The Shaker football team lost its third consecutive game Friday as Schenectady held on for a 21-19 Liberty Division win in Latham.
Ryan Griffin's 9-yard touchdown run and extra point cut Schenectady's lead to two points in the fourth quarter, but that was as close as Shaker (2-3) got.
Turnovers were a deciding factor in the game, as Schenectady (2-3) picked off Shaker quarterback Chris Landers three times. Landers completed eight of his 15 passes for 140 yards.
Shaker's running backs kept the Bison in the game. Griffin led the way with 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns among his nine carries, while Tyler Oppelt ran five times for 41 yards and a score. Shaker finished with 200 rushing yards against Schenectady's defense.
Schenectady scored the first touchdown of the game before Shaker took a 12-7 lead on scoring runs by Griffin and Oppelt. The Patriots regained the lead late in the second quarter with a touchdown and a two-point conversion, and they never looked back.
In Western Athletic Conference action, Mekeel Christian Academy held on for a 2-1 victory over Fort Plain Friday at Maalwyck Park in Glenville.
Anders Trestik scored in the 12th minute, and Tai Aderounmu added a goal in the 30th minute for the Lions (6-2). Fort Plain tallied in the 32nd minute, but MCA kept the offensive pressure up in the second half to preserve the victory.
In Averill Park, Bethlehem made a slim lead stand as it defeated the Warriors 1-0 in Friday's Suburban Council game.
Jackie Kearney scored off a Tara Teal assist, and goaltender Katie Nickles made seven saves to pick up her 30th career varsity shutout for the Lady Eagles.
Averill Park netminder Heather Vale stopped nine shots.
The Shenendehowa girls swim team raised its duel meet record to 4-0 with Friday's 104.5-70.5 victory over Queensbury in Clifton Park.
Emma Rupert and Julia Samson each won a pair of individual events to lead the Plainswomen. Rupert won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles, while Samson finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly.
Tarah Killane (50-yard freestyle), Sydney Weiskopf (diving) and Susie Schwarz (500-yard freestyle) also won individual events for Shen.
The Bethlehem boys volleyball team enters Saturday's Mid-season Tournament in fine form after sweeping Columbia 3-0 in Friday's Suburban Council match in Delmar.
Mike Marshman had nine kills, and Mike Carrk contributed six kills for the Eagles (10-0), who won by scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-15. Benji Federman added 30 assists.
The Mid-season Tournament features all 12 Suburban Council boys volleyball teams.
Niskayuna served its way to a 3-0 sweep of Shaker in Friday's Suburban Council girls volleyball match in Latham.
The Silver Warriors (4-5) recorded 16 service aces to defeat the Blue Bison 25-12, 25-17 and 25-20.
Allie Legere and Samantha Atchinson each had five aces to lead Niskayuna. Legere also had seven kills and four digs, while Atchinson contributed four kills and 24 digs.
Heather Cook chipped in with seven blocks, four aces, four digs and two kills, and Samantha Mills added 14 digs and two aces for the Silver Warriors.
Mackenzie Rowland had eight kills and three blocks for Shaker (3-6). Lauren Woods recorded seven kills, and Olivia Bruni added 10 digs.