Maine-Endwell softball team honored by county executive

ENDWELL (WBNG) — The three-time Class A state champion Maine-Endwell softball team has been honored yet again.

The team members, along with their fellow classmates, just wrapped up the school year at Maine-Endwell High School. The girls put a bow on the school year by being crowned champions.

Just last week, a parade was held to celebrate their championship.

Thursday, the school held a small ceremony in front of the school’s entrance with a special guest. The girls were recognized for their athletic achievements by Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. Garnar declared Thursday as Maine-Endwell Girls Softball Day in the team’s honor.

With all of the recognition and celebrations, senior Emily Hess knows the team’s hard work paid off.

"It’s really great, especially when you put in the work all year round and every year since you were a little kid. Then you grow up and it all pays off, so that really feels good and you know that it was all worth it," said Hess.

Head Coach Joe Mancinelli couldn’t hold back his smile seeing all the community support.

"I’ve been around for a long time and it hasn’t always been like that. So it’s nice to see people taking interest in the accomplishments of our youth," said Mancinelli.

Alongside the softball team, junior Parker Stokes was honored for winning a national championship in high school steeplechase. He traveled all the way to North Carolina for the competition, and he came back a national championship.

With so many student-athletes being honored, it was certainly a great day to be a Maine-Endwell Spartan.

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