FOOTGOLF Debuts @ the Liberty Games

Is it true?  Is Footgolf actually a game?  Click and play the video above to get a glimpse of this new phenomenon, and then check out some of the information below: Footgolf is a precision sport where players kick a Soccer Ball (coined a “Football” in Europe) into a cup in as few shots as possible. Its name is a portmanteau of […]

Freedom Isn’t Free

It was just another day at the Barrel Drive, until we met Don Matthews, a WWII Veteran, who found great pleasure in singing along as we played.  The state games were re-branded as the Liberty Games, and we are indebted to everyone that has served, is serving, and those that will serve to keep us […]


Based out of the Capital Region of New York, Beautiful Disaster was founded in March 2013, and the group focuses on original music under the genre of “Alternative Rock”. They are influenced by bands like Dave Matthews, Gaslight Anthem, Incubus, and many more. The Empire State Sports Council is pleased to announce that Beautiful Disaster […]


Reno, NV – Brad Bolen (25), from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville, NY captured his second US Sr. National title winning the 66kg division on day two (2) at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Sunday, May 4, 2014. This was Bolen’s 5th overall Medal at the Nationals having been in the […]

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 […]