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Niskayuna lacrosse player Erin Doyle is shown during a Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game in Clifton Park. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Erin Doyle helping to lift Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Erin Doyle missed the end of last year’s run to a Section II Class B championship for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team. The right ACL she tore last spring against Guilderland wasn’t…


Christine Fish of Guilderland and Annabelle Conover of Niskayuna go after the loose ball at Frank Bailey Field Saturday, April 9, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna edges Guilderland in girls’ lacrosse thriller

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — For a second, Marisa DiVietro hesitated. Nearly nothing had gone Niskayuna’s way in the second half against Guilderland, which had erased the Silver Warriors’ once-sizable lead in an early-season matchup of defending Section…


Annabelle Conover of Niskayuna, left, and Jane Reffelt run over to congratulate goal keeper Maya Manchester after beating Queensbury in the Section 2 Class B final at Mohonasen High School Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna Spring Sports 2016

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Welcome to Your Niskayuna’s home for coverage of the Niskayuna High School varsity spring sports teams for 2016. Check back each day for the latest schedule changes, scores, and highlights for the Silver…



Claire Karafanda of Niskayuna heads the ball away from Alyssa Kogelmann of Guilderland Tuesday, October 27, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ soccer team advances to semis

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — His team the underdog, Guilderland head coach Curtis Snyder wanted to use the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team’s favored status against it in the Section II Class AA quarterfinals. “They were the No. 1…



End-of-practice conditioning is shown at the Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

6 from Niskayuna girls’ soccer team earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Along with senior Marika Contompasis collecting a share of the Suburban Council Co-Players of the Year award, a number of Niskayuna girls’ soccer players earned first- and second-team honors. Joining Contompasis on the…




Niskayuna celebrates after defeating Queensbury for the girls lacrosse Section II Class B championship game at the University at Albany on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Girls Lacrosse: Niskayuna wins Section II title

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter ALBANY — Niskayuna isn’t what you’d call a fast-starting lacrosse team, but the Silver Warriors sure know how to finish. “After the first half, we figure out what the other team is trying to do,”…