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Coach expects maturity to aid young spikers

Only 1 senior returns

Every year seniors graduate from high school and move on with their lives.

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PHS pulls cover off new offense tonight

More Than a Game

Like Chevrolet pulling the cover off a redesigned Corvette at the Detroit Auto Show, Payson’s football team lifts the curtain on its new offense tonight at Wickenburg High.

Fire on the Rim set for Sept. 13

This year’s Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13 in Pine.

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Role reversal

Powder Puff fun draws a PHS crowd

The varsity football season doesn’t kick off for Payson High until this week, but the school got a head start on the excitement with its annual powder-puff flag football game pitting girls from the senior and freshman classes against junior and sophomore girls on Thursday night.

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Longhorns look to stampede back to top

’Kick off season at Wickenburg on Friday

You won’t find Payson’s football team near the top of any of the various Division 4 preseason rankings compiled by media members.

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Softball champs!

The She Devils (in above photo) after winning the Payson Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department’s Summer Women’s Softball Playoff Championship.

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Anglers transition from late summer/early fall pattern

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning, Rim Country anglers. A reminder to everyone that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in the final days of making the decision to release Mexican gray wolves in the Sitgreaves and Tonto national forests as well as the Payson and Tonto Basin ranger districts.

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Niners enjoy busy month on the links

The Payson Niners women’s Thursday golf league enjoyed a busy July with five outings at Payson Golf Course.

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Sports medicine team oversees cowboy safety at Payson Rodeo

Anyway you figure, it hurts to be a rodeo cowboy.

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Fans pack Payson for 130th rodeo

“It was one hell of a rodeo,” Payson Rodeo Boss Bill Arm­strong said of the 130th staging of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. “We broke all kinds of records. If they missed it, they missed a good one.”

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Devils hope Camp T kicks off championship season

Kush speech, ‘controlled’ scrimmage highlight annual Rim Country visit

Arizona State’s football players spent last week doing many of the same things they did the previous week.

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Trout fishing good to excellent on Rim Lakes

Rim Country Fishing Report

Good morning, Rim Country anglers. Starting off this week is an update on our Payson bass fishing pro Clifford Pirch, who finished in 20th place at the Bassmaster Elite Series held Aug. 7-10 on the Delaware River.

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Szakal edges Lindsey in Aug. 6 PMGA action

Frank Szakal edged Terry Lindsey to claim the A Flight championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Individual Lo-Net Tournament at Payson Golf Course on Aug. 6. Both golfers shot 66 with Szakal winning on a tiebreaker.

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Frank Kush speaks to Sun Devils

Former head coach Frank Kush spoke to ASU players at Camp Tontozona on Friday, Aug. 15.

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Team supports ASU player

At least a dozen reporters crowded together trying to get their microphones and digital voice recorders near enough to hear Arizona State football player Chip Sarafin make history.