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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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Tuesday’s high school basketball scores

BOYS SUBURBAN COUNCIL Schenectady 68, Bethlehem 66 Shaker 64, Averill Park 60 Shenendehowa 67, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 34 Saratoga Springs 47, Mohonasen 40 Ballston Spa 73, Niskayuna 53 Colonie 71, Troy 61 Guilderland 54, CBA 52 COLONIAL COUNCIL Ichabod Crane…


The Niskayuna 4x800-meter relay team won at the Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 Suburban Council Championships at UAlbany. Shown, from left, are Erica Wasserbach, Marisa DiVietro, Lexi Sciortino, and Amelia Kokernak. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna relay beats clock in win

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — When sophomore Amelia Kokernak finished out the win for the Niskayuna girls’ indoor track and field team’s 4×800-meter relay at the Jan. 31 Suburban Council Championships, her three teammates — senior Marisa DiVietro,…


Niskayuna's Taylor Green, left, defends Burnt Hills' Elainna Taplin during a Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015 girls' basketball game. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna girls’ basketball tops Burnt Hills

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Two of the smallest schools in the Suburban Council, both Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna have struggled in recent seasons to keep up with the pack in girls’ basketball. That’s why, in a…



Barry Kramer, a local basketball legend, talks Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 to members of the Niskayuna boys' basketball program. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Barry Kramer visits Niskayuna boys’ basketball squad

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — When the Niskayuna boys’ basketball players filed Wednesday into the high school’s Blatnick Gymnasium, so, too, did a gentleman with his young grandson Colin McMahon. As the teenagers shot around, few paid much…


Players scrimmage during a Niskayuna girls' basketball open gym session on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Hoops teams used open gyms to ready for season

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Well before the area’s high school basketball teams opened practice Nov. 9, players were getting into the swing of things at open gym sessions. The nature of the informal get-togethers, which generally start in September…


End-of-practice conditioning is shown at the Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

6 from Niskayuna girls’ soccer team earn league honors

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Along with senior Marika Contompasis collecting a share of the Suburban Council Co-Players of the Year award, a number of Niskayuna girls’ soccer players earned first- and second-team honors. Joining Contompasis on the…


Shenendehowa's Meghan Prendergast, left, and Niskayuna's Marika Contompasis contest a ball during a girls' soccer game on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Marika Contompasis earns share of league Player of the Year award

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Very little separated Shenendehowa and Niskayuna during this year’s Suburban Council girls’ soccer season. And, with the release of this year’s league awards, nothing separated the teams’ top players. Shenendehowa midfielder Meghan Cavanaugh and Niskayuna…


Niskayuna players huddle together during a Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 girls' field hockey game. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 22

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown on what you need to know for today about Niskayuna High School athletics. ONE: The Niskayuna field hockey team pulled off an upset in the Section II Class A quarterfinals on…