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.

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Caz lacrosse goes 4-0 in six-day span

Lakers defeat LaFayette, CBA, Marcellus, J-E

In the most crowded stretch of its schedule, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team would play eight games in 12 days, exhausting itself against a wide variety of strong opponents, and capped by this Friday’s rematch with the Westhill team it beat in triple overtime on April 13.

Girls lacrosse Lakers take pair of losses

Caz falls to Skaneateles, Marcellus during 1-2 week

No matter how it looked facing other top foes in the Section III Class C ranks, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team knew that, ultimately, it would get measured by how it fared against that other group of Lakers with state championships on its resume.

Cazenovia track teams sweep Solvay

Lakers, Bears both compete at Chittenango Invitational

It hasn’t taken long for Cazenovia’s girls track and field team to move to the forefront in the OHSL Liberty division race. During last Wednesday’s meet against Solvay at Buckley-Volo Field, the Lakers fought cold, windy conditions and rolled to a 111-30 victory over the Bearcats.

Caz girls go 2-1, defeat J-D with comeback

Willard nets game-winner after tough loss to Westhill

One bad half threatened to undo all of the good work the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team was doing – but it showed plenty of character and heart recovering from that situation.

Cazenovia track sweeps CBA in opener

Nichols, Satchwell, Rowles among multiple winners

Though they had to wait an extra week to get going due to the lingering cold weather, each of Cazenovia’s track and field teams did not mind, given the results.

Caz lacrosse survives 3-OT battle with Westhill

Lakers win it on quick Lewis goal at end of third OT

True, 2.1 seconds isn't a lot of time - but it was more than enough for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team to put an end to one of the longest and most tense games in program history. In those 2.1 seconds, Derek White threaded a pass to Jake Lewis, who one-timed a shot past Westhill goalie Dan O'Connell, and gave the Lakers a 7-6 victory over the Warriors in Tuesday's draining battle between state-ranked powers.

Girls lax Laakers handle LaFayette, Tully

Cazenovia recovers well from opening loss to General Brown

All of the struggles the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team faced in its season-opening loss to General Brown on March 28 were put to good use. A week of tough practice followed, and by the time the Lakers returned for last Tuesday’s game against LaFayette at Cazeonvia College’s Christakos Field, it was ready for prime time.

Cazenovia baseball opens at Myrtle Beach

Lakers take defeats before salvaging late-week victory

When the Cazenovia baseball team enters Onondaga High School League Liberty division play this week (weather permitting), it does so much more seasoned thanks to its week of games at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during the school break.

Lacrosse Lakers split duels with Homer, J-D

Caz takes title-game rematch before OT loss to Red Rams

Whether the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team must beat Homer again to lay claim to another Section III Class C title, as it did in the Carrier Dome a season ago, it certainly knows the challenge it will face.

Cazenovia lacrosse rallies past Skaneateles

Visitors claim Laker duel in tough season opener

Right from the moment this season's schedule for the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team was posted, the players knew exactly what kind of major challenge lay ahead. Then again, the Lakers had earned this right. State Class C championships in 2011 and 2013, and a return to the state finals in 2014, have made Jim Longo's program one of the best anywhere.

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