June 5, 2012
Lady Longhorn catcher Taylor Petersen was named on Sunday to the Arizona Republic’s All D-III second team as a utility player.
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The Bermuda Triangle, Loch Ness Monster, Stonehenge and the Fountain of Youth are some of the great mysteries of the world. But after recent tabulations of coaches’ voting for All-Division III and All-Section III softball players, another puzzler could be added to the list. It involves the fact only one PHS player, Arianna Pauslon, was selected for postseason honors after the Lady Horns wrapped up the finest season in school history, finishing 29-4 overall, advancing to the state tournament semifinals and compiling the most power points in the division during regular season play. Local sports aficionado Brian McMinimy is among those taken aback by the exclusion of the Lady Horns from individual post-season laurels, “Ridiculous — Payson had a season for the ages and the awards should have reflected that.”