Empire State Games’ planned 2013 return pushed to 2014

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The Empire State Games’ planned 2013 return will not be happening. The return of the Summer Games was set for Rochester in July, but a lack of funding has resulted in the postponement of the return of the Games till 2014, the ESG Foundation said. Here is the official announcement posted on the Empire State […]

Empire State Games lacrosse return set for July 24-28 in Rochester

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It now looks almost certain that the Empire State Games will be back in 2013. The Empire State Sports Foundation Board of Governors announced on Thursday that the Games are on track to resume as part of a new model based on private funding. The summer games are set for Rochester July 24-28, preceded by […]

Hudson Valley, NYC off to 2-0 starts at Empire State Cup

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 Photo by Larry Palumbo/Coyote Magic Photography The Hudson Valley and New York City regions are off to hot starts, as the inaugural Empire State Cup lacrosse event is under way at Central Square Stadium outside of Syracuse. The teams, both 2-0 in round-robin play, will meet on Friday, July 27 at 12:30 o,n, as part […]

Empire State Cup Hudson Valley roster finalized

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The roster for the Hudson Valley team that will be competing in the Empire State Cup July 26-29 in Syracuse was finalized today. It includes a mix of recent high school graduates as well as returning varsity players. Here’s the roster: Attack: Brian Prunty, Lakeland/Panas Chris Santangelo, Rye Joe Buzzetti, Clarkstown South Kevin McDermott, Hen Hud […]

Empire State Games expected to be back in 2013 — with a new logo to prove it

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During much of its 33-year history, the Empire State Games served as one of the premier recruiting showcases for college lacrosse coaches. Since the Games were suspended the last two years because of budget cuts, those coaches have gone elsewhere to find future players. But ESG could be three letters back on every college coach’s […]

Report: Empire State Games canceled for ’11, likely beyond

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We interrupt our “Signing Week 2010″ coverage for this special report. After more than 30 years of memorable moments, the Empire State Games could be history. While the Games’ long-term fate is doubtful at best, the Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting in a story published tonight that the Games are definitely off for 2011. You can check […]

LI wins fifth straight gold medal

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Hicksville’s Brandon Gamblin scored four goals as Long Island won its fifth straight Empire State Games gold medal by edging Central 7-6 today at Canisius College in Buffalo.

Long Island meets Central for the gold

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Can Long Island make it five Empire State Games scholastic men’s lacrosse gold medals? To do it, Long Island will have to beat a Central team it fell to 8-7 in overtime on Friday. That’s the major lax-related story line as the 32nd annual event wraps up in Buffalo.

It’s Day 3 of ESG

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We’re just a day away from the gold-medal game at the 32nd annual Empire State Games in Buffalo and we’re headed for what could be a classic rematch if the two teams who battled it out in yesterday’s nightcap meet again for the championship. Central pulled out a dramatic 8-7 overtime win over four-time defending […]

It’s Day 2 of ESG

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Long Island has not only jumped out to a 2-0 start heading into today’s Day 2 action at the 32nd annual Empire State Games, but has looked good — make that, very good — in doing so. Is LI a lock for the gold – what would be its fifth straight? We’ll have a better […]

ESG action gets under way

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Here we go, gang. The Empire State Games are ready for Day 1. And it will be quite a day of action, indeed. There are no less than six scholastic men’s lacrosse games on tap for today at Canisus College in Buffalo, with teams from each of the six regions — Hudson Valley, Long Island, […]

It’s ESG Week

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Starting on Wednesday and ending Sunday, New York state’s premier annual athletic showcase, the Empire State Games, will be held in Buffalo. But this year’s Games are unlike any other.

LI, HV ESG rosters, schedule

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Here are rosters for the Long Island and Hudson Valley scholastic men’s lacrosse teams that will be competing at the Empire State Games  July 21-25 in the Buffalo/Niagara region. The HV team is made up of 20 players and 10 alternates. Long Island lists all players on its roster.