The Payson 10-11-years Little League All-Star team is advancing to state as the Region One and District One champions.
The state tournament begins July 17 in Nogales but game times have not been finalized.
Payson earned the berth to state, only the fourth local Little League team to do so in the history of the program, with a pulsating 4-2 win over Flagstaff Continental. The game was played July 9 in Pinetop-Lakeside.
In post season all-star play, the team comprised a 6-1 record losing only to Continental, 3-1 in the tournament's opening round.
Payson came back to beat the Flagstaff team twice.