Niskayuna high school

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…



Niskayuna wrestlers and practice partners Anthony Laniewski, left, and Eoghan Sweeney push each other on the mat, one of the reasons both are No. 1 seeds in their weight classes.  Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter

Teammates without any truce on mat

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — During a pause in Wednesday’s practice, senior Anthony Laniewski and junior Eoghan Sweeney never fully disengaged. As they listened to a coach’s instructions about their next drill, Laniewski’s left hand gripped Sweeney’s right elbow,…


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Girls’ basketball: Hipwell joins 1,000-point club

Staff report Jordan Hipwell netted a game-high 14 points, becoming the first Ballston Spa High School female player to score 1,000 career points in the Scotties’ 50-24 Suburban Council basketball victory over visiting Schenectady Friday. Hipwell now has 1,007 career…


Miller Lawton and Nadia Nugent perform Tea for Two from No, No, Nanette in the Niskayuna High School Auditorium. Niskayuna High School featured an Evening in History Monday, January 9th, 2017 that was dedicated to their students telling the story of the Roaring Twenties. Photo By Eric Jenks

Back to the Roaring Twenties

NISKAYUNA- Students of Niskayuna High School took a step back in time with an Evening in History on Jan. 9. Gone were the denim and sweatshirts of today. Instead, students donned sparkling vests and dresses in celebration of the Roaring Twenties….


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Students who participated in Niskayuna's Poetry Out Loud competition. 
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.

Poetry Out Loud

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Silence reverberated through the theater before Emily Decesare shattered it with “Domestic Situation” by Ernest Hilbert. “Maybe you’ve heard about this. Maybe not./A man came home and chucked his girlfriend’s cat/In the wood chipper. This…


Blake Alois and Maddie Popolizio are seen at the hospital Tuesday. Photo provided.

Back in Niskayuna, rescued hikers begin recovery

Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter The day after they were rescued from the top of Algonquin Peak, Blake Alois, 20, and Maddie Popolizio, 19, were continuing to recover from two days stranded in the bitter cold and three feet of snow….