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Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna is checked by Tim McCarthy of Shenendehowa Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Burst leads Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse past Shen

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Shenendehowa was undefeated in league play. So, too, was Niskayuna. That’s where the similarities ended for the teams heading into Wednesday’s Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse game, a matchup featuring teams with vastly different…



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…



John Prendergast of Niskayuna charges to the goal to score next to Brendon Closs of Shaker at UAlbany Saturday, May 23, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Boys’ Lacrosse: Niskayuna athletes land All-American honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team continued Wednesday to pick up the spoils of its first state championship victory, as the Silver Warriors collected three of the area’s five US Lacrosse All-American selections. “That’s not bad,”…




Connor Wolff scoops up a ground ball in front of two Burnt Hills opponents and teammate Evan Maloney (3) during a Niskayuna boys lacrosse team's win May 14 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Boys Lacrosse: Niskayuna ready to take next step

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter Dylan Pantalone was quick to note that Niskayuna won state semifinal lacrosse games in 2005 against West Islip and in 2009 against Sayville. The All-American junior faceoff specialist knew the scores of those games, too,…


Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna moves toward the front of the net while being covered by team mate Anthony Rubino at College Park Field in Schenectady Friday, May 29, 2015. (Peter Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Boys Lacrosse: Niskayuna ready for regional title game

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Practice. Mike Vorgang is talking about practice. That’s because no more are guaranteed to the coach’s Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team. The only way the Silver Warriors get any more practices this season is…



Niskayuna's Dylan Pantalone, right, looks for an opening in the defense during an April 28 game against Colonie in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Boys Lacrosse: Injuries are not slowing Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Senior John Prendergast wore a wry smile as he spoke Tuesday about his team’s collective health this season. “Injuries,” he said, “we’ve had a few.” Not that anyone around Section II likely feels…