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.
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) defending Arizona state champion Pine-Strawberry School is well on the way to another trip to both the state and national championship tournaments.
If hometown professional tournament angler Clifford Pirch was asked to choose a theme song for his angling pursuits, he’d probably select Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.”
For three quarters the Payson High School girls basketball team looked like world-beaters building a 35-28 lead over San Tan Combs
White amur’s better for weed control than as a main course
This young angler pulled this monster out of Green Valley Lake recently, a fish big enough to double as his younger brother.
Wilson Dome turned into a hotbed of high school wrestling Jan. 22-23 when 19 teams from around the state, almost 300 student-athletes, parents and fans packed the facility to watch and cheer almost non-stop Payson Invitational mat action.
Payson boys basketball team playing nothing but nail-biters
Joe Sanchez might soon become the Rim Country’s single largest consumer of Pepto-Bismol.