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Sanchez resigns as boys hoops coach

After watching Payson High’s varsity boys basketball team make four head coaching changes in the previous seven seasons, Joe Sanchez hoped to bring some consistency to the program when he took over as the Longhorns head coach before the 2011-12 season.

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Horns pummel Sabercats

Collect 13 hits in 14-1 in seventh straight win

Payson’s softball team continued its winning ways with a 14-1 five-inning thumping of visiting Scottsdale Saguaro Sabercats 14-1 on Monday, April 11.

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Frosh in the lead

Freshman Rayce Mathews shot his best round of the year in leading Payson High’s golf team to victory in a four-team match at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Fountain Hills on Monday, April 11.

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Spawning season means great fishing

Rim Country Fishing Report

The talk among Rim Country anglers is how quickly the bass are returning to spawning activities after a storm front moves through the area.

Cage fights here Saturday

Fifteen cage fights are on the card as All Powers Combat presents APC 14, a night of mixed martial arts, at the Tonto Apache Recreation Center on Saturday, April 16.

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PHS track team vaulting over their ‘personal best’

Payson High athletes performed very well in the prestigious 26th Annual Trabuco Hills Invitational and Distance Carnival in Mission Viejo, Calif. on April 1-2.

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Freshman comes through on links

Freshmen don’t often play key roles in varsity sports.

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Longhorns power past Blue Ridge

Kalea Smith went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and combined with Aubrielle Paulson for 12 strikeouts as Payson’s softball team opened its Section 1 (Div. 3) schedule with an 8-6 win at Lakeside Blue Ridge on Wednesday, April 6.

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Learning from their losses

Payson’s baseball team went 0-4 in the Goodyear Estrella Foothills Wolves Classic held Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9.

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Pine runs with the big dogs

Proving bigger is not necessarily better, the Pine-Strawberry School track and field team, which is only nine-members strong, shone in a White Mountain League meet hosted by Rim Country Middle School.

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Why the heck do I still love this game so?

More Than a Game

Harried, harassed and hungry, I finally found my seat for the Diamondbacks’ season opener, already wondering why I’d come.

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Horns trample Blue Ridge in section opener

Taran Sarnowski crushed the 1-1 pitch.

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Payson High golfers cutting strokes as season goes on

Rayce Mathews fired his best round of the season to claim medalist honors and lead Payson High’s golf team to a 173-199 victory over host Gilbert Christian at Seville Country Club on Monday, April 4. He shot 40.

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Aubrie Paulson fires two-hitter

Horns beat Camp Verde to push winning streak to five

Aubrielle Paulson pitched a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts as Payson’s softball team beat visiting Camp Verde 6-0 on Monday, April 4.

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Youngsters lasso awards in Safford

Young Rim Country cowboys and cowgirls lassoed plenty of attention at the Safford Rodeo on Jan. 16-17.