Good Students Become Great Champions

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Some of the good news in the Longhorns winning the school's first state golf championship early this week is that the teenagers on the team are really good kids.

No discipline problems, no outlaws just really good citizens and good students.

That's not always the case in today's society, but these Longhorn golfers are a glowing credit to their families, team and school.

Sure, talent is important to athletic success, but there's little doubt good attitudes and the astute coaching of Bret Morse played a huge role in winning the championship.

5K run tomorrow

The annual Wildflower 5K walk/run sponsored in past years by the Town Parks and Recreation Department has taken on a new identify.

Slated to begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday), the event has been renamed the "PAHH Home Run." It will be conducted, for the first time, to benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity chapter.

The course, which winds 3.1 miles around the park, will remain basically the same as it has been in past years.

PAHH spokesperson Judy Berger says only the starting line will be moved a short distance. Registration is $15 and is paid today (Friday). The fee includes a T-shirt.

There will be a pre-race registration tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The fee will be $18.

Playing golf for football

The Partners in Football Golf Tournament is annually one of the chief fund-raisers for local gridiron teams. Because Payson High School has not yet appointed a new coach following the resignation last winter of Mike Wheelis, the local Central Arizona Youth Football Association coaches are shouldering the responsibilities of the tournament.

The golf tournament is this Saturday on the Payson Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the first tee time is 8 a.m. The format will be a four-man scramble. Entry fee is $50 per player.

Call Mike Conway (472-2326) or Eric Santana (474-1775) for more information.

Mom's ride

Those searching for unique ways to celebrate Mother's Day might want to participate in the Arizona Copper Belles Mother's Day trail ride.

The ride leaves at 9 a.m. May 12 from Timber Camp, located 26 miles north of Globe on Highway 60.

The ride continues toward Show Low through the pinyons and junipers of the Tonto National Forest and includes a hamburger fry luncheon. In the afternoon, the group returns to Timber Camp where the Belles will host a drawing for gifts.

Cost is $15 for individuals and $25 for mother-and-daughter teams.

Call Tina Robinson (520-425-0318) or Candy Sullivan (520-425-9688) to register.

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