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Nisky-Schenectady hockey loses to Pearl River

By on December 21, 2014 in Sports, Union College with
Nisky-Schenectady hockey loses to Pearl River

To some high school athletes, there is a big difference between being a starter and watching the beginning of a game from the bench. Senior forward Matt Peretti, though, understands there are more pressing concerns for the Niskayuna/Schenectady hockey team, such as finding some chemistry as a team, and within each line combination. He was […]

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Boys Basketball: Bethlehem tops Warriors

By on December 19, 2014 in Niskayuna, Sports with

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Junior guard Tommy Kelly was quick to the point about what had done in the Niskayuna boys basketball team Friday night against the visiting Bethlehem Eagles. “They hit shots,” he said. “We didn’t.” The Eagles scored a 62-33 Suburban Council victory, as the Silver Warriors suffered through a […]

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This week in Niskayuna: Dec. 19-25, 2014

By on December 19, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, News, Niskayuna with

Cycling fundraiser NISKAYUNA — The Jewish Community Center of Schenectady will host a Cycle for Good fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 21. The fundraiser, one of many across North America on the same day, will collect donations for Etgarim, an Israeli military organization. Bikes can be rented at a flat fee of […]

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Bowling: Niskayuna boys fall to Bethlehem

By on December 19, 2014 in Niskayuna, Sports with

SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna High School boys bowling team dropped a Suburban Council matchup Thursday, falling to Bethlehem at Boulevard Bowl, 24-8. Niskayuna’s Michael Dean led all bowlers with a 663 series, helped along by a high game of 244. Dominick Favata added a best game of 253 and a series of 644 for the […]

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Wrestling: Scotties hold off Warriors

By on December 19, 2014 in Education, News, Sports with
Wrestling: Scotties hold off Warriors

Third-year wrestler Chris Northrop knew his teammates needed a big win. Just a win. It didn’t matter how he got it or how many points he put on the board for Ballston Spa in his 126-pound bout Thursday, any win would do. Niskayuna had all the momentum, though, having taken 18 points in the previous […]

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Student spotlight: Musician plays on despite hearing loss

By on December 18, 2014 in Health, News, Niskayuna, People, Student Spotlight with
Student spotlight: Musician plays on despite hearing loss

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Mackenzie Litz is not a worrier. She charges head-first into the activities she loves, often looking back and laughing at the unmitigated enthusiasm of her younger self. For instance, there was the year she played her upright bass at a competitive summer camp without realizing she was out […]

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PHOTOS: Seen around town, Dec. 19-25, 2014

By on December 18, 2014 in News, Niskayuna, Photo with
PHOTOS: Seen around town, Dec. 19-25, 2014
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