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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 Natalie Metzger makes a pass  during a Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 girls' field hockey game. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

8 from Niskayuna field hockey pick up league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A host of Niskayuna field hockey players earned honors Friday from the Suburban Council for their play during the 2015 season. Making the first team were junior Natalie Metzger and senior Ellie Petraccione….



Alissa Franze of Niskayuna looks for an open player as Sydney Ericson of Somers is in hot pursuit at John Fallon Field at UAlbany Saturday, May 30, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Girls Lacrosse: Niskayuna’s season ends against Somers

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter ALBANY — Niskayuna could literally see its lacrosse season winding down Saturday at the University at Albany. After Section I heavyweight Somers opened up a 10-goal lead in the first half, by rule, the big…


Niskayuna celebrates after defeating Queensbury for the girls lacrosse Section II Class B championship game at the University at Albany on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (PATRICK DODSON/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Girls Lacrosse: Niskayuna wins Section II title

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter ALBANY — Niskayuna isn’t what you’d call a fast-starting lacrosse team, but the Silver Warriors sure know how to finish. “After the first half, we figure out what the other team is trying to do,”…



PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Marisa DiVietro of Niskayuna breaks through coverage of Haley Schultz of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Girls Lacrosse: Niskayuna stays unbeaten

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When pushed this season, the Niskayuna girls lacrosse team has pushed back. Every single time. “That’s what we talk about. A positive response,” Silver Warriors coach Jason Bach said after Saturday’s 13-4 win…



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Silver Warriors athletics rundown: April 22

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Five things to know for today about Niskayuna High School athletics: Tuesday, Marisa DiVietro … well … whoa. The Niskayuna girls lacrosse player scored nine — NINE — goals in her team’s 20-0…