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Underdog Longhorns clinch section title

Guts and determination.

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Payson closes with a bang

A regular season filled with thrilling finishes ended in a most fitting way for Payson’s baseball team on Tuesday.

Horns fall in completion of marathon

Payson’s baseball team started off a busy final day to the regular season on a sour note Tuesday.

Combs blows past PHS

Payson honored its five seniors prior to the start of the final home game on a cold and windy Monday night.

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Volunteers work for wildlife habitat

Outdoors Under the Rim

Water sources are critical to wildlife survival in the arid Southwest. Even beneath the Rim with live streams in many canyons, water can still be very scarce.

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Lots of help for befuddled fishermen

Life on the Fly

Where can I fish around here? What kind of fish lurk in this lake or stream? How do I catch a trout, or a bass or a crappie? Fortunately, the Arizona Game and Fish website ( answers lots of answers to these questions and more. I encourage you to explore the website.

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Baseball team opens state tournament against Rico Rico

Payson earned the No. 17 seed for the 32-team Division 3 state baseball tournament and takes on No. 16 Rio Rico in a first-round game at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Surprise Baseball Complex, where all tournament games take place.

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Softball team to open state tournament against Yuma Kofa

Payson High's softball team earned the No. 5 seed for the 32-team Division 3 state tournament and hosts No. 28 Yuma Kofa in a first-round game at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

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Spotlight on youngsters at 50th Rotary Inv.

Underclassmen stood in the spotlight on a very special day on the Payson High track on Saturday afternoon.

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Track Roundup

Payson athletes turned in some impressive performances in the Southeast Valley Championships at Queen Creek High on April 22.

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Cardiac kids pull out thriller, look toward playoffs

Who needs soap operas for drama?

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Softball showdown

What more can you ask for?

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McGuire, Mathews lead Horns

Rayce Mathews and Mitchell McGuire both shot 166 for 36 holes to lead Payson’s golf team to a fifth-place finish at the White Mountain Invitational at White Mountain Country Club on April 22-23.

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Young Rim Country cowboys, cowgirls enjoying strong years

Several Rim Country cowboys and cowgirls have performed well in the Arizona High School Rodeo Association and Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association this season.

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Larry Smith wins men’s golf Mixed Bag

Larry Smith posted a 62.1 score to win the A Flight championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Mixed Bag-Low Net Tournament on the back nine at Payson Golf Course on April 20. Lou Manganiello was the runner-up at 64.3.