Hunter Paul knew he needed a good performance when Brian Johnson handed him the baseball Monday night.
Accident ends dream of repeating as state D3 100-meter champion
Wyatt Chapman had just returned to action in a big way after a hamstring injury. At the Blue Ridge Invitational on April 10, the defending Division 3 state champion in the 100 meters participated in his first meet since suffering the injury on March 14.
The Yellow Jackets didn’t give Arissa Paulson a chance to swing the bat the first time the teams met.
At her core, Jeannie Herford hasn’t changed.
Wins 100 and helps relay team win to lead boys to 2nd place at Blue Ridge
Welcome back Wyatt Chapman.
Payson’s baseball team went 3-2 at the Goodyear Estrella Foothills Wolves Classic held Thursday-Saturday.
Parents and coaches always hope for an injury-free Little League season.
Camp Verde, Snowflake wins cap big week
The discouraged Snowflake batter began the long walk back to the bench after swinging and missing.
WINSLOW — Payson’s baseball team blew into Winslow on a four-game winning streak.
Beat Winslow in rematch of championship heartbreak
WINSLOW — The cheers from Winslow players when a foul ball struck Payton Petersen’s foot causing the Payson catcher a great deal of pain only added to the Longhorns’ motivation.
More Than a Game
People who’ve enjoyed the Gracie Haught Classic over the years didn’t see what was happening behind the scenes to make sure the softball tournament ran like a well-oiled machine.
Chance to support area youth, wildlife
One of the finest charity organizations in Arizona is once again offering Rim Country residents a chance to not only support a worthy cause, but to also attend one of the biggest events of the year.
Four-game win streak on line tonight in Winslow
Revenge is a dish best served cold — on a hot streak.
Team gives Payson Little League approximately 250 jerseys
T-shirts are fine, but high-quality button up jerseys are better.
Horns get rematch with state champs on Tuesday
Attention Winslow residents: a herd of stampeding Longhorns are heading your way.
Tyler Apps felt the pressure.
Many people probably wrote Payson High’s young baseball team off after a 2-9 start.
Track team, staff escape injury
Sitting forlornly in the transportation parking lot, a mangled activities bus awaits a fate far from Payson Unified School District.
Look beyond the 3-9 overall record and Payson’s baseball team shows promise.
Unbeaten for at least 5 years says coach
It all came down to one final shot.
Moceri wins both distance races to lead Payson boys track team
“He was kind of toying with them.”
More Than a Game
The ace pitcher didn’t even glance at the Tanque Verde player dancing off of second base.
Gas up the bus, Payson teams will spend a lot of time on the road in the next three years thanks to the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s new division and section alignment.
Payson’s baseball team suffered through a tough final week of spring break with a pair of losses. The Longhorns fell 10-1 to a strong Fountain Hills team at home on Tuesday, March 17 and 6-5 at Snowflake on Wednesday.
Dominant pitching powers Longhorns to Gracie Haught title
In what they hope is a dress rehearsal for the ultimate celebration at Arizona State University on May 11, gleeful Payson softball players hugged, jumped into each other’s arms and reveled in a tournament championship Saturday night on their home field.
Payson High can boast of plenty of memorable performances in the history of its boys track program. Trevor Clawson added his name to the archives with an outstanding effort on Saturday.
Gracie Haught Classic scoreboard
Longhorns face tough test in quest for glory
Payson High’s softball team is the favorite in many people’s minds to win the first state championship in program history this season. But the Longhorns will have to get by several other teams with title aspirations of their own if they are to realize their ultimate goal.
Welcome to the big time.
Anilese Hayes took a bit of a skip as she came down on a home plate surrounded by Payson High softball players.
The Division 3 softball rankings don’t debut until April 1, but Payson is making a strong case for the No. 1 spot when they finally are released.
Only one Division 3 team finished in front of Payson’s boys track and field team in Saturday’s 21-team Scottsdale Horizon Husky Invitational, which featured some of the largest schools in the state.
If Payson’s boys track and field team is going to challenge for a Division 3 state championship this season as coach Jonathan Ball believes is possible, depth will be a key reason.
Arissa pitches near perfect game
Cori Barnett felt the pressure as she watched the ball begin to descend.
These Longhorns are developing a flare for the dramatic.
Justin Boudreau figures he’s addressed more than a million students and teachers in his 13 years as a motivational speaker.
“I had really bad problems with stress and sometimes getting depressed,” 24-year-old Arizona Cardinals player Justin Bethel said after his presentation to Payson High School students on Friday.
The Longhorns revealed a welcome depth of character on Friday with their first win of the season.
The dream team has fueled Payson’s championship hopes with a blistering 8-1 opening to the season.
Payson High’s baseball players and coaches ask anyone attending the Tuesday, March 10 home junior varsity and varsity baseball games against Camp Verde to bring a can of food.
After weeks of appeals by schools, the Arizona Interscholastic Association last week released its final division placements for the 2015-16 through 2017-18 school years and a couple of interesting things stood out.
It’s a young Payson High girls track and field team that opens the season today at the Queen Creek Sanders Montague Desert Classic.
Like a growing child, the Payson United Methodist Church Sport Shoe Program keeps getting bigger.
Payson High’s young baseball team took some lumps against quality opponents in the season-opening Fountain Hills Invitational Wednesday-Saturday, going 0-4.
1-Aubrielle Paulson is a freshman pitcher/infielder. As a speedy left-handed slap hitter, she brings another dimension to the offense. She is strong in fundamentals through club ball experience, and she should see action in one of the infield positions when not pitching.
Last season was magical for Payson High’s softball team.
It’s not as much the largest turnout he’s seen in his seven years with Payson High’s boys track and field team, but the talent level that has Jonathan Ball excited as the Longhorns prepare for the upcoming season.
High school coaches across the state face a challenge at least as great as getting students ready to compete. They must also raise money to keep the program afloat.
It’s a drastically different Payson High baseball team that opens the season in the Fountain Hills Invitational on Wednesday.
Payson High’s baseball season doesn’t officially begin until the Longhorns participate in the Fountain Hills Invitational beginning on Wednesday. And PHS doesn’t open the home schedule until entertaining Morenci on March 6.