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Nisky splits two CDYBL games

Niskayuna split a pair of Capital District Youth Basketball League games with South Colonie on Feb. 11. The Warriors’ fourth-grade team won 33-28, handing the Raiders their first loss of the season. Ethan Gilson led Niskayuna with 16 points and…


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Girls’ basketball: Hipwell joins 1,000-point club

Staff report Jordan Hipwell netted a game-high 14 points, becoming the first Ballston Spa High School female player to score 1,000 career points in the Scotties’ 50-24 Suburban Council basketball victory over visiting Schenectady Friday. Hipwell now has 1,007 career…





Members of the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team pose together after winning the Class A state championship in Vestal on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Capping a wild week for Niskayuna sports

BY MARK MCGUIRE The Hold Steady sang about Saturday night being “a runway into Sunday, sometimes Monday” — in other words, a weekend too good to quit. So it’s gone with Niskayuna sports. In fact, it’s been more like a…


Friends, fans and families gathered to view the MLB draft at LT's Grill in Niskayuna June 8, 2015. Local baseball superstar Garrett Whitley was drafted  to the Tampa Bay Rays. (Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer)

PHOTOS: Garrett Whitley drafted to Tampa Bay

Friends, fans and families gathered to view the MLB draft on a big screen TV at LT’s Grill in Niskayuna on Monday, June 8, 2015. Local baseball superstar Garrett Whitley was drafted to the Tampa Bay Rays. Read Michael Kelly’s…




Garrett Whitley poses in gear he was given at the Area Code Games. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Whitley is in a no-lose situation

BY MIKE MACADAM Gazette columnist NISKAYUNA — The Jumbotron finds people like this. It’s one of its missions. During dead times between pitches and assorted myriad breaks in a baseball game, the cameras that feed the Jumbotron seek out the…