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

WG boys stunned late by Baldwinsville

Fourth-quarter lead vanishes in loss to Bees

All was going smoothly for the West Genesee boys basketball team in the course of its game against Baldwinsville last Friday night – at least until the fourth quarter got underway.

Bagozzi bags 42 for boys hoops Bearcats

Ludden rips Marcellus; J-E rallies past Phoenix in OT

Blake Bagozzi may have never experienced anything close to the zone he entered during the Solvay boys basketball team’s game against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown on Dec. 19, and he might never go there again. But at least it happened once.

Ludden girls drop rematch with Skaneateles

Westhill stopped by Hannibal; J-E also takes loss

It’s fair to say that the Bishop Ludden girls basketball team liked dealing with Skaneateles the first time around. In a second head-to-head encounter in a span of less than three weeks, the Gaelic Knights went on the road to face the Lakers last Friday night and had a much different result, unable to overcome a first-half slump and taking a 48-40 defeat.

Hockey Wildcats pull away from F-M

WG takes 60 shots against Hornets; Procopio scores twice

A trio of non-league games against Saratoga, Canton and Pittsford that span the week where 2014 turns into 2015 will get the West Genesee ice hockey team to the midway point of its regular-season schedule.

Wildcat swimmers beat C-NS, Fulton

Long break precedes WG battle with Liverpool Jan. 6

A long holiday break, spanning more than two weeks, was a welcome sight for the West Genesee boys swim team following a busy December where it went 4-1, preparing itself for its return on Jan. 6 and a showdown with CNY Counties League front-runner Liverpool.

West Genny bowlers top Liverpool, B'ville

Weiskopff shines for boys Wildcats

A steady effort by the West Genesee bowling teams produced a sweep of last Tuesday’s match with Liverpool at Flamingo Bowl, beginning a successful week, especially for the boys Wildcats and its top performer, Steve Weiskopff.

Relays help girls Wildcats at Morse Meet

WG's 4x800 team pulls away to lopsided win

With one dominant relay performance and nearly a win in another, the West Genesee girls indoor track and field team stood out among the local sides during Friday night's season-opening Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena.

WG, Syracuse hockey sides win big

Wildcats roll at IHC; Cougars blank F-M

Much of the winter will pass before the West Genesee and Syracuse ice hockey teams will meet up with each other in a pair of late-season clashes one week apart – Jan. 28 at Meachem Rink, then Feb. 4 at Shove Park. In the meantime, each side had a lot of work to do, with the Wildcats trying to recover from the rare instance of a rough (1-3-1) start and the Cougars resuming action after a nine-day break.

Westhill boys hoops cools down SAS

Solvay beats J-E; Eagles get win at Weedsport

Without question, the Westhill boys basketball team was paying close attention to Syracuse Academy of Science’s 4-0 start, which included an average of nearly 84 points per game. So when the two sides squared off Wednesday night, the Warriors were ready for the Atoms and, with a barrage of hot outside shooting, pulled away for an 85-57 victory.

Girls hoops Mustangs hand ESM first defeat

Ludden routs Solvay; Westhill handles J-E

With just one game (and one win) in the books so far, the Marcellus girls basketball team appeared to be at a disadvantage when it visited 3-0 East Syracuse Minoa last Tuesday night. But it didn’t turn out that way, as the Mustangs, playing strong defense at the outset, went out in front and managed to stay there most of the way, defeating the Spartans 49-44.

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