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Nisky kneelers speak out at Schenectady forum

Zachary Matson Daily Gazette SCHENECTADY — As Naylah Williams, a cheerleader at Niskayuna High School, prepared to kneel during the national anthem for the second time during the school’s football season, she was told there were Confederate flags flying in the…




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Daniel Mattoon and Angela Netoskie - pictured here with Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert - were recently name New York State Master Teachers.

Math instructors earn Master designation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter It may not involve integers and imaginary numbers, but Niskayuna High School math teachers Daniel Mattoon and Angela Netoskie have found a formula for success and have been named New York State Master Teachers. The…




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…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Stefana Stan of Niskayuna celebrates a point against Shenendehowa on Sept. 5.

Stefana Stan a new area volleyball star

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Through its first three matches of the year, the Niskayuna High School girls’ volleyball team has the look of an improved squad. Its passing is better. Its defense is solid. Its communication is…


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Niskayuna nails down elusive AA football win

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Niskayuna ended its Class AA football drought Saturday with a 14-6 Empire Division win at Albany. Derek Meisner and Deylon Edmonds ran for second-half touchdowns, and Niskayuna’s defense kept Albany out of the…


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Committee to examine high school start time issue

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter An advisory committee to the Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education will form a subcommittee to explore delaying the start time for high school students. Over the summer, an online petition started circulating asking…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Casey Sims of Niskayuna returns a volley against Shenendehowa on Tuesday.

Niskayuna girls’ volleyball falls to Shenendehowa

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Once Shenendehowa got itself close late in the first set of Tuesday’s Suburban Council girls’ volleyball match against Niskayuna, senior Nicole Adams made sure the Plainsmen’s comeback didn’t go to waste. Back-to-back kills…