Chapman runs for 185 yards, 3 TDs
Wyatt Chapman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Payson opened the football season by running over host Fort Defiance Window Rock 57-6 on Friday night.
Overcoming the graduation of 10 seniors won’t be easy for Payson High’s varsity boys soccer team.
Claudia Thompson carded 36.5 to beat runner-up Judy McFall (37) by half a stroke to win Flight A in the Payson Women’s Golf Association’s Par Fours Tournament at Payson Golf Course on Aug. 18.
Wyatt Chapman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Payson High opened the football season with a 57-6 pounding of host Fort Defiance Window Rock on Friday night.
Payson may end up with an explosive offense this year, but the defense remains the big unknown.
Pity anyone trying to keep the Longhorns’ football team from putting points on the board this year.
The football season gets underway tonight for a few Arizona high schools, including Payson. The Longhorns kickoff the year at 7 p.m. at Fort Defiance Window Rock.
Outdoors Under the Rim
The months of waiting have come and gone since the closing of archery deer season on the last day of January.
Monday, Aug. 24 is the deadline to register for a three-person co-ed sand volleyball tournament for those ages 16 and over scheduled for 8 a.m. on Aug. 29.
The Bassmaster Elite anglers are fishing the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where Rim Country Elite angler Clifford Pirch has a lot on the line. Clifford again made the day two cut and started out (Aug. 14) in 18th place. In addition, Clifford is in seventh place for the Bassmaster Toyota Angler of the Year race.
The Longhorns appear ready for the season opener. Four Longhorns scored two touchdowns apiece as Payson exploded for nine scores and the defense smothered the Cowboys in a controlled scrimmage on the road Friday night at Camp Verde.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded nearly $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers.
Payson was transformed into Arizona State North last week as the Sun Devils’ football team converged on Rim Country for its annual five-day stay at Camp Tontozona a few miles east of Payson.
They carried the legend off the field one final time on Saturday. The man who spearheaded the building of Camp Tontozona as a preseason football camp and began the tradition of bringing Arizona State teams to that glorious place tucked away in the pines just east of Payson for 19 years beginning in 1960, walked onto the field to speak to this year’s players following the Maroon and Gold Scrimmage that ends Camp T.
Games, music, face painting and food all helped make Friday night’s ASU Football Pep Rally at Green Valley Park a success.