Sports OT High School Athlete of the Year

By WBNG News

December 24, 2011 Updated Dec 24, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) It's been an exciting year of high school sports...from Chenango Valley capturing the state high school baseball championship, to the Maine-Endwell Spartans claiming the state high school football title.

And there were two athletes that stood out this year.

We now present our Sports Overtime high school players of the year to twins Dustin and Adam Greene from Chenango Valley High School.

It was quite the year for the Greene family.

Adam was part of a state baseball championship.

Both Dustin and Adam made it to the state wrestling tournament.

And both were key members of a football team that captured it's second straight class B title.

They say they don't try to compete with one another, but rather root for one other.

"It's a healthy competitiveness. I like to see him succeed as much as I like to see myself succeed, almost more but I mean when he runs for a touchdown, I'm walking on the field for the kick-off thinking I'm going to get an interception right now...I can't let him out-due me," says Dustin.

In sports, they talk about a team being a family.

But the Warriors already have that, and the Greene twins feel it's a distinct advantage.

"We've been practicing partners wrestling since we were little kids and on the field playing mostly the same positions. I mean it's good to have somebody built in pretty much to give you that much competition and being as good of an athlete as he is, you're playing good competition already, even in the practice room," says Adam.

Having that built in competition, also means having a built in critic.

Both say they have no problem telling each other when they've done something wrong, but usually all it takes is a look.

Adam is 16 minutes older than his twin brother and normally it's hard to tell them apart...

Except during football season.

"I decided not to shave for football season so I started the day of doubles, I didn't shave anymore and it got pretty thick by our first game," says Dustin.

"I had a semi-decent beard throughout the year but then it just kind of got annoying to me...the beard, the feeling of it, sweating, itching so I was like alright, I've got to shave this off," says Adam.

Facial hair, or baby face, these two have been a force to be reckoned with at Chenango Valley, and they hope that will continue.

The two are looking at the same colleges and the opportunity to keep supporting each other on the mats and the football field.

But first, they both want another berth in the state wrestling tournament.

And that's why the Greene Brothers are this year's Sports overtime high school athletes of the year.

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