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Sun Devils come early to Tontozona

Way back when, Arizona State University’s football team started holding its preseason practices at Camp Tontozona near Christopher Creek to escape the demands of technology — including television, telephones and the endless distractions likely to keep the team from bonding and focusing.

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Cyclist blows past challenges to defend title

As much as last year’s Mountain Bike National Championship meant to Cypress Gorry, this year’s crown may be even more special to the 2012 Payson High graduate.

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Pirch turned Payson into ‘Wrestling Capital’

The coach who turned Payson into “The Wrestling Capital of Small Town America” has been inducted into the inaugural Payson High School Hall of Fame.

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Good round, wise pick nets golf title

Playing good golf wasn’t enough in Payson Men’s Golf Association action last week. Winning the PMGA Open also required a little luck.

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Get kids hooked on fishing courtesy

Life on the Fly

Occasionally, my grandsons decide that they want to keep a couple trout to eat, and I suspect to show off their catch to grandma too.

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PHS standout back to lead grapplers

Bryan Burke, 25, named wrestling coach, varsity football assistant

A standout from the Longhorns’ glorious football past now begins his quest to return Payson High’s wrestling program to its glory days.

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Football fun this week in Rumsey Park

Payson kicks off the high school football season four weeks from Friday at home against Safford.

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Yeomans chips way to big day

When you’re closest to the pin on two different holes you probably enjoyed a good round of golf.

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Hall of famer LaHaye: Wrestler’s roots in Payson

R.C. LaHaye might be the youngest member of the 2016 Payson High School Hall of Fame, but one check of his sterling credentials reveals he’s more than qualified to be included in the inaugural hall.

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Peterson, Burns reach state tourney

Karen Peterson shot a two-day score of 155 to win the gross championship and Jan Burns carded 134 to win the net championship in the Payson Women’s Golf Association’s Medallion Tournament on June 29 at Payson Golf Course.

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Turning lose, lose into win, win, win

More Than a Game

When two sides with open minds seek a solution, anything is possible.

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Payson Little League officials crying foul

Town defends decision that forced tournament to leave

Hope turned to disappointment last week when Payson Little League officials said they got booted from Rumsey Park to make way for another scheduled tournament.

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Eggen wins

Stan Eggen was closest to the pin on two different holes en route to posting a net score of 64 in winning the A Flight in the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Individual Low Net Tournament at Payson Golf Course on July 6.

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Monsoon impacting fishing conditions on Roosevelt Lake

Rim Country Fishing Report

The USDA and the Forest Service will be accepting input on the proposed Four Forest Restoration Initiative during public meetings on July 14th at the Frontier Conference Room in Show Low and July 21 at the Julia Randall Elementary School in Payson. Both meetings will be 6-8 p.m.

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Lights, camera, ACTION

Playing field upgrades paying off for Payson

Lights, camera, action.