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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.
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Credit Union Classic draws top women's golfers looking for LPGA cards
Nearly two decades old, the Symetra Tour’s Credit Union Classic has turned into a late-summer fixture on the Central New York golf calendar. And once again, the future stars of women’s golf are heading to Drumlins Country Club’s East course this weekend, battling for $100,000 in prize money and improving their odds of being one of the 10 players that, at season’s end, will earn an LPGA Tour card.
Bees do not face Liverpool in regular season, has strong home slate
In the more than quarter-century he has presided over Baldwinsville football, head coach Carl Sanfilippo has rarely diverted from a run-first philosophy, and that’s translated into more than 200 victories on the field and a status as one of Central New York’s strongest programs.
Alex Tuch goes to Minnesota Wild with 18th overall pick
Twice in the span of a month, athletes with Baldwinsville ties were taken on the first day of their sports’ respective professional drafts. However, in the case of hockey player Alex Tuch, he was chosen a lot earlier than baseball star Scott Blewett. And unlike the pitcher now toiling in the Appalachian League, Tuch is expected to take his time before going to the professional ranks.
Golf, basketball, football, journalism all part of Class of 2014
With accomplishments that span the entire second half of the 20th century and the first years of the 21st century, the six newest inductees to the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame provide a wide variety of compelling stories.
B'ville star will go from HS graduation to Appalachian League
Like hundreds of thousands of other American teenagers, Scott Blewett would celebrate his high school graduation on Sunday with the rest of his Baker High School classmates at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena. Unlike most of them, though, Blewett will head toward his new job with $1.8 million in the bank, and potentially much more ahead.
B'ville golfer ties for 30th; Auburn's May wins individual championship
Once more, Baldwinsville girls golfer Katie Walsh made her way to SUNY-Delhi to take one more shot at top honors during last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament.
Soeder, Martin, 4x400 relay team offer strong finishes
Baldwinsville’s best track and field athletes would find their way to Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman to compete in three different events during last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
B'ville pitching ace is second-round choice
More than four hours after the Major League Baseball Draft got underway, Baldwinsville's Scott Blewett got the call he waited for. It was from the Kansas City Royals, who chose Blewett with the 56th overall selection late Thursday night to begin what could be a long journey in the professional ranks for the senior right-handed pitcher just weeks before he graduates from Baker High School.
Bees' star shoots 79-80, ties for 29th place
Warm, dry summer weather did not mean that Baldwinsville boys golf senior Christian Nizamis faced easy conditions when he teed off Sunday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament in Ithaca.
B'ville girls 4x400 relay also advances to state meet
Both of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams would make full efforts during Thursday’s Section III state qualifier at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, hoping to return to that same venue this weekend for the state championship meet.