The Utica-Rome area's local champions have been honored by two of Oneida County's top officials.

County Executive Anthony Picente and Board of Legislators Chairman Gerald Fiorini awarded certificates to the New York Mills Mens' and Notre Dame Womens' State Champion basketball teams for their success.

Olympian Erin Hamlin was also given special recognition as the Oneida County Summer Youth Program was renamed the 'Oneida County Erin Hamlin Summer Youth Program.'