Coed Basketball Clinic Scheduled


Lady Longhorn head basketball coach Kelly Krieg has scheduled a training skills camp for 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 in Wilson Dome.

Assisting Krieg at the camp will by Valley-area club coach Dave Cureton. The camp is open to boys and girls from sixth-grade through high school seniors. The fee is $20.

Krieg says she hopes to host the camps every two weeks and is encouraging aspiring players to attend as many as possible.

To participate, simply show up at camp time dressed out and ready to participate.


Payson High School Athletic Director Rob Varner has announced make-up dates for baseball and softball games that were postponed earlier this season due to wet playing fields.

The Lady Longhorn softball team will make up a postponed clash vs. Round Valley by playing at a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on April 19 on PHS diamond. The team also makes up a game vs. Chino Valley at 4 p.m., April 6 in Chino Valley.

The baseball team is slated to play a doubleheader vs. Round Valley at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on April 18 in Eagar.

Deadline tomorrow

Little League official Felicia Moore is adamant that parents have only until tomorrow, Saturday, April 2, to register their children for baseball and softball. Those who don’t sign up by that date risk the heartbreak of their child not being eligible to play this spring and summer.

“Parents can go online at or go into National Bank or Jackson Hewitt to register,” said Moore, “Tryouts will be April 2 at the Kiwanis fields.”

Softball tryouts are 9 a.m. to noon and baseball is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“We would love to see every boy and girl on the field this year,” said Moore.

Also, she added, “Curtis Johnson will be starting pitching clinics for the girls after the April 2.

“He will be doing two different times to work with the beginners and a time for the more advanced.”

Exact dates for the clinics will be announced soon.

Call Moore at (928) 476-5440 for more information.

Get physicals now

Payson Regional Medical Center along with several Payson Allied Health Professionals, will be offering $10 sports physicals for Rim Country Middle School and Payson High student-athletes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in Wilson Dome.

The day is designated a half day of school, so those taking the exams will not miss any classes.

For the exams, student-athletes must pick up a physical and parent permission form from the school where they will be playing sports next year. Also, parents must sign them and fill out a complete medical history.

Exams will be good for the 2011-2012 school year.

All proceeds will be used to support the PHS sports medicine program.

Tee it up

Payson Women’s Golf Association member Kelly O’Neill is making an impassioned plea for new members.

In it, she says, “Calling all women golfers. The 2011 season for the Payson Women’s Golf Association officially begins Tuesday, April 5.

“The PWGA plays every Tuesday morning at the Payson Golf Course from April 5 through Oct. 25.

“The season includes weekly games, a mix of fun tournaments and competitive tournaments, including the club championship and the state medallion, monthly luncheon meetings and a variety of social activities. Whether you are a competitive golfer or just love to play the game, the PWGA has something for you.

“The league is comprised of all ages and skill levels, and many of the tournaments are flighted, so everyone has a chance to win. You’ll get to know women golfers from all over the Payson area.

“Be a part of the fun — join us for what is sure to be a great 2011 season. If you’re interested in being a PWGA member or want to learn more about the league, call me at (928) 478-0003.”

Lady Niners

The Payson Women’s Golf Association Nine-Hole Club begins 2011 season play Thursday, April 7 at Payson Golf Course.

The “Payson Niners” play every Thursday morning beginning April 7, with tee times at 9 a.m. Golfers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

Any women interested in joining the league should call Debbie at (928) 595-1176 or Ann at (928) 468-6686.

Play for hunger

The St. Vincent de Paul Tee Off for Hunger’s 10th annual golf tournament will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 30 at Payson Golf Course.

The entry fee is $70 and all proceeds benefit the Rim Country Food Bank.

Call Mike Haynes at (928) 474-2191 for more information.


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