Host tough Page team tonight
While the Payson High School boys basketball team might have played itself out of the post season with a 45-43 loss to Show Low on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the girls team appears to have nailed down a tournament berth by beating the homestanding Cougars 51-34 that same evening.
Those who enjoyed those fabulously fun “Outdoor Rendezvous” hosted by Dennis Pirch and Mark Kile at the Tackle Box in Tonto Basin will want to jump at the chance to attend the Spring Fishing Classic set for Feb. 19-21 at Bass Pro Shop in Mesa.
Another of those heartbreaking two-point losses that have haunted the Payson High School boys’ basketball team all season long might have knocked the Horns out of the post season playoffs.
Rattlin' the Rim
The Pine Strawberry School Science Fair has wrapped up and student projects have moved to the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library where they will be on public display until Friday, Feb. 12.
Pirch teams won 10 championships
A pair of former Payson High School coaches are on a prestigious list of the most successful high school wrestling coaches in Arizona based on state championship wins.
Horns alternate big win with tough loss
The Payson High School boys basketball team’s seesaw season continued Jan. 29 with a 74-32 win over Veritas Prep and the following day with a 71-61 loss to the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets.
Girls basketball team up one day, down the next
The Payson High girls basketball team — playing back to back weekend games — smoked visiting Apache Junction 54-21, but the following day lost 60-37 to a home standing Blue Ridge Yellow Jacket team that has been tough to beat on its own floor.
Longhorns to send band of stalwarts to sectional tourney
Although the Payson High School wrestling team will not be a favorite to win the Division III, Section I championship tournament when it unfolds Saturday, Feb. 6 at Bradshaw Mountain High School, the Longhorns will send to it a band of stalwarts expected to battle for medal honors.
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) defending Arizona state champion Pine-Strawberry School is well on the way to another trip to both the state and national championship tournaments.
If hometown professional tournament angler Clifford Pirch was asked to choose a theme song for his angling pursuits, he’d probably select Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.”