Those planning on attending the Mogollon Sporting Association banquet should purchase their tickets at soon as possible.

According to MSA member Jack Koon, the 200 tickets available for the April 1 festivities at Mazatzal Casino, are going quickly.

Prior to April 1, tickets are available from any MSA member for $65 per person. After the deadline, tickets are $75.

The incentive for purchasing early, Koon said, is that those ticket holders will be entered in an early gird drawing for a 12-gauge over/under shotgun.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a no-host cocktail hour and continue an hour later with a prime rib or chicken dinner. At 7 p.m., a raffle and auction begins with Dave Yoke serving as auctioneer.

For tickets or more information, call Koon at 474-1662.

PWGA action to begin

Members of the Payson Women's Golf Association invite new members to join their group.

Anyone interested in hooking up with the PWGA should attend a kickoff breakfast at 9 a.m. March 26 at the Crosswinds Restaurant. There, plans for the coming golf season will be finalized.

Those who can't attend the breakfast may sign up for the PWGA at Payson Golf Course.

For more information, call Alesha Calderwood at 474-1446.

No selections

Both the PHS boys and girls basketball teams were shutout when the Arizona Republic named its All-Arizona teams on Sunday.

The newspaper published first, second, third and honorable mention teams, but no local player was included.

Big school 4A and 5A players usually stake claim to All-Arizona honors, but there were several small town athletes named to the girls' honorable mention list including Mogollon's Kendra Greer, Pima's Bonnie Bryse and Thatcher's Trisha Seale.

Class 3A girls' state champion Tuba City had Jayme Lomakema chosen the "Small School Player of the Year."

Among the boys' selections, Coolidge's Randy Youtsey was named "Small School Player of the Year."

Earlier in the school year, the 3A East Region, known for its prowess in football, didn't have a player named in the Republic's All-Arizona selections.

Cactus league heats up

Rim country baseball fans, probably still excited by the World Series success of the Arizona Diamondbacks, appear to be flocking to the Valley for spring training games.

Most who attend say they enjoy the games because tickets are

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