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The Niskayuna boys varsity and junior varsity team. Seven of the varsity team members represented  the school at sectionals on February 9. (Photo courtesy of Laura Favata)

Niskayuna boys’ bowling finishes strong

By Vanessa Langdon For Your Niskayuna NISKAYUNA — A varsity bowling team led by freshman and sophomores made its presence known at the Class A sectionals on Feb. 9, finishing fourth in a field of 21 teams, far ahead of…


The referee signals Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski, left, as the winner during a match Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 14

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A look at the latest news in Niskayuna High School athletics. BOYS’ HOOPS BOUNCES BACK After a loss this past Tuesday to Shenendehowa, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team bounced back with an 88-57…


Niskayuna's Evan Desso, right, talks with teammate Marcus Manzoni during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' bowling match against Shenendehowa at Spare Time in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Young Niskayuna boys’ bowling team taking shape

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Construction is still underway for the Niskayuna boys’ bowling team, but what head coach Laura Favata’s team is building toward is starting to take shape. A recruiting binge before last season helped swell…


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…


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Boys Bowling: Young Nisky squad growing together

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — For her club’s Jan. 12 match against Shaker, Niskayuna boys bowling head coach Laura Favata fielded a starting lineup of one senior, no juniors, and a whole bunch of youngsters. The inexperience of…


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Niskayuna High School Latin teacher, Meghan Miller smiles with Student Council Vice President, Bel Mesbahi after receiving the annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education in her classroom on Monday morning.

Favata, Miller recognized for excellence in education

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — During homeroom and first period Monday at Niskayuna High School, two teachers were surprised with bouquets of balloons carried by their colleagues, students and school administrators. Though the surprise presentation is tradition with the Murray…