February 24, 2012
The Lady Horn track and field cupboard appears well stocked. “We have a lot of talent coming back as our top-three point scorers all return as well as eight of our top nine scorers from last season,” said coach Jonathan Ball.
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When the AIA realigned high schools from the former region-conference format to one of divisions and sections, the switch rendered winning a state title much more difficult because the seven former conferences shrunk to four divisions and the number of teams in each section became much larger that what existed in the former regions. Also, smaller schools, like Payson, are now often pitted against schools with much larger student body counts. In other words, the competition was ratcheted up several notches.