Payson back in 3A East this fall
Eleventh Annual Payson Sprint Triathlon a grueling test of endurance, will power
Race brings about 700 to Star Valley
Saturday’s race to take over Houston Trail
Anyone planning on hiking either Houston Trail or the Houston Loop Trail on Saturday should make other plans.
Rich Ormand to replace him; new boys hoops and mat coaches named
Changes abound for the Payson High athletic department.
A two-vehicle wreck on south Beeline Highway slowed traffic around lunchtime Wednesday.
Four locals hope to close season on a high note
For most of the competitors, the high school rodeo season comes to an end in Payson this weekend with the Arizona High School Rodeo Association State Finals.
Study suggests other ways to ease summer traffic congestion
It’s not exactly like computers taking over, but Payson Mayor Kenny Evans says this town needs the kind of artificial intelligence Steven Spielberg envisioned in A-I.
Half-dozen Horns recognized on all-academic team
He struck fear in the hearts of pitchers by smashing dramatic home runs that propelled his team to thrilling victories.
Bauer on first team, Johnson named Coach of Year
Few if any people expected Payson High’s softball team to continue the success it enjoyed the previous four seasons this spring.
Offhand courage and broken bones; all in a day’s work
Some people call them rodeo clowns.
Chaz Davis, Rylee Chapman named PHS Athletes of Year
The spotlight shined brightly on Payson High’s athletic success last week as the school honored its top student-athletes from this school year while enshrining some of the greats of past decades in the Longhorn Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet at Wilson Dome on Thursday, May 19.
After a fire destroyed her family’s house forcing them to move across town, second-grader Brittanny Proctor had to change schools.
Riding in weekend roping
Monty James makes his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association debut in this week’s Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo in Payson.
Denton Petersen spends a lot of his weekends traveling the state to compete in junior rodeos.
A hunt that began in September ended successfully as Talaura Rhyann Frost captured the prize she sought.
Ruben Estrada and Taran Sarnowski spent four seasons as key contributors to the Payson High varsity baseball team.
Payson High School will induct an inaugural class of five people into its new Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in an awards banquet and dinner at Wilson Dome on the school’s campus.
Tough tourney ends challenging season
Rayce Mathews wasn’t intimidated as a freshman competing in the Division 3 state golf tournament. No, the Payson High ninth-grader simply went out and played as he has all season — well.
Trio make first team; Johnson Coach of Year
In a season which saw Payson reach the Division 3 softball state final for a third consecutive season, the Longhorns went 6-0 in winning a fifth consecutive section title.
Longhorns to return wealth of experience in hunt for elusive title
TEMPE — Nobody thought they’d even be here.
Freshman Meredith Kiekintveld finished fourth in the girls 100-meter hurdles to lead all Payson High athletes in the Division 3 state track meet at Mesa Community College on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.
Amazing young softball team earns another title shot
PHOENIX – A Payson softball team fortunate to escape with its playoff life a week earlier, utilized the same grit, determination and heart it showed in rallying past an upstart team from Yuma in the state tournament opener to slay a giant from that same desert city on Saturday.
Underrated softball team plays for title in Valley tonight
A young team everyone once counted out stands on the doorstep of history.
PHOENIX - Payson stunned No. 1 Yuma Cibola 1-0 in the Division 3 state semifinals at Rose Mofford Softball Complex on Saturday morning to reach the state championship game for the third straight season.
PHOENIX - Payson jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 6-3 win over Snowflake in the Division 3 state softball quarterfinals on Friday night.
PHOENIX — A Payson High softball team that started the season just hoping to make the playoffs now wants to win it all.
It all comes down to this.
Ninth-graders aren’t supposed to enter a track and field state meet as serious title contenders.
Payson High's softball team beat Bullhead City Mohave 3-1 in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament at Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals.
A team that’s come agonizingly close to a state championship each of the last two years appeared headed for an early exit to this year’s tournament with a stunning upset loss.
SURPRISE — They played with the heart of a champion.
After competing in volleyball and track the last four years at Payson High, Taryn North will continue in both sports at the collegiate level.
You can’t find everything in a small town like Payson.
Payson’s No. 5-seeded softball team avoided a stunning upset by rallying for a thrilling 6-5 win over No. 28 Yuma Kofa in the opening round of the Division 3 state tournament in Payson on Saturday morning.
SURPRISE — Payson’s 17th-seeded baseball team “upset” No. 16 Rio Rico 8-7 in the opening round of the Division 3 state baseball tournament at Surprise Baseball Complex on Friday afternoon.
Guts and determination.
A regular season filled with thrilling finishes ended in a most fitting way for Payson’s baseball team on Tuesday.
Payson earned the No. 17 seed for the 32-team Division 3 state baseball tournament and takes on No. 16 Rio Rico in a first-round game at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Surprise Baseball Complex, where all tournament games take place.
Payson High's softball team earned the No. 5 seed for the 32-team Division 3 state tournament and hosts No. 28 Yuma Kofa in a first-round game at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
Who needs soap operas for drama?
Underclassmen stood in the spotlight on a very special day on the Payson High track on Saturday afternoon.
What more can you ask for?
Suspended after 10 inn. by darkness
Payson’s baseball team is tied up in a wild game in Holbrook.
Few things stay the same over five decades.
Horns carry 11-game win streak into final 3 games
Longhorns soar in rankings
Don’t look now but Payson’s young softball team is on fire.
They might have been demoralized.
McGuire leads a PHS trio finishing in the top 6
Payson’s young golf team keeps improving.
Payson's baseball team rallied for a thrilling 5-4 victory over rival Show Low on Wednesday night.