Who’s No. 1? Horns beat Lobos again
Like roller coaster enthusiasts holding their arms up instead of hanging onto the bar for dear life, these Longhorns relish the excitement of a dramatic volleyball game.
More Than a Game
As Payson’s seniors play their final home game against Blue Ridge tonight at 7 o’clock, the formula seems simple enough.
Kenny Ayres trembled as he put the ball on the tee. But the Payson High senior did a good job of hiding the nerves that overtook him as he prepared to attempt a crucial onside kick his Longhorns desperately needed to recover to have any hope of pulling off a miracle comeback.
Rout Winslow to keep playoff hopes alive
The Class 3A state football playoffs don’t start for most teams for another three weeks. They started on Friday for Payson.
Payson’s football team celebrated homecoming by putting a month of frustration behind it with a 48-19 thrashing of No. 6 Winslow on Friday night.
When Payson’s volleyball team shocked top-ranked Snowflake on Sept. 29, it certainly qualified as an upset. It won’t be quite as shocking if the young Longhorns do it again.
More Than A Game
They’re 2-5, but nobody wants to play them. That’s because this Payson High football team scares opponents.
As four seniors said goodbye to Rumsey Park on Saturday afternoon, the future of Payson High boys soccer said hello. Freshman Hayden Gibson clinched his fists and yelled “Yeeeeesssss” after banging the ball past the St. Michael goalkeeper at short range to break a scoreless tie with 31 minutes remaining to lift the Longhorns to their first victory of the season in their final home game.
Zoom in past the 0-4 record and the situation comes into sharp focus. Zero goals scored and 25 surrendered. Yes, it’s been a difficult season for Payson’s girls soccer team.
Shock No. 1 Snowflake; host Holbrook tonight
Coaches look for measuring sticks throughout the season to get an idea of just how their team stacks up against elite competition. Snowflake qualifies as elite competition.