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ESG Day Four: Western men's hockey, men's open hoops, women's open soccer, synchro take gold

The final day of the Empire State Games has fewer events, but they are all going on at nearly the same time.

We'll fill you in as soon as we're able.

9:48 a.m. Allen Wilson reports that the Western men's scholastic basketball team won the bronze medal with a 75-64 victory over Long Island. 

11:15 a.m. Update from Amanda Bremer at hockey: Western beats Hudson Valley, 7-1, to win the gold medal in the round-robin competition. I'm at Buffalo State where Western will try to win its 32nd gold in 32 Games.

12:17 p.m. We have a report from Allen Wilson that the Western men's open basketball team has won gold. The Western synchro team did win it's 32nd straight gold.

2:19 p.m. Thanks to TML for the boys lacrosse report below as Western won bronze with a 13-7 win over Adirondack -- just about where you would expect them, I suppose, a quality result; at the same time anything less would be a disappointment considering the team's aim to take down Central or Long Island. 

Other results rolling in ...

Marquel Slaughter reports from the North French Soccer Complex that the women's open team won gold with a 2-1 victory over Central while the women's scholastic team fell, 1-0, to Adirondack and took silver. The men's open team lost the bronze game, 2-0.

The baseball medal games, postponed from yesterday to today due to inclement weather, were not played at all. The field must have been too soaked. Western, which was leading in the bronze game, was awarded the bronze based on the standings after the preliminaries. Long Island took gold and Central silver; Western suffered very close losses to both.

3:05 p.m. Just got word from a media brother of mine that the Western women's open hoops team took silver after falling to New York City in the gold game.

4:10 p.m. Overheard in the media room -- Western women's lacrosse fell in the gold medal game, 17-7, to Long Island.

7:43 p.m. Heading back to the office to finish up some more ESG stuff. Whewwww.

11:26 p.m. I just put up a video-related post -- check out a nice wrapup video of the Games by News Reporter Denise Jewell Gee as well as some iPhone clips, including a resounding end to the women's scholastic volleyball gold medal match.

11:27 p.m. I hereby declare the 2010 Buffalo Empire State Games over for The Buffalo News, buffalonews.com and the Prep Talk blog. Be sure to check out the stuff in Monday's paper and on the Web (some is up now).

The countdown to the first day of high school football practice is 22 days.

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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