-- Recreation Roundup --


Town of Payson Parks and Recreation coordinator Joe Harris is preparing to host upcoming third- and fourth-grade basketball leagues, both an adult and youth "Basketball Bonanza," the "Ruckus on the Rim" adult dodge ball tournament and an adult basketball league.

Registration for the third and fourth-grade basketball league must be completed by Jan. 25. The fee is $20, which includes an NBA reversible T-shirt and end-of-the-season pizza party.

Harris said the league is also in need of volunteer coaches.

Hoop jackpots

Both Basketball Bonanzas will be held Feb. 16 in Rim Country Middle School gymnasium. The youth event, open to youngsters nine to 14-years-of-age, will begin at 10 a.m.

The adult competition begins at 1 p.m. and will include divisions for both men and women from 18 to 30 years-of-age and 30-years-plus.

The bonanza's three events include three-point, free throw and hotshot competitions.

Registration, which is $15 per player, will be Jan. 14 to Feb. 16. Winners in the youth division will be eligible to advance to a state finals to be held at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.

Rim Ruckus

The Ruckus on the Rim tournament will be Feb. 16 in the old PHS gymnasium.

The registration fee, which is $60 per team, must be paid by Feb. 8. The tournament will feature both men's and women's divisions.

Adult hardwood play

The deadline for registering for the adult basketball league is Feb. 8. The fee is $250 per team, which included an end-of-the-season double-elimination tournament.

Competitive, recreational and 30-years-and-over division will be offered. Participants must be 18 years of age.

For more information on any parks and recreation offering, call Harris at (928) 978-4150 or (928) 474-5242, ext. 359.

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