Utica, NY (WIBX) - Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has proclaimed today "New York Mills Championship Day" in honor of the New York Mills State Championship Basketball team.

In issuing the proclaimation, Picente praised the leadership of the team and noted that in basketball, the success of the team is the result of all the coaches, assistants and players working as a unit in pursuit of a goal.

Picente says New York Mills is a small school with a big heart and that's the reason the Marauders are champions.