Jake Shephard



Niskayuna players run off the field after recovering a fumble during a football game Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna football to take on Averill Park in Week 8

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — A year ago, the football season for Niskayuna ended after Week 7, with too many injuries piled up for the winless Silver Warrior to continue its campaign into its crossover portion. This year,…


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 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:…


Team members run off the field together before Niskayuna's football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna football breaks streak with comeback win

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SOUTH GLENS FALLS — With a 19-15 win against South Glens Falls, the Niskayuna football team broke an eight-game losing streak. Jake Shephard led the way Friday for Niskayuna, as the senior quarterback threw for…


A team of Niskayuna defenders band together to stop a run during Niskayuna's football game against Green Tech on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna football shows promise in defeat

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Just like last year, the Niskayuna football team lost Friday night to Green Tech. Unlike last year, the Silver Warriors walked off their home field this time knowing their program’s prospects are looking…