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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Bees fall in overtime of Frozen Dome Classic

C-NS rallies late, defeats B'ville 3-1

To be sure, everyone associated with the Baldwinsville ice hockey program was humbled and honored to take part in the first-ever hockey game contested in the Carrier Dome against Cicero-North Syracuse Friday night, the kickoff to the two-day Frozen Dome Classic. The Bees just wished the ending was happier.

B’ville announces winter sports schedule

Girls hoops Bees open with Middleton Tournament

What began this week, with Baldwinsville’s bowling teams sweeping West Genesee and its ice hockey team facing Cicero-North Syracuse in the Carrier Dome continues as each of the school’s winter sports teams get underway in the days and weeks ahead. Here is the 2014-15 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Volleyball Bees fall in regional finals

Girls stunned by Shen in five sets; boys lose to Bethlehem

Four consecutive times, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team had followed up a Section III Class AA championship with a conquest of Section II power Shenendehowa on the way to another state tournament appearance in Glens Falls. But on the fifth try, the Bees finally got tripped up, beaten in a five-set epic by the Lady Plainsmen in Saturday's regional final at Niskayuna High School, near Albany, just as the boys Bees fell in four sets to Bethlehem in its regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Bees get high finishes at sectional swim meet

Burchill second in 100 breaststroke; Staso third in two events

With the likes of Noelle Staso and Lauren Burchill in top form, the Baldwinsville girls swim team nearly earned some big victories during Friday night's Section III Class A championship meet at West Genesee High School.

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B'ville volleyball teams sweep to sectional titles

Boys turn back C-NS; girls sweep past Liverpool

Whether it was a new sensation or a familiar feeling, both of Baldwinsville's volleyball teams walked away from Wednesday night's televised twin bill with Section III championships in their possession. Atoning for a defeat in last year's Division I title match, the boys Bees pushed past host Cicero-North Syracuse in three sets, while the girls Bees earned a seventh straight sectional Class AA title, and 17th overall, by sweeping Liverpool.

Bees dethroned by F-M in Class AA final

Late goal on free kick propels Hornets to 1-0 win

Much of the 80 minutes of Monday night’s Section III Class AA final was a defensive clinic authored by the Baldwinsville boys soccer team, who knew that protecting its own net was the best way it could keep its title from unbeaten, state no. 1-ranked Fayetteville-Manlius.

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Bees fall in tense AA semifinal to Liverpool

Fourth-quarter TD propels Warriors past B'ville

Just as promised, the Section III Class AA football semifinal between Baldwinsville and Liverpool, held Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium, was a tough, physical grind, two long-time rivals and full-time neighbors bent on keeping each other from getting to the Carrier Dome for next Sunday's title game against Henninger.

Girls volleyball Bees sweep West Genesee

B'ville advances to sectional final against Liverpool

When the spotlight shines on Cicero-North Syracuse next Wednesday night and the Section III boys and girls Class AA volleyball championships are at stake, Baldwinsville will be a part of both of those matches.

B’ville swimmers tie C-NS in season finale

Close races, Bees' comeback mark 47-47 classic

With one more chance to compete in front of a home crowd, the Baldwinsville girls swim team nearly got a signature win in Wednesday’s regular-season finale against Cicero-North Syracuse. When the final race was done, though, the Bees and Northstars were in a 47-47 tie. And it took winning the last three races for B’ville to pull even.

Bees top Fowler, return to AA sectional final

B'ville to clash with F-M again for championship

True, the opponent it had to get through was a bit different, but for the Baldwinsville boys soccer team, the destination - another Section III Class AA championship game - was the same. When the no. 3 seed Bees edged no. 7 seed Fowler 1-0 in Thursday night's AA semifinal at Liverpool High School Stadium, the prize was a return trip to the Liverpool turf Monday night at 7:30 for yet another sectional final showdown with Fayetteville-Manlius.

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