Zumbro Considers Diamond Options


Payson High School senior Brenna Zumbro is undecided on where she will take her softball-pitching act next season. She's been offered a full-ride scholarship to Southern New Hampshire University but declined.

Whitworth would like her to enroll and play softball, but because it is a Division III school, it cannot offer athletic scholarships.

Brenna says she likes Siena College near Albany, New York, but the school has no scholarships available. She's now leaning toward Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado. In addition to playing softball, she wants to earn degrees in culinary sciences and business.

For now, Brenna has put her college choices on the back burner and will concentrate on pitching the Lady Longhorns into the state tournament. She's expected to be one of the best pitchers in the state this season.

Remembering Coach Morris

Donations to help defray medical and funeral costs for Payson High School assistant football coach Jack Morris are being accepted at the Payson branch of the Wells Fargo Bank.

Coach Morris died Monday from a stroke he suffered days earlier.

Funeral services and a celebration of life for the coach were held yesterday (Thursday). Friends of Coach Morris also are considering establishing some type of memorial in his name.

For more information, call Max Foster at (928) 474-5251. ext. 114.

State games on tap

Although time is growing near, it's not too late to enter the Grand Canyon State Winter Games.

Most of the events will begin in March and some will be held in April. Most are being held at various venues in Phoenix.

The winter sports of skiing and snowboarding are being held near Flagstaff and at Snowbowl.

Entry forms and booklets completely detailing the various sports offered in the winter are available at 76/Circle K Stores, APS locations and at Bashas'. To enter the games, competitors must be an Arizona resident for at least 30 days immediately prior to the first day of competition.

For those unfamiliar with the games, they are a multi-sport Olympic festival for Arizona's amateur athletes of all ages and abilities.

PAHH benefit set for spring

The Payson Area Habitat Home Run 5K will be May 15 at Green Valley Park.

The annual event, which draws both walkers and runners, will get off to a booming start at 8 p.m. Sign-in and T-shirt pickup begins at 6:30 a.m.

The registration fee is $15 if paid before May 7. After May 7 and on the day of the race, the fee is $20. The registration fee includes participation in the race, an event T-shirt and breakfast. Guest breakfast tickets will be available on race day for $3. Child's tickets are $1.

The loop course begins near the Veterans Memorial in GVP and continues down Country Club Drive where it takes a U-turn and returns along Country Club to GVP and the finish line at the memorial.

Registration forms are available at the Payson Athletic Club located at 400 E. Highway to 260 or the PAHH offices at 1013 S. Goodfellow Road.

Call (928) 474-0330 for more information.

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