(WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Stop DWI Holiday Classic is just three days away. Every year the tournament pits local teams against some of the fiercest competition in the nation.
But this year it also means new challenges from closer to home.
Added to this year's regional field are section 3 schools Fayetteville-Manlius and New York Mills. That means a new look and new hurdles for teams from the Southern Tier, but the STAC teams are primed and ready for new competition.
"We do have some tough games throughout our schedule this year. Seeing teams from outside will definitely improve us, improve our skills," said Johnson City's Colin Arvanitakis.
"We try to find as good of games in our non-league schedule as we can possibly find, so the addition of having some higher caliber teams from the regional area put into the tournament is definitely a good thing," said Maine-Endwell head coach Bill Ocker.