Silver Warriors athletics rundown: May 4

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

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Reporter

NISKAYUNA — Here are five things to know for today about Niskayuna High School athletics:

1: At Friday’s New Hartford Invitational, the Niskayuna boys track and field team topped a 26-team field to win the team title.

Members of the Niskayuna boys track and field team pose after winning the May 1 New Hartford Invitational. (Photo provided)

Members of the Niskayuna boys track and field team pose after winning the May 1 New Hartford Invitational. (Photo provided)

In the competition’s 4×200-meter relay, the foursome of Kevin Chrisey, Xavier Harris, Joey Romano, and Jacob Wick won with a time of 1 minute, 33.94 seconds — tying a school record. Also adding relay wins at the invitational for the Silver Warriors were the 4×100-meter relay team of Harris, Soja Moore, Romano, and Wick with a mark of 44.59 seconds, and the distance medley relay group of Chrisey, Charlie Ragone, Romano, and Jamison Wells in 11 minutes, 9.30 seconds. An individual win came from Ragone in the 1,600-meter run at 4 minutes 33.56 seconds.

2: Niskayuna athletes also competed at Saturday’s Colonie Relays, the 50th running of the event. There, the Niskayuna girls track and field team led the way with a ninth-place finish. From Niskayuna, the top performers were Abigail Spiers and Julia Wagner. Spiers came in fourth place in the 1,500-meter run, while Wagner recorded the second-best leap in the high jump relay and the seventh-best mark in the triple jump relay.

3: Another game, another win for the Niskayuna girls lacrosse squad. Saturday, the Silver Warriors were 17-5 winners against Brewster, as Alissa Franze and Bri Sacks each had four goals. Marisa DiVietro added three scores and Isabel Curro added two, while Cat Sexton had a goal and four assists.

4: Playing under the lights at Blatnick Park, the Niskayuna baseball team picked up a 12-7 win Saturday against Schenectady on its Senior Night. Mike VanHeusen led the Silver Warriors with a home run and two singles, while Chris Wilk had a pair of doubles. Also adding multiple hits were Garrett Whitley, with two singles, and Joe Apkarian, who had a single and a double.

5: The Niskayuna boys tennis team is back in action today with a Suburban Council match against Shaker, at home.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE
(Home games at school, unless otherwise noted)

Alissa Franze prepares to enter action for the Niskayuna girls lacrosse team during its game April 23 against Shenendehowa in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Alissa Franze prepares to enter action for the Niskayuna girls lacrosse team during its game April 23 against Shenendehowa in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Today
4:15 p.m.: Boys tennis hosts Shaker, at Central Park
4:30 p.m.: Softball at Troy
Tuesday
4:15 p.m.: Boys lacrosse hosts Saratoga Springs
4:15 p.m.: Boys track and field at Averill Park
4:30 p.m.: Softball hosts Schenectady, at Van Antwerp
7 p.m.: Girls lacrosse at Saratoga Springs
Wednesday
4:15 p.m.: Baseball at Saratoga Springs
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Saratoga Springs
4:15 p.m.: Girls track and field at Shenendehowa
Thursday
4 p.m.: Boys lacrosse at Ballston Spa
4:15 p.m.: Girls lacrosse at Ballston Spa
4:15 p.m.: Boys tennis hosts Shenendehowa
Friday
4 p.m.: Boys track and field at Shenendehowa invitational
4 p.m.: Girls track and field at Shenendehowa invitational
4:15 p.m.: Baseball at Ballston Spa
4:15 p.m.: Softball at Ballston Spa

For updates about today’s action, follow Michael Kelly on Twitter: @ByMichaelKelly

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.