Horns Fans Move South

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If you've driven by Payson High School recently, you've probably noticed that the bleachers on the north side of the football field were relocated this week to the south side.

The bleachers now set on a cement slab in front of a retaining wall that was erected this summer between the field and Wilson Dome.

With the move, Payson High sports fans should plan on sitting on the south side of the field where the home stands were located when Longhorn field was first built.

With the stands relocated, school officials should now be able to focus their sights on beginning to lay the all-weather track surface.

The new track received a big boost two weeks ago when the Tonto Apaches donated $150,000 to the project.

Women hit the links

There's been plenty of women's golf action in the Rim country as of late.

Both the 9- and 18-hole groups of the Payson Women's Golf Association have been battling in tournament play.

The 18-holers met Tuesday in a low-net by flights tournament.

In A flight, Joyce Karnes outdueled wiley veteran Marge Landra for the title. Karnes checked in with a 69 and Landra a 72.

In B flight, Mary Barnes finished with a 66 to edge runner-up Mary Jones, who had a 71.

Dorothy Back took C-flight laurels, finishing at 66.

Etta Nichols and Wilma Smith carded identical scores of 70 to tie for second.

Brenda Baker and Kay Davis pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money. Baker was closest on hole No. 5 and Davis on No. 17.

In Lady Niners play July 26, Gladys Fox and Norma Fallers tied for first in a low-net "guess your own score" tournament. Julie Lynch and Rose Devar were second.

In a low-net tournament on July 19, Dorothy Hardman finished first, Mary Gene Mueller was second and Devar third.

July 12, the Niners gathered for a "best six holes with 1/2 handicap" showdown that was won by Joleen Matrych. Fallers was second and Fran Stumpfer third.

The month's play began July 5 in a "two ladies best ball" tournament that saw Julie Lynch and Stumpfer tie for first. JoAnne Colceri and Dorthy Hardman deadknotted for silver-medal honors.

Gone runnin'

Looking for a little running adventure this weekend?

If so, you might want to drive to Ft. Tuthill near Flagstaff early Saturday morning to compete in the 24th Annual Flagstaff Big Brothers running events. On the agenda are a half marathon, a half marathon relay race and a 5K fun run. Events begin at 8 a.m.

The starting line is in the Pima campground.

Call 520-774-0649 for more information.

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