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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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Bees take fourth out of 22 teams at Andersen Tournament
Kevin Paul leads the Baldwinsville wrestling team into the 2013-14 season, determined to become the program’s first state champion in a decade. Not since 2004, when Shawn Farnham claimed state honors at 103 pounds, has anyone from the Bees gone to the top of the podium in the final meet of the winter.
Bees get to Kiwanis Tournament final, lose to West Genny
With steadiness and patience, head coach Tim Solomon and his staff has worked toward making the Baldwinsville boys basketball team something more than a nuisance for opponents in the hyper-competitive Section III Class AA ranks.
Bees take third place at own Conklin Tournament
In order to believe that it can earn a long-elusive Section III Division I title, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team first had to prove itself in a brutal early-season gauntlet that would include four games in a five-day span and six in 11 days.
Pascale leads Bees to road wins at Auburn, Central Square
While the Baldwinsville girls basketball team enjoyed winning its own Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 29-30, it knew that such a victory wouldn’t mean much unless the success continued against CNY Counties League foes.
Great man fought for freedom, forgiveness in extraordinary life
A Sunday morning, February 11, 1990, and I was still a freshman in high school. We were all about to head out to church, but we turned on CNN – and the most astonishing, remarkable and wonderful sight greeted us.
B'ville edges RFA in finals; Miller named tournament MVP
No one knows, at this point, whether the Baldwinsville girls basketball team can parlay a successful start to the 2013-14 season into larger accomplishments down the road. But what can be said for sure is that the Bees got off to the ideal start, winning its own Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon when it defeated Rome Free Academy 45-42 in the championship game.
Show of sportsmanship in state soccer final a teachable moment
Jerry Mackey was, no doubt, elated that his Oneonta girls soccer team had just won the state Class B championship on a windy, wet Sunday night at SUNY-Cortland. But before he could celebrate with the girls he coached, he had a more important task at hand.
Basketball teams, hockey offer early-season tournaments
Baldwinsville’s winter sports teams are already deep into practices for the 2013-14 winter sports season that gets underway this week. Here is the varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.
Bees beat Mercy in four sets, avenge 2012 finals loss
So here stood the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team on the floor at Glens Falls Civic Center, exactly 12 months after seeing its shot at the state Class AA championship thwarted by Rochester Mercy. Again, the Bees had reached the state finals. Again, Mercy was the opponent. Only this time, it was B’ville emerging with the big prize, taking four sets to defeat the Saints Sunday afternoon and earn its second state title in four years.
B'ville sweeps Shenendehowa in Class AA regionals
Every year since 2010, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball season has ended at Glens Falls Civic Center - and it will again. The Bees secured yet another berth in the state Class AA championship tournament on Saturday with a three-set sweep over Section II champion Shenendehowa in the regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse's gymnasium.