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Niskayuna nails down elusive AA football win

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Niskayuna ended its Class AA football drought Saturday with a 14-6 Empire Division win at Albany. Derek Meisner and Deylon Edmonds ran for second-half touchdowns, and Niskayuna’s defense kept Albany out of the…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Casey Sims of Niskayuna returns a volley against Shenendehowa on Tuesday.

Niskayuna girls’ volleyball falls to Shenendehowa

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Once Shenendehowa got itself close late in the first set of Tuesday’s Suburban Council girls’ volleyball match against Niskayuna, senior Nicole Adams made sure the Plainsmen’s comeback didn’t go to waste. Back-to-back kills…

MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Izzy Lynch leads a talented Niskayuna girls' soccer team in 2017.

Talent pool still running deep at Nisky

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — On his team’s first day of preseason practice, Niskayuna girls’ soccer head coach Bryce Colby had his players separate into groups based on the club teams they played for during the offseason. A couple…

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Melissa McKinnon was among town residents and officials on hand for the official ribbon cutting of a bike hike connector between the Mohawk Hudson trail and the Zenner Soccer Fields. McKinnon also serves on the town's tree council.

Paved path links trail with Zenner fields

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — In the town’s ongoing effort to create a more pedestrian-friendly community, officials cut the ribbon on a new path linking the bike trail to the Zenner soccer fields. The 0.2-mile-long paved trail is…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian in his office at the Federal Court House in Albany Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Hartunian joins national legal and consulting firm

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Newly retired United States Attorney Richard Hartunian will enter private practice with national legal and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. The firm has offices around the country but Hartunian will work out of…


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…