Shenendehowa athletics rundown: Sept. 4-6

Cameron Newberry, left, and Dom Timpanaro are 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)Cameron Newberry, left, and Dom Timpanaro are 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)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — Here is what you need to know for today, plus the weekend, about Shenendehowa athletics.

(Programming note: We’ll be back Tuesday, Sept. 8, with our next rundown.)

YESTERDAY’S SCORES

BOYS’ SOCCER: Shenendehowa 6, Averill Park 0

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Shenendehowa 3, Averill Park 1

GIRLS’ TENNIS: Shenendehowa 6, Averill Park 3

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Between the Shenendehowa boys’ soccer and Shenendehowa girls’ soccer teams, nine goals were scored Thursday — and only freshman Jen Kirker registered multiple goals.

Kendra Harbinger added the other score for the girls, while the boys received goals from Byron Drysdale, Joe Ferlo, Chris Jupin, Aiden May, Kyle Pfaff, and Malik Sykes.

Boys' soccer teammates Kyle Pfaff, left, and Kyle Landis contest a ball during the team's opening-day practice at Shenendehowa in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Boys’ soccer teammates Kyle Pfaff, left, and Kyle Landis contest a ball during the team’s opening-day practice at Shenendehowa in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

UPCOMING TOP GAME

Can’t keep it to one — way too many good ones coming up.

The Shenendehowa field hockey squad gets its chance for revenge today against Saratoga Springs — in a game that will be played at Schuylerville — after losing to the club in last year’s title game; also today, the Shenendehowa boys’ volleyball squad takes its crack at the five-team defending Section II champions when it visits Bethlehem, who also beat the Plainsmen in last year’s final.

Then, Saturday, we get things started for Shenendehowa football, as the defending Section II Class AA champions travel to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse to face a Canisius squad which finished last season ranked No. 1 in the state.

Jess Salmon is shown at the Shenendehowa girls' swimming and diving practice in Clifton Park on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Jess Salmon is shown at the Shenendehowa girls’ swimming and diving practice in Clifton Park on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Today

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

In a drill at field hockey practice, Emily Fraser, left, and Kelly Barkevich competes at the team's opening-day practice at Shenendehowa in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

In a drill at field hockey practice, Emily Fraser, left, and Kelly Barkevich competes at the team’s opening-day practice at Shenendehowa in Clifton Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

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

Wednesday, Sept. 9

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

4:15 p.m.: Golf hosts Guilderland, at Edison Club

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

5:30 pm.: Boys’ volleyball hosts Guilderland

Chris Penman lines up for a play 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)

Chris Penman lines up for a play 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)

Thursday, Sept. 10

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ soccer at Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ soccer hosts Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ tennis hosts Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Golf at Bethlehem

5:30 p.m.: Girls’ volleyball hosts Bethlehem

Friday, Sept. 11

4:15 p.m.: Field hockey at Guilderland

7 p.m.: Football hosts Shaker

Saturday, Sept. 12

11 a.m.: Boys’ soccer hosts CBA

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.