier

Just as in seasons past, West Genesee's girls tennis team chose not to take part in the Section III Class A team tournament - but that didn't mean the Wildcats would be absent from the other, more important tournament on the sectional docket.

Cazenovia, Skaneateles go 0-0 in soccer showdown

Laker rivals offer possible sectional playoff preview

Should the boys soccer teams from Skaneateles and Cazenovia find themselves in one more encounter during the upcoming Section III Class B playoffs, they'll have a lot to resolve. That was the takeaway from Monday night's hard-fought 0-0 battle at Hyatt Stadium, where the two Laker rivals went at it for 100 minutes without putting a shot in the net, each settling for their first draw of the season.

F-M boys still unbeaten, edge Nottingham in OT

Ngadula goal moves F-M to 14-0 as B'ville visit looms

All of those victories, and the possibility that it could finish the regular season undefeated, have lifted the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team all the way to no. 4 in the state Class AA rankings.

Tease photo

Cross country Hornets sweep Eastern State races

F-M girls rebounds; boys beat out Liverpool again

Two weeks removed from a rare defeat in a large-scale, high-profile meet, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country team found itself back in its usual first-place spot.

Lathrop, Kellner lead Bees runners at Manhattan meet

B'ville performs well after sweeping past C-NS

Having already swept Cicero-North Syracue in CNY Counties League competition during last week’s action, both of Baldwinsville’s cross country teams made their way to Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational to take on more elite competition.

B’ville volleyball sides roll to league wins

Boys Bees roll until defeat to Rochester McQuaid

Even with the occasional blemishes, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team still is the favorite in Section III Class AA play because its quality of play rarely wavers, regardless of an opponents’ caliber.

Mustangs’ Randall wins sectional tennis title

Cerrone, McHale advance to doubles final

Whatever happened to the Marcellus girls tennis team in various Section III tournaments, it was already an historic season, since it included the program’s first regular-season league title in 25 years.

(Continued on Next Page)

Prev