Youth Basketball

‘River Rivals’ honor Newtown’s 26 victims

By Chuck Fiebernitz | Dec 18, 2012
Photo by: Karma Shuford Players and coaches from the Bethel, blue, and Canton, black, youth termite basketball teams honor the victims in a pre-game ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15.

BETHEL — The entire nation is in mourning after a deadly shooting spree of a troubled man that took 20 children and six adults in a small Connecticut village called Newtown.
People every where jolted the moment they heard the news Friday morning when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, then turned to the Sandy Hook Elementary School blocks from his home and methodically fired on the children and their teachers.
Even professional and college players and fans gathering in stadiums and arenas across the country to honor the victims’ memory with periods of silence and reflection.
Including a group of young boys in Haywood County.
Prior to Saturday’s “River Rivalry” tipoff, the Canton youth and Bethel youth termite basketball teams took part in a brief pre-game ceremony at Bethel Middle School to honor the 26 victims.
There was a moment of silence as coaches and players formed a circle at midcourt.

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