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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…

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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…

Niskayuna wrestlers and practice partners Anthony Laniewski, left, and Eoghan Sweeney push each other on the mat, one of the reasons both are No. 1 seeds in their weight classes.  Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter

Teammates without any truce on mat

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — During a pause in Wednesday’s practice, senior Anthony Laniewski and junior Eoghan Sweeney never fully disengaged. As they listened to a coach’s instructions about their next drill, Laniewski’s left hand gripped Sweeney’s right elbow,…