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MARC SCHULTZ/Gazette Sportswriter Niskayuna's Fiona Zimmerman, right, who scored two goals Thursday, recently moved from Houston.

Niskayuna player’s heart still in Texas

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ROTTERDAM — Twice Thursday, Fiona Zimmerman found herself in the right spot at the right time to score for the Niskayuna girls’ soccer team. With a wide smile, she accepted the hugs of congratulations after…


MICHAEL KELLY/Gazette Sportswriter Izzy Lynch leads a talented Niskayuna girls' soccer team in 2017.

Talent pool still running deep at Nisky

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — On his team’s first day of preseason practice, Niskayuna girls’ soccer head coach Bryce Colby had his players separate into groups based on the club teams they played for during the offseason. A couple…



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Shaker and Niskayuna players battle for position in their 1-1 tie Saturday in Latham.

Best in girls’ soccer battle to a draw

By Michael Kelly LATHAM — One hundred minutes of play could not separate the Suburban Council’s top girls’ soccer teams in each squad’s regular-season finale. “I hope it leaves us both hungry for another chance,” Niskayuna head coach Bryce Colby…



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…


Members of the football team huddle during practice Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Fall sports: 10 Niskayuna competitions to watch

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — With most teams opening their training camps Aug. 15, the fall sports season is underway for the Niskayuna High School programs. Games, matches and meets start in the final week of August. Here…



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…