Saturday Is Work Day At Bmx Track


Saturday has been set aside as a day for sprucing up and grooming the newly built BMX track located just west of Rumsey Park. Volunteers should report to the track at 8 a.m.

Clean-up activities will continue until about noon. Payson Parks and Recreation Department officials are asking volunteers to bring their own shovels and rakes to the work day. Refreshments will be provided for all those who pitch in and help.

The work day is sponsored by Bike-N-Hike and Manzanita Cyclery. All workers are eligible to win a bike safety helmet.

Similar cleanup days this spring were cancelled due to bad weather. Call the P&R department at 474-4581, ext. 272.

No wonder
There's no secret to the Payson wrestling team's success. It's hard work.

The season has been over for more than three months, but the wrestlers continue to train in hopes of someday being a state champion.

Drop by the wrestling room most any day after school and you'll find one of the coaches working with a youngster. And the wrestlers aren't all of high school age -- many are from Rim Country Middle School and the elementary schools.

The winners
A pair of Rim country youngsters will participate in the Fleer Major League Baseball Diamond Skills Team Championships when they are held June 5 in Bank One Ballpark prior to an Arizona Diamondbacks professional baseball game.

Ridge Halenar and Aaron McRae advanced to the championships by winning the sectional competition held at Payson High School May 15.

In winning the 7-8-year-old crown, Halenar racked up 683 points. McRae won the 9-10-years crown with 886 points.

Last year, Halenar represented Payson and finished fourth in the state finals.

The winner of the 11-12-year-old sectional crown was Wes DeMello of Flagstaff. Justin Shore of Prescott won the 13-14-year-old title. Both are also eligible for the state championships.

Taylor pool
Swimming lessons begin June 7 at Payson's Taylor Pool and will be held in two-week sessions throughout the summer.

Registration is $15 per person, per session. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for the first session began May 17 and will end June 4. All subsequent registration deadlines are 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the session's start date.

Call Beth Kreider at 474-5242, ext. 272 for more information.

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