Payson prevails in 3 of 4 AIA appeals

Two days after losing her bid to get the Arizona Interscholastic Association to drop Payson’s football team down to the division she feels the Longhorns belong, Payson High athletic director Jennifer White was back in front of an AIA appeals committee on Thursday.

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Club Payson back in action

Club Payson is back in action with girls ages 4-18 competing on six teams in the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball, as well as a fundamental program offering basic instruction to the youngest girls.

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Boys push Show Low in season finale

Payson’s boys basketball team surfed into Tuesday’s season finale against Show Low riding a wave of emotion from a thrilling win over Eagar Round Valley four nights earlier that snapped a 10-game losing streak.

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Girls close on high note

This season has featured its share of disappointments for Payson’s girls basketball team.

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AIA rejects Payson appeal of football placement

The Arizona Interscholastic Association on Tuesday denied Payson High’s appeal of its initial placement in Division 3 for football for the next three-year scheduling block.

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Wrestler hopes to join dad, brother as champion

Trying to use pressure to win title as inspiration

Trevor Anderson knows a couple of things about state wrestling championships.

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The Monster of Green Valley Lake

No telling how many hours Larry Hinds Jr. has spent casting his line into the still waters of Green Valley Lake.

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Riotous celebration and a storybook ending

Four-point play brings fans to their feet

Even nightmare seasons can feature a memorable game or two.

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Wrestlers fall to Cowboys in rare home match

Unlike Payson High’s boys and girls basketball teams, who enjoy many opportunities to play in front of the home crowd each season, the wrestlers don’t.

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Injuries can’t damage duo’s team spirit

Tessa Hintze and Sara Novack expected to serve as key cogs in a Payson girls basketball team with high expectations this sesaon.

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Another painful loss for Longhorns

Payson’s girls basketball team entered Friday’s game against visiting Eagar Round Valley hoping to snap a six-game losing streak.

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Four-point play with :01 left lifts Longhorns to dramatic boys basketball win over Elks

Chaz Davis was fouled while sinking a three-point basket with one second remaining and went to the line and calmly sank the free throw to complete a rare four-point play that lifted Payson to a 55-54 boys basketball victory over visiting Eagar Round Valley on Friday night.

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AIA moving PHS up a division in four sports

Payson appealing initial placement for football, volleyball, baseball and softball teams

The Payson Athletic Director plans to appeal a sweeping realignment of schools by the Arizona Interscholastic Association that will force many Payson teams to compete with much larger schools.

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Payson pom line takes 5th in state, cheer places 8th

Payson High’s cheer team spends most of its time, well, cheering for the school’s football and basketball teams.

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Youth archery team excels at state

Outdoors Under the Rim

The 4-H state tournament for youth archery was held recently in Tucson and the local club, the Rim Country Deadshots, made their presence known with an outstanding team effort.