No. 10 Horns confront No. 5 Yellow Jackets
The Longhorns’ strong 4-1 start to the football season leaves them at No. 10 in the first Division 4 power rankings of the season.
More Than a Game
I’d heard Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker Nick Lowery was attending last week’s football game between Payson and host Flagstaff.
Payson’s boys soccer team already faced a challenge entering this season after losing several key seniors from last year’s squad.
Doug Woody doesn’t need to hire a spokesperson to advertise for his business — Woody’s Performance Motorsports, located at 405 W. Main St. in Payson.
Goal-line stand seals win
FLAGSTAFF – It was a déjà vu nightmare.
Cowboys and cowgirls represented Rim Country well in the season-opening Arizona High School Rodeo Association and Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association rodeo at Payson Event Center last weekend.
Senior prevails on same course where she broke hip
Last year, the Woodbridge Classic in Irvine, Calif., ended Abigail Greenleaf’s season in pain and dismay. This year, she owned the track — and ran her fastest race ever.
More Than a Game
It should have been the play everyone remembers.
Kyra Ball finished fourth among 99 girls in 21:41 in the girls race at the Chandler Valley Christian Invitational at Kiwanis Park in Tempe on Tuesday. It was the sophomore’s third top-five finish of the season.
After losing 3-2 to Show Low in the Show Low Invitational, Payson girls soccer coach Chris Harold was hoping his girls could improve defensively in the rematch.
When Ruben Estrada snagged a 14-yard touchdown pass from Chaz Davis to put Payson ahead with 1:00 left on Friday night, it looked like the Longhorns might pull out a thriller against visiting San Tan Valley Combs.
Everything seemed to go right for Payson’s volleyball team in a 3-0 win over visiting Chino Valley on Sept. 15.
Apache Lake yields 28-inch walleye
Ron Bowman thought he’d snagged his fishing line on a cable.
San Tan Valley Combs’ football team scored a touchdown on the final play of the game to pull out a 28-25 thriller and stun Payson in the Longhorns' homecoming game on Friday night.
Success of last weekend’s event earns town 2016 girls fastpitch state tourney
Although it caused problems on the final day, a little rain couldn’t wash away all the positive aspects of the Fourth Annual ASA End of Summer Madness Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Payson last weekend.
Eventually, they take notice.
Cowboys and cowgirls gallop into a new year with the season opening Arizona High School Rodeo Association and Arizona Junior High Rodeo Association Rodeo at Payson Event Center this weekend.
Like the sky opening up with a torrential rain ending a drought, Payson High’s football team poured down on visiting Coolidge on Friday night.
Every team wants to win.
Honesty, respect for foes hallmarks for volleyball team
Taryn North didn’t think twice about it.
Ruben Estrada scored three touchdowns, Wyatt Chapman added two and Payson’s defense dominated as the Longhorns beat visiting Coolidge 42-0 on Friday night to improve to 3-0.
Officials expect a huge economic boost for area business as thousands of people converge on Payson this weekend for the Third Annual Amateur Softball Association of America End of Summer Madness Girls Fast-pitch Softball Tournament.
Longhorns rout St. Johns, host Coolidge tonight undefeated
Wyatt Chapman scored three touchdowns and amassed 271 all-purpose yards as Payson improved to 2-0 with a 46-14 thumping of visiting St. Johns in the Longhorns’ football home opener on Friday, Sept. 4.
Abigail Greenleaf and Kyra Ball make perfect running partners.
It’s way too early to get carried away, but a lot rides on tonight’s Coolidge at Payson football game.
Rough Cut Motorsports owner takes the plunge
After 18 years of working for the telephone company in Tucson, Ron “Coors” Saunders wanted something different.
The victories may not come as rapidly as some would like, but Payson High’s girls soccer program is on the right path.
Former Payson High wrestling and football standout Chris Harold’s role at the school is changing.
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.
Large crowds packed the Payson Event Center stands for last week’s 131st World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
Color Desirae Burris optimistic.
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.
Overcoming the graduation of 10 seniors won’t be easy for Payson High’s varsity boys soccer team.
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.