Niskayuna athletics

JIM SCHILTZ/Gazette Sportswriter New Niskayuna baseball coach Chris Bianchi is familiar with the team.

New Niskayuna baseball coach confident in seniors

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Chris Bianchi said he is in a comfortable spot as Niskayuna’s new varsity baseball coach. Being with the program for quite some time and knowing the young men in it helps. Having a senior-filled roster…


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Laura Favata’s Niskayuna’s boys’ team won the Suburban Council title.

A three-step plan to stepping up their game

BY BOB WEINER For Your Niskayuna Coach Laura Favata’s three-step plan (fundamentals, lane reading and equipment) for the Niskayuna boys’ bowling team is right on target. The Silver Warriors worked on fundamentals and dealing with pressure situations during the 2016-17…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna senior Lucas Quinn was named to USA Today's preseason All-USA Team recently.

Quinn ready to accept leadership role at Nisky

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team is just days into its spring workouts, and Lucas Quinn has already picked up a major award. The high-scoring midfielder was among the 15 players named to USA…



The Niskayuna High School team of Amelia Kokernak, Erica Wasserbach, Abigail Spiers and Sydney Smith celebrate winning the Eastern High School girls' 4x800 meters relay title at the Millrose Games on Saturday in New York. Photo via Mile Split Twitter account.

Nisky relay team moves to top of charts

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna ran the fastest time in the nation this season in winning the Eastern High School girls’ 4×800-meter relay Saturday at the Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center. Senior Erica…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Dominick Favata of Niskayuna competes in the Class A Sectional Bowling Finals at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Friday.

Guilderland claims first Class A bowling crown

SCHENECTADY — “My head was in the clouds. I tried to come back down,” Guilderland leadoff bowler Tommy Durand said after rolling a 106 game to open up the afternoon block, and then watched his team’s lead over Colonie slip…


Alexa Knudsen of Shenendehowa and Jocelynn Hamilton of Niskayuna battle for position underneath the basket Friday at Niskayuna High School. Shen won 58-25. Amy  Luke/For The Daily Gazette

Saratoga hands Shaker first league loss

Saratoga Springs jumped out to a 17-10 halftime lead, holding Shaker scoreless in the second quarter, and went on to hand the Blue Bison their first Suburban Council loss of the season 49-40 in girls’ basketball on Friday night. Dolly…





The Niskayuna crowd is shown during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Looking back at January: Niskayuna High School sports

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — January is complete for the teams and athletes at Niskayuna High School, with many victories and memorable performances now in the books. Here at Your Niskayuna, here are five of our favorite stories from…