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.

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WG boys soccer gains win over Skaneateles

Solvay, J-E find early-season league success

Waiting until the second week of September to get underway, the West Genesee boys soccer team tested itself with three games in a five-day span.

Westhill girls volleyball stops Solvay

West Genny runs into B'ville; Marcellus gains split

A key early-season girls volleyball contest among top OHSL Liberty division contenders – and neighbors – went the way of Westhill, as it went to Solvay last Tuesday night and recorded a four-set victory over the Bearcats.

WG cross country sweeps Auburn, Syracuse West

Wildcats also claim VVS Invitational girls title

With a deep roster on both the girls and boys sides, West Genesee’s cross country teams will again be a force in the 2014 season. Just how dangerous was apparent during last Saturday’s Vernono-Verona-Sherrill Invitational.

J-E football slams Cooperstown, improves to 2-0

Ludden falls to 0-2 after tough defeat to Lowville

What the Jordan-Elbridge football team wanted out of its long trip east to play Cooperstown on Saturday afternoon was a bit more comfort than it had claiming its first victory six days earlier in the Carrier Dome. That was accomplished, and then some, by the Eagles, whose attack sprung to life in a big way during a 49-8 victory over the Hawkeyes.

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Wildcats humbled in 36-7 loss to Baldwinsville

Bees hurt West Genny with 30 first-half points

Sure, it didn't count in the league standings, so the West Genesee football team still shares the top spot in the Class AA-1 division two weeks into the season. But the Wildcats still went through a humbling experience in Friday night's trip to Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, falling 36-7 to Baldwinsville and learning that it still has a lot of work to do if it wants to be a long-term league and Section III title contender.

Westhill football rallies at Solvay, goes to 2-0

Warriors give Bearcats yet another frustrating defeat

Atonement was at hand for the Solvay football team. Seven days after squandering a 22-point second-half lead to Marcellus, the Bearcats had returned to the friendly turf of Al Merola Field Friday night and fought its way to a slim one-point lead against its other neighbor and rival, Westhill. What's more, it had the Warriors pinned deep in its own territory, and one more stop might provided a long-awaited breakthrough win.

Big plays help Mustangs beat Skaneateles, 35-20

Marcellus enjoys another second-half surge against rival Lakers

Maybe the Marcellus football team can just skip the prelminaries and go directly to the third quarter, because that's when all the fun starts. For the second week in a row, the Mustangs put up big second-half numbers, striking with five touchdown plays of 31 or more yards, this time resulting in a 35-20 victory over neighbor and rival Skaneateles on Friday night.

Gugel victory highlights cross country openers

J-E hosts Kamikaze Challenge; Marcellus contends at C. Square meet

Just in time, the searing summer heat left, and the area’s high school cross country runners were thankful as they got to compete in various meets on Saturday to get the 2014 season underway.

Area volleyball teams go through opening stretch

Marcellus defeats Westhill; Solvay stops Mexico

In one of the first big girls volleyball contests of the season, defending Section III Class B champion Westhill would take on Solvay Tuesday night, but the Warriors would do so coming off a three-set loss to Marcellus.

Westhill boys start title defense with string of wins

Marcellus, Solvay also earn early-season triumphs

While it’s quite difficult to follow up a campaign that went all the way to the state Class B championship game, the Westhill boys soccer team will attempt it.

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