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Crabtree, Bailey win in PMGA

Lou Crabtree and Kevin Bailey combined for a 54.4 score to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association Two-Man Best Ball/Scramble at Payson Golf Course on June 22.

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July 8 youth flag football deadline

Friday, July 8 is the deadline to sign up for Payson’s Youth Flag Football League.

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How to hook the grandkids on fishing

Life on the Fly

Perhaps you have heard the expression — fishing is called fishing, not catching.

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Freshmen show future bright for PHS girls track

Senior Taryn North wins four decathlon events

Everybody associated with Payson High’s track and field team already knew freshmen Meredith Kiekintveld and Savannah White were standout athletes.

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Trio of Payson boys close track season on high note

A trio of Payson High juniors closed the high school track and field season by competing in the Arizona State Championship meets at Mesa Red Mountain High on May 13-14.

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AIA realignment designed to fix disparities

Payson back in 3A East this fall

Message received.

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Cool fishing tips

Rim Country Fishing Report

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Commissioners meeting held in Payson recently was well attended by local outdoor enthusiasts.

Sports briefs

Payson High opens the football season at home against Safford on Aug. 19 in the schedule recently posted at

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Catch & release tips

Outdoors Under the Rim

This past month a new hybrid game fish has been introduced into the local waters of Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lake, the tiger trout.

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Sweat & Dust

Race brings about 700 to Star Valley

Engines roared.

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Heart attack can’t slow Star Valley resident down

Eleventh Annual Payson Sprint Triathlon a grueling test of endurance, will power


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Manganiello wins PMGA Match Play title

Lou Manganiello defeated Tim Ernst 4 and 3 to win the A Flight championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Match Play Championship at Payson Golf Course on June 15.

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Dirt bike, ATV race roars into Star Valley

Saturday’s race to take over Houston Trail

Anyone planning on hiking either Houston Trail or the Houston Loop Trail on Saturday should make other plans.

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Cromer steps down as Payson High athletic director

Rich Ormand to replace him; new boys hoops and mat coaches named

Changes abound for the Payson High athletic department.

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Sports Briefs

A Kids Fit Camp designed to promote healthy living and fitness in a fun and encouraging environment is open to those ages 5-13. It will be held at Julia Randall Elementary gym and Green Valley Park. The fee is $35.