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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.

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Lakers stunned in OT by late Westhill goal

Monds scores with 10 seconds left on controversial tally

Jayanna Monds was offsides by several yards, as far as the Cazenovia girls soccer team was concerned. Westhill, on the other hand, thought that Monds had perfectly timed her run. The only thing that matters was that no whistle was blown. And Monds, with just 10 seconds to play in overtime, put home the decisive goal as the state Class B no. 3-ranked Warriors edged past the state no. 8-ranked Lakers 3-2 in Saturday's regular-season finale.

Caz field hockey rips past ESM again

McLaughlin nets four goals for Lakers in 5-0 romp

Safe to say, the Cazenovia field hockey is eager to enter the post-season again. Carrying with it the burning memory of its overtime defeat to Pierson/Bridgehampton in last November’s state Class C final, the Lakers have gone through a 2014 regular season that’s included plenty of tests, but also some impressive all-around efforts.

Lakers smash Oneida, earn B East title again

Caz football continues domination over Indians

If ever there was a time for the Cazenovia football team to piece together its most complete effort of the season, it was now. With the Class B East division championship on the line, the Lakers went to Oneida Friday night and reminded everyone why it was the reigning Section III Class B champions, setting a season-high point total and smashing the Indians 64-18.

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Caz runners drop showdown with Skaneateles

Rowles, Neal both break course record in rain

Even with Clara Rowles breaking a course record at the Skaneateles Polo Grounds, the Cazenovia girls cross country team could not snatch the OHSL Liberty National division regular-season title away from those other Lakers.

Cazenovia, Skaneateles go 0-0 in soccer showdown

Laker rivals offer possible sectional playoff preview

Should the boys soccer teams from Skaneateles and Cazenovia find themselves in one more encounter during the upcoming Section III Class B playoffs, they'll have a lot to resolve. That was the takeaway from Monday night's hard-fought 0-0 battle at Hyatt Stadium, where the two Laker rivals went at it for 100 minutes without putting a shot in the net, each settling for their first draw of the season.

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Lakers stop VVS, head to showdown with Oneida

Caz football gets three TD's from Connellan

Having done their parts for the past six weeks, the undefeated football teams from Cazenovia and Oneida are ready to decide the Class B East regular-season championship on Friday night. When it faces the Indians, the state Class B no. 3-ranked Lakers will carry plenty of confidence, flowing from an offense that showed more potency in Saturday's 48-7 victory over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at Buckley-Volo Field.

Girls soccer Lakers improve to 12-2

Trio of wins lead to rematch with Westhill next Saturday

Fairly or not, everything the Cazenovia girls soccer team did until next Saturday’s regular-season finale, a rematch with the Westhill side that beat the Lakers 2-1 in overtime on Sept. 23, would serve as an extended prelude.

Caz field hockey returns with 3-0 stretch

Lakers hammer Homer, Cortland, top F-M again

For a full week, the Cazenovia field hockey did whatever it could to rest, heal and work on what was wrong with its game, and there was plenty to consider.

Rowles rolls again for cross country Lakers

Cazenovia splits pair of 27-28 meets with Hannibal

Everything for the Cazenovia girls cross country team is now pointed toward next week’s showdown with Skaneateles for the OHSL Liberty National division regular-season championship.

Caz volleyball conquers Westhill, Homer

Lakers survive Warrior comeback, tie for league lead

Whatever mid-season bouts of inconsistency and doubt that surfaced for the Cazenovia girls volleyball team are now swept away, and there’s no telling where the road might end.

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