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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.

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Payson impresses; Longhorns excel at Camp Verde scrimmage

 The Longhorns appear ready for the season opener. Four Longhorns scored two touchdowns apiece as Payson exploded for nine scores and the defense smothered the Cowboys in a controlled scrimmage on the road Friday night at Camp Verde.

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Game and Fish awards sportsman grants

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded nearly $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers.

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Tontozona draws a happy crowd to Payson

Payson was transformed into Arizona State North last week as the Sun Devils’ football team converged on Rim Country for its annual five-day stay at Camp Tontozona a few miles east of Payson.

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Legendary coach savors Tontozona triumph

They carried the legend off the field one final time on Saturday. The man who spearheaded the building of Camp Tontozona as a preseason football camp and began the tradition of bringing Arizona State teams to that glorious place tucked away in the pines just east of Payson for 19 years beginning in 1960, walked onto the field to speak to this year’s players following the Maroon and Gold Scrimmage that ends Camp T.

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Payson turns out for 1st-ever ASU Pep Rally

Games, music, face painting and food all helped make Friday night’s ASU Football Pep Rally at Green Valley Park a success.

Rec roundup

A roundup of recreational activities.

Smith claims PMGA Club Championship

Jessie Smith fired a 148 to edge Tim Ernst for the Payson Men’s Golf Association Club Championship on Aug. 5 and 12 at Payson Golf Course.

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Longhorns stampede in football scrimmage

Four Longhorns scored two touchdowns apiece as Payson exploded for nine scores and the defense smothered the Cowboys in an unofficial rout in a football scrimmage on the road Friday night at Camp Verde.

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Former rival a real catch for Sun Devils

Devin Lucien figured he’d get a frosty reception from his new Sun Devil teammates.

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A truck, a bass boat, a buddy and another cross-country adventure

Outdoors Under the Rim

On The Road Again.

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Rec Roundup

Monday, Aug. 24 is the deadline to register for a 3-person co-ed sand volleyball tournament for those ages 16 and over scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.

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Tontozona kicks off

Fans enjoy play in Payson

Most fans coming to Camp Tontozona to watch Arizona State’s football team during their five-day stay each summer wait for the final day — which is tomorrow.