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Members of the Niskayuna 10U travel baseball team are shown after winning the district tournament. Front row, from left, are James Soule, Michael Polsinelli Jr, Ryan Spain, Tyler Toth, Saif Chowdhrey, Matthew Lavigne and Alex Samaniuk. Back row, from left, are coach Bob Bracken, Matt Sacco, Adam Halpin, Shane Bracken, Will Mizenko, Sam Booth, coach Michael Polsinelli and coach Rand Booth. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna baseball teams compete in tournaments

BY MICHAEL KELLY and ANDREW PUGLIESE The Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — After falling short of winning its district tournament in past years, the Niskayuna 10U squad relished its big showing at this year’s June 24-25 event. “It felt really great…



Umpires Jim Fitzgerald, left, and Jimmy Dalton, right, wear pink shirts for cancer awareness during a doubleheader at Indian Meadows Field in Glenville on Saturday, June 20, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Local umpires go pink to fight cancer

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter GLENVILLE — In going pink, area blues have made a call nobody will protest. From last Thursday to next Sunday, umpires from a pair of organizations that service Capital Region baseball games have switched out…


Niskayuna baseball's Garrett Whitley, left, stands next to teammate Chris Wilk during a drill at a March 18 practice at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Garrett Whitley makes All-America baseball team

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter A pair of Section II athletes were recently honored as American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings High School All-America team selections. Niskayuna’s Garrett Whitley and Shenendehowa’s Ian Anderson each earned bids, with Whitley joining the nation’s second…







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Banner season for Cal Ripken team ends

The Niskayuna Warriors Cal Ripken team advanced through pool play to the quarterfinals of the World Series in New Jersey before losing in a tough game. “There were 36 teams left in the country playing at that time,” said coach…


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Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Tournament: Update

At the beginning of today’s games, standings for the Babe Ruth tournament currently being held at Blatnick Park were as follows: Pool A Niskayuna (Host) 3-0 Franklin Twp. (Northern NJ) 1-2 Waretown (Southern NJ) 2-2 Broomall-Newtown (Pennsylvania) 2-1 Rotterdam (Eastern…