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Mountain bike race Fire on the Rim September 16-19 in Pine

Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race organizers Janet Brandt and Katie Calderon are living up to their promise that the Sept. 16-18 festivities will be bigger and better than ever.

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Payson High School Sports Calendar

Payson high school sports calendar through September 2nd.

Ernst’s 145 takes Men’s Club title

Tim Ernst fired a 145 for 36 holes to win the Payson Men’s Golf Association Club Championship at Payson Golf Course on Aug. 17. The two-week major tournament started on Aug. 10.

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Bulls rule Payson Rodeo

No riders able to last eight seconds

The name Milk Man doesn’t do him justice. The prized Salt River Rodeo Co. bull could just as easily be called Demon Beast, Terror Train or Big Bully.

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Paradise Nails buries foes in sand

Paradise Nails dominated in the sand courts in Rumsey Park this year. The team sponsored by that business went 22-2 in the regular season to earn the top seed for the Payson 4 vs. 4 Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Postseason Tournament.

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He's a rodeo clown for life

Red of nose, baggy of pants, Donnie Landis struck a pose in the midst of the Saturday performance of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.

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Payson’s Pirch finishes 12th in bass shoot-out

Snags big fish of tournament

Fishing in the shadows of the White House and Lincoln Memorial might intimidate some, but not Payson pro Clifford Pirch.

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Payson Longhorns Coach: ‘There’s a lot to work on’

Starting the season a week early in order to get a week off prior to the 3A East Region opener against mighty Show Low seemed like a good idea weeks ago.

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New water in Roosevelt contributes to healthy fishery

Rim Country Fishing Report

Congratulations to two of our local professional Bassmaster Elite anglers. Both Clifford Pirch and Brett Hite finished in the top 12 on the Potomac River event recently.

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Ride'em Cowboy

Cowgirls raced around barrels, cowboys roped calves, wrestled steers and tried to stay on wild broncos and bulls for eight seconds and youngsters held on for dear life as they got a taste of rodeo life on the backs of sheep and steers.

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Diamond Queens

Where My Pitches At beat Wanna Play to win the Payson Parks & Rec Women’s Slowpitch Softball League Tournament Championship at Rumsey Park on Monday, Aug. 15.

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Safford beats Payson 38-8 in football

Payson High opened the football season on a sour note, losing 38-8 to visiting Safford on Friday.

Payson Longhorns kicking off at home

Payson kicks off the high school football season at home against Safford tonight at 7 o’clock.

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Payson’s broken-down football facilities pose challenges, hazards

Jake Swartwood has learned to limit his practices to certain portions of the Payson High football field.

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Golf groups get together for Jack & Jill tourney

Sharon Vaplon and Terry Lindsay enjoyed winning last year so much they figured why stop now.