7th-Grade Girls Have Stellar Basketball Year


The Rim Country Middle School Seventh-Grade Girls Basketball team, coached by former Lady Horn star Danielle O’Haver and her father, Raymond, wrapped up the regular season with a 7-0 record.

Armed with the unblemished mark, the Lady Mavs advanced to the season-ending White Mountain League tournament where the team opened with wins against Show Low Sequoia, 56-21, and Canyon Day, 41-26.

In the championship against a 9-1 Snowflake team, RCMS suffered its only loss of the season losing a one-point decision.

“Snowflake made two free throws with 16 seconds left to take the lead,” said Raymond O’Haver. “We had a good last-second shot that didn’t fall.”

The team averaged 37 points per game during the year, and gave up just 18 ppg.

Tessa Hintze led the team offensively scoring at a 15 ppg game clip. She also averaged nine rebounds per game.

Other big-time contributors were Kelsee Stonebrink, Sara Novack and Brittany Proctor.

At the conclusion of the season, Raymond O’Haver expressed appreciation saying, “Danielle and I would like to thank RCMS and the parents for all their support this year.

“We love coaching and had a great year with an awesome group of girls.”

Tee Off 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 $75 and all proceeds benefit the Rim Country Food Bank.

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

Ladies tee off

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.

The 2011 season for the Payson Women’s Golf Association 18-hole group begins 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 29 with the annual kick-off breakfast at the Mazatzal Casino.

Interested golfers are invited to bring their clubs for a just-for-fun round of golf afterward.

The PWGA plays every Tuesday morning at the Payson Golf Course.

League play officially begins on April 5 and continues until Oct. 25.

The season includes weekly games, a mix of fun tournaments and competitive tournaments, monthly luncheon meetings and a variety of social activities.

Call Kelly O’Neill at (928) 478-0003 for more information.


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