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Weather can’t throw top cowboys at rodeo

But does keep spectators away

“Last night was the worst I’ve seen in 30 years,” lamented Payson rodeo boss Bill Armstrong. “It was a shame.”

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Trout fishing a great way to usher in summer this weekend

Outdoors Under the Rim

The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which unofficially begins the summer trek to the Rim Country for thousands of weekend campers from the Valley.

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Taylor Pool opens on Memorial Day

Taylor Pool opens for the season on Memorial Day. The hours are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $2 per person.

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Mackenzie wins PWGA tournament

The Payson Women’s Golf Association played a ONES Tournament on May 12 at Payson Golf Course. In that format, the ladies count scores only on the holes whose number starts with O, N, E and S (1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 17 and 18).

James, Hall lead AHSRA standings

The Arizona High School Rodeo Association held a rodeo in Prescott on May 2-3.

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Career round powers Harpe to state golf crown

Becomes Payson’s first state medalist

PRESCOTT — After three years as one of the top high school golfers in the state, Dean Harpe rose to a new level on Saturday.

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Area woman realizes runner’s dream of competing in Boston

The huge crowds lining the entire 26-mile course fueled Melleny Magill like gas in a racecar’s tank.

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Area kids test baseball skills

Payson’s Parks and Recreation Department conducted a Pitch, Hit & Run competition for kids ages 7-14 at Rumsey Park on Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14.

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Young’s Human gallops into Jr. High National Finals Rodeo

Young’s Hunter Human punched his ticket to next month’s Junior High National Finals Rodeo with a strong showing in the Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association State Finals in Prescott on May 1-2.

Smith, Armenta win PMGA major

Jessie Smith and Alex Armenta shot a 111 to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Two-Man Best Ball Tournament on May 6 and 13 at Payson Golf Course. The 36-hole event is one of the PMGA’s major tournaments.

Peterson wins PWGA title May 5

The Payson Women’s Golf Association played a Four Club Tournament in cold and rainy weather at Payson Golf Course on May 5.

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Longhorns: Champions of the heart

More Than a Game

I watched a championship team Monday night.

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Payson golfers head to state for 16th time in 17 years

Team wins White Mountain Invitational

Payson High’s golf team fought high winds as well as four other state-qualifying teams to win the White Mountain Invitational on May 1-2.

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Fall big game hunting permits available

Outdoors Under the Rim

The elk and antelope hunting permits have already been determined and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting the rest of the big game permits for the fall. This will include deer, sheep, javelina, fall turkey and buffalo tags which are determined by a lottery drawing in mid summer.

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Golfing news

The Payson Niners are looking for old and new players who want to have fun. If interested in joining, call Mary Hoeger at (406) 587-8893 or Nina Szakal at (928) 474-4665 or (928) 970-0495. This is a fun golf group for those that only have the time, ability or desire to play nine holes on Thursday mornings.