Julia Favata


Team members pack up after a Niskayuna softball practice Monday, March 21, 2016. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Youth, depth has Niskayuna softball optimistic for 2016 season

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — More depth, a healthy dose of underclassmen, and a sense of optimism. That’s what Niskayuna softball is bringing into its 2016 season, which gets underway April 6 with a nonleague game against Scotia-Glenville…


Niskayuna fans are shown during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 10

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. DRAMATIC FINISH With a dual-ending pin from Ethan Myers, Niskayuna wrestling topped Schenectady Wednesday with a 42-38 decision. Also recording wins in…


Team members huddle before the Niskayuna girls' bowling team's match Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna girls’ bowling off to strong start

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — With the core of last season’s team back, the Niskayuna girls’ bowling squad got its 2015-16 Suburban Council season off to a strong start. In its first league match, head coach Carol Baldwin’s…


Julia Favata, left, and Gina Voris are shown before the Niskayuna girls' bowling team's match Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 3

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. DYNAMIC DEBUT In a 62-33 season-opening win against Ballston Spa, Andrew Evans poured in 34 points Tuesday for the Niskayuna boys’ basketball…


Members of last year's Niskayuna boys' bowling team are shown. (Photo provided)

High school bowling teams organizing fundraising event

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — This past winter, both Niskayuna bowling coaches — Carol Baldwin with the girls, and Laura Favata with the boys — fielded rosters filled with competitors they had recruited and found in area bowling…


Niskayuna girls bowling's Julia Favata is shown Feb. 12 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Girls Bowling: Julia Favata competes at state championships

SYRACUSE — Niskayuna junior Julia Favata finished in 25th place at the March 7-8 bowling state championships at AMF Strike-N-Spare Lanes. Favata bowled two series of games at the state championships and compiled an average of 175.33. In succession, Favata…


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Girls Bowling: Favata heading to state championships

SCHENECTADY — Julia Favata of the Niskayuna girls bowling team clinched a spot in the state championships with a second-place finish at Thursday’s Section II Championships. Bowling at Boulevard Bowl, Favata finished in second place with a six-game total of…


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Bowling: Niskayuna sweeps Averill Park

AVERILL PARK — Both the Niskayuna High School boys and girls bowling teams picked up Suburban Council wins Monday against Averill Park. The boys were 18-14 winners, while the Silver Warriors girls collected a 20-12 victory. For the Niskayuna boys,…


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Girls Bowling: Young Nisky team growing up

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Playing against one of the top high school teams in the area, a building Niskayuna girls bowling squad continued to work toward its potential Monday at Boulevard Bowl. Colonie won the match, 30-2,…