Niskayuna track


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna native Lou Serafini finished 121st in Monday's Boston Marathon.

Serafini has new coach, plenty of confidence

BY MIKE MacADAM Gazette Sportswriter The numbers tell all. In the 2015 Boston Marathon, Lou Serafini wore bib No. 269, indicating a high seed, considering there are typically over 20,000 runners each year who have met qualifying performance standards to…


The Niskayuna High School team of Amelia Kokernak, Erica Wasserbach, Abigail Spiers and Sydney Smith celebrate winning the Eastern High School girls' 4x800 meters relay title at the Millrose Games on Saturday in New York. Photo via Mile Split Twitter account.

Nisky relay team moves to top of charts

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna ran the fastest time in the nation this season in winning the Eastern High School girls’ 4×800-meter relay Saturday at the Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center. Senior Erica…


Team members huddle during a Wednesday, March 16, 2016 practice for Niskayuna baseball. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna baseball, track stars earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A pair of Niskayuna girls’ outdoor track and field athletes received Suburban Council all-star selections Amelia Kokernak was selected for the 800-meter run, while Karen Leap earned the honor for the discus throw….


Niskayuna's Charlie Ragone competes in the 3,200-meter run during the Friday, May 13, 2016 Shen Invitational in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna track athletes star at variety of competitions

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — In the fall, an injury kept Niskayuna senior Charlie Ragone from competing in the cross country postseason. This past winter, that same nagging injury — a small stress fracture just below his…


Joe Hale of Niskayuna competes in the 1500 at Niskayuna High School Saturday, April 16, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna track plays host to 2 invitationals

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A number of new records were set at the Niskayuna outdoor track and field’s annual two-day combination of invitational events. During the April 15 Niskayuna Medley Relay Challenge, records were set in five…


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…


Niskayuna's Erica Wasserbach, Marisa DiVietro, Lexi Sciortino, and Amelia Kokernak are shown March 12 at the New Balance National championships in New York City. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna relay breaks own record again

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NEW YORK — In its final race of the season, Niskayuna’s record-setting girls’ 3,200-meter relay team broke its school record one more time. In placing ninth at the March 11-13 New Balance Nationals Indoor championships,…



Members of the Niskayuna girls' indoor track and field team are shown after winning a sectional title Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Albany. (Photo provided)

Niskayuna girls win indoor track title

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — The Niskayuna girls claimed their first team title since 2011 with 110 points, topping 2015 champ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (100) at the Feb. 19 Section II Division II indoor track and field championships….


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…