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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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Skaneateles impressive in wins over Bishop Grimes, Cazenovia
Reeling from an 0-2 start, and with the prospect of more tough opposition right in front of them, the Skaneateles girls basketball team stood at an early crossroads.
Seven late pins mark victory in Laker duel
In recent years, the Skaneateles wrestling team had to take a back seat to those other Lakers from Cazenovia, at least when they met face-to-face. But all of that changed Tuesday night, when Skaneateles used a string of eight consecutive victories, seven of them pins, to come from behind and knock off Cazenovia 49-30.
Lakers finally get to win column by edging Canton, 2-1
A single game – and a late winning opportunity squandered in a 2-1 defeat to Albany Academy on Nov. 22 – gave the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team plenty of motivation as it worked through a 10-day break before a busy first week of December.
Tough opening stretch includes losses to Ludden, Westhill
In a very high-profile manner, the Skaneateles girls basketball team entered a new season, only to find itself at 0-2 by the time it was done.
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.
Lakers go 5-0 at APW/Pulaski Duals after loss to Hannibal
Competition in the Onondaga High School League Liberty division was keen for the Skaneateles wrestling team right from the outset of its 2013-14 season. And the Lakers were ready for it, especially on Saturday, when it swept five different opponents to win the Rebel Duals at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School.
Bucs score twice late in third period, prevail 4-2
Recent years have produced all sorts of memorable ice hockey encounters between Skaneateles and Oswego, and Wednesday night's clash at Allyn Arena added to that ledger. Trailing by two goals, the Lakers came back to tie it and appeared ready to go in front - but instead, the Buccaneers used a well-timed breakaway goal late in regulation to move back in front for good, eventually beating Skaneateles 4-2.
Skaneateles boys hoops rallies for OT win in opener
It didn’t take long – one game, to be exact – for the Skaneateles boys basketball team to write up the most exciting ending of the early portion of the 2013-14 season.
Lakers rally past Glens Falls, defeat host Spartans
That the Skaneateles ice hockey team fell short in another Section III Division II championship quest in the 2012-13 season was painful enough. But the fact that the defeat in the sectional semifinals took place on home ice, in triple overtime, to a CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt side that went on to an improbable state championship, only made the Lakers’ wounds sting even more.
Skaneateles falls, 2-1, to Albany Academy
Another quest for glory has begun for the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team as it began the 2013-14 season nearly a full week before Thanksgiving.