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Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna is checked by Tim McCarthy of Shenendehowa Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Burst leads Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse past Shen

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Shenendehowa was undefeated in league play. So, too, was Niskayuna. That’s where the similarities ended for the teams heading into Wednesday’s Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse game, a matchup featuring teams with vastly different…

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Alert Niskayuna residents retrieve stolen purse

NISKAYUNA — Town police arrested a burglary suspect Sunday after several residents of the home he allegedly targeted chased him down. Police said Jason Bittig, 34, of Schenectady went to a Meadow Lane house looking for an acquaintance who no…

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Head coach John Furey, foreground, walks away from his team to allow them to huddle before Niskayuna's football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

John Furey to retire at 2016’s close

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — One last spring, one more fall. That’s what John Furey has left leading Niskayuna High School’s baseball and football programs. The long-time head coach for the Silver Warriors said last Wednesday he will…

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Members of the Niskayuna Rowing team prepare to start their workout during an April 21 practice in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Coach fired from rowing program

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — In a year full of changes for Niskayuna Rowing, the latest came Friday. In a letter sent to the program’s families through Friends of Niskayuna Rowing President Dave Davenport’s email address, Niskayuna Central…

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Joe Hale of Niskayuna competes in the 1500 at Niskayuna High School Saturday, April 16, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna track plays host to 2 invitationals

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A number of new records were set at the Niskayuna outdoor track and field’s annual two-day combination of invitational events. During the April 15 Niskayuna Medley Relay Challenge, records were set in five…

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Kayla Treanor of Syracuse University goes on the defensive against the University at Albany at John Fallon Field Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Kayla Treanor wins in return to Capital Region

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Kayla Treanor swore the only thing that mattered from the April 12 women’s lacrosse game at the University at Albany was her Syracuse University team picking up another victory. “It’s a team sport,”…

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My Take

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter This week, we asked residents if they thought that pedestrians should be fined or ticketed for texting and walking, as is proposed in some municipalities nationwide.

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Niskayuna's DJ Endres defends third base as Shenendehowa's Kevin Huerter approaches during a Monday, April 11, 2016 baseball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna loses baseball opener

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — CLIFTON PARK — An RBI double, a steal of third base and a sprint home after a wild throw. That was the pivotal sequence Shenendehowa baseball senior shortstop Nick Jacques delivered for…

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PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Russell Joel Brown, a bass and Mufasa’s understudy in Disney's "The Lion King" gives a presentation on what it's like to be a Broadway actor at the Jewish Community Center in Nisakyuna Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

‘Lion King’ performer works to Inspire others

  By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Russell Joel Brown uses the classic story (and a few dance moves) from Disney’s “The Lion King” in his outreach program “Project: Inspire” to encourage kids to find their excellence and the…

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PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER A rainbow appears over Niskayuna High School as the sun breaks through the clouds after a full day of rain Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

Niskayuna ranked happiest town

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Residents talk about smiles and volunteerism. The career website zippia.com talks about the high rate of home ownership and marriage, adding weight for high income. It comes down to this: Niskayuna is the…

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Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna takes a shot and scores over Sean Orr and Michael Stiso of Shaker Thursday, March 31, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna opens title defense with 11-3 win

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter LATHAM — Niskayuna wasn’t perfect Thursday against Shaker. The Silver Warriors probably won’t be Saturday when they take on Guilderland, either. The best the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team has to offer at this point in…

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Niskayuna lacrosse player Marisa DiVietro eludes a Shenendehowa defender during a Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna Spring Sports 2016

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Welcome to Your Niskayuna’s home for coverage of the Niskayuna High School varsity spring sports teams for 2016. Check back each day for the latest schedule changes, scores, and highlights for the Silver…

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Christopher Murray stands beside one of his Chinese newspaper collages in his home.

Artist Spotlight: Christopher Murray

Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Part of being an artist is continually chasing the idealized image of what art work should look like. For Christopher Murray, he’s constantly pursuing the idea of richness in his pieces. A teacher at Shenendehowa…

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"Young people would probably use it but I don't think it would be good for them to have," said Marie Loyd

My Take

Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter This week , I asked community members if they believed Niskayuna should have a business like Uber and whether or not they would use it.  

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Ethan Bachert is shown during a Niskayuna boys' swim team practice in Niskayuna on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Ethan Bachert earns Section II swimming honor

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Section II boys’ swimming and diving coaches recently named their all-stars for the 2015-16 season. From Niskayuna, Ethan Bachert was named to the second team. A junior, Bachert competed in the 100 butterfly…

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Team members run off the field together before Niskayuna's football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

2016 schedule released for Niskayuna football

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Schedules were released today for the upcoming Section II football season. After two years playing at the Class A level, Niskayuna returns to Class AA for the 2016 season and will compete in…

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Niskayuna High School's Noah Chaskin is shown during a June 12 workout on the Mohawk River. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Noah Chaskin sets rowing records

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter HALFMOON — Niskayuna High School senior Noah Chaskin recently set a pair of world records while rowing at the Contemporary Athlete training facility. Chaskin, 17, broke records on March 5 for lightweight males in the…

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Members of the Niskayuna girls' indoor track and field team are shown after winning a sectional title Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Albany. (Photo provided)

10 Niskayuna teams earn academic honor

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Ten of the Niskayuna High School winter sports teams were recently honored as scholar-athlete teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. To qualify as a scholar-athlete team, a pool…

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North Carolina State wrestling coach Pat Popolizio is shown at the ACC Championships Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virg. (Photo courtesy NC State Athletics)

Pat Popolizio chasing wrestling national title

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter RALEIGH, N.C. — Nick Gwiazdowski is seeking his third NCAA championship. Pat Popolizio is looking to coach his program to its first-ever team title. Together, the Capital Region combination has put North Carolina State wrestling…

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Members of the Niskayuna boys' seventh-grade travel team are shown after winning a postseason tournament. In the back row are coaches John Castle and Tim O'Brien; in the middle row are Leo O'Brien, Nick Reffelt, Luke Sheeran, Derek Liu, Jack Castle, Josh Tso, Tyler Camelo, and Evan Kessler; and, in the front row, are Shae O'Brien, Kenyon Coleman, Jaden Giammattei. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna travel basketball seasons come to a close

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The town’s boys’ and girls’ travel basketball teams recently finished their winter seasons, with the Niskayuna boys’ seventh-grade team capturing a tournament championship in its final weekend together. “It was huge for our…

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