Hiking with my dogs late in the day in Tonto National Forest regularly, we often come across elk. It can be pretty exciting to come upon these magnificent creatures.
I’d enjoyed a fairly active summer life in Michigan before moving to Arizona eight years ago, playing slow-pitch softball with my buddies throughout my 20s and 30s.
Color Desirae Burris optimistic.
Large crowds packed the Payson Event Center stands for last week’s 131st World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
Overcoming the graduation of 10 seniors won’t be easy for Payson High’s varsity boys soccer team.
Chapman runs for 185 yards, 3 TDs
Wyatt Chapman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Payson opened the football season by running over host Fort Defiance Window Rock 57-6 on Friday night.
The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo celebrated its 131st birthday last weekend with a three-day party at the Payson Event Center.
Wyatt Chapman ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as Payson High opened the football season with a 57-6 pounding of host Fort Defiance Window Rock on Friday night.
The football season gets underway tonight for a few Arizona high schools, including Payson. The Longhorns kickoff the year at 7 p.m. at Fort Defiance Window Rock.
Pity anyone trying to keep the Longhorns’ football team from putting points on the board this year.
Payson may end up with an explosive offense this year, but the defense remains the big unknown.
The Longhorns appear ready for the season opener. Four Longhorns scored two touchdowns apiece as Payson exploded for nine scores and the defense smothered the Cowboys in a controlled scrimmage on the road Friday night at Camp Verde.
Payson was transformed into Arizona State North last week as the Sun Devils’ football team converged on Rim Country for its annual five-day stay at Camp Tontozona a few miles east of Payson.
They carried the legend off the field one final time on Saturday. The man who spearheaded the building of Camp Tontozona as a preseason football camp and began the tradition of bringing Arizona State teams to that glorious place tucked away in the pines just east of Payson for 19 years beginning in 1960, walked onto the field to speak to this year’s players following the Maroon and Gold Scrimmage that ends Camp T.
Games, music, face painting and food all helped make Friday night’s ASU Football Pep Rally at Green Valley Park a success.
Devin Lucien figured he’d get a frosty reception from his new Sun Devil teammates.
Fans enjoy play in Payson
Most fans coming to Camp Tontozona to watch Arizona State’s football team during their five-day stay each summer wait for the final day — which is tomorrow.
Arizona State just may have the ingredients for a championship football season this fall.
It’s all in place.
More Than a Game
Dusty Brockett was tired of the gym scene.
Longhorns gird for Aug. 21 opener
Wyatt Chapman doesn’t recommend taking a chain saw to your thigh.
Satisfied that she’d hit her ball straight instead of hooking it left or slicing it right, Shari Cody bent down to retrieve her tee.
Handicap helps her edge Peterson
Claudia Bullard and Karen Peterson battled for 36 holes.
Southeastern Louisiana Univ. to induct softball standout into Hall of Fame
Will Dunman remembers Rachel Ray Fitzgerald’s work ethic during her four seasons with the Payson High varsity softball team.
Exchange a bag of trash for a lottery ticket.
Members of the Payson Phantoms 14-and-under and 13-u club baseball teams showed just how much playing the sport means to them by working in the hot sun for two days last weekend to raise money.
Barry Cromer pointed to the 365-day calendar that filled a considerable space on one of the mostly-empty walls in his new office.
“They work really hard. They’re very dedicated.”
Rasmussen says she and Payson police handled Tucson team’s disqualification properly
Payson Little League president Barbara Rasmussen is upset with how she was portrayed in a story that ran in Tuesday’s Roundup about a Tucson area team being disqualified from a tournament in Payson.
National Championship is first pro victory for collegiate star
Making a living as a professional athlete is just a dream for most.
Parents of players on a Tucson area Little League baseball team are upset with how their children were treated last week at an all-star tournament in Payson.
It’s hard to impress Dell Owens.
Beating Blue Ridge, Show Low, Snowflake still key
As Jake Swartwood and his Payson High varsity coaching staff prepare to begin the football season in earnest with the first official day of practice on July 27, the fourth-year Longhorns’ head coach reflected on the realignment by the Arizona Interscholastic Association that goes into effect this fall for the next three years.
Desirae Burris couldn’t wait to get out of Payson after graduating from high school in 2010.
FLORENCE, Ala. – A pair of young Payson anglers proved they could compete with the best sport fishermen in the country in a recent national tournament.
Deer Valley emerged from the losers' bracket to beat Flowing Wells twice and claim the Little League Intermediate 50/70 Baseball All-Stars State Championship at Rumsey Park in Payson on Thursday night.
Tontozona and World’s Old Continuous Rodeo set for different weeks this summer
No more sharing.
Payson High’s Longhorns don’t officially begin practice until July 27.
One of 5 Intermediate 50/70 teams competing at Rumsey Park
This is starting to catch on.
Labs naturals in air, water
The athlete picked up speed as she charged down the dock.
Junior makes all-state first team in baseball
Payson High’s gritty young varsity baseball team enjoyed several high points this season.
If you found yourself in Green Valley Park enjoying the country sounds of the band Whiskey Rose on June 27, you might think you’re experiencing some strange form of déjà vu when you attend Payson’s Fourth of July celebration this Saturday.
The stars will shine in Payson for the next couple of weeks beginning on Wednesday.
Training for Half Ironman this fall
“Would you mind repeating your finish,” a photographer asked Joel Delgado, explaining, “I didn’t get your picture.”
Cori Barnett starred in three sports for four years at Payson High School.
Triathlon runner lost 162 pounds in a year
Fred Van West wasn’t one of the top competitors in Saturday’s 10th Annual Payson Sprint Triathlon.
One after another, they waited their turn.
The Payson Sprint Triathlon featuring a 400-meter swim, 14-mile bike and 5-kilometer run attracted 57 hearty individuals on Saturday morning.
Cowboys, cowgirls for a day in a supportive Payson arena