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Bass circuit adds Roosevelt events

A fledgling West Coast bass fishing circuit looking to make a splash with working anglers will soon join an impressive list of organizations — WON, All-Star Couples, Bassmaster and FLW — that have sponsored professional and amateur fishing tournaments at Roosevelt Lake.

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Girls shut down

Those who know Miles Huff and Jake Swartwood, especially their former teachers and coaches in the Payson School District, know both are fierce competitors.

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Slip sliding away

The Payson High School boys and girls basketball teams postseason playoff hopes are slip sliding away after both dropped back to back games this week.

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Pair of Payson wrestlers ‘flawless’ on the mat

The Buckeye Verrado Viper Wrestling tournament morphed in two days into “The Dylan Keeney and Chris Johnson Show.”

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Payson’s tournament draws big schools, top wrestlers

During Don Heizer’s 30 years at Payson High School, he’s developed a reputation as one of the finest wrestling tournament directors in Arizona.

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Elk, antelope permits available from Game and Fish

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is that time of year again, the application process for antelope and elk permits for 2016 fall season is upon us.

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Payson High Varsity Sports Schedule

The Payson High School varsity winter sports schedule by date.

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Ferocious Frosh

Girls basketball coaches beaming

Payson High girls basketball coach Miles Huff and assistant Jake Swartwood received a sneak preview of the team’s future during a 43-34 win over Higley on Jan. 14 in Longhorn gym.

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Boys hoopsters face two-headed monster tonight

Tough team toe-to-toe with tall talent in San Tan Tuesday

The Longhorn boys basketball team has the unenviable task of going toe-to-toe against a two-headed monster at 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley.

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Snowy days, get ready for springtime fishing

Outdoors Under the Rim

The El Niño winter is making its mark with a good start on snowpack on the Mogollon Rim and rain at the lower elevations in Arizona. It appears there is more on the horizon, which is great news for anglers as the groundwater table improves and the reservoirs start to fill.

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Horns’ loss still ‘best game of the year’

As odd as it sounds, there are times when high school coaches feel better about a loss than a win.

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Girls get wobbly after grueling run of games

With all the academic demands heaped on the shoulders of high school student-athletes, demanding sports schedules often play a role in the outcome of games.

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Bowhunter claims his once-in-a-lifetime trophy

Outdoors Under the Rim

There are many species of big game animals in Arizona that can be hunted during a prescribed season. Most have a lottery drawing system for the permits that are limited to a certain number of hunters per unit.

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Fish respond to weather

Rim Country Fishing Report

The weather once again is the major topic of discussion in Rim Country. Just as the flows started to slow into the lake, another in our series of storms passed through Rim Country resulting in a huge increase of water flowing into Roosevelt Lake.

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Season hangs in the balance

Beginning today, Tuesday, the Longhorns boys basketball team has a golden opportunity to improve its 2015-16 season record to a break-even 10-10 mark.