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Connor Detrick of Niskayuna comes down with a rebound in front of Jacob Cook of Shaker Tuesday, February 16, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball advances to quarterfinals

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — With a 53-44 victory, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Section II Class AA boys’ basketball tournament. The victory against No. 11 Shaker was the third of…


Niskayuna's Aidan Byrne, left, tries to get around Shaker's Matt Holmes for a rebound during a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 boys' basketball game in Latham. (MICHAEL KELLY/GAZETTE SPORTSWRITER)

Aidan Byrne helps lift Niskayuna boys’ basketball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter LATHAM — Senior guards Andrew Evans and Tommy Kelly score the points for the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team. Senior forward Aidan Byrne does whatever else the Silver Warriors need. Throughout most of Tuesday’s Suburban Council…


Andrew Evans of Niskayuna takes a shot behind John Ryals of Schenectady Friday, January 29, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball picks up 10th win

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — Back in December, Niskayuna captured the Arthur Hilliard Memorial Tournament championship with a big second half at Schenectady. There have been ups and downs — especially downs recently — since. But with a…


Guilderland's Mike Wine, left, attempts to split Niskayuna defenders Justin Wise (jumping) and Tommy Kelly during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. At right is Guilderland's George Marinopoulos. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball falls to Guilderland

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Too much Andrew Sischo, too big an early deficit. That’s what did in the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team Friday night, as Guilderland survived in a frenzied environment for a 60-53 victory. The Dutchmen…


Members of the Niskayuna sprint medley relay team are shown during the Jan. 8-9 Dartmouth Relays in Hanover, N.H. The team finished in second place with a 4:17.48 mark. Shown, from left, are Sarah Dalakos, Grace Minkin, Marisa DiVietro, and Amelia Kokernak. (Photo courtesy James Kokernak)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Jan. 11

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The latest highlights in Niskayuna High School athletics, plus what’s coming up this week for the Silver Warriors. WINTER (TRACK) WARRIORS The Niskayuna indoor track and field teams were in action at the…


Andrew Evans of Niskayuna takes a shot over Cameron Coles of Schenectady Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Hilliard title goes to Niskayuna boys’ basketball squad

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — Niskayuna played like a different team in the second half of Wednesday night’s Arthur Hilliard Memorial Basketball Tournament championship game. Schenectady did, too. “It was kind of like yesterday. We came out flat,”…


Aidan Byrne of Niskayuna tries to get a shot off in front of Matthew Holmes of North Colonie Friday, December 18, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Tough-minded Niskayuna boys’ basketball off to 5-1 start

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — If there was a week that was going to make or break the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team’s season, it was this one. After watching 6-foot-7 senior center Connor Detrick suffer an ugly injury…


Shenendehowa's Luke Hicks, left, defends Niskayuna's Andrew Evans during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 17

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. WIN DESPITE LOSS Despite losing senior center Connor Detrick last week, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team picked up a 77-66 win Tuesday…


The referee signals Niskayuna's Anthony Laniewski, left, as the winner during a match Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 14

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A look at the latest news in Niskayuna High School athletics. BOYS’ HOOPS BOUNCES BACK After a loss this past Tuesday to Shenendehowa, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team bounced back with an 88-57…


Members of the Niskayuna wrestling team are shown after the Dec. 5 Ballston Spa Duals. (Photo provided)

What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 7

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A look at recent results and what’s coming up this week in Niskayuna High School athletics. BOYS’ HOOPS SHOWDOWN With a 2-0 record after one week of play, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team…