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MARC SCHULTZ/Gazette Photographer Guilderland's Shea Thompson looks to pass as Niskayuna's Kit Christian defends during Thursday's game.

Guilderland girls finally end Niskayuna’s hex

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The Guilderland girls’ lacrosse team ended one streak Thursday and kept another one going with an uneven 8-6 Suburban Council win over state-ranked Niskayuna. The Dutchmen built a big halftime lead behind Siena…


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Tied early, Silver Warriors pull away from Spartans

Staff report Tied after a quarter, the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team pulled away for a 21-10 Suburban Council win Tuesday against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Lucas Quinn had four goals and six assists in the win, while Connor Wolff had five…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Despite losing key players, Niskayuna again expects to be good this year.

Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse looks to reload

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Despite its personnel losses from a year ago, the talent’s there for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team to put together another special season. The challenge, Silver Warriors head coach Jason Bach said, is…


GAZETTE FILE PHOTO Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake is one of the schools reclassified for lacrosse.

Reclassification gives lacrosse new playing field

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter When the cutoff numbers for the new four-classification system came out this past summer for high school lacrosse, Shenendehowa boys’ head coach Jason Gifford didn’t spend much time looking at them. “We weren’t too worried,”…


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…


Marisa DiVietro of Niskayuna and Courtney Guiry of Shenendehowa go after the ball at Frank Bailey Field Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna girls’ lax players earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Six Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse players earned league recognition when the Suburban Council released its all-league teams. First-team selections went to attack Erin Doyle, midfielders Marisa DiVietro and Alissa Franze, and defender Becca Curro….


Niskayuna head coach Mike Vorgang, facing at left, talks to his team after a Thursday, April 21, 2016 boys' lacrosse game at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

7 Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse players earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Seven Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse players earned league recognition when the Suburban Council released its all-league teams Wednesday. Joining the first team from Niskayuna were attackman James Sexton, defenseman Jake Shephard, face-off specialist Dylan…


Tyler Gregory of Niskayuna is stick checked by Dom Meola of CBA Saturday, May 14, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Great isn’t good enough for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY IAN VOGT For Your Niskayuna COLONIE — Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse head coach Mike Vorgang called his team into a postgame huddle. He was not pleased. “It’s an embarrassment,” he said on the sideline of CBA’s Puleo Stadium. “You wasted…


John Prendergast, second from left, celebrates his first collegiate goal during an April game against Marquette. Prendergast, a Niskayuna High School alumnus, plays for Duke. (Photo courtesy Jack Welch)

Niskayuna alums ready for NCAA lacrosse tournament

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Two days before his team’s last game of the regular season, John Prendergast could breathe a little easier. Finals were done. “I’m a free man,” joked Prendergast, a freshman on the Duke University men’s lacrosse…


Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna is checked by Tim McCarthy of Shenendehowa Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Burst leads Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse past Shen

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Shenendehowa was undefeated in league play. So, too, was Niskayuna. That’s where the similarities ended for the teams heading into Wednesday’s Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse game, a matchup featuring teams with vastly different…


Niskayuna lacrosse player Erin Doyle is shown during a Wednesday, April 27, 2016 game in Clifton Park. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Erin Doyle helping to lift Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Erin Doyle missed the end of last year’s run to a Section II Class B championship for the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team. The right ACL she tore last spring against Guilderland wasn’t…