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Two-year state title idea silenced

Beekmantown's Hayden Head has his arm raised as NYSPHSAA state champion at 285-lbs. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Beekmantown's Hayden Head has his arm raised as NYSPHSAA state champion at 285-lbs. Saturday, Feb. 25. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “Saranac Central used a snow day the day of the Final Four to allow the students and community a chance to go to Troy and support their team,” Broadwell said. The Lady Chiefs played in the Class B girls Final Four on Friday, March 16, and were sent off with a community pep rally and had one of the largest fan contingents at the tournament.

“It is just unbelieveable what these events do for schools, communities and the kids,” Broadwell said. “This shows the best of what we try to do. I had the opportunity to go to the gymnastic state championships and some of the girls basketball games, and this is the pinnacle of accomplishment for them.”

Broadwell said he also felt the number of championship events should remain the same and not be reduced.

“For some, this may be the only sport or activity they are involved in all school year,” he said.

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