Club Payson 18s

Club Payson 18s Black finished third in the state tournament.

Club Payson Volleyball 18s Black finished their season on a high note recently, placing third in the Arizona Region state tournament.

The team is coached by Shelli Creighton and McKenzie Oakley

It’s one of the best finishes a Payson team has turned in, according to Club Payson leaders.

“To my knowledge this is the first time a Club Payson team has placed third,” said Kamae Carnes, who coaches a Club Payson team for younger girls.

“It’s pretty exciting, especially for the five seniors that have played together for most of eight years.”

Team members include: Payson High seniors Kailey Carnes, Savanna White, Reagan Ashby, Lauren Hancock and Olivia Hobson (not pictured); juniors Sadie Hazelo, Emily Daniels and America Benitez; and sophomores Kylee Carnes and Alex Hagan.

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Contact the reporter at kmorris@payson.com

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