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Mahopac Schools Gripped by Their Own 'March Madness'

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school’s annual community benefit basketball festivities—Mahopac March Madness—was held Saturday, March 24, and as usual, the high school gym was packed.

This year’s event featured basketball games between the three elementary schools—Austin Road, Fulmar Road and Lakeview—and was organized by the Mahopac High School Student Athletic Council.

“The Student Athletic Council promotes athletics throughout the community,” said Adam Fetzer, a high school teacher who, along with fellow teacher Mike Douma, acts as the council’s adviser. “This is giving the elementary kids a chance to play at the high school.”

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The teams consisted of both students and teachers in various configurations throughout a round-robin style tournament. The event, which is usually held over a two-day period, was relegated to just one day this year in the wake of the four snowstorms that hit the area in early March.

“We had to condense it down,” said School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo.

Money raised from admission fees and concession stand sales will go to pay for the annual senior citizen prom that the Athletic Council holds every year.

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