Aidan Byrne


Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna takes a shot and scores over Sean Orr and Michael Stiso of Shaker Thursday, March 31, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna opens title defense with 11-3 win

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter LATHAM — Niskayuna wasn’t perfect Thursday against Shaker. The Silver Warriors probably won’t be Saturday when they take on Guilderland, either. The best the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team has to offer at this point in…


Niskayuna's Aidan Byrne, left, tries to get around Shaker's Matt Holmes for a rebound during a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 boys' basketball game in Latham. (MICHAEL KELLY/GAZETTE SPORTSWRITER)

Aidan Byrne helps lift Niskayuna boys’ basketball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter LATHAM — Senior guards Andrew Evans and Tommy Kelly score the points for the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team. Senior forward Aidan Byrne does whatever else the Silver Warriors need. Throughout most of Tuesday’s Suburban Council…


Niskayuna's Andrew Evans, left, stands with coach Bryan Mattice during a Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 boys' basketball game in Niskayuna.  (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Shenendehowa tops Niskayuna in boys’ basketball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — In recent games, Shenendehowa boys’ basketball head coach Tony Dzikas has worried his undefeated team has played not to lose. “We’ve been playing tighter and I’ve been coaching tighter,” Dzikas said after his…


Andrew Evans of Niskayuna takes a shot behind John Ryals of Schenectady Friday, January 29, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball picks up 10th win

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — Back in December, Niskayuna captured the Arthur Hilliard Memorial Tournament championship with a big second half at Schenectady. There have been ups and downs — especially downs recently — since. But with a…


Guilderland's Mike Wine, left, attempts to split Niskayuna defenders Justin Wise (jumping) and Tommy Kelly during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. At right is Guilderland's George Marinopoulos. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball falls to Guilderland

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Too much Andrew Sischo, too big an early deficit. That’s what did in the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team Friday night, as Guilderland survived in a frenzied environment for a 60-53 victory. The Dutchmen…


Andrew Evans of Niskayuna takes a shot over Cameron Coles of Schenectady Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Hilliard title goes to Niskayuna boys’ basketball squad

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — Niskayuna played like a different team in the second half of Wednesday night’s Arthur Hilliard Memorial Basketball Tournament championship game. Schenectady did, too. “It was kind of like yesterday. We came out flat,”…


Shenendehowa's Kevin Huerter, left, takes on Niskayuna's Cliquijon Rock during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball falls to Shenendehowa

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — When it visited Shenendehowa a season ago, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team suffered a 53-point loss. Demoralized after an effort in which they managed only four points in the first half, the…


The Silver Warriors huddle during a Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 boys' basketball practice in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Seniors to lead Niskayuna boys’ basketball squad

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — They have size and speed, shooting and rebounding, and a crew filled with veterans and fresh faces. Simply put, the Silver Warriors have everything they need to compete this season in the Suburban…