Trinity England, a stalwart the past two seasons on the Lady Longhorn varsity volleyball team, has signed a letter of intent to next year play the sport at Chandler Gilbert Community College.
But before she does, she’ll be showing her considerable wares in the Arizona Volleyball Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star game when it is played June 18.
Last year, England was one of four Lady Horns to be named to the All-East Region first team and was an all-state honorable mention selection.
In 2010, England was one of the team’s finest hitters, finishing with a mark of .240, which tied her for the team high with Katelyn Curtis.
England, who played outside hitter, also led Payson in kills with 196.
Among her finest performances was her 17-kill effort in an East Region tournament win over Show Low in late October 2010.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish Department is hosting a free “Kids Fishing Derby” from 8 a.m. to noon at Bog Tank on the reservation.
The tank will be stocked with trout especially for the event and a small fishing tank will be available for anglers 6 and under.
Free food and drinks will be provided to everyone and prizes will be given out to the biggest fish winners.
Call (928) 338-4385, ext. 236 for more information.
Time winding down for 2011 Morris tourney entries
The Jack Morris Memorial Golf Tournament, which is open to all amateur golfers, tees off at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18 with a shotgun start at Payson Golf Course.
The entry fee is $85 per player, which includes green fees, cart, food and prize money.
Prizes will include closest-to-the-pin awards on two par-3 holes, longest drive in the fairways and a hole-in-one prize on a pre-selected hole. The tourney committee is accepting raffle prizes and hole sponsors. All donations are tax-deductible and a tax ID number is available.
The proceeds from the upcoming memorial tournament will fund a $1,500 scholarship given out in Jack’s name. The remaining proceeds benefit the PHS football program. Past scholarship winners include Donnie Wilbanks, Jadyn Walden, Carlos Lopez, Courtney Morris and Jeff Day.
Entry forms are available at the Payson Roundup, 708 N. Beeline Highway, or Payson Golf Course. The deadline is June 13 or after 110 golfers register. For more information about the tournament, call Dawn Sweeney at (928) 978-4357.
Jack died Feb. 23, 2004 in a Phoenix hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 34 at the time of his death.
Jack’s coaching career began in 1995 as an assistant at Rim Country Middle School and peaked in 1998 as the line coach on the undefeated, state championship PHS team.
Jack played football for three seasons while he was in high school.
Jack’s two brothers, Cable Morris and Josh Barhardt, were starters on the team.
After Jack’s one year at RCMS he was obviously hooked on coaching and moved to the high school where he coached undefeated freshman and junior varsity squads.
At the time of his death, Jack was serving as an assistant to then-PHS head coach Jerry Rhoades.
In 1986, he was a senior member of the Longhorn team that advanced to the state championship where it lost a 7-0 heartbreaker to Snowflake. On the team, he was a member of the offensive and defensive lines, along with his closest friend, Mark Velasco, who nicknamed themselves “The Bruise Brothers.” His jersey number 70 was retired in 2004 during homecoming and now hangs in Wilson Dome.