Workouts Focus On Reps, Not Weight

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Prospective boys and girls soccer players are invited to participate in free weight training 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the boys weight room in old Payson High School gymnasium. Longhorns boys soccer coach Roger Wholly will supervise the sessions.

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Freshman David Hernandez is among the prospective soccer players taking advantage of the after school weights program at PHS.

According to Wholly, the training will take on a different purpose than the workouts used in other sports like football. He plans to emphasize low weights with many repetitions to build endurance for the upcoming season.

"We don't want them bulked up," Wholly said.

The sessions will continue until soccer preseason training kicks off in October.

For more information about the program, call Wholly at (928) 474-2233.

Volunteers needed

Staging a cross country race takes a great deal of volunteer help. That means Payson High School cross country coach Chuck Hardt is scouring the town searching for individuals who will help at two fall home meets.

Hardt needs volunteers for a season-opening meet Sept. 8 at Payson Golf Course. The coach expects the Longhorns will host three teams.

Hardt also needs help with the Sept. 24 Sludge to the Judge run which is the premier home meet of the season. About five teams are expected to participate.

The run is part of the annual PHS homecoming festivities and precedes the annual parade down Main Street.

Help also is needed with a middle/junior high school run that will be held in conjunction with the high school competition.

Anyone interested in helping stage the upcoming events should contact Hardt at (928) 474-2233.

PAHH benefit

Payson Area Habitat for Humanity will benefit from the proceeds of Saturday's 8th Annual Scratch Golf Tournament. The fray is sponsored by Pioneer Title Agency.

In previous years, the event has earned good chunks of money that have gone to fund PAHH's mission.

Sponsors are promising good food, fantastic prizes, competitive golf and a great time.

Good fishing

Fishing reports from Roosevelt Lake indicate that night fishing is producing decent numbers of bass outside the slot limit. Some successful strategies are to fish crankbaits and topwater lures on points and flats down to about 10 meet. Double-hook worms and Texas-rigged worms have also been successful. Drop-shot rigs in the Tonto Creek arm is another angling option that has produced results.

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