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Rec Roundup

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition takes place today at Rumsey Park’s South Soccer Field.

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Ace ends Payson Women’s Golf drought

Satisfied that she’d hit her ball straight instead of hooking it left or slicing it right, Shari Cody bent down to retrieve her tee.

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Chapman aims to cut up foes after chain saw injury

Longhorns gird for Aug. 21 opener

Wyatt Chapman doesn’t recommend taking a chain saw to your thigh.

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Bullard wins playoff for PWGA President’s Cup

Handicap helps her edge Peterson

Claudia Bullard and Karen Peterson battled for 36 holes.

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Ernst claims PMGA President’s Cup

Tim Ernst fired a net 130 to win the 36-hole Payson Men’s Golf Association President’s Cup on July 22 and 29 at Payson Golf Course.

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Trout fishing excellent on Rim lakes

Rim Country Fishing Report

The water level at Roosevelt Lake remained at 43 percent full this past week due to the monsoon activity we had last week.

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ASU football team headed back to Camp Tontozona

Next week offers a great chance to get a close look at the Sun Devils as Arizona State University’s football team returns to Rim Country for its annual visit to Camp Tontozona on Aug. 11-15.

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Niners Ladies wrap up busy month with golf scramble

July was another busy month for the Payson Niners Ladies 9-Hole Golf League. Here’s the roundup.

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College to honor former Longhorn

Southeastern Louisiana Univ. to induct softball standout into Hall of Fame

Will Dunman remembers Rachel Ray Fitzgerald’s work ethic during her four seasons with the Payson High varsity softball team.

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Operator attention key to boating safety

Safety tips offered in wake fatality

Arizona waterways are teeming with activity and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all boaters to ensure a safe boating experience by remaining vigilant when out on the water.

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Blackberries ripe for the picking through Labor Day

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you are an outdoor person, there seems to be a season for everything. Well, by mid-July it is time to get the old berry bucket off the shelf in the garage. As with the wildlife, the spring rains have really given a boost to the plant life, especially the blackberry bushes under the Rim. This year could be a real bumper crop with lots of fruit ripening on the vine from now until Labor Day.

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Subway kids take the field

After submitting her name to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Payson’s Jennalea Miller, 7, (fourth from the right) was randomly picked to be a participant in “Subway Kids Take the Field” prior to the Diamondbacks’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 26 at Chase Field.

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Youth Fall Soccer

Registration is open now through Aug. 28 for the Payson Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Fall Soccer season.

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Cromer takes over as Payson High athletic director

Barry Cromer pointed to the 365-day calendar that filled a considerable space on one of the mostly-empty walls in his new office.

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Car wash helps baseball players learn value of work

Members of the Payson Phantoms 14-and-under and 13-u club baseball teams showed just how much playing the sport means to them by working in the hot sun for two days last weekend to raise money.