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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…


North Carolina State wrestling coach Pat Popolizio is shown at the ACC Championships Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virg. (Photo courtesy NC State Athletics)

Pat Popolizio chasing wrestling national title

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter RALEIGH, N.C. — Nick Gwiazdowski is seeking his third NCAA championship. Pat Popolizio is looking to coach his program to its first-ever team title. Together, the Capital Region combination has put North Carolina State wrestling…


Nathaniel Kim of Niskayuna/Schenectady celebrates a first period goal in front of  Maverick King of Essex during the Holiday Tournament at Messa Rink Saturday, December 26, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna athletics’ January schedule

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The following Niskayuna High School varsity sporting events are scheduled. All home games are at the high school, unless otherwise noted. Saturday, Jan. 2 10 a.m.: Indoor track at invitational, at Utica College…


This Aug. 3, 1984 file photo shows Greco-Roman wrestling gold medalist Jeff Blatnick gesturing during ceremonies at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

UFC honors Niskayuna’s Jeff Blatnick

LAS VEGAS — Jeff Blatnick, a legendary wrestler from Niskayuna, was posthumously inducted July 11 into the UFC Hall of Fame in the Contributor category. Blatnick won a 1984 Olympic gold medal in wrestling, won a state championship while at…


Niskayuna wrestling's Eoghan Sweeney, right, works with Luke Fronhofer of Salem during a Feb. 18 practice in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Wrestling: Sweeney falls out of state tournament

ALBANY — In his first trip to the wrestling state championships, Niskayuna freshman Eoghan Sweeney could not advance to the second half of the two-day event. Competing Feb. 27 at the Times Union Center, Sweeney went 0-2 in the 138-pound…


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Wrestling: Niskayuna falls to Plainsmen

CLIFTON PARK — The Shenendehowa wrestling squad got past Niskayuna in Wednesday’s Suburban Council dual meet, 61-15. Taking non-forfeit wins for the Plainsmen were 106-pounder Nick Lampman, who took 52 seconds to record a pinfall victory; Dietrich Hartman won a…


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Wrestling: Sweeney, Laniewski win titles

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A pair of Niskayuna High School wrestlers won individual titles at Saturday’s Saratoga Invitational, as Eoghan Sweeney won the 138-pound title and Anthony Laniewski took the 145-pound crown. Sweeney picked up three wins via pinfall on his…


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Wrestling: Niskayuna wins county duals

DUANESBURG — The Niskayuna High School wrestling team won the team title at Saturday’s Schenectady County Duals. At the competition, Niskayuna won duals against Duanesburg (49-30), Mohonasen (39-37), Schalmont (45-39), Schenectady (45-33) and Scotia-Glenville (55-15). At 4-1, Duanesburg finished in…


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Wrestling: Scotties hold off Warriors

Third-year wrestler Chris Northrop knew his teammates needed a big win. Just a win. It didn’t matter how he got it or how many points he put on the board for Ballston Spa in his 126-pound bout Thursday, any win…


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Niskayuna wrestling opens with a win

Niskayuna opened its wrestling season with a win, and a pair of coaches taking over from two highly successful predecessors also were victorious Wednesday. Eighth-grader Thomas Minehan rallied for a pin at 125 pounds, and Dante Romanucci (220) got the…