Niskayuna football


Players warm up during a Niskayuna football practice Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna football ready for the challenge

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The challenge ahead is a steep one. The Niskayuna football team wants to embrace that. “Honestly,” Silver Warriors junior Reggie Melvin said, “we’re not intimidated at this point. We’re looking forward to our…


Members of the football team huddle during practice Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Fall sports: 10 Niskayuna competitions to watch

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — With most teams opening their training camps Aug. 15, the fall sports season is underway for the Niskayuna High School programs. Games, matches and meets start in the final week of August. Here…


Niskayuna High School graduate and retired NFL football player Andre Davis, smiles after being inducted into the Hall of Fame at Commencement Excercises at Proctors Theatre Thursday, June 26, 2014. (PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Andre Davis enters area football Hall of Fame

BY JOE CARR For Your Niskayuna Niskayuna High school football and track star Andre Davis was inducted July 30 into the Capital Region Football Hall of Fame. Davis played wide receiver for the football team and sprinted while with the…


Team members run off the field together before Niskayuna's football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

2016 schedule released for Niskayuna football

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Schedules were released today for the upcoming Section II football season. After two years playing at the Class A level, Niskayuna returns to Class AA for the 2016 season and will compete in…


Members of a Niskayuna Youth Football league team are shown during the 2015 season. (Photo courtesy bigleaguepics.com)

Youth football league growing in Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — After experiencing some lean years, the Niskayuna Youth Football league wrapped up its best season in recent memory earlier this month. “The results are starting to show,” league president Tim Brennan said of…


Niskayuna and Troy players line up to start a play during a football game Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

NYSPHSAA considering 6th football classification

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter LATHAM — A major change for high school football could come to pass Thursday when the Executive Committee of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association is set to meet. At an early-morning…


Niskayuna players run off the field after recovering a fumble during a football game Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna football to take on Averill Park in Week 8

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A year ago, the football season for Niskayuna ended after Week 7, with too many injuries piled up for the winless Silver Warrior to continue its campaign into its crossover portion. This year,…


Niskayuna prepares to start a play during a boys' volleyball match Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 against Colonie at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 9

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our late-week report on everything Niskayuna High School athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Silver Warriors teams. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY The latest: A break from action heading into a big weekend….


Niskayuna girls' volleyball's Casey Sims (7) smiles in between points during a Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 match in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 6

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our early-week report on everything Niskayuna High School athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Silver Warriors teams. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY The latest: A second-place finish in its division at the Grout…


Head coach Bryce Colby, facing, talks to his team during a Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 28

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. SATURDAY’S SCORES BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: 2nd overall at EJ Herrman invitational BOYS’ SOCCER: Guilderland 2, Niskayuna 1 FOOTBALL: Averill Park 35,…