Izzy Lynch

Girls' soccer head coach Bryce Colby, facing, talks with his players during practice Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Fresh faces to lead Niskayuna girls’ soccer

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — New look, new feel. Goals as high as ever. That’s how the Niskayuna girls’ soccer squad approached the Aug. 15 start of its preseason training camp. While multiyear stars such as Marika Contompasis…




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…



Izzy Lynch makes a pass during a Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Big games are coming for Niskayuna girls’ soccer team

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — The big games are coming for the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team. Finally. With the Suburban Council’s expansion this season, girls’ soccer was one of the sports that saw its regular season move to…


Head coach Bryce Colby, facing, talks to his team during a Niskayuna girls' soccer practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 28

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. SATURDAY’S SCORES BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: 2nd overall at EJ Herrman invitational BOYS’ SOCCER: Guilderland 2, Niskayuna 1 FOOTBALL: Averill Park 35,…


Niskayuna team members gather around coach Jen Chartrand during a boys' volleyball match Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 against Colonie at Niskayuna High School. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 25-27

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for this weekend about Niskayuna athletics. YESTERDAY’S SCORES BOYS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 1, Burnt Hills 1 FIELD HOCKEY: Saratoga Springs 3, Niskayuna 0 GIRLS’ SOCCER: Niskayuna 1,…


Niskayuna players walk off the field after a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 boys' soccer game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 22

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. (Note: The next rundown will appear Friday, Sept. 25.) YESTERDAY’S SCORES BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL: Niskayuna 3, Colonie 0 FIELD HOCKEY: Burnt Hills-Ballston…


Brandon Munger of Niskayuna pulls away from Ryan Deguire of Mohonasen Friday, September 18, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 21

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. RECENT SCORES FRIDAY BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL: Columbia at Niskayuna (No score reported) FIELD HOCKEY: Guilderland 2, Niskayuna 1 (OT) FOOTBALL: Mohonasen 20,…


Niskayuna players walk off the field after a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 boys' soccer game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics rundown: Sept. 15

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Here is what you need to know for today about Niskayuna athletics. RECENT SCORES FRIDAY BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Niskayuna 9th at Springstead Invitational GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY: Niskayuna 8th at Springstead Invitational BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL:…