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Retired Niskayuna English teacher and Schoharie resident Richard Colyer has penned a memoir, "The Dash Between."

Memoir details 7 decades of living

By Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette What began as a record for his children and grandchildren has morphed into a work for a wider audience that embodies Richard Colyer’s teaching goals: entertain, educate and inspire. Richard and his wife of 52…

PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Eric Doyle scored five goals to help Niskayuna eliminate Warwick.

Niskayuna gets the rematch it wanted

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter BURNT HILLS — Next up, the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team gets the rematch it craves. A year after dropping a double-overtime decision against Section I’s Yorktown in a Class B regional championship game, the Silver…

PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna celebrates its Section II lacrosse title.

Title No. 15 for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — Lucas Quinn joked Tuesday that the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse program views the turf field at Mohonasen High School to be a “little bit cursed” after its upset loss in last year’s sectional championship…

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Local high schools earn state recognition

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Niskayuna and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Senior High Schools were named Friday as Reward Schools by state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. This is Niskayuna’s fourth consecutive year on the list. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has also been…

ERIC JENKS/For The Daily Gazette Niskayuna celebrates after beating Shenendehowa 4-0 for its first-ever Section II Class AA baseball title.

Niskayuna gets its diamond crown

BY BOB WEINER For The Daily Gazette TROY — Niskayuna’s confident effort started on the mound, but it continued with gloves and bats throughout its lineup during Saturday’s historic victory. The second-seeded Silver Warriors won their first Section II Class AA baseball…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Ava Schroeder of Niskayuna takes a shot in front of Claudia Pollaro of Queensbury at Mohonasen High School Thursday.

It’s a three-peat for Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — That it went down to the wire surprised nobody. Niskayuna and Queensbury met Thursday for the third consecutive year in the Section II Class B girls’ lacrosse championship game, and the latest installment…

FILE PHOTO Coach Chris Bianchi talks to his 13U team during Niskayuna Babe Ruth Baseball practice at Blatnick Park on Aug. 12, 2013.

Success not a surprise for Niskayuna baseball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The history of the Niskayuna baseball program suggests it’s a surprise the Silver Warriors are playing this late into spring. But the history of this group of Niskayuna players? Looking at that, it’s…

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The weather was dreary but spirits were high as Niskayuna High School Juniors filed into the school for the traditional walk-through. From there, prom-goers headed to the Albany Marriott for dinner and dancing. After-prom was held at ViaPort.

Student have a ball at prom, ViaPort

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Constant rain didn’t make a dent on the high spirits of Niskayuna High School juniors as they celebrated their prom on May 13. Students packed the halls waiting to check in and walk across the…