Union Democrat staff

For the first time in 25 years, a seventh grade boys basketball team from Columbia Elementary School won the annual Sonora Elementary School pre-season tournament. The 43d annual event was held Saturday and included elementary schools from around the Mother Lode.

Pictured are (Back row, from left) Nolan Dona, Coach Daniel Dean, Chance Pimentel and Tyler Smith. (Front row, from left) Nathin Dean , Justin Morey, Chris Ryland, Dominic Monaco and Roman White.