Loss to Alchesay knocks girls out of tough postseason tournament
The Payson High School girls basketball season screeched to a halt Tuesday evening at Valley Christian with a 51-40 loss to the Alchesay Falcons in the opening round of the single elimination Division III, Section V tournament.
Every passionate prep wrestler who has donned a school singlet goes to sleep at night dreaming of winning a state championship.
Those watching the Let’s Talk Fishin’ tournament Feb. 6 at Apache Lake might have walked away believing there is some Zen-like correlation between success in high school wrestling and professional bass fishing.
Postseason games start tonight in Valley
Normally a coach would be spitting nails after a 59-22 blowout loss, but Payson High School coaches Miles Huff and Jake Swartwood were probably a bit euphoric seeing their players celebrate on the heels of the defeat.
Although the Payson High School wrestling team didn’t crown an individual weight class champion at the Division III, Section I tournament, the Longhorns can boast of four medal winners who will advance to the D-III state championships next weekend, Feb. 12-13, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.
The Payson High boys basketball team is clutching a ducat to prep’s “Big Dance,” thanks to a sixth-place finish among the 10 teams aligned in Division III Section V.
Host tough Page team tonight
While the Payson High School boys basketball team might have played itself out of the post season with a 45-43 loss to Show Low on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the girls team appears to have nailed down a tournament berth by beating the homestanding Cougars 51-34 that same evening.
Another of those heartbreaking two-point losses that have haunted the Payson High School boys’ basketball team all season long might have knocked the Horns out of the post season playoffs.
Those who enjoyed those fabulously fun “Outdoor Rendezvous” hosted by Dennis Pirch and Mark Kile at the Tackle Box in Tonto Basin will want to jump at the chance to attend the Spring Fishing Classic set for Feb. 19-21 at Bass Pro Shop in Mesa.
Horns alternate big win with tough loss
The Payson High School boys basketball team’s seesaw season continued Jan. 29 with a 74-32 win over Veritas Prep and the following day with a 71-61 loss to the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets.
Longhorns to send band of stalwarts to sectional tourney
Although the Payson High School wrestling team will not be a favorite to win the Division III, Section I championship tournament when it unfolds Saturday, Feb. 6 at Bradshaw Mountain High School, the Longhorns will send to it a band of stalwarts expected to battle for medal honors.
Pirch teams won 10 championships
A pair of former Payson High School coaches are on a prestigious list of the most successful high school wrestling coaches in Arizona based on state championship wins.
Outdoors Under the Rim
The late winter in Arizona has traditionally been the time to hunt javelina with a firearm.
Girls basketball team up one day, down the next
The Payson High girls basketball team — playing back to back weekend games — smoked visiting Apache Junction 54-21, but the following day lost 60-37 to a home standing Blue Ridge Yellow Jacket team that has been tough to beat on its own floor.
Horns trounce Combs; face Veritas Prep tonight in Phx.
After sweating out the results of three games in four days all decided by two points, Payson High School boys basketball coach Joe Sanchez and his charges finally got the breather they needed.