Steve Bartkowski of Tonawanda races for the ball forward during Sunday’s gold medal game between Western New York and Central New York. After completing regulation tied 0-0, Central defeated Western in the penalty kick round by a score of 4-3. This year the Empire State Games were held in Rochester, NY.   © Mike Lynaugha

July 29, 2006 - Steve Bartkowski of Tonawanda races for the ball forward during Sunday’s gold medal game between Western New York and Central New York. After completing regulation tied 0-0, Central defeated Western in the penalty kick round by a score of 4-3. This year the Empire State Games were held in Rochester, NY.

© Mike Lynaugh