Obscure sports underway at Empire State Games

Baseball, basketball and hockey usually take center stage, but some lesser-known sports grabbed the spotlight at the Empire State Games Friday.Some of the more obscure sports including fencing, rowing and skeet shooting got underway. At Manhattanville College in Purchase, the Hudson Valley men?s and women?s fencing teams both won gold medals. Hudson Valley also took home two gold medals for rowing. As the athletes compete, an army of volunteers works behind the scene to keep things running. Click here for more on the volunteers. Shooting competitors go for gold

For an extended footage of the Empire State Games and athlete interviews, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO extra.

Related information:NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: Empire State GamesWestchester County Government: Empire State Games PreviewEmpire State Games in WestchesterEmpire State GamesEmpire State Games - Summer Games

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