Speedster follows in father’s footsteps while trying not to ‘psych’ herself out
Morgan Chilson is Payson’s track star heading into the state meet next week, ranked No. 1 in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.
Several players on PHS baseball team have been on the field together since Little League
The Payson High School baseball team will be buoyed in the 2013 Division III state tournament by a player Arizona Sports Network’s “Coach Pichotta” predicted last spring will “be a dominant force as he moves forward.”
Despite underdog status, Payson High baseball has history of overcoming odds
With the Longhorn baseball team set to begin a long-shot pursuit of Payson High School’s second-ever state baseball championship, those of us long in the tooth fondly remember the spring of 1999 when a group of scrappy, but unheralded young baseball players set the prep sports world on its ear by winning the Longhorns’ first-ever Arizona title.
EVO Swim School owner David Tait and a bevy of young swimmers eagerly await the opening of Taylor Pool and the beginning of swim lessons on May 28.
The hard-chargin’ Lady Longhorn softball team wrapped up the 2013 regular season by stinging the frustrated Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets 19-0 in a blowout that ended after 4-1/2 innings on the 10-run Mercy Rule.
A trio of Rim Country anglers will join professional and amateurs from around the West to test their skills in the Western Outdoor News (WON) Pro Circuit tournament on May 4-5 at Roosevelt Lake.
Payson’s Go-Girl club volleyball team turned in a banner 2013 season even though the team struggled in the season-ending tournament playing without standout seniors Megan Wessel, Kaitlyn Wessel or Shayna Neal.
A Payson Men’s Golf Association hosted a “Four Man Select Drive” tournament at Payson Golf Course that turned into one of the most hotly contested frays of the spring season with the top-three foursomes finishing within two strokes of one another.
The hootin’ and hollerin’ that begins tonight in Tonto Basin will pick up again tomorrow and carry on most of the day. The down home, country hoopla will be a big part of the Fifth Annual Lorraine Cline Memorial Fund Poker Ride and benefit that kicks at 6 p.m. this evening, Friday, April 26, with a rootin’, tootin’, benefit dinner and dance beginning at 6 p.m. at The Butcher Hook in Tonto Basin.
Wyatt Chapman might feel like the new kid on the block when he and his Payson High School track and field teammates travel to Mesa College on May 10 and 11 to compete in the Division III state championships.
Believe it or not, Payson Women’s Golf Association members were deliberating trying to miss the green on some of their shots during a “Lagging” formatted tournament played April 9 at Payson Golf Course.
Over the years Payson anglers have shown very well in state, regional and national bass fishing tournaments. There is a younger generation of high school- and college-age anglers that are continuing with that tradition and the fishing world of competitive bass angling is taking notice.
There are plenty of feel-good success stories around the Rim Country, but probably none more remarkable than The Tonto Rim Sports Club’s growth from a small, undeveloped firearm shooting range to a state-of-the-art facility, complete with six shooting bays, a 300-yard long rifle range, a field archery range that can be outfitted with high-dollar, 3D targets and a rapidly growing membership.
Victories over the visiting Camp Verde Cowboys on April 23 assured the Payson High School softball and baseball teams they will be seeded into the Division III state tournament. Playing on the PHS softball diamond, the Lady Longhorns improved their record to 23-4 with a 9-0 win thumping of the Cowboys.
Can you channel the great golfers of the past? If so, and they help you finesse that shot into a hole-in-one, you could leave the June 1 Gracie Lee Haught Sixth Annual Golf Tournament $10,000 richer.