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Swimmers head into the pool during a Niskayuna girls' swimming and diving practice Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Swimmers, divers ready for Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — With multiple defending Section II Division I event champions returning for the 2016 season, the Niskayuna girls’ swimming and diving team is loaded with talent. Colleen Goodspeed, the team’s first-year head coach, knew…


Members of the football team huddle during practice Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Fall sports: 10 Niskayuna competitions to watch

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — With most teams opening their training camps Aug. 15, the fall sports season is underway for the Niskayuna High School programs. Games, matches and meets start in the final week of August. Here…


Colleen Goodspeed is the new head coach for the Niskayuna girls' swimming and diving team. (Photo provided)

New coach for Niskayuna girls’ swimming

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — When the Niskayuna girls’ swimming and diving team hits the pool for its opening practice Aug. 15, they’ll have a fresh face leading them. Colleen Goodspeed has taken over the program from former…


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Wild Turkeys wrap up season

BY JOE CARR For Your Niskayuna CLIFTON PARK — The Niskayuna Wild Turkeys swim team recently competed in its last meet of the season July 27-30, at the Capital District Swimming Championships. Niskayuna’s team, coached by Denise Murphy McGraw, had…


Ethan Bachert is shown during a Niskayuna boys' swim team practice in Niskayuna on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Ethan Bachert earns Section II swimming honor

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Section II boys’ swimming and diving coaches recently named their all-stars for the 2015-16 season. From Niskayuna, Ethan Bachert was named to the second team. A junior, Bachert competed in the 100 butterfly…


The Niskayuna crowd is shown during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Looking back at January: Niskayuna High School sports

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — January is complete for the teams and athletes at Niskayuna High School, with many victories and memorable performances now in the books. Here at Your Niskayuna, here are five of our favorite stories from…


The Niskayuna crowd is shown during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Jan. 18

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The latest highlights in Niskayuna High School athletics, plus what’s coming up this week for the Silver Warriors. ALUM ADVANCES US Lacrosse included Kayla Treanor, a 2012 Niskayuna High School graduate, in its…



Bryan Colby is shown during a recent Niskayuna boys' swimming and diving practice. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Winter break is no vacation for high school swimmers

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Most high school students could have used a few extra days added onto winter break. Area swimmers, though, are just fine with classes being back in session today. That means “Hell Week,” as Shenendehowa sophomore…


Scott Ward of Niskayuna in the 4th heat of the 200 Individual Medley during the Shenendehowa Holiday Invitational Saturday, December 19, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 21

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Recapping the past week’s highlights in Niskayuna High School athletics, with a look at what’s to come this week. LEGENDS VISIT NISKY HOOPS On the sidelines, it was a star-studded past week for…


Shenendehowa's Luke Hicks, left, defends Niskayuna's Andrew Evans during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 17

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. WIN DESPITE LOSS Despite losing senior center Connor Detrick last week, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team picked up a 77-66 win Tuesday…