Amelia Kokernak

Niskayuna's Erica Wasserbach, Marisa DiVietro, Lexi Sciortino, and Amelia Kokernak are shown March 12 at the New Balance National championships in New York City. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna relay breaks own record again

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NEW YORK — In its final race of the season, Niskayuna’s record-setting girls’ 3,200-meter relay team broke its school record one more time. In placing ninth at the March 11-13 New Balance Nationals Indoor championships,…


Niskayuna swimmers and divers headed to the state championships are shown at a recent practice. Shown, from left, are Trevor Matuszyk, Jack Newton, Matt Chao, and Ethan Bachert. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna athletes head to state championships

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Seven Niskayuna High School athletes qualified to compete March 4-5 at the state level. In boys’ swimming and diving, Ethan Bachert, Matthew Chao, Jack Newton and Trevor Matuszyk all will represent Niskayuna. The…


Members of the Niskayuna girls' indoor track and field team are shown after winning a sectional title Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Albany. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna girls win indoor track title

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — The Niskayuna girls claimed their first team title since 2011 with 110 points, topping 2015 champ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (100) at the Feb. 19 Section II Division II indoor track and field championships….


The Niskayuna 4x800-meter relay team won at the Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 Suburban Council Championships at UAlbany. Shown, from left, are Erica Wasserbach, Marisa DiVietro, Lexi Sciortino, and Amelia Kokernak. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna relay beats clock in win

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — When sophomore Amelia Kokernak finished out the win for the Niskayuna girls’ indoor track and field team’s 4×800-meter relay at the Jan. 31 Suburban Council Championships, her three teammates — senior Marisa DiVietro,…


Members of the Niskayuna sprint medley relay team are shown during the Jan. 8-9 Dartmouth Relays in Hanover, N.H. The team finished in second place with a 4:17.48 mark. Shown, from left, are Sarah Dalakos, Grace Minkin, Marisa DiVietro, and Amelia Kokernak. (Photo courtesy James Kokernak)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Jan. 11

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The latest highlights in Niskayuna High School athletics, plus what’s coming up this week for the Silver Warriors. WINTER (TRACK) WARRIORS The Niskayuna indoor track and field teams were in action at the…



Niskayuna girls' volleyball's Casey Sims (7) smiles in between points during a Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 match in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 6

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our early-week report on everything Niskayuna High School athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Silver Warriors teams. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY The latest: A second-place finish in its division at the Grout…


Niskayuna boys' soccer's Merjan Ozisik, right, battles with CBA's Dustin Scaringe during a game Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 2

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our late-week report on everything Niskayuna High School athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Silver Warriors teams. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY The latest: A sweep Tuesday of Averill Park, Columbia, and Troy,…


Head coach Bryce Colby, facing, talks to his team during a Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 28

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. SATURDAY’S SCORES BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: 2nd overall at EJ Herrman invitational BOYS’ SOCCER: Guilderland 2, Niskayuna 1 FOOTBALL: Averill Park 35,…



Niskayuna's Julia Wagner, left, seeks some relief from the heat at the Shen Invitational May 8 in Clifton Park. At right is coach Mike Peters. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Silver Warriors athletics rundown: May 14

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Here are three things to know for today about Niskayuna High School athletics: 1: Fresh off a Senior Day win Tuesday, the Niskayuna girls lacrosse team will look to close out a perfect…