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Changes in state rules will limit how often pitchers can be used in a game or week.

Every pitch counts

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Duanesburg baseball coach Chris Wyanski is heading into the season with plenty of pitchers, but for Section II’s other small-school teams that do not have that luxury, he has a suggestion. “I’m lucky,” the Western…


JIM SCHILTZ/Gazette Sportswriter New Niskayuna baseball coach Chris Bianchi is familiar with the team.

New Niskayuna baseball coach confident in seniors

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Chris Bianchi said he is in a comfortable spot as Niskayuna’s new varsity baseball coach. Being with the program for quite some time and knowing the young men in it helps. Having a senior-filled roster…


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Laura Favata’s Niskayuna’s boys’ team won the Suburban Council title.

A three-step plan to stepping up their game

BY BOB WEINER For Your Niskayuna Coach Laura Favata’s three-step plan (fundamentals, lane reading and equipment) for the Niskayuna boys’ bowling team is right on target. The Silver Warriors worked on fundamentals and dealing with pressure situations during the 2016-17…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna senior Lucas Quinn was named to USA Today's preseason All-USA Team recently.

Quinn ready to accept leadership role at Nisky

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team is just days into its spring workouts, and Lucas Quinn has already picked up a major award. The high-scoring midfielder was among the 15 players named to USA…



PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Anthony Laniewski of Niskayuna wraps up Garrett Gibbons of Massapequa Friday at the state public high school wrestling championships at Times Union Center.

Lawrence’s big comeback began before state meet

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Luck had nothing to do with how Duanesburg sophomore Zack Lawrence advanced Friday through the initial rounds of the wrestling state championships. Yes, he needed to make a comeback in both his opening-round…


Maazin Ahmed of Schenectady won the boys' 1,600 at Monday's Division 1 indoor track sectionals MARC SCHULTZ/Gazette Photographer

Schenectady’s strategy pays off at track sectionals

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Maazin Ahmed was the lone Schenectady athlete to earn a patch at last year’s Section II Division 1 indoor track and field champ­ionship meet when he held on for third in the 600-meter…


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Nisky splits two CDYBL games

Niskayuna split a pair of Capital District Youth Basketball League games with South Colonie on Feb. 11. The Warriors’ fourth-grade team won 33-28, handing the Raiders their first loss of the season. Ethan Gilson led Niskayuna with 16 points and…


The Niskayuna High School team of Amelia Kokernak, Erica Wasserbach, Abigail Spiers and Sydney Smith celebrate winning the Eastern High School girls' 4x800 meters relay title at the Millrose Games on Saturday in New York. Photo via Mile Split Twitter account.

Nisky relay team moves to top of charts

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna ran the fastest time in the nation this season in winning the Eastern High School girls’ 4×800-meter relay Saturday at the Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center. Senior Erica…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Dominick Favata of Niskayuna competes in the Class A Sectional Bowling Finals at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Friday.

Guilderland claims first Class A bowling crown

SCHENECTADY — “My head was in the clouds. I tried to come back down,” Guilderland leadoff bowler Tommy Durand said after rolling a 106 game to open up the afternoon block, and then watched his team’s lead over Colonie slip…


Alexa Knudsen of Shenendehowa and Jocelynn Hamilton of Niskayuna battle for position underneath the basket Friday at Niskayuna High School. Shen won 58-25. Amy  Luke/For The Daily Gazette

Saratoga hands Shaker first league loss

Saratoga Springs jumped out to a 17-10 halftime lead, holding Shaker scoreless in the second quarter, and went on to hand the Blue Bison their first Suburban Council loss of the season 49-40 in girls’ basketball on Friday night. Dolly…