Niskayuna Schools

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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Insognia’s gem lifts Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter TROY — First baseman Tyler Senecal best summed up Niskayuna pitcher Nick Insognia’s performance in the Silver Warriors’ 5-1 win over LaSalle in the Section II Class AA baseball tournament semifinals Saturday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium….


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna looks to return to a sectional title game, and more.

Boys’ lacrosse sectionals preview

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Seeds for the new-look Section II boys’ lacrosse tournament were released Friday. Champions will be crowned in four classes for the first time with the addition of Class D, where Wasaren League titlist Greenwich has been…


PETER R/ BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna's Luke Goldstock played the final game of his college career near home at UAlbany.

Career of Niskayuna’s Goldstock ends at home

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — A remarkable comeback couldn’t extend the stellar college career of Luke Goldstock in Saturday’s homecoming game for the North Carolina senior. But the loss couldn’t ruin the experience of playing just miles from…


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Niskayuna lacrosse gets payback on Shen

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK —  Niskayuna goalkeeper Max Ronesi didn’t play in last year’s Section II Class A title game against Shenendehowa, but the first-year starter has seen the film of that crushing defeat,  and heard the veteran…



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School softball: Albanese pitches no-hitter

Staff report Emily Albanese pitched a six-inning no-hitter, striking out nine, in Shenendehowa’s 15-0 win over Niskayuna in a Suburban Council game. Nicole McCarvill had a homer, double, single and three RBIs to spark the Shenendehowa offense. Maddie Burns struck…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Lucas Quinn of Niskayuna dodges a stick check by Denzel Jenknins of Saratoga on Tuesday.

Niskayuna lacrosse seeks a win Thursday, not revenge

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team, Lucas Quinn said, has plenty of video from this season it’ll review before playing Shenendehowa Thursday. Plus a certain game from 2016. “Last year’s game is definitely a…


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HS baseball roundup: Niskayuna storms back for win

Staff report Niskayuna scored eight unanswered runs to come back and beat Saratoga Springs 8-3 in Suburban Council baseball on Monday. The Silver Warriors held the Blue Streaks to three hits, but trailed 3-0 in the top of the fourth before…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna senior defenseman Austin Reihs gains control of the ball during Tuesday's game against Bethlehem.

Niskayuna cruises to 24-2 win

Staff report Lucas Quinn and Connor Wolff each scored five goals in a 24-2 Suburban Council boys’ lacrosse win for Niskayuna against Bethlehem. Jon Pfhol scored four goals and Ryan Stewart had three. Wolff also added two assists. Niskayuna led…