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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freshmen don’t often play key roles in varsity sports.
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.
Payson’s baseball team went 0-4 in the Goodyear Estrella Foothills Wolves Classic held Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9.
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.
More Than a Game
Harried, harassed and hungry, I finally found my seat for the Diamondbacks’ season opener, already wondering why I’d come.
Taran Sarnowski crushed the 1-1 pitch.
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.
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.
Young Rim Country cowboys and cowgirls lassoed plenty of attention at the Safford Rodeo on Jan. 16-17.