Area Legislators Pay Tribute to Avoca/Prattsburgh State Champions

Senate-Assembly Resolution presented to team at this week’s Athletics Ceremony

Avoca, N.Y., June 16--State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) attended this week’s Avoca/Prattsburgh High School Athletics Ceremony to pay tribute to the Class D High School Boys Varsity Basketball state champions.

O’Mara, Palmesano and Byrnes were on hand at Wednesday night’s Athletics Ceremony in the Avoca Auditorium to present an official Legislative Resolution (J2191/K00702) to this year’s Section V champions.

The team completed its undefeated, 27-0 season by capturing the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class D title on Saturday, March 19, 2022 in Glens Falls.

In a joint statement, O’Mara, Palmesano and Byrnes said, “We appreciate these opportunities to recognize dedication, excellence, hard work and success throughout our school communities. For these outstanding high school student-athletes, it doesn’t get better than a perfect season ending in a state championship. The Avoca/Prattsburgh boys varsity basketball state champs have been on an amazing, undefeated run over the past two years. They have brought excitement and pride to their families and friends, the community at large, and our entire region.”

Athletic Director Cody Delles said, "Thank you so much to Assemblyman Palmesano, Assemblywoman Byrnes, and Senator Tom O'Mara for taking time out of their night, and away from their families, to recognize our Boys Varsity Basketball team at our Athletic Awards Ceremony. It's a little strange to look back on all of the accomplishments with fresher eyes, because during the season, you're always setting your sights on the next goal. This group of boys did the unthinkable, and it's something we don't take lightly as it's not a common occurrence for Avoca and Prattsburgh. The coaching staff did a fantastic job of refining the vision and selling it to every member of the team, and that's what led to their perfect season. Well done coaches and student-athletes of the Avoca- Prattsburgh Boys Varsity Basketball Team!"