MORE THAN A GAME
The most successful high school football program in state history is coming to town tonight.
Jack Greenshield shot 63 to win the A Flight championship in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Low Net Turkey Shoot on Oct. 16 at Payson Golf Course.
Rick Heppler was a big part of the Payson community since buying Jakes Corner Bar in 2005. “He had a big heart,” said his sister, Robin Heppler.
Two children watch as Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Parks Supervisor Nelson Beck introduces trout into a Green Valley Lake on Saturday.
Chapman runs for 208 yards in loss
At 4-3 and No. 15 in the Division IV power rankings, Payson’s football team was having a fairly successful season. But a cloud was looming.
PHS gets another shot at Lobos tonight
Payson entered Friday’s game at Snowflake hoping to upset one of the state’s top Division III volleyball teams. The Longhorns were competitive, but couldn’t shock the Lobos. Snowflake, which is ranked No. 2 in the Div. III power rankings, prevailed 25-18, 28-26, 25-19. Payson entered at No. 14.
30 prizes to be awarded through November
Quality uniforms don’t turn a bad team into a good one. But when players like what they’re wearing, they are eager to suit up and get out on the court. Joe Sanchez wants Payson High varsity, junior varsity and freshman players to take pride in their uniforms. So he’s trying to raise the money to buy new ones.
Since Payson Unified School District, like most school systems in the country, doesn’t have enough money to fully support its athletic programs, coaches have had to take matters into their own hands to try and raise funds.
The Payson Men’s Golf Association and the nine- and 18-hole Payson Women’s Golf Association held the Buck and Doe Golf Tournament at Payson Golf Course Oct. 9.
Payson rode the momentum from its win over Flagstaff Coconino the previous night to beat visiting Show Low 25-16, 25-13, 25-10 on Tuesday night.
If you’re thinking of heading over to Green Valley Park today, maybe you should wait until Saturday afternoon. If catching fish is something that interests you, anyway.
Win crucial in state tourney bid
The volleyball season is winding down. Payson has just five regular-season matches remaining.
No. 1 Snowflake kicks off three-week gauntlet
Murderers’ row. That’s how Payson varsity head football coach Jake Swartwood referred to the final three foes on his team’s schedule earlier this season.
Chapman runs for 255 yards, 5 TDs
The Longhorns needed a positive performance. They got it. Sophomore Wyatt Chapman rushed for 255 yards and five touchdowns as Payson’s football team exploded for 10 touchdowns in a 67-35 blowout of visiting Globe on Friday night.
At 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, William Youngberg is an imposing figure on a high school football field.