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Fourth Fire on the Rim race best yet

Organizers, racers praise mountain bike event

The 2016 Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race will go down as the finest in the four-year history of the event.

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Bass fishing on Roosevelt Lake looking very good if you like small fry

Rim Country Fishing Report

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting online applications for the 2017 spring hunt permit tags for turkey, javelina, bison and bear.

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Young rodeo stars gallop into new season

Many young cowboys and cowgirls converged on Payson Event Center last weekend to begin a new season of high school and junior high rodeo.

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The Longhorns played their first home girls soccer game on Tuesday

Welcome home

The Longhorns finally played their first home girls soccer game on Tuesday, welcoming Chino Valley to Rumsey Park.

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Horns host 10-team tourney

Payson High’s volleyball team hosts the 10-team Payson Invitational today and Saturday.

Larry wins battle of the Smiths

Larry Smith won the battle of the Smiths, shooting a net score of 62.9 to beat runner-up Jesse Smith (65.5) to claim the A Flight title in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Individual Low Net Tournament at Payson Golf Course on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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Paradise Nails wins Payson Sand Volleyball Tournament

Paradise Nails won the Town of Payson Sand Volleyball Tournament at Rumsey Park on Aug. 27. Paradise Nails went 4-0 in the five-team tournament to earn the No. 1 seed for bracket play, then went 3-0 to claim the title.

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Horns display heart of champions in loss

Give mighty Elks all they can handle

A potent running game and stingy defense turned Payson’s football season around. On Friday, those strengths nearly powered the Longhorns to one of the biggest wins in eight years.

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Big Unit, Gonzo to be in Payson on Oct. 7

Two Arizona Diamondbacks legends are coming to Payson. Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson and World Series hero Luis Gonzalez will take part in a ceremony dedicating the Kiwanis East and West Baseball Fields at Rumsey Park in their honor at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.

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Tough start for boys soccer

Payson, which was 0-4 in power points games this season (0-8 all games) heading into Saturday’s game at Show Low, doesn’t return home until 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 against Snowflake.

Payson High School Sports Schedule

Payson High School Sports Schedule September 10-24, 2016

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Village quiets with new season

The Village

The Village is so quiet — I can even sit on my front porch without hearing those loud toys running up and down Johnson.

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Signs of changing seasons making a subtle show

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek woke up to a thunderstorm last Monday morning foreshadowing perhaps the end of a strange monsoon. Early next week may be the last of it.

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Payson battles to bitter end in 20-13 loss against Round Valley

Payson's football team battled mighty Eagar Round Valley to the bitter end but came up on the short end of a 20-13 score on Friday night.

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Three-game stretch will test Longhorns

Begin challenging month tonight vs. Round Valley

It all starts tonight. Sure, the high school football season kicked off for Payson four weeks ago, but a 2-2 record really hasn’t taught us anything about the Longhorns.