Boosters Invite You To Eat A Fajita

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If enjoying a delicious fajita dinner without the worry and woes of preparation sounds good, drop by Wilson Dome from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

The Rim Country Middle School Wrestling Booster Club wil host a benefit dinner that includes chicken or beef fajitas, rice, beans, dessert and drink priced at $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Adding even more luster to the event will be the Rim County Duals wrestling matches that will be held the same day in the dome.

Booster club spokesperson Marci Sanders says the evening should be a sports enthusiasts delight if the fans come and enjoy the delicious meal then stay on for the competition.

All funds earned from the event will benefit the Maverick wrestling program.

Tickets may be purchased from any RCMS wrestler or at the door the evening of the benefit. Call Sanders at 474-7072 for more information.

The champs

Former Payson High School football coach Dan Dunn spent Sunday reveling in the accomplishments of Mesa Red Mountain's first state football championship.

Dunn, a semi-retired Mesa College math teacher, served as the offensive coordinator for the Mountain Lions during the past campaign, which culminated Saturday afternoon in Sun Devil Stadium with a 20-10 win over Mesa Westwood.

Dunn's Wing-T offense churned out 244 yards in a game that was televised statewide.

About the only downside risk in the triumph was the fact that the former PHS coach spent most the practice week wearing a knee brace to protect an injury he received when accidentally hit on the sidelines.

After leaving Payson in 1995 to return to his former Mesa home, Dunn hooked up at Red Mountain with his longtime friend Jim Jones the Mountain Lions' head coach.

Together, the two helped RM beat longtime arch rival Mesa Mountain View twice during the past season.

Long a contender in the highly competitive East Valley, Red Mountain now takes over the title of football king of the hill.

Hunting upbeat

Mearns' quail season in southeastern Arizona will remain open until Feb. 12, 2001 and word is that hunting is good.

Biologists predicted the quail crop would be good primarily because summer monsoon rainfall in 2000 produced very good habitat.

Birds have been found in lower elevations in mesquite grassland, especially along washes or in river bottoms. Some of the best hunting area can be found in the Coronado National Forest south of Bowie and in Santa Cruz County.

In addition to Mearns species, the areas are home to scaled quail.

Banner hunting in the south gives local hunters the opportunity for success that might not be present in Gila County.

For various reason, Gambel's quail which inhabit the high deserts have been tough to come by this hunting season.

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