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Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer Shateek Trantham of Schenectady, rear, throws Peter Meshkov of Niskayuna during Saturday's Class A championships.

Niskayuna wrestlers place third in Section II Class A meet

By Jim Schiltz Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna wrestling team finished third in Saturday’s Section II Class A meet at Schenectady High School. The Silver Warriors recorded 178 points. Ballston Spa won the title with 229.5 points. Columbia was second with…



PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Dashawn Westbrook of Schenectady and Jack Evans of Niskayuna go after the loose ball Friday at Niskayuna High School.

Coles, Patriots scorch Nisky

Cameron Coles scored 20 points, and Schenectady beat Niskayuna for the second time this season 71-43 in a Suburban Council game Friday night. Schenectady (10-4, 12-4) raced to a 25-10 first-quarter lead and never looked back in the bounce-back victory…


Glens Falls beat Scotia-Glenville 63-38. Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Boys’ basketball: Beverly sparks ND-BG in fourth

Staff report Zyir Beverly scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Duanesburg 88-76 in a Western Athletic Conference boys’ basketball game on Friday night. Kyle Dikeman led the Golden Knights with 23…


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Girls’ basketball: Hipwell joins 1,000-point club

Staff report Jordan Hipwell netted a game-high 14 points, becoming the first Ballston Spa High School female player to score 1,000 career points in the Scotties’ 50-24 Suburban Council basketball victory over visiting Schenectady Friday. Hipwell now has 1,007 career…


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Instructor Mark Dolato, left, and student Mike Jones take a break from practice recently at the Capital District Fencing Club.

Fencing school draws students for variety of reasons

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter Different people take up fencing for different reasons. For 57-year-old Clifton Park resident Mike Jones it’s a chance to work up a good sweat. And for Iroquois Middle School 8th grader Peter Meshkov, a member…





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The Schenctady Curling Club held an open house on Sunday January 8, 2017. Free to the public, folks were able to get instruction on how to play the exciting game. The Smith family of Scotia learns how to sweep in front of the stone. Pictured left to right is Keira, Nettie, Instructor Jeff Howles, Steve and Lauren.

Sweeping Prospects

The Schenectady Curling Club held an open house at its Niskayuna rink Sunday afternoon in an effort to introduce members of the public to the game. Club members taught attendees proper throwing and sweeping techniques.


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna hosted Shenendehowa in a wrestling match Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Shen Wrestlers Edge Nisky

In a closely contested Suburban Council wrestling matchup Dec. 8, Shenendehowa beat Niskayuna 38-36. Scoring pinfall victories for Shenendehowa were Cody Deuel (113), Mike Dimonda (120), Nick Hotaling (126) and Jacob Weyrauch (220). Kiernan Shanahan (145) added a technical fall victory…