Special Olympic athletes participating in Bocce, Unified and Regular Swim teams show off their medals as they wait to march in the October Fall Games Torch Parade at Skyline High School track field in east Mesa on Oct. 16.
Turning a high school wrestling program around takes time. And first-year Payson coach Bryan Burke believes the Longhorns are heading in the right direction.
Payson wrestling coach Bryan Burke saw plenty of reasons for optimism in the Longhorns’ 42-30 loss to Division 4 power St. Johns at Wilson Dome on Wednesday.
After finishing first in the regular season with a 21-3 record, Paradise Nails closed off a strong season by winning the Town of Payson Co-Ed Volleyball Playoff Championship. PN went 3-0 in the tournament, beating No. 2 seed Creighton in the final.
Jake Swartwood displays a trout he caught in Horton Creek. During the Thanksgiving holiday I teamed up with Jake Swartwood, the head football coach for the Payson Longhorns, and made a quick trip to Horton Creek.
QUEEN CREEK — Ryan Ricke scored 17 points but it wasn’t enough as Payson’s boys basketball team opened the regular season with an 80-53 loss at Queen Creek Casteel on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Men, women and children bring home Thanksgiving Day birds
At first glance, Arreta Hamrick thought she’d completely missed the target.
Payson opened the wrestling season by going 1-1 in a triangular match at San Tan Valley Combs on Nov. 22.
Longhorns go 1-3 vs. bigger schools in tournament
Payson opened the girls basketball season by gaining some very valuable experience in the challenging Goodyear Desert Edge Scorpion Shootout on Nov. 25-26.
Denver White sees a lot of similarities between Payson’s varsity boys basketball team and the football team. Payson overcame a slow start on the gridiron and turned into one of the best teams in the state.
Denver White likes to win as much as the next guy. But that’s not what it’s all about for the new Payson High boys basketball coach. White, 43, said one thing drives him as coach.
Payson High’s wrestling team makes its home debut by welcoming Chinle and St. Johns to Wilson Dome at 4 p.m.
Pine-Strawberry School Buffalo archers continued their determined march to the National Archery in Schools Championships next spring in Louisville, Ky. with a stellar showing in the nine-team Northwestern State qualifier held Nov. 19 in Wickenburg.
First female to finish; Scott Jones first overall
Trista White couldn’t wait to reach the finish line in Saturday’s Payson Turkey Trot 5-Kilometer Family Fun Run.
Miles Huff enters his third season as the head coach of Payson’s varsity girls basketball team with something he lacked his first two years — a healthy roster.