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Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- The LA Broncos Elite fifth-graders, who won the BREC league championship recently in their age division, are front row, from left, Coach Darlene Vessel, Jalen Wright, Darnell Fowler, Torion Bobb, Brandon Hull, Nickolas Johnson, Jaylen Haney and Jerimiah Banks; middle row, Coach Tyler Martin Sr., Skylar LeDoux, Tyler Hamilton, Tyler Martin Jr., Jahmir White, Conner Hilton and Ryan Ward; and back row, Kylin Jackson and Calen Smith.

The fifth-grade LA Broncos Elite basketball team, part of the Amateur Athletic Union league, excelled recently by winning the BREC league championship in their age division.

Coached by Darlene Vessel and Tyler Martin Sr., the fifth-graders practiced at Northwestern Middle and Copper Mill Elementary school gyms during the fall/winter season and the All-Star summer season.

Tryouts for LA Broncos Elite teams, which include all Zachary coaches and players, will be held in November.