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Senior Erica Wasserbach (right) has been a leader for the Section II champion Niskayuna Silver Warriors.

Wasserbach is Niskayuna’s leader

By Michael Kelly NISKAYUNA — When the season started, Niskayuna girls’ soccer senior Erica Wasserbach was unsure about her team’s chances. After winning the Section II Class AA title in 2015, the Silver Warriors had lost so many key players…


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Section II soccer semifinals rescheduled

CAPITAL REGION — The Section II Class AA boys’ and girls’ soccer semifinals were postponed from Thursday to later this week. The boys’ matchups will now take place Friday, still at Colonie High School. Shenendehowa will play Guilderland at 5…



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Ben Wagoner of Niskayuna and Ethan Brunell of Shenendehowa vie for the ball Thursday at Shenendehowa High School. Shen won 2-1.

School soccer: Shen edges Niskayuna

By Michael Kelly CLIFTON PARK — For both sides, decision-making and execution could have been better. But the level of intensity played with in Thursday’s Suburban Council boys’ soccer matchup between Niskayuna and Shenendehowa made up for that. “We were…




Emily DeWald, a Niskayuna High School alumna, competes in track and field for the University of Vermont. (Photo provided by University of Vermont athletics)

Setbacks not stopping Emily DeWald at Vermont

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter BURLINGTON, Vt. — In her second season with the University of Vermont women’s track and field team, minor injuries and ill-timed ailments have robbed Emily DeWald of many opportunities to compete. When she has competed,…


Hamilton College's Ethan Kelly, third from left, battles for a ball during a game against Central Connecticut during the 2014 season.Photo courtesy of Hamilton College

Niskayuna grad wins Hamilton College soccer honor

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter Ethan Kelly wrapped up his collegiate soccer career at Hamilton College by winning one of the men’s program’s most distinguished honors. The 22-year-old Niskayuna High School graduate recently collected his college team’s Jacob Aron Shapiro…


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Shen defeats Nisky for soccer crown

COLONIE — Same type of goal, same final result as the semifinal. But Shenendehowa’s 1-0 win over Niskayuna on Monday night was the one the Plainsmen have been waiting on for three years, as it gave them the Section II…


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Niskayuna soccer stymies Shaker again

Joe Carosella can’t fully explain it. Neither can his players. Whatever the reason, Niskayuna is the one team that had Shaker’s number during the Suburban Council boys’ soccer season. The Silver Warriors’ success extended Thursday night, when they beat the…