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

Defense leads Warriors past Henninger

Four Liverpool players score in double figures

If the Liverpool boys basketball team wants to go from contender to champion, it knows it must shine on both sides of the ball. So it only figured that the Warriors' defense played a central role in knocking off defending Section III Class AA champion Henninger 63-55 on Friday night, holding the Black Knights without a field goal for more than five minutes in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

C-NS girls hoops stays unbeaten

Northstars beat Mary Louis Academy at end of 4-0 week

When the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team returned to New York City for a weekend appearance in the Mecca Tournament, it left behind a Section III Class AA field that, including Liverpool, seemed as far away as ever, especially with the Northstars rising all the way up to no. 10 in the latest USA Today Super 25 rankings of the best teams in the nation.

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Liverpool boys hoops holds off C-NS

Big crowd watches Warriors keep local supremacy

Much more than the typical hoopla associated with a rivalry was present when Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool square off in boys basketball last Friday night, especially from the Northstars’ perspective.

C-NS indoor track nearly sweeps Utica meet

Northstars, Liverpool also take part in Arcaro Invitational

Only by the margin of a single point did the Cicero-North Syracuse indoor track and field teams miss sweeping a large field of challengers from Section III and elsewhere during last Friday night’s Utica Challenge Invitational.

Hockey Warriors have 1-2 week

Right in the middle of a stretch where it would play three times in four nights, the Liverpool ice hockey team would pay a visit to Meachem Rink and measure itself against the 13-1-1, state Division I no. 4-ranked Syracuse Cougars.

Liverpool, C-NS wrestlers take losses

Warriors fall to Central Valley; Northstars beaten by CBA/J-D

Now it’s the Liverpool wrestling team’s turn to host the Section III Class AA championship meet following years of travel to other venues, including Cicero-North Syracuse and Baldwinsville.

Liverpool swimmers beat J-D/CBA

Late surge helps Warriors take battle of unbeaten powers

At least for now, the Liverpool boys swim team still holds on to the title of best in Section III. Buoyed by a string of victories late in the meet, the Warriors defeated Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA 101-84 Wednesday night in a showdown of two undefeated league champions.

Warriors sweep C-NS at Kirschenheiter meet

Petrella, Schulz, Coleman all win distance races

All season long, the Liverpool indoor track and field teams looked to catch Cicero-North Syracuse, and finally did so – at least for one day.

Liverpool goes 1-1 in sectional Dual Meet

Warriors shine following close loss to B'ville

All sorts of glory was within the reach of the Liverpool wrestling team, starting with last week’s showdown with Baldwinsville for CNY Counties League superiority and continuing with Saturday’s appearance at Cicero-North Syracuse for the Section III Dual Meet.

Boys hoops Warriors, Northstars both win

Liverpool to visit C-NS as rivals clash this Friday

Now that it had its confidence restored, the Liverpool boys basketball team could not wait to enter the regular-season homestretch, even if it includes its annual trip down the road to face its rivals from Cicero-North Syracuse, who is just glad to be on the brink of returning to the Section III Class AA playoffs after a one-year absence.

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