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(Photo Courtesy Alan Williams)

The Artesia High School volleyball team, pictured above, capped off its state semifinal season Monday with an awards banquet at Faith Baptist Church. At left, the team poses for a group photo. Below, individual award-winners were, from left, Kacey Thurman, Coaches’ ACEE award for outstanding character, effort and enthusiasm, and Bulldog Heart; Stacia Martinez, Most Outstanding Player; and Brile Ybarra, Most Improved. Named to the All-District teams were, at bottom, standing from left, Elliot Harrison, 2nd; Malori McSpadden, 2nd; Bailey Pearce, 1st; Mattie McCombs, 2nd; leaning from left, Kyrah Gonzales, 2nd; Stacia Martinez, 1st and District MVP; and Alexa Riggs, 1st.

(Photo Courtesy Alan Williams)

(Photo Courtesy Alan Williams)