Former Longhorn football and baseball star Cade Bradley graduated from Payson High School in 2000 and from Northern Arizona University four years later.
He now is a project test engineer for a large national defense contractor in Tucson.
Cade says he enjoys keeping tabs on his alma mater's sports teams by reading the Payson Roundup online.
He was particularly interested in a story that appeared in the April 8 edition.
It was about school pranks the Lady Longhorn softball team had played on the baseball squad.
Cade said those gags are nothing new, they were going on when he was in school.
He remembers one stunt that went this way:
"So the prank story starts with boys being boys. Since the baseball field overlooks the softball field and we would warm up on our third base side we were always overlooking the girls when they would run in a huge group around the field for theirarm ups.
"We would usually make some remarks and moo like cows ... So during lunch or the nightefore we played Alchesay, the softball team dumped a ton of cow/horse manure in our dugout.
They also painted a huge sign that said ‘MOOOO!!!!!'
"None of it bothered us, we played the game just walking right over the manure thinking nothing about it ... in other words, they went through a lot of work that actually just made us laugh.
"We kept the sign in the dugout for a few weeks, and on yearbook picture day we broke it out and held it for our yearbook picture.
"So as the last day of school came around and we received our yearbooks, the baseball team got the last hoo rah, as people began opening their yearbooks."
You might be a teacher if ...
As a retired teacher and coach of 37 years, I enjoyed an e-mail Don Heizer recently forwarded to me that was entitled "Jeff Foxworthy on Educators."
Most of what the comedian says is on target.
- YOU might be a teacher if you believe the playground should be equipped with a Ritalin salt lick.
OU might be a teacher if you want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work 8 to 3:30 and have summers off."
YOU might be a teacher if it is difficult to name your own child because there's no name you can come up with that doesn't bring high blood pressure as it is uttered.
- YOU might be a teacher if you can tell it's a full moon or if it's going to rain, snow, hail ... anything!!! Without ever looking outside.
- YOU might be a teacher if you believe, "shallow gene pool" should have its own box on a report card.
- OU might be a teacher if you believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, "Boy, the kids sure are mellow today."
- OU might be a teacher if when out in public, you feel the urge to snap your fingers at children you do not know and correct their behavior.
- YOU might be a teacher if you have no social life between August and June.
- YOU might be a teacher if you think people should have a government permit before being allowed to reproduce.