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.

Recent Stories

J-E football wants another magical season

Eagles building upon 2014 run to sectional semifinals

Jordan-Elbridge’s football seniors can remember a time when their program was an afterthought. As freshmen, in 2012, they watched the Eagles go 1-7. But in a span of two years, thanks to the hard work put in by the players and a new staff led by head coach Tim Hawkins, everything turned around.

Warriors lean on young QB, star defenders

Badman, Rogers, Gedney lead group of Westhill returnees

Twelve months ago, with a new coach just hired, a new offense installed and new players coming into the program, the Westhill football team didn’t know where it was going.

Football Mustangs loaded for Class B title push

Marcellus boasts deep roster, two proven quarterbacks

What the Marcellus football team would like in 2015 is a lot more of how last season began, and a lot less of how it ended. The Mustangs opened 2014 by winning four straight games, but then went 1-4 the rest of the way, including a 48-0 defeat to Oneida in the opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs.

Depth might help Bearcats turn around

Solvay football opens with Marcellus, Westhill

If one thing is absolutely true about the Solvay football team in 2015, it’s that it is tired of hearing about past glories, and wants to have some glory of its own.

Turner must lead WG football in 2015

Wildcats look to improve from first-round AA playoff exit

Prior to Indian River’s state Class A championship run last fall, West Genesee was the last football team from Section III to earn a state title, back in 2007. That success, along with a sectional crown in 2011, means that, if the calendar is correct, it’s time for the Wildcats to go to the top again, right?

Ludden football leans on youthful talent

Lee takes over as Gaelic Knights' quarterback in 2015

Few Section III football programs fight the numbers game like Bishop Ludden does. At a school with fewer than 200 students, male and female, putting together a full roster is difficult, and as head coach Mike Rogers will quickly point out, any injury is devastating since most of his players go both ways and spend the full 48 minutes on the field.

WG golfers second at Drumlins Invitational

Wildcats start 1-1 in league matches, fall to C-NS Blue

It’s a heady time for West Genesee’s golfing family, from seeing alum John Clare compete in the United States Amateur to a current Wildcats team with championship dreams.

Westhill boys soccer gets tournament win

Warriors outscore Carthage, General Brown by combined 10-0

Bent on reclaiming the Section III Class B title it surrendered to Skaneateles a year ago, the Westhill boys soccer team was 2-0 before the calendar even turned to September.

Marcellus announces fall sports schedule

Mustang teams return to OHSL Liberty division

Each of the Marcellus High School varsity sports teams returns to Class B for Section III and state competition this fall after most of them were in Class A during the 2014-15 school year.

Westhill announces fall sports schedule

Girls soccer Warriors defend sectional Class B title

Westhill High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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