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The return of a native to Haigler Creek in Rim Country

If you want to hook a wary, wild German brown trout, head for Haigler Creek, off Colcord Road. But hurry: In another couple of years, the creek may harbor an even rarer treat for anglers — a reintroduced population of endangered, native Gila trout.

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Spikers look to challenge in loaded division

Color Desirae Burris optimistic.

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Payson’s World’s Oldest Continuous rodeo payouts top $42,000

Large crowds packed the Payson Event Center stands for last week’s 131st World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.

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Rutter, Schwebs win with 53

Dave Rutter and Dennis Schwebs fired a 53 to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Two-Man Best Ball Tournament on Aug. 19 at Payson Golf Course.

Sports Briefs

Today is the deadline to register for Payson’s Youth Fall Soccer.

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Horns trample Window Rock

Chapman runs for 185 yards, 3 TDs

Wyatt Chapman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Payson opened the football season by running over host Fort Defiance Window Rock 57-6 on Friday night.

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PHS boys to count on youngsters

Overcoming the graduation of 10 seniors won’t be easy for Payson High’s varsity boys soccer team.

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Thompson wins women’s golf event

Claudia Thompson carded 36.5 to beat runner-up Judy McFall (37) by half a stroke to win Flight A in the Payson Women’s Golf Association’s Par Fours Tournament at Payson Golf Course on Aug. 18.

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Longhorns roll in football opener

Wyatt Chapman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Payson High opened the football season with a 57-6 pounding of host Fort Defiance Window Rock on Friday night.

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Defense holds key to Horns’ fortunes

Payson may end up with an explosive offense this year, but the defense remains the big unknown.

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Explosive offense adds new wrinkle this fall

Pity anyone trying to keep the Longhorns’ football team from putting points on the board this year.

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Season kicks off tonight

The football season gets underway tonight for a few Arizona high schools, including Payson. The Longhorns kickoff the year at 7 p.m. at Fort Defiance Window Rock.

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Opening of archery deer season ends months of painful waiting

Outdoors Under the Rim

The months of waiting have come and gone since the closing of archery deer season on the last day of January.

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Rec Roundup

Monday, Aug. 24 is the deadline to register for a three-person co-ed sand volleyball tournament for those ages 16 and over scheduled for 8 a.m. on Aug. 29.

Huge schools of bait fish offer great fishing opportunities on Roosevelt

The Bassmaster Elite anglers are fishing the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where Rim Country Elite angler Clifford Pirch has a lot on the line. Clifford again made the day two cut and started out (Aug. 14) in 18th place. In addition, Clifford is in seventh place for the Bassmaster Toyota Angler of the Year race.