New Records For Payson Athletes?


A point to ponder: Will all event winners at tomorrow's Payson High vs. Snowflake track meet emerge as school record holders?

Because the PHS track is new and has never had a meet conducted on it, event winners will probably also be record holders.

Any records that were set on the old dirt track will be unofficially retired.

Even if tomorrow's winners didn't go down as record holders, it probably wouldn't be long before all previous running standards went by the wayside. The state-of-the-art all-weather surface is much faster than the old dirt track. Fans can expect sprinters, hurdlers and distance runners to chalk up some very quick ET's this season.

PWGA set to tee off

The Payson Women's Golf Association will host its annual kick-off breakfast at 9 a.m. March 25 at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road. The fee is $5 per person.

Anyone interested in joining the PWGA is welcome to attend the breakfast.

For more information call Joyce Goff at 472-6037.

Sponsors needed

The 7th annual Payson Hot Wheels vs. the Banner Wheelchair Sun benefit basketball game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. May 3.

The game is sponsored each year by the Town of Payson American Disabilities Act to help raise awareness about disability issues.

All proceeds from the game are used for scholarships to benefit individuals with special needs.

The Hot Wheels are sponsored by local businesses who purchase sponsorships for $200 each. Sponsors may have a player on the Hot Wheels team.

Currently, 15 sponsorships are available and will be open to the public until March 14.

Anyone interested in purchasing a tax deductible sponsorship can do so my calling Tracy Snyder at 474-5242, ext. 233.

Baseball fun

Youngsters interested in participating in the Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run competition at 11 a.m. April 12 must have their parents sign a consent form. The forms are available at the Town of Payson Parks and Recreation office located at Green Valley Park. There is no registration fee. The baseball skills competition is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14 years. The event tests three of the fundamental aspects of baseball -- pitching, hitting and running.

In pitching, participants are tested throwing strikes at a designated target. In hitting, the youngsters hit a ball off a stationary tee. Hits are measured for distance and accuracy. During the running, participants are timed from second base, around third, and on to home plate.

Each participant is given an accumulated score based on his/her performance.

The first-place winners in each age group advance to a section competition later this spring.

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