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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.
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C-NS falls to St. Joseph's, routs Nichols
All around them, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys soccer team can see success, and often at the Northstars’ expense. Absent an outright Section III Class AA title since 2006, the Northstars again were close a season ago, taking a narrow 2-1 defeat in the sectional semifinals to eventual champion Fayetteville-Manlius.
All four doubles matches go to three sets
Two full weeks before school got underway, Cicero-North Syracuse’s girls tennis team stepped into CNY Counties League competition, and in its second match found the win column in the most satisfying way possible.
Northstars surprise West Genesee in league opener
Once again, Cicero-North Syracuse has a pair of golf teams – Blue and Green – teeing off in the fall, with Liverpool also part of the fray in the CNY Counties League. And C-NS Blue didn’t waste time announcing its status as a league title contender, going to Camillus and beating West Genesee 186-189 in last Wednesday’s match at Westvale Golf Club.
Kline debuts as football coach Sept. 3 against Kingston at Carrier Dome
This is an active 2015-16 sports season at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, with Bragman Stadium hosting both the state football and boys lacrosse semifinals and, in June, the state track and field championships return. Here is the fall sports varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls soccer Warriors seeks third straight sectional title
The 2015 fall sports season at Liverpool High School includes the girls soccer team pursuing a third straight Section III Class AA title, along with football looking to return to the sectional final and a boys cross country team that finished fourth at the Nike Nationals in 2014. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Liverpool softball drops title game to Orchard Park
Twelve months after it fell one victory short of the one prize it wanted the most, the Liverpool softball team returned to South Glens Falls for the state Class AA final four, seeking to take that last step and finally earn the program's first state championship.
Akinpelu prevails twice; Mahana, Bearkland first for Northstars
A year from now, top track and field athletes will return to Cicero-North Syracuse as it once again hosts the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet. They’ll hold this year’s state meet at the University at Albany, though, and a full array of talent from C-NS and Liverpool will be there on the Division I (large school) side after their work at last Friday’s Section III state qualifier held at Bragman Stadium.
Bats come to life as Liverpool beats Shen in regional final
Ideally, what the Liverpool softball team would like to do when it goes to South Glens Falls this Saturday for its second consecutive state Class AA final four appearance is something close to what it accomplished in the two games leading up to it.
Liverpool rolls past Utica Proctor, 24-2, in AA final
Maybe it was an unfamiliar setting and an unfamiliar opponent, but the Liverpool softball team didn't care, as long as the outcome was familar - and happy. Repeating as Section III Class AA champions, the top-seeded Warriors blew open Monday night's sectional AA final against Utica Proctor at Onondaga Community College in the second inning and went on to rout the Raiders 24-2.
Liverpool baseball eliminated by West Genny
Four outs from another premature ending in another quest for a Section III Class AA championship, the Cicero-North Syracuse baseball team made quite a rescue - and had the likes of Jake McArdell and Brad Hamilton to thank as it reached the sectional final.