One of the finest football players to ever don a small-town Arizona uniform appears to be on his way to becoming a Sun Devil.
Reportedly, Blue Ridge’s 6-foot, 3-inch, 235-pound Chans Cox has committed to Arizona State University after being recruited by several other Division I universities.
Cox, an honor roll student, will play this season for the Yellow Jackets, graduate at mid-year and enroll at ASU next spring so he can play spring football for new coach Todd Graham.
There are those predicting Cox is good enough to contribute to the Sun Devil effort as a freshman in 2013.
Club Rim says thanks
Club Rim Volleyball founder and coach Donna Moore recently announced the winners of the annual benefit raffles that help generate funds to support the club.
Winning prizes were: Gail Jones, grand prize, a week’s stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico donated by Devin and Laurel Wala; Peggy Miles won a professional whitening treatment from High Desert Dentistry; Andy Smith won a free sitting and CD of pictures from Johnson Photography; Lisa Youngcourt won the 3-D wall sculpture “Calling the Pack” from Gail; Andy Ward won a 10-wheeler load of granite from Payson Concrete; Mike Stevens won a Ping G 15 driver from Jake’s Corner Bar & Grill; Barbara Glinzack won a Ping golf bag from Jake’s Corner Bar & Grill; John Cromer won a custom belt buckle from Yellowhair Buckles; Bob Closs and Brandon Sewell each won a tennis game and Xavix PORT from Xavix; Joe Shannon and Kristi Horsley won a bowling game and Xavix PORT from Xavix; Belia Arreola won a one-night stay at the Best Western Payson Inn; Cheri Waldron won a tire rotation and alignment from Big O Tires; Grant Leonard won a football autographed by Patrick Peterson from the Arizona Cardinals; Chey won automotive service from Miller Autoworks; Jerry and Sue Hinton won a sports performance evaluation from Payson Physical Therapy; Sharalee Yellowhair won a $100 gift certificate from The Computer Guys; Jan Clark won a twosome’s nine holes of golf, with use of a cart from the Payson Golf Course; Tony McDaniel won passes for the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium from KMOG; Bill Flores won four bleacher seat tickets to a 2012 Diamondbacks game from the Arizona Diamondbacks; Sundi Sopeland and Renee Blood each won a 55-piece drill and drive set from ACE Hardware & Nursery; Ronnie McDaniel, Wendy Anderson, Travis Stodgehill, Delfino Herrera and Amy Paulson won oil changes and discounts from Fletcher’s Tire & Auto Service; Danny Barr won a Redken gift basket from Backstreet Salon; Mike Ward won a sheet set from Mattress Experts; Dan Turner won a one-night stay at the Majestic Mountain Inn; Jim Scholl won a DeWalt grip sander kit from The Home Center; Lanae Laurias and Richard Smith won an assortment of tools from Home Depot; Ryan Whelan won two embroidered shirts from The Arizona Republic; Jerry Kleven won a free vaccine and exam for his pet from Payson Pet Center; Erin Gibson won a handmade bowl from Wood Pile Wonders; Cindy Gregory won a pearl jewelry from Payson Jewelers; Tom Walker won $50 in cash from Messinger’s Payson Funeral Home; Rocky Klabbetz and Jessica Rose won $50 gift certificates from Overman Designs; Theresa Nelson won a lap quilt from Bridget Masters Quilt Designs; Jackie Porter won a Person-ette of her choice from Crafter Cubbies; Susan Laird won a lion print from Tina Crabtree; Alexis Casillas won a hat, $10 gift certificate and bracelet from Christy’s Cottage; Polly Johnson won a free facial from Carsten’s Institute; Gary Fishel won a free oil change from Chapman Auto; Ron Gladden and Jaime Maw won jewelry from Navajo jewelry artist Merilyn Preston; Jodi and Bobbi Doss won a 6-month subscription from the Payson Roundup; Sandy Wernbrenner won a Czechoslovakian stone necklace and earrings from Western Village; Dave Ballard won a 1-month membership from Club USA; Louis Crabtree won a $25 gift certificate from Rim Country Power Sports; Kevin Raymer and John Johnson each won a $25 gift certificate from Chili’s; Olive Fletcher won a $25 gift certificate from Cardo’s Pizza; Becky won a $25 gift certificate from Verizon Wireless; C. Walker won a $25 gift certificate from Safeway, Cami Barnett won a $25 gift certificate from Alibertos Mexican Food; Michael Armstrong won a $25 gift certificate from Walmart; Heather Haught won a $25 gift certificate from El Rancho Mexican Restaurant; Mandy Greenleaf won a free chiropractic adjustment and exam from My Chiropractor; Holly Henson won a $20 gift certificate from Payson Candle Factory; Robert Johnston won a Beanpod Candle from Payson Florist & Gifts; Margaret Parker won four matinee tickets from the Sawmill Theatres; Candi Jorgenson won a $20 gift certificate from Gerardo’s Italian Bistro; Katherine won a reclining bear from Plant Fair Nursery; Sandra Koon and Dean River each won five games of bowling from Rim Country Lanes; Ronny Harris and Mike Peters each won a free haircut from Carsten’s Institute; Kirk Wessel and Melissa Overman each won a large two-topping pizza from Domino’s Pizza; Laci Sopeland and Kathy each won a large pizza from Little Caesar’s Pizza.