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Niskayuna Town Board member Bill McPartlon reads the ceremonial resolution to name the ball fields in Blatnick Park after outgoing supervisor Joe Landry.

Fields to bear Landry’s name

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Babe Ruth baseball players in the spring will round the bases of the newly dubbed M. Joe Landry Fields in Blatnick Park. The Niskayuna Town Board sponsored a ceremonial resolution to name the ball fields…



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Eighth-grade basketball team tops Clifton Park

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna boys’ travel basketball season started up with Nov. 4 games, action highlighted by the eighth-grade team’s 62-42 win against Clifton Park. In that game, Jack Allen scored 15 points and Chris Conners added a dozen. At…







MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Former Niskayuna varsity football coach John Furey is leading the freshman team.

Furey still has his hand in coaching

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Photographer NISKAYUNA — John Furey has taken on a different role with the Niskayuna High School football program. The Silver Warriors’ retired varsity coach was in the Niskayuna press box for Friday night’s season opener against Saratoga Springs,…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna head football coach Brian Grastorf gives a reassuring smile to quarterback Dan Brownell Friday.

Nisky’s Grastorf sees positives in debut

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA – Those teenagers on the Niskayuna sideline weren’t the only ones with jitters early on  in the Silver Warriors’ season-opening football game with Saratoga Springs Friday night. New head coach Brian Grastorf had some…