Greene safely under water

By Cody Butler

September 1, 2014 Updated Sep 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT

Greene, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Hundreds lined Genessee Street in Greene Monday morning to celebrate a tradition for another year. Water poured over the village as teams fought to take home the victory.

An annual hose fighting competition kicked off at 8 a.m. Two teams competed on opposite sides to forcefully spray a ball hanging above in the street. The first team to move the ball to the opposite side wins.

"You have to put one hand on top the nozzle to keep it from flying up in your face," said Michael Brothers, President of Greene Fire Department. “It’s quite a bit of pressure and they have to understand that's not anywhere near the amount of pressure we actually use when were in a fire."

Men and women competed at different times using different amounts of pressure. The men had about six teams to compete against. The women had fewer competitors.

The tradition continued as the community celebrated other events at the Ball Flats Baseball Field.

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