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PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Casey Sims of Niskayuna returns a volley against Shenendehowa on Tuesday.

Niskayuna girls’ volleyball falls to Shenendehowa

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Once Shenendehowa got itself close late in the first set of Tuesday’s Suburban Council girls’ volleyball match against Niskayuna, senior Nicole Adams made sure the Plainsmen’s comeback didn’t go to waste. Back-to-back kills…


ERIC JENKS/For The Daily Gazette Niskayuna celebrates after beating Shenendehowa 4-0 for its first-ever Section II Class AA baseball title.

Niskayuna gets its diamond crown

BY BOB WEINER For The Daily Gazette TROY — Niskayuna’s confident effort started on the mound, but it continued with gloves and bats throughout its lineup during Saturday’s historic victory. The second-seeded Silver Warriors won their first Section II Class AA baseball…


FILE PHOTO Coach Chris Bianchi talks to his 13U team during Niskayuna Babe Ruth Baseball practice at Blatnick Park on Aug. 12, 2013.

Success not a surprise for Niskayuna baseball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The history of the Niskayuna baseball program suggests it’s a surprise the Silver Warriors are playing this late into spring. But the history of this group of Niskayuna players? Looking at that, it’s…


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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…



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…



PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna hosted Shenendehowa in a wrestling match Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Shen Wrestlers Edge Nisky

In a closely contested Suburban Council wrestling matchup Dec. 8, Shenendehowa beat Niskayuna 38-36. Scoring pinfall victories for Shenendehowa were Cody Deuel (113), Mike Dimonda (120), Nick Hotaling (126) and Jacob Weyrauch (220). Kiernan Shanahan (145) added a technical fall victory…


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Alex Tudor of Shenendehowa makes a lay up next to Joselyn Hamilton of Niskayuna.

Nisky can’t stop Shenendehowa’s balanced attack

  Catherine Almeida scored a game-high 18 points as the Shenendehowa girls’ basketball team picked up a 75-39 Suburban Council victory against Niskayuna Tuesday. Megan Gillooley and Alex Tudor each added 16 points for Shenendehowa, while Niskayuna’s Olivia Owens had…


Violinists Kalyana Duggal, left, a senior, and junior Samantha Liu are stand partners in the Niskayuna High School Chamber Orchestra. (Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette)

Music is key at Niskayuna, Shenendehowa

BY GERALDINE FREEDMAN/For The Daily Gazette There was a time not so long ago when school districts dropped their arts programs to balance their budgets. But at two local high schools, music is thriving. “We’ve very fortunate,” said Eric Hughes,…


Official Mark Mindel starts a race during a Shenendehowa girls' outdoor track and field meet against Averill Park on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Mark Mindel enjoying 50th year in area running

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter MALTA — In 1966, Mark Mindel started running cross country at Niskayuna High School as a ninth-grader. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see Mindel as an official at a local track meet than you are…