Niskayuna rowing

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30 years of pulling together

NISKAYUNA — No one gives out medals for being first to the starting line, but this year Niskayuna Rowing is celebrating just that. In 1987, Nan Kuntz, at her daughter’s request, set out to establish what would become the area’s…



Members of the Niskayuna Rowing Junior 8+ boat are shown after winning at the national championships in May 2016. Team members include Jie Jie Bennett, Lizzie Hoole, Maddie Rogers, Kat Molina, Arielle Behar, Marina Angelopolous, Julia Walters, Emily Meade, Hannah Meade. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna Rowing boat completes ‘Triple Crown’

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — After capturing a championship at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the members of the Niskayuna Rowing girls’ Junior 8+ boat kept having the same conversation amongst themselves. Two wins, that’s great. Three wins, that’s…


Members of the Niskayuna Rowing Junior 8+ boat are shown after winning at the Stotesbury Cup in May 2016. Team members include Jie Jie Bennett, Lizzy Hoole, Maddie Rogers, Kat Molina, Arielle Behar, Marina Angelopolous, Julia Walters, Emily Meade, Hannah Meade. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna Rowing picks up state, Stotesbury titles

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter A pair of state titles and a first-ever win for a girls’ boat at the Stotesbury Cup. Not too shabby of a week-plus stretch for Niskayuna Rowing. Now, the program heads into the May 27-28…


Members of the Niskayuna Rowing team prepare to start their workout during an April 21 practice in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Coach fired from rowing program

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — In a year full of changes for Niskayuna Rowing, the latest came Friday. In a letter sent to the program’s families through Friends of Niskayuna Rowing President Dave Davenport’s email address, Niskayuna Central…


Annabelle Conover of Niskayuna, left, and Jane Reffelt run over to congratulate goal keeper Maya Manchester after beating Queensbury in the Section 2 Class B final at Mohonasen High School Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna Spring Sports 2016

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Welcome to Your Niskayuna’s home for coverage of the Niskayuna High School varsity spring sports teams for 2016. Check back each day for the latest schedule changes, scores, and highlights for the Silver…


Niskayuna High School's Noah Chaskin is shown during a June 12 workout on the Mohawk River. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Noah Chaskin sets rowing records

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter HALFMOON — Niskayuna High School senior Noah Chaskin recently set a pair of world records while rowing at the Contemporary Athlete training facility. Chaskin, 17, broke records on March 5 for lightweight males in the…


Members of the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team grab hold of the plaque for winning the Class A state championship in Vestal on Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

10 competitions to watch for in Niskayuna spring sports

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Spring weather came early this year, and high school sports are not wasting any time getting going. At Niskayuna, the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams are looking to defend Section II championships. The…


Students from the Capital Region competed in the Mohawk Meltdown, Indoor Regatta, at Niskayuna High School on Saturday morning Mar. 12, 2016. (Erica Miller / Gazette Photographer)

PHOTOS: Niskayuna High School the site of ‘Mohawk Meltdown’

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna Rowing conducted its annual Mohawk Meltdown event March 12 at the high school. The following are the winners from the indoor rowing event’s various categories, listed with his or her club affiliation…



Niskayuna boys' lacrosse teammates Nicholas Horne, left, and Pat Holmes celebrate after winning the Class A state championship in Vestal on Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

2015, a year in review: Niskayuna athletics

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — To say the least, 2015 packed some serious sports punch. While there were enough great sports moments in 2015 to produce a much longer list, here are 10 of the year’s stories that…