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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…

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…

PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Eric Doyle scored five goals to help Niskayuna eliminate Warwick.

Niskayuna gets the rematch it wanted

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter BURNT HILLS — Next up, the Niskayuna girls’ lacrosse team gets the rematch it craves. A year after dropping a double-overtime decision against Section I’s Yorktown in a Class B regional championship game, the Silver…

PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna celebrates its Section II lacrosse title.

Title No. 15 for Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — Lucas Quinn joked Tuesday that the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse program views the turf field at Mohonasen High School to be a “little bit cursed” after its upset loss in last year’s sectional championship…

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…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Ava Schroeder of Niskayuna takes a shot in front of Claudia Pollaro of Queensbury at Mohonasen High School Thursday.

It’s a three-peat for Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — That it went down to the wire surprised nobody. Niskayuna and Queensbury met Thursday for the third consecutive year in the Section II Class B girls’ lacrosse championship game, and the latest installment…

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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Insognia’s gem lifts Niskayuna

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter TROY — First baseman Tyler Senecal best summed up Niskayuna pitcher Nick Insognia’s performance in the Silver Warriors’ 5-1 win over LaSalle in the Section II Class AA baseball tournament semifinals Saturday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium….