Men qualify for state scramble

Gary Vaplon and Mike McKee fired a net score of 58.9 to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association Two-Man Scramble at Payson Golf Course on Aug. 31.

Women play fun event on links

Judy McFall and Debbie Nichols teamed up to shoot an 84 and claim the A Flight championship in the Payson Women’s Golf Association Chapman Tournament on Aug. 30.

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Monster Award for Payson's Mogollon Monster Mudder

It’s messy. It’s muddy. And most participants ask themselves if they’re crazy for even signing up.

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Volleyball team focused on growth

After dropping the opening set in heartbreaking fashion, Payson’s volleyball team teetered on the verge of going down 0-2 to visiting Fountain Hills.

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Deadline tackles football

Cameron Ross splashes down at the end of a carry at Queen Creek Casteel on Aug. 26. Because of the early holiday deadline, Friday’s game at Fountain Hills is not covered in this edition of the Roundup. Please visit for the story and pick up a copy of the Sept. 9 Roundup for additional coverage of the team.

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Longhorns dominate Fountain Hills in football

Good teams capitalize on the other team’s mistakes. Payson High played like a very good team Friday night in Fountain Hills.

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Longhorns beat Fountain Hills 24-0

Payson beat host Fountain Hills for its first football win of the season in Friday night.

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Young boys soccer team eyes 2017

Payson opened the boys soccer season with an 11-0 loss at home to Camp Verde at Rumsey Park on Tuesday afternoon. But wins and losses don’t really matter this season.

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Boys X C coach thrilled to have magnificent seven

Just fielding a full team of five scoring runners has been a challenge for Payson boys cross country coach Jonathan Ball the last several years.

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Harriers looking for several girls to step up

The graduation of two of their top runners from the last several seasons leaves Payson High’s girls cross country team searching for contributors this fall.

Tim Ernst enjoys big day of golf

Tim Ernst enjoyed a big day in the Payson Men’s Golf Association on Aug. 24. He was closest to the pin on both the fifth (1 foot, 9 inches) and eighth (15-2) holes en route to firing a round of 76 to claim the low gross title in the PMGA’s Individual Low Net Tournament at Payson Golf Course.

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Town of Payson awarded Outstanding Event of the Year for 2016 Mogollon Monster Mudda

The Town of Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department was awarded the "Outstanding Event of the Year" Award in the State of Arizona by the AzTEC Committee sponsored by APS for the 2016 Mogollon Monster Mudda 5k Mud Run.

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Payson's Monster Mudda APS outstanding event of the year award?

Payson officials will travel to Litchfield Park Thursday, Sept. 1 to learn if the Mogollon Monster Mudda mud run will be named an Outstanding Event of the Year.

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Horns improve, but fall in historic game

Casteel tops Payson 27-14

QUEEN CREEK – The estimated 2,500 fans that attended Friday night’s historical game at Casteel High will long remember that their football team beat Payson.

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Early dove season opens Thursday

Outdoors Under the Rim

Dove hunting season, which is the first of the fall shotgun seasons, opens Thursday and will end at sundown on Sept. 15.