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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…


Niskayuna teammates celebrate a home run hit by Lauren Farina during a softball game Monday, May 9, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna softball trio earns recognition

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Three players from Niskayuna were named honorable mentions to the Suburban Council softball all-league teams. Caroline Kelly, Molly Mason and Sydni Towe were recognized from the Silver Warriors. Shenendehowa’s Kelly Barkevich was named the league’s…



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…


Team members pack up after a Niskayuna softball practice Monday, March 21, 2016. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Youth, depth has Niskayuna softball optimistic for 2016 season

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — More depth, a healthy dose of underclassmen, and a sense of optimism. That’s what Niskayuna softball is bringing into its 2016 season, which gets underway April 6 with a nonleague game against Scotia-Glenville…


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…


Niskayuna baseball player Ben Funyak goes after a loose baseball during practice behind Niskayuna High School during practice Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Warm weather a boon for spring teams

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CAPITAL REGION — Practices for high school spring sports teams started Monday. Outside. Who’d a thunk it? Most years, area baseball and softball squads — and their spring peers — are forced indoors to gymnasiums…



Campers converge on counselor Angela Grant, left, at the youth softball camp at Niskayuna's River Road Park on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Town’s softball camps see growth

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When Jules Paul first started running a youth softball camp in the town, it was a small enterprise filled with novice players. “Our first year, we went only one week and we had…