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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…


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Niskayuna lacrosse gets payback on Shen

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK —  Niskayuna goalkeeper Max Ronesi didn’t play in last year’s Section II Class A title game against Shenendehowa, but the first-year starter has seen the film of that crushing defeat,  and heard the veteran…


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…



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School softball: Albanese pitches no-hitter

Staff report Emily Albanese pitched a six-inning no-hitter, striking out nine, in Shenendehowa’s 15-0 win over Niskayuna in a Suburban Council game. Nicole McCarvill had a homer, double, single and three RBIs to spark the Shenendehowa offense. Maddie Burns struck…


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…


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…


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Tied early, Silver Warriors pull away from Spartans

Staff report Tied after a quarter, the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team pulled away for a 21-10 Suburban Council win Tuesday against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Lucas Quinn had four goals and six assists in the win, while Connor Wolff had five…


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HS baseball roundup: Nisky goes deep

Staff report Ben Funyak and Nick Insognia hit home runs to back the pitching of Alec Ritzenthaler as Niskayuna dealt Ballston Spa its first Suburban Council baseball defeat Monday 6-0. Funtak hit a three-run home run and Insogna hit a…


GAZETTE FILE PHOTO Brian Grastorf, who was the quarterback at Niskayuna for three years, will be the varsity head coach next season.

Former Nisky QB Grastorf named head coach

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — As part of his day job at Niskayuna High School as a physical education instructor, Brian Grastorf inherited John Furey’s desk this past fall. Next fall? Grastorf starts his first season as head…