Fish Tourney To Benefit Payson Christian School

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A benefit trout tournament that should be fun for all will be held Oct. 6 at Woods Canyon Lake, 30 miles east of Payson off Highway 260.

Slated to benefit Payson Community Christian School, the 2nd Annual Fall Classic Trout Tournament begins at 5 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m.

The fee to enter the tournament is $15 per person if pre-registered before Oct. 1. After that deadline, the fee is $20. All funds generated from the tournament will be used to purchase computers for students at the Christian school. The tournament is open to the first 100 people to register.

Registration the day of the tournament opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 7 a.m. Pre-registered fishermen must check in. Weigh-in starts at 2 p.m. and closes at 5 p.m. The weigh-in will be at the dock house, so participants can catch and release if they wish.

Trophies for first, second and third places will be given away on the back porch of the Woods Canyon Lake Store at 4:30 p.m. The trophies will be awarded for the largest fish and total weight of all fish caught (six-fish-per-person limit).

Entry forms are available at the Payson Community Christian School located at 1102 W Lake Dr. or at the Woods Canyon Lake Store.

Call 474-8050 for more information.

State change

In past years, the high school state championship cross country meet for schools of all sizes, 1A through 5A has been held at the same site. However, this year, there appears to be a change in that format.

According to the website of the Arizona High School Cross Country Coaches Association (www.arizonatrack.com), the 1A, 2A, 3A and 5A schools will hold their state championships Nov. 3 at Anthem Way located north of Phoenix.

The 4A schools are slated to have their finals Nov. 3 in Tucson. No one in the association knows why the 4A schools are breaking off and hosting their own meet in southern Arizona.

Football returns

Our state's football fans will have a full slate of action on tap this weekend and most of it will be televised.

After a week's respite due to the tragedy on the East coast, ASU, Arizona, NAU and the Cardinals will return to the playing field.

Arizona hosts the University of Nevada Las Vegas at 7 p.m. Saturday in Arizona Stadium. The game will be televised on KUSK. Arizona State travels to Stanford Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. That game will be televised on KUTP.

Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals play host to the Denver Broncos at 5:30 p.m. The contest will be televised nationally on ESPN. The only game not on the tube, is Northern Arizona University's clash at Southern Utah. Kickoff time is 6 p.m.

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