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Big spirit lines up small town team for state date

Small town schools like Payson find themselves at a big disadvantage when it comes to state cheer competitions because prep schools from the Valley dominate Division 3, which consists of schools with the fewest students.

Turkey Trot 5K set for Saturday

The annual Turkey Trot 5K Run is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Green Valley Park with check in at 8.

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Successful first elk hunt

The fall means hunting season for elk in the Rim Country with nu­merous weeklong hunts already finished.

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Win Cash in the Payson Roundup's Pigskin Payoff Football Contest!

Circle one winner for each of the games listed in the Payson Roundup Pigskin Payoff Entry Form. In the tie-breaker space, write your prediction for the final score of that game. Fill in your name and phone number at the bottom, cut out this page and deposit your entry in the contest box at the Payson Roundup office, 708 N. Beeline Highway, by 5 p.m. Friday.

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Marksmen hit target in annual Turkey Shoot

Annual event awards 44 birds

Tom Franey coats the shaft of his arrows with a bar of soap to make them easier to remove from his target.

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Former Payson High standout athlete delivers ASU-Notre Dame game ball

Julie Popeck Hansen’s 27-plus years of dedication to United Parcel Service earned her the privilege of being the UPS driver chosen to deliver the official game ball to Sun Devil Stadium prior to Saturday’s Notre Dame vs. Arizona State gridiron showdown.

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Anglers catch a bunch of big bass at Roosevelt

It was a beautiful day at Roosevelt Lake on Nov. 8 for the monthly Let’s Talk Fishin’ Tournament, with just enough of a breeze to make the fishing incredible.

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Youngsters Punt, Pass & Kick their way to titles

Payson-area youngsters represented Rim Country well in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition at Rumsey Park on Nov. 8, winning all seven of the age division championships.

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Waterfowl birds can lead you to bass

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning, Rim Country anglers. Bass fishing on Roosevelt Lake was called good this past week by local, experienced anglers.

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Red Team wins final PMGA event of season

The Red Team beat the Blue Team 9.5-6.5 in the final Payson Men’s Golf Association event of the year on Nov. 5 at Payson Golf Course.

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Fall fishing can net big trout on area lakes

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is already into mid-November and the weather is still holding for a high mountain trout fishing trip. Most “Hook and Bullet” folks have put away the fishing rods and have picked up the rifle, shotgun or bow.

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Impressive state meet bodes well for PHS harriers

Payson runners’ performances convince coach of bright future

The power still lies in the north when it comes to Division 3 cross country.

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Adams claims championship

Ann Adams won the Payson Niners Club Championship by shooting the low gross score on both the front and back nine at Payson Golf Course on Oct. 2 and 16.

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MMA cage fights Saturday

Former PHS athletes to battle in title bouts

Popular mixed martial arts cage fighting returns to Rim Country on Saturday night with a 15-fight card highlighted by a pair of title bouts featuring former Payson High athletes.

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PWGA wraps up season

The Payson Women’s Golf Association celebrated its final play day of the season with a scramble tournament and skills test on Oct. 28 at Payson Golf Course, followed by lunch, the awarding of prizes and celebrations on the patio at Fargo’s.