For about 15 minutes Wednesday night, the Village of Dansville shut down. Fresh off a Division IV State Championship, the Aggies softball team and around 400 of its biggest fans met at the four corners to celebrate.
"I was practicing my wave, I had 'er down, but this was just great for this community, what a deserving bunch of girls but this community also deserves something positive like this," 31-year Dansville Softball Head Coach Mick Ream said.
The players were donned "local hero's" while the tiny town continued to applaud the schools first ever girls state championship. The achievements were once again read, while tears of joy resurfaced, and for at least one more night, the scope of this feat hit home for the Aggies faithful leader.
"The emotions because I went to school here, loved it here, brought all my kids here, loved it here, I wouldn't have it any other way. Then you get to know these people, they become a part of your life and everything isn't always roses, but for the most part everything in my career here in Dansville in 35 years has been positive."
So the 2012 Dansville Aggies can finally tie a bow in their championship season, after the parade today they came into the high school cafeteria, the village president even stopped by declaring that June 20th will forever be known as "Dansville Girls Softball Day."