“Home runs are actually mistakes,” said Payson High softball coach Curtis Johnson.
Payson beat host Globe 17-0 in six innings on Wednesday to wrap up the best regular season in program history and a third consecutive section championship.
Just eight weeks ago Clayton White, Bryce Goodman and Matthew Myer weren’t anywhere to be seen during Payson High varsity golf matches.
Senior outfielder Cori Barnett.
Division 3 Softball State Championship schedule
One dream rises from the ashes of frustration and denial.
Young team’s roller coaster season careens into the playoffs
Maybe it’s better this way.
At 2-9, Payson’s young baseball team seemed destined for a season of struggle when sophomore Ryan Ricke took the mound in Lakeside against a 9-2 Blue Ridge squad.
The Longhorns made history on Tuesday, beating host Fountain Hills 18-0 for their 30th softball win of the season, breaking the school record of 29 victories set in 2013 and matched last season.
Dean Harpe appears ready for his final high school state golf tournament.
Both kids and adults converged on Green Valley Park to take advantage of the Ninth Annual Rim Country Optimist Club Kids Fishing Festival on April 18.
Team focused on state championship
The Longhorns made history by wrapping up their second straight section softball championship on Friday night.
Like a teenager coming of age in some tribal ritual, Payson’s young baseball players have walked the gauntlet of the toughest schedule in Division 3.
More Than a Game
Like the glue in a model airplane, four seniors hold together Payson’s mighty softball team.
Tim Ernst and Ken Althoff shot a 59 to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association 2-Man Best Ball A Flight crown by one stroke at Payson Golf Course on Wednesday, April 22.