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Updated: 04/11/2013 08:00:41AM

PAL shines at

State Competition

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Coach James “Peanut” Loydd starts Thursday’s practice for the Police Athletic League 10 and Under Basketball team as they prepared for the State of Florida PAL Basketball Tournament Friday - Sunday in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. There, they took the state title.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Eight-year-old Jayden Loydd tries to move past nine-year-old Allen Marion as the team practices.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Nine-year-old Jamal Jones reaches out to try and block nine-year-old Allen Marion as he attempts a goal during Thursday’s practice at the Kirkland gym.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Nine-year-old Allen Marion pushes by nine-year-old Jamal Jones as he makes his way towards the goal.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Eight-year-old Jayden Loydd; son of Coach Loydd, smiles as he practices for the weekend Championship game. And well, he should smile. His team just won the state championship and is headed to the National competition.

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RobPAL041013A- Coach James “Peanut” Loydd starts Thursday’s practice for the PAL 10 and Under Basketball team as they prepare for the State of Florida PAL Basketball Tournament Friday - Sunday in New Smyrna Beach FL.

RobPAL041013B- 8 year-old Jayden Loydd tries to move past 9 year-old Allen Marion as the team practices for the State of Florida PAL Basketball Tournament Friday - Sunday in New Smyrna Beach FL.

RobPAL041013C- 9 year-old Jamal Jones reaches out to try and block 9 year-old Allen Marion as he attempts a goal during Thursday’s practice at the Kirkland gym. The 10 and Under PAL team will travel to New Smyrna Beach FL for the State of Florida PAL Basketball Tournament.

RobPAL041013D- 9 year-old Allen Marion pushes by 9 year-old Jamal Jones as he makes his way towards the goal during Thursday’s practice for the PAL 10 and Under Basketball team. “Practice makes perfect” as they prepare for the State of Florida PAL Basketball Tournament Friday - Sunday in New Smyrna Beach FL.

RobPAL041013E- 8 year-old Jayden Loydd; son of Coach Loydd, smiles as he practices for the weekend Championship game. The PAL 10 and Under Basketball team is preparing for the State of Florida PAL Basketball Tournament to be held Friday - Sunday in New Smyrna Beach FL.




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