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Associated Press names Lower Valley athletes to all-state prep lists

Grandview quarterback Brandon Artz was named the 2A all-state quarterback in a recent announcement by the Associated Press.

Artz, who led the Greyhound football team to its first-ever playoff win and appearance in the state quarterfinals, was also first-team all-state on defense at safety.

"His attitude sets a great tone for future quarterbacks here," Coach Dustin Lamb said of Artz, a senior. "He's a great safety and the leading tackler on our team. His best chance to play college ball may actually be on defense."

Teammate James Vela was first team all-state at wide receiver. Earning honorable mention on the defensive line was Grandview's Rigo Rodriguez.

In the B-11 football ranks, Mabton, which went undefeated during the regular season, had four all-state selections.

The Vikings' Robert Marquez was first team all-state on the offensive line and running back Pablo Sanchez was first team as well. On defense, Alex Zavala was an all-state first team selection as a defensive back.

Sanchez also received an honorable mention nod for his play at the punter position.

Grandview's state playoff volleyball team received two first team all-state selections, hitter Kealey Johnston and libero Tonhya Wysong.

Earning second team all-state honors in girls soccer was Grandview forward Ai Tomizawa.

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