Shenendehowa athletics rundown: Sept. 1

Niskayuna head coach Jim Neal, left, and Shenendehowa head coach Bill MacArthur are shown during a girls' tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)Niskayuna head coach Jim Neal, left, and Shenendehowa head coach Bill MacArthur are shown during a girls' tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — Here is what you need to know for today about Shenendehowa athletics:

YESTERDAY’S SCORES

GIRLS’ TENNIS: Shenendehowa 5, Niskayuna 4

THE HIGHLIGHTS

With three singles wins and two doubles victories, the Shenendehowa girls’ tennis squad eked out a victory against Niskayuna in the Plainsmen’s first Suburban Council match of the year.

Shenendehowa team members are shown before a girls' tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Shenendehowa team members are shown before a girls’ tennis match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

TODAY’S TOP GAME

While the Shenendehowa girls’ volleyball team’s match might be the most competitive offering of the day, we’ll go with the defending Section II Class AA champion’s debut and give the nod to the Shenendehowa boys’ soccer team’s game against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Today

Steven Shannon is shown during the Shenendehowa football team's Chris Stewart Green and White intrasquad scrimmage in Clifton Park on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Steven Shannon is shown during the Shenendehowa football team’s Chris Stewart Green and White intrasquad scrimmage in Clifton Park on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

5:30  p.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Niskayuna

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

6:30 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Noon: Boys’ volleyball hosts Colonie

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Golf at Averill Park

4:30 p.m.: Girls’ swimming and diving hosts Niskayuna

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball hosts Averill Park

Thursday, Sept. 3

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at Averill Park

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Averill Park

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis hosts Averill Park

Friday, Sept. 4

5:30 p.m.: Boys’ volleyball at Bethlehem

5:30 p.m.: Field hockey at Saratoga Springs

Saturday, Sept. 5

5 p.m.: Football vs. Canisius, at Syracuse Carrier Dome

Tuesday, Sept. 8

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts Guilderland

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer at Guilderland

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis at Guilderland

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ cross country vs. Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, at Saratoga Springs

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ cross country vs. Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, at Saratoga Springs

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball at Guilderland

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.