Coaches Come Forward To Lead Rcms Squads


The Rim Country Middle School Maverick football program now has a full staff of four coaches.

Only a week ago, RCMS athletic director Tim Fruth was busy scouring the community to find a pair of coaches to round out the Mav gridiron staff that included Mark Henning on the seventh-grade team and Cory Kroll with the eighth-graders.

The solution came in the form of two local law enforcement agents.

Payson police officer Les Barr has agreed to coach the seventh-graders alongside Henning.

Former Payson High School football star Jimmy Oestmann --ow a Department of Public Safety officer --ill coach the eighth-graders with Kroll.

Fruth said he was pleased that both Barr and Oestmann agreed to help the program that will begin practices at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11.

The campaign kicks off Sept. 3 against Winslow and wraps up Oct. 9 against Snowflake.

RCMS softball

Coaches for the RCMS seventh- and eighth-grade softball teams are already staffed.

Former Show Low High School varsity softball coach Vic Caballero will coach the seventh-grade Lady Mavs. Lady Longhorn coach Will Dunman will take his act to the RCMS campus to head the eighth-grade team.

Both teams begin play Sept. 3 against Winslow.

The seventh-grade program wraps up Oct. 11 in the Show Low Tournament.

The eighth-grade campaign ends Oct. 9 in the Snowflake White Mountain League finals.

This season, all RCMS athletic teams will continue to participate in the White Mountain League that includes most of the communities that form the 3A East high school region.

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