Niskayuna wrestling


Niskayuna wrestlers and practice partners Anthony Laniewski, left, and Eoghan Sweeney push each other on the mat, one of the reasons both are No. 1 seeds in their weight classes.  Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter

Teammates without any truce on mat

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — During a pause in Wednesday’s practice, senior Anthony Laniewski and junior Eoghan Sweeney never fully disengaged. As they listened to a coach’s instructions about their next drill, Laniewski’s left hand gripped Sweeney’s right elbow,…


Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski, left, competes with New Rochelle's Jordan Wallace during a match Feb. 27 at the wrestling state championships in Albany. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna pair competes at state wrestling tournament

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Put into a sudden-victory setting after he almost scored a match-winning takedown at the end of regulation, Niskayuna junior Anthony Laniewski came up just short of reaching the podium at the Division I…


Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski won the 152lb semi final against Avrill Park's Andrew Fountain during the Section II Wrestling Championships held at the Glens Falls Civic Center. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna wrestling qualifies 2 for states

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter GLENS FALLS — Jumping up and down, Anthony Laniewski threw short jabs at an imaginary target in front of him. A red Niskayuna wrestling jacket wrapped atop a hooded sweatshirt made sure his sweat was…


Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski, left, tangles with Shenendehowa's Danny Degennaro in a championship match during the Section II Class A wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Ballston Spa. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna wrestling qualifies 7 for sectional tournament

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter BALLSTON SPA — That Niskayuna wrestling’s top-seeded tag-team of Anthony Laniewski and Eoghan Sweeney made it to Feb. 6 Section II Class A championship matches — at 152 and 160 pounds, respectively — was no…


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…


Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski, left, takes on Bethlehem's Alex Connolly during a Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 dual meet in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna wrestling pair sharpening skills before postseason

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Ten seconds into Niskayuna sophomore Eoghan Sweeney’s 160-pound wrestling matchup, his everyday practice partner was celebrating. “Nope,” junior Anthony Laniewski called from the bench area. “Didn’t get it.” Three seconds later, Sweeney had…


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…


The referee signals Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski, left, as the winner during a match Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 14

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A look at the latest news in Niskayuna High School athletics. BOYS’ HOOPS BOUNCES BACK After a loss this past Tuesday to Shenendehowa, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team bounced back with an 88-57…


Niskayuna wrestlers huddle during a match Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

From loss, Niskayuna wrestling finds motivation

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — It was a little weird, Kevin Parker admitted, to be introduced before his Dec. 10 match with the words “reigning state champion” preceding his name. But the Shenendehowa senior wrestler did not…


Niskayuna fans are shown during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 10

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. DRAMATIC FINISH With a dual-ending pin from Ethan Myers, Niskayuna wrestling topped Schenectady Wednesday with a 42-38 decision. Also recording wins in…