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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…


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Nisky splits two CDYBL games

Niskayuna split a pair of Capital District Youth Basketball League games with South Colonie on Feb. 11. The Warriors’ fourth-grade team won 33-28, handing the Raiders their first loss of the season. Ethan Gilson led Niskayuna with 16 points and…


The Niskayuna High School team of Amelia Kokernak, Erica Wasserbach, Abigail Spiers and Sydney Smith celebrate winning the Eastern High School girls' 4x800 meters relay title at the Millrose Games on Saturday in New York. Photo via Mile Split Twitter account.

Nisky relay team moves to top of charts

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna ran the fastest time in the nation this season in winning the Eastern High School girls’ 4×800-meter relay Saturday at the Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center. Senior Erica…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Dominick Favata of Niskayuna competes in the Class A Sectional Bowling Finals at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Friday.

Guilderland claims first Class A bowling crown

SCHENECTADY — “My head was in the clouds. I tried to come back down,” Guilderland leadoff bowler Tommy Durand said after rolling a 106 game to open up the afternoon block, and then watched his team’s lead over Colonie slip…


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,…



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Youth basketball: Nisky sweeps Mohonasen

The Niskayuna Capital District Youth Basketball League teams won all five games against Mohonasen on Feb. 4. Luke Sheeran led three players in double figures with 20 points as the Niskayuna eighth-grade team won 58-43. Kenyon Coleman scored 13 points,…


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…