The Pojoaque Valley High School volleyball team took first place at the Peyton Chavez Invitational Tournament Sept. 29 at Portales. The Elkettes defeated Texico High School 25-21, 14-25, 25-23, 25-23 in the championship match. Pojoaque had beaten Moriarty High School 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 25-11 in the semifinals to advance to the championship. The Elkettes improved to 11-1 on the season. Pojoaque faced local rival Espanola Valley High School Tuesday (10/2) in their District 2-4A opener at Pojoaque. Pictured are: Assistant Coach Liz Gomez (back row, left to right), Makenzie Quintana, Alicia Quintana, Leah Trujillo, Ashten Martinez, Camille Cordova, Espe Torres, Adrianna Quintana, Head Coach Joe Rodriguez, Joel Sanchez. Ayanna Aguirre (front row, left to right), Taylor Quintana, Alyssa Rodriguez, Star Torres, Sara Vigil, Mikayla Padilla. (Photo courtesy of Christine Rodriguez).