Game Postponed For Second Time

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A make up boy’s basketball game vs. Alchesay that was scheduled to be played Jan. 27 has been postponed a second time. It will now be played on Feb. 5 in Wilson dome. Game times remain the same, 4:30 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Payson High Athletic Director Jason Lobik said Alchesay officials called him Monday and asked that the make-up date be changed.

The game was originally to be contested Jan. 20 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Also in boy’s basketball, the Longhorns will travel to Blue Ridge High School on Feb. 4 for a make-up game originally set for Jan. 22 but postponed due to the weather.

Shoot for the Heart

Sportsmen from around Northern Gila County are hailing “Shoot for the Heart” as an enjoyable and helpful way for sportsmen to learn new skills and also share some of the lessons they learned from years in the outdoors.

Mountain Bible Church sponsors Shoot for the Heart, which will feature monthly seminars given by some of the state’s finest outdoorsmen and women.

Upcoming seminars include bass fishing, mule deer hunting, archery hunting, trout fishing and outdoor cooking.

According to Mountain Bible’s website, “Shoot For The Heart is an instructional outdoor recreational time with an emphasis on hunting and fishing in God’s creation. The purpose is to help families who love the outdoors become better hunters and fishermen, and build relationships with others who share the same interests.”

The first seminar, which will be on bass fishing, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Mountain Bible Church, 201 E. Rancho Road.

Presenting at the seminar is Clifford Pirch, a hometown angler who has been fishing professionally for about five years and is now a member of Team National Guard.

Pirch said during the about 45-minute seminar he will share some of the fishing secrets he picked up as a youth fishing Arizona lakes, and later as a professional angler competing all over the United States.

Some of the presenters at upcoming seminars will be Dean Pederson on hunting trophy mule deer, Bob DePugh on camp cooking, and hunting mountain lions in Arizona by Steve Smith.

The seminar is free, and there will be door prizes.

For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

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