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Batters might as well be swinging toothpicks against Arissa

More Than a Game

The ace pitcher didn’t even glance at the Tanque Verde player dancing off of second base.

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Realignment has PHS teams facing several long trips

Gas up the bus, Payson teams will spend a lot of time on the road in the next three years thanks to the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s new division and section alignment.

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Young wants players to enjoy their baseball experience

Brian Young believes that winning and losing comes second to the overall experience of the athletes.

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Wild turkeys are beginning to gobble

Outdoors Under the Rim

Spring is officially here, the days are getting longer, early flowers are blooming, and the gobblers have been sounding off in the woods.

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PMGA opens season

The team of Jesse Smith, Jim Kennedy, Bill Davis and Herb Sherman combined to shoot 60 and win the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s season-opening four-man scramble at Payson Golf Course on Wednesday, March 18.

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Today is the deadline to register for the Spring Co-Ed Adult Softball League featuring competitive and recreational divisions.

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Payson High Varsity Sports Schedule

The spring sports schedule for all Payson High varsity teams.

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Triumphant dress rehearsal for playoff glory

Dominant pitching powers Longhorns to Gracie Haught title

In what they hope is a dress rehearsal for the ultimate celebration at Arizona State University on May 11, gleeful Payson softball players hugged, jumped into each other’s arms and reveled in a tournament championship Saturday night on their home field.

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Payson runner joins elite company at prestigious invitational

Payson High can boast of plenty of memorable performances in the history of its boys track program. Trevor Clawson added his name to the archives with an outstanding effort on Saturday.

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Longhorns hard ball team facing hard times

Payson’s baseball team suffered through a tough final week of spring break with a pair of losses. The Longhorns fell 10-1 to a strong Fountain Hills team at home on Tuesday, March 17 and 6-5 at Snowflake on Wednesday.

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Payson Special Olympics fields first 5 on 5 team

The weekend of Feb. 20-21 turned into a highly emotional basketball tournament for 17 Special Olympics athletes. For the first year Payson trained a 5 on 5 team.

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Gracie Haught Classic Scoreboard

Gracie Haught Classic scoreboard

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Best of the best converge on Payson

Longhorns face tough test in quest for glory

Payson High’s softball team is the favorite in many people’s minds to win the first state championship in program history this season. But the Longhorns will have to get by several other teams with title aspirations of their own if they are to realize their ultimate goal.

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Longhorns stomp Fountain Hills 17-0

Welcome to the big time.

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Newcomer fits right in

Anilese Hayes took a bit of a skip as she came down on a home plate surrounded by Payson High softball players.