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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…


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…


Scott Ward of Niskayuna in the 4th heat of the 200 Individual Medley during the Shenendehowa Holiday Invitational Saturday, December 19, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 21

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Recapping the past week’s highlights in Niskayuna High School athletics, with a look at what’s to come this week. LEGENDS VISIT NISKY HOOPS On the sidelines, it was a star-studded past week for…


Shenendehowa's Luke Hicks, left, defends Niskayuna's Andrew Evans during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 17

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. WIN DESPITE LOSS Despite losing senior center Connor Detrick last week, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team picked up a 77-66 win Tuesday…


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…


Niskayuna fans are shown during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 10

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. DRAMATIC FINISH With a dual-ending pin from Ethan Myers, Niskayuna wrestling topped Schenectady Wednesday with a 42-38 decision. Also recording wins in…


Team members huddle before the Niskayuna girls' bowling team's match Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna girls’ bowling off to strong start

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — With the core of last season’s team back, the Niskayuna girls’ bowling squad got its 2015-16 Suburban Council season off to a strong start. In its first league match, head coach Carol Baldwin’s…


Julia Favata, left, and Gina Voris are shown before the Niskayuna girls' bowling team's match Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 3

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. DYNAMIC DEBUT In a 62-33 season-opening win against Ballston Spa, Andrew Evans poured in 34 points Tuesday for the Niskayuna boys’ basketball…


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…


Niskayuna girls bowling's Julia Favata is shown Feb. 12 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Girls Bowling: Julia Favata competes at state championships

SYRACUSE — Niskayuna junior Julia Favata finished in 25th place at the March 7-8 bowling state championships at AMF Strike-N-Spare Lanes. Favata bowled two series of games at the state championships and compiled an average of 175.33. In succession, Favata…