Liberty Games 2013 Mixed Martial Arts

Our first Liberty Games Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event for youth was a highlight for the new state games, which was produced and hosted by the Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports). Athletes from across the state, competing in 3 areas of the sport, made for quite a day!  These are the elite youth of MMA, and […]

Basketball ‘Steals’ the Show

             Schenectady, NY – It was one of those “Triple-H Days” (Hazy, Hot, & Humid), and no matter what the weather was like, inside or outside, it didn’t appear to have any effect on the Boys and Girls that made the Pat Riley Center the focus of the Liberty Games for the Basketball competition.  “With […]

Liberty Games RaceWalking!

Valatie, NY  July 19, 2013 On the penultimate day of this year’s Liberty Games, the Track and Field competition drew to a close.  The 5000m Race Walk, the longest event of the meet, took place in hot (85°F), humid, and sunny conditions.  With more than 10 Athletes registered for the event, a full field of eight (8) toed the starting […]


(Liberty Games Is Now Family)       We have been asked to cover a lot of different events since the start up of Warriors Instinct MMA.  We have covered an inaugural MMA event in our home area, been thrown on the carpet by another event that soon became our family, and have even come as far […]

Kossor Kicks Off Liberty Games

2016 Olympic Hopefuls Shine               Scotia, NY – It was one of those “Triple-H Days” (Hazy, Hot, & Humid), and if this event was held at the same location that it was in 2012, the weather could have been a factor.  However, a decision was made back in February, when it was still cold and […]


     There has been a change to the Track & Field venue for the Liberty Games!  The bad news is that we have to make a change, but the Good News is that it is to a much better facility.      Due to unexpected challenges with the maintenance schedule for Albany High School that, it […]

MMA Joins the Liberty Games

A Mixed Bag of Mixed Feelings      When approached about having MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) as part of the Liberty Games, our first reaction was one of caution.  Our second reaction was one of caution too!  However, it has been my experience that if people do their homework (and most folks cringe at the thought […]

Nothing But Net

     Basketball was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian clergyman, educator, and physician James Naismith.  Naismith introduced the game when we was an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)Training School (now Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts.  At the request of his superior, Dr. Luther H. Gulick, he organized a vigorous recreation suitable for […]

Opening Festival Features Rising Star!

     New York isn’t just tall buildings and great hot dogs.  Fact is, most of New York is mountains, lakes, farms, forests, and small towns most folks have never heard of! And out of this lesser-known New York comes Country Music Artist Chelsea Cavanaugh. Blending engaging melodies and charming energy with lyrical content that defies […]

Judo…Thrown Into The Spotlight

Olympic Silver Medalist Leads the Way      When the thought of the Liberty Games first took shape, we were prepared (so we thought) for competitions in many sports.  Having played competitive Football, Basketball, Tennis, and Track & Field, it was believed that all of the known “staple sports” of any State Games would make this […]

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