The Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department offers an array of activity camps and sports skills workshops this summer. To learn more, go online to paysonrimcountry.com or stop by the parks office in Green Valley Park. What follows is an overview of what is available.
Outdoors Under the Rim
It is the second week of June and many Arizonans who enjoy the outdoors are fishing for trout or camping in the higher elevations, trying to escape the summer heat.
Four locals hope to close season on a high note
For most of the competitors, the high school rodeo season comes to an end in Payson this weekend with the Arizona High School Rodeo Association State Finals.
Half-dozen Horns recognized on all-academic team
He struck fear in the hearts of pitchers by smashing dramatic home runs that propelled his team to thrilling victories.
Outdoors Under the Rim
The summer fishing season is not far away and the urge to wet a line on one of the Rim lakes for that early morning or late afternoon trout bite is always a possibility.
A British Soccer Camp for both beginning and advanced players is scheduled for June 6-10 at the North Multi-purpose Field at Rumsey Park. The camp is open to kids ages 3-16 with several sessions.
Bauer on first team, Johnson named Coach of Year
Few if any people expected Payson High’s softball team to continue the success it enjoyed the previous four seasons this spring.
He could ‘win Kentucky Derby with a Clydesdale’
Dan Reid could win the Kentucky Derby with a Clydesdale.
A British Soccer Camp for both beginning and advanced players is scheduled for June 6-10 at the North Mulit-Purpose Field at Rumsey Park. The camp is open to kids ages 3-16 with several sessions.
Terry Lindsey and Gary Campbell teamed up to win the A Flight championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Two-Man Best Ball Tournament at Payson Golf Course on May 11 and 25.
Marcy Hewitt won the A Flight championship in the Payson Women’s Golf Association’s Mutt & Jeff Tournament on Tuesday, May 24 at Payson Golf Course. Karen Petersen finished second.
The success of some of the younger members of the Pine Strawberry School archery team at the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament has Coach Dean Pederson dreaming of bigger and better things.
Life on the Fly
Although trout are plentiful in both lakes and streams in Rim Country, many fly fishermen prefer fishing for trout in streams. The challenge of casting in tight conditions, reading the water to know where a fish is likely to be looking for any bugs floating downstream, and the solitude along the creek is something that I truly enjoy. We are fortunate to have access to such water close to Payson.
Chaz Davis, Rylee Chapman named PHS Athletes of Year
The spotlight shined brightly on Payson High’s athletic success last week as the school honored its top student-athletes from this school year while enshrining some of the greats of past decades in the Longhorn Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet at Wilson Dome on Thursday, May 19.
After a fire destroyed her family’s house forcing them to move across town, second-grader Brittanny Proctor had to change schools.