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Playoffs in air for gridders

More Than A Game

The high school football playoffs don’t begin until Nov. 8, but the Longhorns find themselves in the middle of an extended dress rehearsal.

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Somebody up there likes us

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I just finished reading a book titled “The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo.” It was written in 1851 by Sir Edward Creasy, and is a classic, which is still read and quoted today.

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A sad final chapter to great career

DJ's Music Trivia

Just 10 days ago, singer Glen Campbell shared a music video “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” on YouTube, a track that the country music great previously revealed will be the final song he ever records as he battles Alzheimer’s disease.

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Fall is a favorite time in Rim Country

DJ's Music Trivia

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” was first recorded by pop singer Andy Williams on his Christmas Album in 1963 and later covered in 1986 by crooner Johnny Mathis on his own Christmas album.

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Things my pets taught me, Part 3

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Though Lolly and I always talked about having a dog around the house, it never happened.

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Longhorns rise to No. 11 ranking

More Than A Game

My how things have changed. On the eve of its homecoming game a week ago, Payson’s football team stood at No. 15 in the Division 4 power rankings entering the grueling Section 5 portion of its schedule. The Longhorns went 1-4 in the section a year ago and weren’t competitive in any of the losses, starting with a 55-14 thumping at Fountain Hills.

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Celebrating the ol’ hometown

DJ's Music Trivia

Last weekend — another great reason to be thankful that we live where we do.

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Things my pets taught me, Part 2

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Last week I told you that my very first memories include our dog Duke, a small white fox terrier. He lived until I was 21, but after I re-enlisted in the Air Force I learned a harsh truth: there are no pets in barracks, and even after you are married, pets are not part of your life.

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Falcons represent huge challenge, big opportunity for Horns

More Than A Game

Halfway through the football schedule and Payson’s Longhorns find themselves exactly where they were a year ago: 3-2 heading into the grueling five-game Section 5 season.

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Things my pets have taught me

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No matter how far I look back in my life I always see a pet. For the first 21 years of my life it was always the same pet — a small white fox terrier named Duke.

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Activity picks up at Green Valley Park

DJ's Music Trivia

With this year’s monsoon season looking like it’s finally in the 2014 rearview mirror, and area temperatures falling into what most of us consider absolutely ideal, I’ve noticed quite an increase in the number of people motoring around Green Valley Park.

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Longhorns look to deny Morgan milestone win

More Than a Game

Most football coaches start their careers with humble goals, like posting a winning record. Maybe they even ponder eventually experiencing a championship or two.

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Not-so-famous last words Part 2

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Last week we mentioned Lt. Pat O’Brien, an American volunteer who served in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I.

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Birds abound at Green Valley Park

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Taking a shortcut behind the Parks and Rec office at Green Valley Park, I couldn’t help but notice peeping sounds, getting louder and louder as I got closer to the back of the cinder block wall.

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Horns look to shore up defense

More Than A Game

Just a month into the schedule it may be stretching things to call tonight’s football game at Glendale a must-win situation for Payson High.

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