The Town of Payson Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Rumsey Park north multipurpose field. The event is free.
Former Arizona State University coach Dennis Erickson might not have been fond of Camp Tontozona but his replacement Todd Graham is enamored with the mountain retreat.
A former Payson High School soccer standout has been chosen the new Lady Longhorns head soccer coach.
An 18-year-old standout on the 2013 Payson High School golf team has won the prestigious Payson Men’s Golf Association Club Championship.
That’s the smell of pigskin permeating Rim Country air.
Only those who have played football on the offensive line or coached linemen can truly appreciate the self-effacing humor of the group.
Full fledged Amateur Softball Association (ASA) tournament action returned to the Rim Country July 27-28 with 16 teams from around the state clashing in the “End of Summer Madness” girls fast pitch showdown.
A field of 16 fast pitch girls softball teams from around the state descend on Payson tomorrow, Saturday, for the ASA Junior Olympic End of Summer Madness tournament.
Spend time talking with Payson High School football coach Jake Swartwood and it becomes painfully obvious how much of the financial burden of fielding a team is now taken on by the players and coaches.
If Nick McMullen is not the most recognized player in Payson High School baseball history, he’s certainly close to it.
Town Recreation Coordinator Mary Wolf has been busy the past week drumming up support for the local youth soccer program.
When we last saw the Longhorn football team in action, Jake Swartwood had wrapped up his first season as head coach, leading the team to a 6-5 record and a berth in the Division IV state tournament.
Town of Payson Recreation Coordinator Mary Wolf leaves little doubt she is a huge fan of the local youth flag football program.
The goal was to enjoy a round of golf, but their mission was to lend a helping hand to school children in need.
Louie Crabtree might be the best Payson Men’s Golf Association golfer no one has ever heard of.
No one can every accuse Payson High School second-year football coach Jake Swartwood of not being ambitious.
While the two Payson summer volleyball teams that participated in the Tuba City Invitational didn’t do well in the W’s and L’s column, the tournament did provide the young players the opportunity to get all-important playing time.
Rim Country Middle School student Bryndee Hall wrapped up her first-ever appearance in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo as Arizona’s top performer in the pole bending.
“Attending the 2013 National Junior High Rodeo Finals was a most memorable experience for me. I was able to realize that all my years of hard work and setting goals for myself is worth it.
Pine teenage barrel racer Chelsie Stodghill usually manages to find a way to wiggle out of ticklish situations.
Members of the Payson Men’s Golf Association have wrapped up the first round of their traditionally hotly contested three-week match play tournament.
Pro angler Clifford Pirch’s decision to accept an invitation to fish the Bassmaster Elite Series appears to be paying big dividends.
Okay, so we now know Arizona Cardinals football fans living in the Rim Country were spoiled.
Inaugural match to be held Sunday at Jim Jones Shooting Range
Single action cowboy style shooting — such as the battles that unfolded during the Gunfight at OK Corral and the Long Branch Saloon Gunfight — is coming to Payson.
It’s not often that two golfers dead-knot during the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s weekly closest-to-the-pin competitions.
Ann Adams and Nancy O’Rourke will be representing the Payson Women’s Golf Association nine-hole group at the annual Arizona Women’s Golf Association 9-hole State Medallion Club Team Tournament .
Tonto Basin three-sport coach stresses the importance of TEAM
It’s not a stretch to compare Cathy Jo (Ewing) Hill, a three-sport coach at Tonto Basin Elementary School, to legendary UCLA basketball coach Dr. John Wooden.
A pair of events that have their roots in the Rim Country’s pioneer history highlight the July calendar.
Frugality and state small-school adjustment funds are paying huge dividends at Pine Elementary School.
Because my roots run deep in Prescott — I was born there, my aunt and uncle were once prominent business owners in the city and my maternal grandparents lived out the final years in the Prescott Pioneer Home.
A hard-core group of 150 aspiring high school grapplers turned out for seven days of extreme training that rivals what the elite ranks of Navy Seals and Green Berets endure.
A former Arizona State University wrestler who won the prestigious “Jimmy V” Award for Perseverance and was named the Best Male Athlete with a Disability at the 2011 ESPY’s is in Payson this week to guest coach at the Arizona Intensive High Altitude Wrestling Camp.
Eric Larkin, the 1998 Arizona High School Wrestler of the Year and a four-time Pac-10 champion at Arizona State University, is in Payson this week to share his mat expertise with 150 aspiring prep grapplers attending the Arizona High Altitude Wrestling Camp.
Aspiring Lady Longhorn volleyball players had an opportunity to impress coach Arnold Stonebrink and his three new assistants.
The Payson Little League 11-12 years softball All-Stars lived up to coach Andre Newell’s confidence by bulldozing their way to the Area 1 championship with wins over Winslow and Flagstaff.
Veteran Lady Longhorn volleyball coach Arnold Stonebrink this year will be working with an entirely new staff that includes some of Payson High’s finest former players.
Longtime Payson Men’s Golf Association member Herb Sherman is comparing fellow PMGA member Russ Morris to Rodney Dangerfield saying both “get no respect.”
EVO Swim School owner and Taylor Pool manager David Tait is reminding parents that the time proven methods his instructors use are among the best ways to teach children to swim.
The tragedy of the Yarnell fire that killed 19 elite Hot Shot firefighters rekindles horrible memories in those of us who vividly recall the Dude Fire that 23 years ago took the lives of six firefighters from a Perryville inmate crew.
It wouldn’t be a big surprise if Pedro Eurrola and Steven Guaona show up July 20 to 21 in Young to compete in the Ninth Annual Ted Meredith Memorial Roping.
Payson High School senior-to-be Nick McMullen might be best known for his baseball expertise.
With the Ninth Annual Ted Meredith Roping set for July 19 to 21, rodeo newbies are probably asking, “What is a No. 9 roper? How is a No. 8 roper different from a No. 4?” And, in team roping, “What does pick or draw mean?”
Water district rebuts rumors problems present threat to supply
Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District Chairman Ray Pugel refutes rumors circulating in the two tiny mountain hamlets that the water delivery system is only limping along.
Success on the high school football field is directly dependent on the players’ dedication to the off-season program.
A field of five Payson Little League baseball and softball All-Stars is primed and ready to make runs at postseason honors.
Terry Neese has a reputation for stepping up to help friends in need.
The 2013 Little League baseball and softball regular seasons are in the record books and Payson All-Star players are prepping for postseason tournaments with sights set on area, district and state honors.
Payson Men’s Golf Association member Dave Rutter has earned fellow member Herb Sherman’s sometimes flattering honor of being a double dipper.
Boys will play lots of baseball before fall season kicks off
Although the Payson High baseball season ended a month ago when the Longhorns lost to Tucson Empire in the state semifinals, team members continue to play in an off-season program coach Brian Young anticipates will make PHS even more formidable during the 2014 campaign.
Payson 11-12-years softball team takes the field today
Payson Little League 11-12-years softball coach Andrew Newell is oozing with confidence that his All-Star team has the talent and determination to make a deep run into the postseason playoffs.