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Phil Blackwell

Sports Editor
315-434-8889 Ext: 348

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

Scherrer named to Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame

Skaneateles grad found golfing glory on PGA Tour

Back at the turn of the millennium, Skaneateles High School graduate Tom Scherrer was making a national name as a PGA Tour winner and participant in golf's biggest events, including the Masters and United States Open. His accomplishments have not been forgotten, either, as it was announced on Thursday that Scherrer is one of six honorees for the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

Sindoni returns as Skaneateles football coach

Lakers re-hire leader of 2012 sectional champs

Three years ago, in the aftermath of a stormy, scandalous season that cost the Skaneateles football team a shot at championship glory, the Lakers won a Section III title no one could take away. Joe Sindoni was the head coach of that Lakers team in 2012, but then left to try and rebuild the program at Cicero-North Syracuse, little imagining that he would return to Skaneateles.

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Hill second in 400 at state track meet

Skaneateles relay teams each earn medals

A successful spring for each of the Skaneateles track and field teams would culminate with strong efforts in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meets, contested at the University at Albany, and very nearly led to a gold medal for Connor Hill.

Track Lakers impress at sectional state qualifier

Relay teams prevail; Hill wins boys 400-meter dash

On both the boys and girls sides, the Skaneateles track and field teams made a big impact during Friday’s Section III state qualifying meet at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium. As a result, the Lakers will be well-represented on the Division II (small school) side during next weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at the University at Albany.

Lakers stopped by Mt. Sinai in state semis

Skaneateles girls can't recover from first-half struggles

Only one program from Long Island has kept the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team from a possible run of three consecutive state Class C championships. Mount Sinai, in 2015, did exactly what it did in 2013, leading from start to finish and upending the Lakers 13-7 in Friday's state semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.

Girls lax Lakers return to state final four

Skaneateles routs Chenango Forks, Salmon River in regionals

Once the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team had locked down its third consecutive Section III Class C championship, two regional games in the state tournament quickly followed, but neither proved too taxing as the Lakers, again, are going to SUNY-Cortland for the state final four.

Baseball Lakers go 1-1 in sectionals

Skaneateles stops Clinton, falls to Westhill in quarterfinals

When the Skaneateles baseball team got a glimpse of the Section III Class B playoff bracket, it saw that, in order to make a deep run, it would need to beat the two sides responsible for winning five of the last six championships, and do so on the road.

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Skaneateles girls track wins sectional B-1 title

Sprinters pile up points; Neal, Grasso, Carlile win events

From sprints to distance runs to field events, the Skaneateles girls track and field team had everything covered – and the end result was a Section III Class B-1 championship.

Girls Lakers smash way to another sectional title

Skaneateles rolls past General Brown in Class C final

One tense, exciting and stressful Section III Class C girls lacrosse game was, for Skaneateles, more than enough. After escaping Marcellus in a dramatic, come-from-behind semifinal May 21 at CBA's Alibrandi Stadium, the Lakers went to the Carrier Dome Tuesday and, playing a superb all-around game, rolled past General Brown 16-5 to earn its third consecutive sectional championship.

Skaneateles falls to Caz in Class C semis

Second-half scoring bursts make difference in 11-6 defeat

For a third time in the 2015 season, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team tried to get the best of Cazenovia, this time with an opportunity to end the reign of those other Lakers as Section III Class C champions. But just like those other two meetings, Cazenovia got the best of the Laker duel, prevailing 11-6 in Saturday night's sectional Class C semifinal at East Syracuse Minoa Stadium.

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