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ERIC JENKS/For The Daily Gazette Niskayuna’s Ivy Owens drives to the basket during a game against Ravena at the Ciccotti Family Rec Center in Colonie.

Niskayuna girls’ basketball season already promising

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter COLONIE — When it comes to high school basketball programs, summertime is all about hope and the promise of potential. So when Niskayuna girls’ basketball head coach Sarah Neely looks at her projected roster for…


MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna's Lucas Quinn (center) was a first-team all-state pick.

Niskayuna’s Quinn a first-team all-state pick

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna’s Lucas Quinn was the lone Section II player to receive a first-team selection Monday when the New York State Sportswriters Association released its first-ever all-state teams in boys’ lacrosse. Quinn, set to play next…




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Work ethic propels Nisky grad to Princeton

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter She has a big smile, a big heart and a work ethic that won’t quit, and this fall she’s headed to Princeton hoping to pursue a career in surgery and neuroscience. She will be the…



PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna celebrates its Section II lacrosse title.

Title No. 15 for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — Lucas Quinn joked Tuesday that the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse program views the turf field at Mohonasen High School to be a “little bit cursed” after its upset loss in last year’s sectional championship…


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…