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.

Recent Stories

Lakers edge Fulton in hoops opener

McClanahan free throws helps Skaneateles prevail

A chance for a championship sits right in front of the Skaneateles boys basketball team this winter. For a Lakers side that went 15-6 a season ago, the best possible scenario has presented itself, not just because it returns a solid core of players, but because reigning two-time state Class B champion Westhill saw most of its lineup graduate, including standouts Jordan Roland and Tyler Reynolds.

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Skaneateles girls basketball falls to Grimes

Skaneateles unable to hold first-half lead against Cobras

For much of this decade, the Skaneateles girls basketball team’s activities and games, its ups and downs, its successes and setbacks centered around the presence of Elizabeth Lane.

Girls hockey Lakers beat Alex Bay

Kush scores twice in sectional finals rematch

It only figured that the Skaneateles girls ice hockey team opened the 2015-16 season just where the previous campaign had concluded – with a far happier result.

Skaneateles announces winter sports schedule

Hockey Lakers defend state Division II title

Among other things, the winter sports season at Skaneateles High School includes the boys ice hockey team’s defense of its state Division II championship, which commences with a trip to Rochester for a pair of games on the first weekend of December. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Soccer Lakers fall again in state semis

Skaneateles takes 2-1 defeat to Plattsburgh

Twelve months later, on the same grounds at Middletown High School where it got run over by Mattituck in last fall’s state Class B semifinals, the Skaneateles boys soccer team was bound and determined to write a different conclusion and capture a second state Class B championship to go with the one it earned in 2010. Instead of redemption, though, the Lakers felt even more pain.

Willcox runs at state cross country meet

Skaneateles junior takes 21st in Class C race

Skaneateles girls cross country runner Juila Willcox had worked hard, and gone through plenty, in order to earn her place at Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship race.

Skaneateles volleyball falls in sectional final

Cazenovia relies on serves to prevail in three sets

A moment arrived Wednesday afternoon during the Section III Class C championship match at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall when the Skaneateles girls volleyball team finally felt like it was ready to challenge its Laker counterparts from Cazenovia.

Willcox reaches state cross country meet

Skaneateles junior fourth at sectional Class C race

Though far from the powerful entry of seasons past, the Skaneateles girls cross country team still had dreams of glory as it ventured to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School for Saturday’s Section III Class C championship meet.

Soccer Lakers reach state final four again

Skaneateles handles Chenango Forks in regional final

Now the journey of the Skaneateles boys soccer team has returned to its origin point - Middletown, where 12 months ago the dream of a second state Class B championship was ripped out by Mattituck.

Lakers swimmers claim Class C sectional title

King wins twice; Skaneateles sweeps relays

A combination of tough regular-season competition and a home-pool advantage at the Community Center made the Skaneateles girls swim team close to unstoppable during Friday's Section III Class C championship meet.

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