Niskayuna's Eoghan Sweeney left, tangles with Schenectady's AJ Melendez in a championship match during the Section II Class A wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Ballston Spa. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

2 Niskayuna wrestlers earn No. 1 seeds

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Top-four seeds for each weight class in both Division I and Division II were released Wednesday for this weekend’s Section II wrestling tournament. From Niskayuna, Anthony Laniewski and Eoghan Sweeney each received No. 1 seeds….

Nathan Hebert of Beekmantown and Jacob Bourque of the Mohawks contend for the puck during game at  Union College Messa Rink on Sunday January 17, 2016.  Mohawks goalie James Blanchfield is seen at left. Beekmantown won the game 4 to 1. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Section II hockey schedules a balancing act

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Not all schedules are created equal — especially in high school hockey. More so than in other Section II team sports, hockey teams have greater independence in their schedule-making. They regularly hit out-of-area tournaments, schedule…

Maggie Wyngowski is shown during a Niskayuna girls' swimming and diving practice on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna swimmers take 2nd at Shenendehowa invitational

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Hey stretch run, here come the Silver Warriors’ swimmers and divers. That’s what the Oct. 10 invitational at Shenendehowa, annually one of the most competitive dates on the Section II schedule, signified…

Scott Ward of the Niskayuna WIld Turkeys Swim and Dive club competes at the league championships in Clifton Park on Friday, July 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Suburban League wraps fun-filled season with swim championships

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter CLIFTON PARK — The Suburban League, a summer swimming and diving league for Capital Region youths, knows its clientele. “This absolutely is for kids who love to swim,” said Denise Murphy McGraw, parent coordinator for…

Niskayuna boys basketball senior Pat O'Brien hugs head coach Bryan Mattice during the club's Feb. 6 Senior Night celebration before its game against Shenendehowa in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Boys Basketball: Emotional send-off for senior Warriors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Before the Niskayuna boys basketball team’s Feb. 6 game against undefeated Shenendehowa, the Silver Warriors had already played games that week against a well-regarded Shaker squad and Green Tech, the defending Class AA…

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Boys Basketball: Plainsmen drop Silver Warriors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — They made things interesting for quite a while Friday on their Senior Night, but the Niskayuna Silver Warriors could not hand the Shenendehowa boys basketball team its first loss of the season. Instead,…

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Girls Basketball: Niskayuna falls to Shen

NISKAYUNA — A few days ahead of a major meeting with Shaker, the Shenendehowa girls basketball squad stayed perfect on the season with Friday’s 72-37 victory against Niskayuna. Carly Boland led the way for the Plainsmen with 19 points, while…