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ERIC JENKS/For The Daily Gazette Niskayuna’s Ivy Owens drives to the basket during a game against Ravena at the Ciccotti Family Rec Center in Colonie.

Niskayuna girls’ basketball season already promising

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter COLONIE — When it comes to high school basketball programs, summertime is all about hope and the promise of potential. So when Niskayuna girls’ basketball head coach Sarah Neely looks at her projected roster for…


MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna's Lucas Quinn (center) was a first-team all-state pick.

Niskayuna’s Quinn a first-team all-state pick

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna’s Lucas Quinn was the lone Section II player to receive a first-team selection Monday when the New York State Sportswriters Association released its first-ever all-state teams in boys’ lacrosse. Quinn, set to play next…


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Niskayuna wins 9U Ripken title

The Niskayuna 9U All-Star Team captured the Eastern New York Cal Ripken State Tournament title Tuesday in Poughkeepsie. After beating East Fishkill (16-6), Rome (12-9), Highland (10-3) and Clifton Park (9-2) in round-robin play, Niskayuna advanced beat North Colonie 8-7…


PHOTO PROVIDED Niskayuna natives Luke Goldstock (left) and Kevin Barney are shown at this year's MLL draft.

Goldstock to make Major League Lacrosse debut

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Boston Cannons general manager Kevin Barney went into this past May’s Major League Lacrosse draft knowing Luke Goldstock, a Niskayuna product who graduated this year from the University of North Carolina, was bound to end…



MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna grad Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday in the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game.

Niskayuna’s Quinn nets 3 in All-America lacrosse game

Staff report BALTIMORE — Niskayuna High School graduate Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday night as part of the North’s 18-16 win over the South in the 12th Annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. A…




PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna celebrates its Section II lacrosse title.

Title No. 15 for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — Lucas Quinn joked Tuesday that the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse program views the turf field at Mohonasen High School to be a “little bit cursed” after its upset loss in last year’s sectional championship…


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Niskayuna lacrosse gets payback on Shen

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK —  Niskayuna goalkeeper Max Ronesi didn’t play in last year’s Section II Class A title game against Shenendehowa, but the first-year starter has seen the film of that crushing defeat,  and heard the veteran…