Nisky sports

MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Izzy Lynch leads a talented Niskayuna girls' soccer team in 2017.

Talent pool still running deep at Nisky

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — On his team’s first day of preseason practice, Niskayuna girls’ soccer head coach Bryce Colby had his players separate into groups based on the club teams they played for during the offseason. A couple…


PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photogapher Section II football teams will be following the Tommy Tough safety standards in the 2018 season.

Section II will wait on new football standards

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk football coach Gary VanDerzee has never hesitated to pull a player off the field after they were penalized for an illegal hit. Star athlete or second-stringer, close game or not, it’s never mattered to…



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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Niskayuna wins 9U Ripken title

The Niskayuna 9U All-Star Team captured the Eastern New York Cal Ripken State Tournament title Tuesday in Poughkeepsie. After beating East Fishkill (16-6), Rome (12-9), Highland (10-3) and Clifton Park (9-2) in round-robin play, Niskayuna advanced beat North Colonie 8-7…


PHOTO PROVIDED Niskayuna natives Luke Goldstock (left) and Kevin Barney are shown at this year's MLL draft.

Goldstock to make Major League Lacrosse debut

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Boston Cannons general manager Kevin Barney went into this past May’s Major League Lacrosse draft knowing Luke Goldstock, a Niskayuna product who graduated this year from the University of North Carolina, was bound to end…



MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna grad Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday in the 12th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game.

Niskayuna’s Quinn nets 3 in All-America lacrosse game

Staff report BALTIMORE — Niskayuna High School graduate Lucas Quinn scored three goals Saturday night as part of the North’s 18-16 win over the South in the 12th Annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. A…