Billy Bob Comes In Second At Apache Desert Mountain

Billy Bob Hoyt is at it again.


At the July 26 tournament at Apache Desert Mountain, young Billy Bob swatted in a card of 83, good enough to finish behind Justin Lewis of Cave Creek, who shot a 76. Billy Bob's Rim country cohort, Brandon Kelley, finished seventh with a 93 in the Southwestern Junior Arizona Golf Association meet.

Earlier in the week, at Sun City's Pebblebrook course, the dynamic duo tied for third place, with a best-ball round of two over par July 22, and a two under in a scramble July 23. The Payson pair finished with a card of 144, just two over the first-place winner.

Special Olympics horse competition

The Northern Gila County Special Olympics Equestrian Program will host a statewide horse show to be held at the Payson Rodeo Grounds Aug. 7.

This competition is open to all Special Olympic equestrians in the state. Competitors will vie for top spots in showmanship, Western pleasure and working trail classes.

Event organizers encourage everyone to watch the competition, and check out what these gifted athletes have accomplished.

For more information, contact Linda Allen at 472-7693.

Pitching clinic

Ron Bouldin, former University of Arizona pitching coach, will return to the Rim country Aug. 11 to coach girls 8 to 18 years of age.

The pitching clinic will be held at the Payson High School softball field. Beginners will be coached from 6 to 7 p.m.; intermediate and advanced players from 7 to 8 p.m.

Cost of the clinic is $10 per player.

Second chance for gridiron glory

Do you remember fondly your glory days of playing high school or college football? Would you like to recapture some of that action?

The Arizona Football League is accepting players for its fall college and fall 9-man season.

Players must be 18 years or older, must have their own equipment and must be available for practice.

For information on joining the league, check out the AzFL Web site at, or call (602) 817-5263.

Cards on the table for Saturday scrimmage

This Saturday at 2 p.m., football fans will have a chance to see what seven days of practice looks like when Jake Plummer and the Arizona Cardinals compete in their first intersquad scrimmage.

A mere one-hour drive north is all it takes to see great NFL preseason action as Jake "the Snake" tries to lead his crew to another successful year.

Two-a-day practices continue this week at 8:50 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. weekdays, and the scrimmage Saturday begins at 2 p.m.

For the latest schedules, contact the team's hotline at (520) 523-2273.

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