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HS baseball roundup: Nisky goes deep

Staff report Ben Funyak and Nick Insognia hit home runs to back the pitching of Alec Ritzenthaler as Niskayuna dealt Ballston Spa its first Suburban Council baseball defeat Monday 6-0. Funtak hit a three-run home run and Insogna hit a…

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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…