Tonight’s the night, gang.
It’s the official start of New York’s version of the Olympics â€” the Empire State Games.
The 31st annual Games â€” the first and largest state-run amateur athletic competition in the nation â€” start with opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. at Binghamton University Soccer Stadium.
For those not making the trip, you can follow all the action here.
Hudson Valley celebrates a goal during its 8-6 win over New York City at last summer’s Empire State Games at Iona College in New Rochelle. (File photo by Vincent DiSalvio/The Journal News)
â€¢ “Follow all the ESG action here.”:http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=SPORTS&theme=ESG08&template=theme
â€¢ For the latest recruiting news, “click here.”:http://boyslacrosse.lohudblogs.com/2008/06/21/daily-recruiting-updates-for-class-of-2009/
Reporters Jeff Gold and Tony Pinciaro and photographer Vincent DiSalvio will be in Binghamton and will be all over the action like white on rice.
You can follow it by visiting our special ESG blog. “Here’s the link.”:http://esgames.lohudblogs.com
You can also find stories, photos, videos and lots more “here.”:http://www.Lohud.com/esg08
Here’s a look at the Hudson Valley men’s scholastic lax team’s schedule this week. (All games are at Binghamton University’s Turf Field #2):
vs. Adirondack, 11 a.m.
vs. Long Island, 6 p.m.
vs. New York City, 9 a.m.
vs. Western, 4 p.m.
vs. Central, 7 p.m.
Bronze-medal game, 9 a.m.
Gold-medal game, 11 a.m.
â€¢ “Here is your Hudson Valley ESG roster”:http://boyslacrosse.lohudblogs.com/2008/07/03/here-is-your-hudson-valley-empire-state-games-roster/
â€¢ “Some thoughts on the ESG team”:http://boyslacrosse.lohudblogs.com/2008/07/03/video-report-some-thoughts-on-the-esg-team/