Marika Contompasis

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 headed to Union

SCHENECTADY — In a release from Union College, women’s soccer head coach Brian Speck announced that Niskayuna High School star Marika Contompasis will join his team for the 2016 season. During her senior season in 2015, Contompasis helped lead the…


Niskayuna fans are shown during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 boys' basketball game in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

The latest in Niskayuna sports: Dec. 10

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our rundown of the latest news concerning Niskayuna High School athletics. DRAMATIC FINISH With a dual-ending pin from Ethan Myers, Niskayuna wrestling topped Schenectady Wednesday with a 42-38 decision. Also recording wins in…





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…


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)

Niskayuna girls’ soccer team suffers 1st loss

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter CLIFTON PARK — Limping off the field after her latest collision with a Niskayuna girls’ soccer player, Shenendehowa senior Meghan Cavanaugh wore a pained expression on her face. Her once-white uniform a mess and her…



Niskayuna girls' volleyball's Casey Sims (7) smiles in between points during a Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 match in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Niskayuna athletics report: Oct. 6

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Our early-week report on everything Niskayuna High School athletics, with recent scores and highlights for the Silver Warriors teams. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY The latest: A second-place finish in its division at the Grout…


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…