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

Skaneateles soccer splits CBA twin bill

Clymer hat trick helps boys Lakers beat Brothers 4-2

Sam Clymer made sure of two things when he led the Skaneateles boys soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Christian Brothers Academy in last Tuesday night’s 2015 season opener at Hyatt Stadium.

Skaneateles girls tennis tops Caz, Westhill

Lakers improve to 3-0 with impressive league wins

Even at this early stage in the season, the Skaneateles girls tennis team is proving that, whatever combinations are used, the results tend to be the same.

Doctor returns to coach Skaneateles volleyball

Lakers off to 2-0 start with sweeps of Hannibal, Phoenix

Look who is back on the sidelines for the Skaneateles girls volleyball team. Doreen Doctor, the long-time mentor of the Lakers’ program, ended a brief retirement and returned to duty this fall, determined to bring Skaneateles back to championship form.

Sindoni starts again with football Lakers

Coach returns to Skaneateles after three-year absence

The second act of Joe Sindoni with the Skaneateles football program is something no one had expected – least of all Sindoni.

Skaneateles tennis handles Marcellus

Lakers sweep singles against rival Mustangs

Even though it has three consecutive Section III Class C championships in the books, the Skaneateles girls tennis team is far from content.

Skaneateles announces fall sports schedule

Lakers defend sectional boys soccer, swim titles

Among the many storylines for Skaneateles fall sports is the return of Joe Sindoni as varsity football coach, sectional title defenses for boys soccer and girls swimming, along with what should be strong teams in cross country and volleyball, too. Here is the 2015 fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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.

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