Niskayuna grads

Guilderland's Shea Thompson looks to pass while Niskayuna's Kit Christian defends during lacrosse action at Niskayuna on Thursday April 27, 2017. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Nisky grad Christian is all-state lacrosse pick

Niskayuna High School defender Kit Christian was named to the inaugural all-state girls’ lacrosse team released Sunday by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Christian, who graduated in June, made the large-school second team along with Bethlehem defender Claire Conway….

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna wide receiver Ismail Stewart takes a knee as other players lock arms during the playing of the National Anthem before the start Thursday's football game against Guilderland at Niskayuna High School.

Members of Niskayuna football kneel for National Anthem

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — For a few seconds, Osman Rasul hesitated. Then, as “The Star Spangled Banner” continued to play, he dropped to a knee, joining several other players on the Niskayuna High School football team who…

MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna's Lucas Quinn (center) was a first-team all-state pick.

Niskayuna’s Quinn a first-team all-state pick

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna’s Lucas Quinn was the lone Section II player to receive a first-team selection Monday when the New York State Sportswriters Association released its first-ever all-state teams in boys’ lacrosse. Quinn, set to play next…

PHOTO PROVIDED Niskayuna natives Luke Goldstock (left) and Kevin Barney are shown at this year's MLL draft.

Goldstock to make Major League Lacrosse debut

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Boston Cannons general manager Kevin Barney went into this past May’s Major League Lacrosse draft knowing Luke Goldstock, a Niskayuna product who graduated this year from the University of North Carolina, was bound to end…

MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna grad Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday in the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game.

Niskayuna’s Quinn nets 3 in All-America lacrosse game

Staff report BALTIMORE — Niskayuna High School graduate Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday night as part of the North’s 18-16 win over the South in the 12th Annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. A…

PETER R/ BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna's Luke Goldstock played the final game of his college career near home at UAlbany.

Career of Niskayuna’s Goldstock ends at home

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — A remarkable comeback couldn’t extend the stellar college career of Luke Goldstock in Saturday’s homecoming game for the North Carolina senior. But the loss couldn’t ruin the experience of playing just miles from…

PEYTON WILLIAMS Luke Goldstock of Niskayuna, now a senior star on North Carolina, finally gets a college game in the Capital Region.

Niskayuna’s Goldstock gets his home game

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Some nerves were felt Sunday in Chapel Hill as the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team waited to see its draw for the NCAA tournament. After an up-and-down regular season ended with a championship win in…