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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warriors hold off Cazenovia by two shots
Right at the end, the field - or more specifically, Cazenovia - nearly caught up to the Westhill boys golf team. But it was still the Warriors laying claim to its second consecutive Section III Class B championship on Monday at Kanon Valley Country Club in Oneida, beating the Lakers by a slim two-shot margin.
Bearcats ride 11-game win streak into sectionals
Heading into the Section III Class B playoffs, the Westhill baseball team is favored again to finish on top, but judging by the way it has played down the stretch, Solvay is a worthy challenger after it broke a 28-year league championship drought.
Mustangs to face Onondaga in Class C quarterfinal
As expected, the Marcellus girls lacrosse team saw that its 14-2 regular-season mark translated into a no. 2 seed for the Section III Class C playoffs. The Mustangs have a first-round bye in the 12-team tournament, and watched on Saturday as no. 7 seed Onondaga, in its first-ever post-season appearance, beat no. 10 Watertown IHC 9-5 in the opening round.
Bearcats roll past Central Square, Oneida
A league title was long tucked away, and the Section III Class B playoffs still loomed, but what drove the Solvay softball team was the desire to finish with a perfect regular-season mark – and it would reach that goal with some of its most impressive wins of the season.
Mustangs stunned at wire by CBA; Eagles ousted by CortlandJust one minute of strong play separated the Marcellus boys lacrosse team from a return to the Section III Class C semifinals at the expense o
Just one minute of strong play separated the Marcellus boys lacrosse team from a return to the Section III Class C semifinals at the expense of the same opponent, Christian Brothers Academy, that it eliminated in this same round a year earlier.
Boys lacrosse Warriors advance to Class C semis
Every time this spring that the Westhill boys lacrosse team stared at a crisis point, it stared right back - and made the opponent blink. That happened again in Saturday's Section III Class C quarterfinal, where the no. 2 seed Warriors trailed no. 7 seed Skaneateles for long portions of the game, but finished strong and earned a 13-10 victory over the Lakers.
Mustangs rout Chittenango 18-4 to clinch first place
Long before any of its current players were born, the Marcellus softball team celebrated a league championship season in 1981. Three-plus decades later, the Mustangs reigned again, climbing to the top of the Onondaga High School League’s Liberty American division on the strength of a double-digit win streak.
Marcellus falls to Caz; J-E secures winning record
Whatever happened to the Westhill boys lacrosse team in the Section III Class C playoffs, it had already proved a memorable and historic season. The Warriors set a school record with 14 wins, and when it fought off Chittenango 12-8 Tuesday night, it clinched the outright OHSL Liberty division title for the first time.
Gaelic Knights' Poplawski has seven-inning relief stint
Up until the last week of the regular season, the Bishop Ludden baseball team was still unsure about whether it would make the Section III Class A playoffs. But in the most exciting, exhausting way possible, the Gaelic Knights would get there, going to Homer Tuesday and requiring 12 long, tough innings to knock off the Trojans 4-3.
McLeod wins three field events for second-place Solvay
Less than a week after they first got together, the Westhill/Bishop Ludden and Solvay boys track and field teams got together once more, this time at Chittenango High School as part of Monday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division championship meet.