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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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Blewett, Merryweather pitch Bees to top spot
Scott Blewett and Pat Merryweather, with plenty of help from the guys around him, helped bring the Baldwinsville baseball team to a place it has never gone before - the state Class AA championship. Blewett tossed a three-hit shutout in the semifinal game at SUNY-Binghamton, a 2-0 victory over Ward Melville, and Merryweather's complete-game gem delivered the Bees past Clarence 4-1 in the championship game a few hours later on that same Binghamton diamond.
Bees unable to answer Dalers' second-half surge
A remarkable and exciting journey taken by the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team ended just one step short of a state Class A championship. The Bees, chasing a second state title to match the one it earned in 2000, fell 8-5 to Farmingdale in Saturday's championship game at SUNY-Cortland.
Late comeback sends B'ville to final against Farmingdale
Down two goals, staring at the end of its state championship quest, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team did not blink. Instead, it rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge Suffern 9-8 Friday morning in the state Class A semifinal at SUNY-Cortland, advancing to meet Farmingdale in Saturday's title game.
Local athletes making it big at college, pro level
Section III’s athletes are going after state championships this week, from boys lacrosse in Pittsford to baseball in Binghamton to girls lacrosse at Cortland to softball at Queensbury to track and field at Middletown to girls golf at Delhi. They do so amid a year where, everywhere you look, from the college to professional ranks, local athletes are seizing their moments in the spotlight and shining brightly.
Merryweather, Blewett send B'ville back to state final four
All spring long, the Baldwinsville baseball team operated with the understanding that two outstanding pitchers, Pat Merryweather and Scott Blewett, were capable of carrying them all the way to the top, so it only figured that they would team up to insure a second consecutive berth in the state Class AA final four.
Peinkofer, Soeder, Wicks win events at qualifier
On both the boys and girls sides, Baldwinsville’s track and field athletes thrived in the summer heat during Thursday’s Section III state qualifying meet at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.
Baker grad won NCAA Division III 200, 4x100 relay titles
Baker High School graduate Sean Bernstein has just completed a track career at Oneonta State University full of accomplishments with a pair of NCAA Division III championships and other individual honors.
B'ville pulls away from C-NS in Class A final at Dome
None of the current Baldwinsville girls lacrosse players were even in grade school in 2000, the last time it won a Section III Class A championship. So it was an entirely new and special feeling for the Bees Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome when the horn sounded and the Bees, casting off 13 years of disappointments and near-misses, finished off Cicero-North Syracuse 13-10 in the Class A title game.
B'ville defeats Oswego 3-1 in Class AA final
For all that the Baldwinsville baseball team has accomplished through the decades, what it did Monday afternoon at Rome’s DeLutis Field was something new. The Bees, for the first time, repeated as Section III champions, turning back Oswego 3-1 in the Class AA title game on the back of Colin Conklin’s strong left-handed pitching, error-free defense and, once again, timely hits in the clutch.
Bees' duo claims decisive third-place match at Drumlins
When all the dust from a week of post-season Section III boys tennis settled, Baldwinsville’s duo of Dan Kot and Grady Schmidt had earned a spot in the state championships with a timely victory in doubles.