Friday, May 15 is the deadline to sign up for the Town of Payson’s T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball and Softball Leagues.
Injuries cripple Longhorns in championship
TEMPE – She’s flesh and blood after all. Most of it heart.
Star blasts 2 HRs, including walk-off in 8th, to send Longhorns to final
PHOENIX – The star wiped away the tears and stepped to the plate.
Payson wins quarterfinal despite managing just 4 hits against Snowflake
PHOENIX – The formula for success Payson’s top-seeded softball team has followed all season didn’t exactly come together as usual in the Longhorns’ Division 3 state quarterfinal game against No. 9 Snowflake on Friday night at the Rose Mofford Complex in Phoenix.
Payson boys place seventh
Jonathan Ball thought his Payson High boys track team had the potential to win its first team state championship in nine seasons this spring.
SURPRISE – The Longhorns have walked the tightrope all season.
Head coach of the Payson High School football team, Jake Swartwood, said the team is responsible for coming up with the funds for footballs, helmets, weight room equipment, and uniforms and 60 percent of the coaches’ stipends.
PHOENIX – The star wiped away the tears and stepped to the plate. Although the pain was great, it would hurt less if she could somehow summon the strength to come through once again and lift her team to victory.
SURPRISE – The Longhorns have walked the tightrope all season. Along the way they’ve enjoyed thrilling victories and endured gut-wrenching defeats. In a season filled with monumental challenges, they nearly slayed their biggest giant on Friday. Instead, they suffered one final heartbreak.
PHOENIX – Now it gets interesting. Three rounds into the Division 3 softball state tournament Payson’s mighty Longhorns face arch-rival Winslow in the semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix with revenge on their minds and a state championship in their sights.
Eleven Payson athletes qualify in 14 of events
The Longhorns refused to give up when injuries threatened to sideline Payson High’s boys track season.
They started off young and green.
Payson’s baseball team closed the regular season with a 14-0 five-inning win at Globe on Wednesday to finish second in the Division 3 Section 5 standings.
As the Longhorns walked by the Tucson Amphitheater baseball team upon entering Surprise Sports Complex on Saturday, they heard a Panthers player remark, “I wish we were playing Payson.”
27th straight win puts Payson in quarterfinals tonight at 7 in Phoenix
PHOENIX — The pressure’s been building for months.