PHS No. 4 in power rankings
Payson High’s baseball team faced a big challenge.
Arissa Paulson fans 17, blasts 2-run HR vs. Cougars; Arianna Paulson then strikes out 17
Top-ranked Payson continued its winning ways on the softball field last week by beating two more highly-ranked opponents.
Sophomore fans 14 as PHS hands Winslow first loss to avenge semifinal defeat
The wound had festered for 11 months.
The temperature was in the low 40s.
PHS looks to rebound at Snowflake
Teams always want to win.
PHS hosts No. 12 Winslow today
Payson’s baseball team won the first three games it played in the Goodyear Estrella Foothills Wolves Classic to push its winning streak to seven games.
Longhorn team wins tourney at Roosevelt Lake
Saturday’s event was big.
Event a fundraiser for PHS athletics
Payson High School’s athletic department is hosting an evening of entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Payson High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45.
Top-ranked Horns host No. 2 Winslow today, No. 3 Show Low on Wednesday
Ready for a showdown? How about a couple of them? Well, this is your week.
Payson No. 5 in power rankings
Number 5. That’s where Payson’s baseball team stood in the first Division 3 power rankings released Wednesday.
Payson’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams both struggled this season.
John Carpino working on his fifth studio CD
John Carpino began playing guitar as a 16-year-old. A year later, he wrote his first song. More than four decades later, he’s still at it.
PLL to host softball state tourney in July
The 75th anniversary season of Little League International promises to be a big one for Payson Little League.
Arissa fans 9 in 3 innings and Arianna goes 4-for-4 with HR, 4 RBIs
It’s a luxury most high school softball coaches don’t have.
Four strokes separate six PHS golfers
The Payson High School golfers turned in a real team effort to amass its fourth state-qualifying score in five matches this season on March 25 at Chaparral Pines.
Payson beats Blue Ridge in baseball section opener
The Longhorns donned their camouflage jerseys on Thursday, but they didn’t exactly blend into the background.
Fishing lines got snagged and tangled.
Arianna Paulson practically perfect in no-hitter
The Longhorns are back.
Longhorns host Co-Ed Relays on Wednesday
Although they compete for the same school, Payson High’s boys and girls track and field teams are really just that, separate teams.
Horns win 7 events at Friendship Games
Payson track and field athletes turned in several standout performances at the Sedona Red Rock Friendship Games on March 19.
Stahl home serves as hotel for night
Surprise Willow Canyon’s softball program only had enough money in the budget for one night in a Payson hotel for this year’s 10th Annual Gracie Haught Classic.
Snowflake Golf Course is starting to feel like a home course for Payson.
Defending champs struggle without four starters
Things didn’t exactly go as the Longhorns hoped.
Animal lover helps find dog missing after truck rollover
Michele Bailey doesn’t like bad news. That’s why she rarely watches television news or reads a newspaper.
Resurgent baseball team routs Lobos
Now this is more like it.
More Than a Game
Winslow High has won a lot of softball games in the last several years.
Service club throws a party to honor first responders
Payson firefighter Capt. Rick Winton and Payson police officer Sgt. Les Barr were honored recently as Officer and Firefighter of the Year by the Rim Country Rotary Club at its annual banquet.
10th annual event boasts 20 teams
Ten years after a tragic accident claimed the life of 3-year-old Gracie Lee Haught, her memory lives on.
Payson routs Fountain Hills 14-3
The Paulson sisters largely account for the high expectations for this year’s Payson High softball team.
Baseball team beats champs
Payson entered Tuesday’s baseball game at defending state champion Fountain Hills struggling.
Driver unhurt in single-car crash
A single-vehicle rollover accident shut down both lanes of traffic on northbound Highway 87 north of Rye for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.
More Than a Game
This is my favorite time of year.
Sloppy play dooms PHS vs. SL
This is certainly not what any of us had in mind.
Jonathan Ball has a lot of question marks about this year’s Payson High track and field team. He hopes to find answers before the season gets too old.
More Than a Game
The best week of the year is upon us.
Svir wins at NAU, Chapman 3-time champ at PHS
Danya Svir finished tied for eighth in the high jump in last year’s Division III state meet. Payson High track and field coach Jonathan Ball thinks she has a shot at winning the crown this spring.
More Than a Game
I enjoy hiking — a day outdoors with spectacular scenery and a sense of adventure, all the while burning calories. Plus, my dogs love it.
Lone senior is a team leader
For all her success on the softball field, one thing is missing for Arianna Paulson: a state championship.
Sister Arianna Paulson named to second team
Her teammates lovingly call her a beast because of her strength.
The one-vehicle rollover accident that all but closed Highway 260 Monday looked horrific — but one woman and three dogs survived the crash. Paramedics extracted the woman from her smashed truck and rushed her to a Phoenix hospital. The three dogs were ejected from the truck as it rolled — but two survived and one remains missing.
After going 1-2 in the Fountain Hills Invitational the previous week, Payson’s baseball team opened at home against Cottonwood Mingus on Thursday looking to shake off a pair of one-run losses.
Payson’s softball team went 6-3 in the 24-team Wickenburg Wrangler Classic held Friday-Saturday.
Juniors Harpe and Ridley lead way at Snowflake
SNOWFLAKE — Denny Morse has seen a lot in his 16 years as a coach for the Payson High golf team.
Softball team routs Mingus
It didn’t take long for this year’s edition of Payson High’s varsity softball team to begin showing why Longhorn supporters are so excited about the possibilities for this season.
Senior point guard makes second team
An 8-21 season wasn’t what the Longhorns envisioned before the start of the boys basketball season.
Former PHS standout seeks donations
Mason Dacanay wants to give back.
Heartbreaking losses leave Payson 1-2
FOUNTAIN HILLS – An unbeaten season would have been fun.
Payson’s high school golf team has finished among the top eight in the state the past five years.
More Than a Game
Kadi Tenney is a veteran assistant softball coach.
State title the goal after reaching semis last two seasons
After losing in the Division III softball state semifinals each of the last two years, the Longhorns have their sights set on breaking through and winning the first state championship in program history this spring.