Recreation Roundup

Register now for the Turkey Trot 5K set for Saturday, Nov. 17 at Green Valley Park.


Register now for the Turkey Trot 5K set for Saturday, Nov. 17 at Green Valley Park.



It’s basketball season for the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Several youth programs are planned for the coming months. Stop by the parks office in Green Valley Park, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 358 or go online to for details.

5th & 6th Grade

Registration: Through Nov. 12

No tryouts, separate boys and girls divisions

Practice: Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Play: starts Saturday, Dec. 8

Cost: $30 per child, includes game shirt

Volunteer coaches needed (fee waived if your child plays)

3rd & 4th Grade

Registration: Dec. 27 through Jan. 11

Play: Feb. 2 through March 11

Place: JRE Gym

Cost: $30


A new Youth Volleyball League is being organized for students in the 7th and 8th grades. It’s about fun and fundamentals.

Registration: Through Nov. 12

Play: Saturdays

Place: Rim Country Middle School gym

Cost: $25

Turkey Trot 5K

The annual Turkey Trot 5K at Green Valley Park is at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

Registration is taking place now and will also be held race day, starting at 8 a.m.

Pre-registration: Closes Nov. 14, guarantees commemorative sweatshirt

Cost: $40 for 10 and up with guarantee of sweatshirt; $25 for students through 12th grade with ID, no sweatshirt

Prizes: turkey from Safeway for winners, plus medals to top three places in each age group

PATS Hikes

• 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 – Peach Loop Trail, rough hike of moderate to difficult range; three miles; meet at Peach Orchard Trailhead

• 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Moonlight Hike of Shoofly Ruins. Meet at the Shoofly Ruins Trailhead

• 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 – Houston Loop, starts at Houston Mesa Trailhead, a mile east of N. Hwy. 87 off Houston Mesa Road, two miles, moderate level of difficulty. A great family hike.

Winter Sports at PHS

Practices for winter sports have started and contests are right around the corner.

Tentatively scheduled for November are:

• Boys and girls basketball scrimmages with Winslow, boys at 5 p.m. and girls at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15;

• Home basketball openers vs. Globe, 5:30 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys, Tuesday, Nov. 20

• Wrestling opener at Coronado, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21

• Basketball at Mogollon, 5:30 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys, Tuesday, Nov. 27

• Wrestling at home vs. multiple teams, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28

• Boys basketball vs. Sequoia, at home, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30

• Wrestling, Grand Canyon University, Friday, Nov. 30.


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