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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…

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…

PEYTON WILLIAMS Luke Goldstock of Niskayuna, now a senior star on North Carolina, finally gets a college game in the Capital Region.

Niskayuna’s Goldstock gets his home game

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Some nerves were felt Sunday in Chapel Hill as the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team waited to see its draw for the NCAA tournament. After an up-and-down regular season ended with a championship win in…

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…

MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Tyler Senecal of Niskayuna is one of the area's top sluggers.

Powerful Senecal helping to lead Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Instinctively, Matt Toy took a couple of steps back toward first base. Maybe on this long flyball off the bat of Niskayuna baseball teammate Tyler Senecal, there was a chance to tag up…

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…