Five Things Friday – May 15

Happy Friday! Welcome to the end of the week. Celebrate NNY with events across the north country.

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This is NNY: March madness

‘Fandamonium’ hits Beaver River community

It has been 34 years since the Beaver River community was as abuzz about high school boys basketball as it was this season.

The Beaver River boys basketball team took the Frontier League Class C-1 title in early March. That win was quickly followed by a chance at the state hoops title.
Along the seemingly unprecedented journey, a large following of fans trailed the Beavers. In a display not unlike that for other high school sports teams across the north country, Beaver River fans were loyal, loud and proud.

“Fandamonium” runs rampant during the late winter and early spring. High school basketball teams — girls and boys — advance to sectional and state tournaments, pulling along with them cars loaded with fanatics who don face paint and pom poms. [Read more…]