Marisa DiVietro

Marisa DiVietro of Niskayuna scores on a shot past Maddie Montgomery of Queensbury in the Section 2 Class B final at Mohonasen High School Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse wins area title, loses in regionals

BY MICHAEL KELLY & JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — The halftime message was direct. “Be who we are,” Niskayuna coach Jason Bach told his players. “Be yourselves.” In other words: Play like champions. The Silver Warriors wasted no time…

Niskayuna lacrosse player Erin Doyle is shown during a Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game in Clifton Park. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Erin Doyle helping to lift Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Erin Doyle missed the end of last year’s run to a Section II Class B championship for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team. The right ACL she tore last spring against Guilderland wasn’t…

Christine Fish of Guilderland and Annabelle Conover of Niskayuna go after the loose ball at Frank Bailey Field Saturday, April 9, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna edges Guilderland in girls’ lacrosse thriller

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — For a second, Marisa DiVietro hesitated. Nearly nothing had gone Niskayuna’s way in the second half against Guilderland, which had erased the Silver Warriors’ once-sizable lead in an early-season matchup of defending Section…

Niskayuna High School lacrosse coach Jason Bach talks with Gigi Cotugno at Union College Park Thursday, March 24, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse brings back experience, talent

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — One of the first things the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team did together this preseason was watch how last year’s remarkable campaign came undone. Undefeated through winning the Section II Class B tournament, the…

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…

Players move a goal during a Niskayuna boys' soccer practice on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 9

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. YESTERDAY’S SCORES BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: At four-way meet, Niskayuna beats Shaker, falls to Bethlehem & Colonie BOYS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 4, Columbia…