Local Special Olympics chapter tries to stay afloat
They swam their hearts out.
Drive by the south soccer field at Rumsey Park on many weeks during the summer and you’re bound to see activity.
More Than a Game
I’m hiking through the woods with my dogs and we hear an engine.
Way back when, Arizona State University’s football team started holding its preseason practices at Camp Tontozona near Christopher Creek to escape the demands of technology — including television, telephones and the endless distractions likely to keep the team from bonding and focusing.
Playing good golf wasn’t enough in Payson Men’s Golf Association action last week. Winning the PMGA Open also required a little luck.
As much as last year’s Mountain Bike National Championship meant to Cypress Gorry, this year’s crown may be even more special to the 2012 Payson High graduate.
A two-vehicle accident slowed westbound traffic on Hwy. 260 at the intersection of Mud Springs Road late Thursday morning.
Payson kicks off the high school football season four weeks from Friday at home against Safford.
Bryan Burke, 25, named wrestling coach, varsity football assistant
A standout from the Longhorns’ glorious football past now begins his quest to return Payson High’s wrestling program to its glory days.
More Than a Game
When two sides with open minds seek a solution, anything is possible.
Motorized vehicle use on some of the most popular trails in Rim Country will be against the law if the Tonto National Forest supervisor adopts the proposed Travel Management Plan in about 120 days.
Town defends decision that forced tournament to leave
Hope turned to disappointment last week when Payson Little League officials said they got booted from Rumsey Park to make way for another scheduled tournament.
Playing field upgrades paying off for Payson
Lights, camera, action.
If you figured the crowds from the valley would die down following the busy Fourth of July festivities in Payson, think again.
The first time Denton Petersen tried steer wrestling, it didn’t go so well. The horse stepped on him, chipping the youngster’s shinbone.
Little Leaguers play on big league fields thanks to D-backs, Payson upgrades
Many kids dream of playing baseball in a major league park.
TR Frost overcomes nerves to place 28th in Jr. High National Finals Rodeo
Calm and confident.
A trio of Payson High juniors closed the high school track and field season by competing in the Arizona State Championship meets at Mesa Red Mountain High on May 13-14.
Senior Taryn North wins four decathlon events
Everybody associated with Payson High’s track and field team already knew freshmen Meredith Kiekintveld and Savannah White were standout athletes.
Payson back in 3A East this fall
Race brings about 700 to Star Valley
Eleventh Annual Payson Sprint Triathlon a grueling test of endurance, will power
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a fire destroyed her family’s house forcing them to move across town, second-grader Brittanny Proctor had to change schools.
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.
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.
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.
Longhorns to return wealth of experience in hunt for elusive title
TEMPE — Nobody thought they’d even be here.
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.