8th Grade Gold went 5-0 to win the Northern Tier Elite Championships. In the first game, they beat a scrappy Wolfpack Grey team 46-38. Next, they played a very good Take Charge White team, and were down 31-16, before storming back for a 55-47 win. On Sunday, they had a rematch vs a good Dreamchasers team. It was a defensive battle, but the boys pulled through for a 30-29 victory. Winning their pool, they played a tough, scrappy Renegades team. It was a good game for the Jags, as they won 49-35 to make it to the championship. In the title game, they played a very good Mid Atlantic Heat team. They got out early to a 14-4 lead, and withheld the Heat full court press for a exciting 50-46 win for the title. Great job to Coach Tony Meyer, Coach Chris Henry and the boys for a job well done. With the win, they qualify for the East Coast Nationals in Baltimore, June 22-24. Great job!