For the second year, Yavapai College men's soccer coaches Hugh Bell and Mike Pantaloine will return to the Rim country to conduct a training camp designed to help local players prepare for the rigors of prep soccer.
According to Payson High School coach Roger Wholly, the two were highly impressed with the teens who participated in last year's camp.
"The coaches asked me 'if we were stuck in the 1950s; these kids are so nice and polite'," Wholly said.
The 2002 edition of the camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 through July 25 on the new Rumsey Park multipurpose field. The camp is open to all players who will be entering high school next year.
The tuition is $120 per player which includes a souvenir T-shirt and a soccer ball.
Late registration, after May 31, is $150. Call Wholly at 474-2233 for more information.
Shea hatches a plan
For Payson High School sophomore Shea Hatch to accept an invitation to participate in the Down Under International Volleyball Games, she must earn the money to pay travel expenses and room and board abroad.
Her first fund-raising endeavor was a successful benefit steak dinner held last week at Rumsey Park.
But Shea needs even more to pay for the journey, so she is asking for sponsors to help defray the cost.
"A major source of funds comes from the voluntary contributions of family, friends and interested sponsors," she said. "... (Sponsorships) will be a very important part of my fund raising."
To sponsor Hatch, call her at 474-4116.
Fishing enthusiasts will want to mark June 1 on their calendars. That's the day locals can browse through an assortment of fishing lures at a "buy-sell-or-trade" show at Majestic Mountain Inn.
Local collector Ken Gouker said the public is invited to look at the lures, or if they'd like, they can bring their own rare lures and have them appraised.
The event is free of charge, and is held at the hotel's conference room, from 8:30 a.m. to around noon.
Golf for grub
The real winner at the St. Vincent de Paul Golf Tournament held May 4 at Payson Golf Club was the Vincent de Paul Food Bank.
The charity received all of the proceeds from the benefit.
On the links, the team winners was the foursome of Willie Ingram, Ken Darnell, Scott Darnell and Mark Svir.
In second place was Jim Dalgleish, Dick Marshall, Ed Flores, Frank Szakal and Ben Batter.
Kato Cly, Jerry Graham, Bob Hammenil and Jim Phillips was third.
Ken Althoff, Dagleish and Marshall pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money.