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MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Tyler Senecal of Niskayuna is one of the area's top sluggers.

Powerful Senecal helping to lead Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Instinctively, Matt Toy took a couple of steps back toward first base. Maybe on this long flyball off the bat of Niskayuna baseball teammate Tyler Senecal, there was a chance to tag up…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna senior defenseman Austin Reihs gains control of the ball during Tuesday's game against Bethlehem.

Niskayuna cruises to 24-2 win

Staff report Lucas Quinn and Connor Wolff each scored five goals in a 24-2 Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse win for Niskayuna against Bethlehem. Jon Pfhol scored four goals and Ryan Stewart had three. Wolff also added two assists. Niskayuna led…


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HS baseball: Phillips wins it for Nisky

Staff report Tyler Senecal homered, and Jake Phillips hit a two-out, run scoring single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Niskayuna over Bethlehem 4-3 in a Suburban Council baseball game Monday. Senecal, Phillips and Conor Graham had…


MARC SCHULTZ/Gazette Photographer Guilderland's Shea Thompson looks to pass as Niskayuna's Kit Christian defends during Thursday's game.

Guilderland girls finally end Niskayuna’s hex

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The Guilderland girls’ lacrosse team ended one streak Thursday and kept another one going with an uneven 8-6 Suburban Council win over state-ranked Niskayuna. The Dutchmen built a big halftime lead behind Siena…


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Insognia gets three hits to spark Niskayuna win

Staff report Niskayuna received three hits from Nick Insognia in a 5-3 Suburban Council baseball win against Guilderland on Thursday. Insognia doubled and had an RBI, while both Angelo Spataro and Ben Funyak had two hits and two RBIs. Nick…


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Town to begin paving in May

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The snowplows have been put away and the dump trucks and steamrollers are preparing to head out as street-paving season is set to start. Preparation work is slated to begin the first week of May…



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Tied early, Silver Warriors pull away from Spartans

Staff report Tied after a quarter, the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team pulled away for a 21-10 Suburban Council win Tuesday against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Lucas Quinn had four goals and six assists in the win, while Connor Wolff had five…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna Fire District 1 firefighters put their new 2017 Rosenbauer pumper to the test at Commerce Park in Niskayuna Thursday, March 30, 2017. According to Chief Dale Lingenfelter the cost of the engine was $505,000 and can pump 1500 gallons per minute and carries 750 gallons of water.

Fire District 1 adds a workhorse engine

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter It’s the stuff of little kids’ dreams and it’s parked in the fire station on Balltown Road. Three weeks ago, Niskayuna Fire District 1 took delivery of its brand-new fire engine, which replaced an engine…



GAZETTE FILE PHOTO Brian Grastorf, who was the quarterback at Niskayuna for three years, will be the varsity head coach next season.

Former Nisky QB Grastorf named head coach

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — As part of his day job at Niskayuna High School as a physical education instructor, Brian Grastorf inherited John Furey’s desk this past fall. Next fall? Grastorf starts his first season as head…