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Better do your deer hunting homework

Outdoors Under the Rim

The rifle deer season has begun with many youth hunts just finishing the weeklong pursuit of any antlered deer.

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Longhorns trample Yellow Jackets 30-7 in football

Payson kept its football playoff hopes alive with a 30-7 trampling of visiting Lakeside Blue Ridge on Friday night.

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Little Longhorns hit the mat

A total of 35 kids in the first-eighth grades turned out for the annual Payson Little Longhorn Wrestling Camp held Sept. 26-30. “We focused on fundamentals and technique,” said new Payson High varsity head coach Bryan Burke.

Foursome wins with 188

Mike Anderson, Dan Dorough, Bill Mullins and Chip Yeomans combined to shoot 188 and win the Payson Men’s Golf Association Best Three-Out-Of-Four Tournament at Payson Golf Course on Oct. 7.

Horns host Blue Ridge tonight

More Than a Game

As Payson’s seniors play their final home game against Blue Ridge tonight at 7 o’clock, the formula seems simple enough.

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Who’s No. 1? Horns beat Lobos again

Who’s No. 1? Horns beat Lobos again

Like roller coaster enthusiasts holding their arms up instead of hanging onto the bar for dear life, these Longhorns relish the excitement of a dramatic volleyball game.

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Longhorns spike No. 1 Snowflake again

Payson’s volleyball team beat No. 1 Snowflake for the second time this season to put a stranglehold on the 3A East Region standings and all but wrap up a state tournament berth.

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Longhorn kicker a testament in courage

Kenny Ayres trembled as he put the ball on the tee. But the Payson High senior did a good job of hiding the nerves that overtook him as he prepared to attempt a crucial onside kick his Longhorns desperately needed to recover to have any hope of pulling off a miracle comeback.

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Homecoming heroes: Horns roll 48-19

Rout Winslow to keep playoff hopes alive

The Class 3A state football playoffs don’t start for most teams for another three weeks. They started on Friday for Payson.

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Trout are coming

Life on the Fly

Trout are scheduled to be stocked into Green Valley Lakes during the week of Oct. 17 if projected cool water temperatures and pH levels allow. That is great news for all of us waiting for the trout to return to the lakes.

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Longhorns rout Winslow in homecoming game

Payson’s football team celebrated homecoming by putting a month of frustration behind it with a 48-19 thrashing of No. 6 Winslow on Friday night.

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Senior moment: Horns notch 1st win

As four seniors said goodbye to Rumsey Park on Saturday afternoon, the future of Payson High boys soccer said hello. Freshman Hayden Gibson clinched his fists and yelled “Yeeeeesssss” after banging the ball past the St. Michael goalkeeper at short range to break a scoreless tie with 31 minutes remaining to lift the Longhorns to their first victory of the season in their final home game.

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Spikers killing it heading into rematch

When Payson’s volleyball team shocked top-ranked Snowflake on Sept. 29, it certainly qualified as an upset. It won’t be quite as shocking if the young Longhorns do it again.

It's all on the line now

More Than A Game

They’re 2-5, but nobody wants to play them. That’s because this Payson High football team scares opponents.

Men's team wins best 3-of-4 tourney

The foursome of Mike Anderson, Dan Dorough, Bill Mullins and Chip Yeomans shot 188 to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association Best Three Out of Four Tournament at Payson Golf Course on Wednesday, Oct. 5.