Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District officials have shut down Strawberry Hollow Well 3 after routine tests proved positive for E. coli and total coliform bacteria.
Payson High School Athletic Director Don Heizer and track coach Jonathan Ball know now what poet Robert Burns was thinking when he penned in 1786 his apology to a mouse writing, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men (often go awry)”.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released its most recent power point rankings and both the Payson High baseball and softball teams are top-5 rated in Division III.
PHS senior Payson Bobier has nailed down an automatic qualifying berth into the state tournament by running a personal best 50.72 in the 400 meters.
Morgan Chilson blistered her personal best 100-meter time of 12.77 running an exceptionally fast 12.57 wind-legal elapsed time on April 6 at the Red Rock Invitational in Sedona.
Premier event success prompts repeat to raise more to help kids
Although the Justice McNeeley Foundation’s main fund-raiser is the annual quad and motorcycle poker run, the group now hosts a second fund-raiser to help meet the increased demands of helping children in need.
The Payson School Board on Tuesday decided not to renew Payson High School Athletic Director Don Heizer’s administrative contract, but Heizer will actually continue to direct the athletic program under the terms of a teaching contract instead.
The given in the equation that is the Zane Grey 50-mile endurance run is that it’s not for couch potatoes or those who favor a sedentary lifestyle. It is, however, for those who enjoy robust challenges that test both will and dedication.
The Payson High baseball and softball teams are continuing their march through the 2013 campaign with sights set on piling up wins and earning enough power points to be receive berths into the postseason.
A bevy of talented athletes clutching Division III top-10 rankings are primed to fuel the Payson High express as it steams toward the state track and field championships May 10 and 11 at Mesa Community College.
If a Pine Cone – a resident of the tiny mountain hamlet located 15 miles north of Payson – tells you to “Go take a hike” don’t take it personally.
Payson Men’s Golf Association member Stan Eggen is justifiably proud of his closest to the pin win during a “Three Clubs Only” low net formatted tournament played April 3 at Payson Golf Course.
The Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District faces an uphill battle in its effort to repair an aging water system that fell into disrepair after 50 years of neglect before the district bought the system from Brooke Utilities.
A Payson Men’s Golf Association ABCD “Best 3-out-of-4” formatted tournament turned into a junkyard dog fight when the top three finishing teams were separated by only one stroke and a chip off was needed to decide the second and third place finishers.
To say Payson Little League president Keely Parker is excited about tomorrow’s (April 6) opening day festivities would be putting it mildly.
“Take that Falcons,” is what Payson High School golf team members could have been boasting after avenging their only defeat of the year by whipping Fountain Hills 149-168 in a three-way match at Chaparral Pines.
The long-standing Western Outdoor News (WON) Arizona Team Tournament bass record catch of 16.15 pounds has been broken.
The homestanding Mogollon Mustang baseball and softball teams now know the wrath of the Longhorns, losing two games by a combined score of 36-6.
Although no high country football fan wants to see the Cardinals discontinue their pre-season training camp on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and move to Glendale, there could be something golden coming out of the Redbirds and Flagstaff passing on one another.
Almost every time Payson High School senior sprinter Morgan Chilson steps on a prep track, a record is set and gold medals are won.
Bo Althoff knows vaulting.
A 10-1 win over Miami and a 1-0 extra inning victory vs. Camp Verde improves the Lady Longhorns power points record to 5-0 and keeps PHS in the chase for a Division III state tournament top seed.
After watching his Longhorn baseball team rally back from a 10-1 deficit to edge Camp Verde 11-10, first year coach Brian Young could only utter, “Crazy game.”
The Gracie Haught Classic softball tournament held March 22-23 in Payson was played in honor of former Winslow High School teacher and coach Becky Barris who was killed in an auto accident.
Golf tourney proceeds go to Clothe-a-Child
Although the Payson Unified School District is not considered an impoverished area similar to some of the districts in south Phoenix or big city ghettos, there are disadvantaged children locally who are in need of adequate school day clothing.
The Lady Longhorn softball team travels to Camp Verde today armed with a promising freshman pitcher who could give Payson the finest one-two hurling punch in the state.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released its most recent power point calculations and both the Payson High baseball and softball teams are highly ranked.
Popeye Clay was flexing his bulging forearms and tootin’ his corn cob pipe during the playing of an Payson Men’s Golf Association low gross and low net tournament March 23 at Payson Golf Course.
Longhorn softball team triumphs in tournament that also celebrates character, team spirit and those we’ve lost
The Ninth Annual Gracie Haught Classic ranks as one of the most memorable and emotional softball tournaments ever played in Payson.
Having once worked alongside Charlene Brown at The Payson Roundup, I know she’s not easily rattled.
The Lady Longhorns, playing with the gutsy determination of a team with its sights set on claiming the 2013 state championship, compiled a 6-1 record on the way to winning the Ninth Annual Gracie Haught Classic softball tournament.
In a blind draw that allowed Payson Men’s Golf Association member Jesse Smith to play on two different 2-man-best-ball teams, the longtime Rim Country golfer pocketed prize money as a second and third place finisher.
While there are high school golf teams around the state still struggling to record the five qualifying scores needed to quality for the Division III state tournament, the Longhorns have met the standard and will be advancing to prep golf’s “Big Dance” on May 10 and 11 at Antelope Hills near Prescott.
Virtually all the Payson High School track and field athletes who participated in the 73rd Annual Chandler Rotary Invitational bettered the pre-meet seeded times they took into the competition.
A Longhorn baseball team that is playing with the mettle and hustle it takes to reach the post season split a two game home stand last week whipping Snowflake, 5-2, on March 19, but falling three days later, 14-1, to a very talented Fountain Hills squad.
Softball team lacks ‘qualifying results’
The second power point rankings of 2013 have been released and the PHS baseball team is sitting in good shape, but the softball team is nowhere to be found.
Baseball and softball teams score twin wins over Snowflake
There were seasons in the 1970s and 1980s in which Payson High wins over Snowflake were rare, mostly because the Lobos were a juggernaut in just about every sport.
Charlene Brown in not a happy tournament director.
Payson High School baseball coach Brian Young said he took great enjoyment watching his varsity athletes build a rapport with the youngsters who participated in the daylong Longhorn baseball camp that on March 14 drew 36 aspiring players to PHS baseball diamond.
The “Booby Prize” is not the award Payson Men’s Golf Association members are usually shooting for when they hit the links, but that’s what a four-person team received following a four-man scramble March 13 at Payson Golf Course.
Arizona Sports Network’s “Coach Pichotta” hit the bull’s eye when he predicted last spring that Payson High baseball player Nick McMullen “should be a dominant force as he moves forward.”
A field of 36 enthusiastic, but fledgling baseball players turned out March 14 for the inaugural Future Longhorn Baseball Camp held on PHS field.
It has been decades since the Payson High School track program has had a one-two sprinting punch the likes of senior Payson Bobier and freshman Wyatt Chapman.
As two of Division III’s fastest sprinters, Payson’s Morgan Chilson and Savannah Brown of St. Johns have over the past four years locked horns in some epic track and field battles that have thrilled fans, spectators and coaches.
The Payson High School baseball team now knows well the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
A pair of tournament bass fishing teams comprised of Payson High students shined at the Western Outdoor News (WON) team tournament held March 9 at Roosevelt Lake.
The Payson Women’s Golf Association will host a kick-off breakfast meeting followed by a round of golf at Payson Golf Course Tuesday, March 26.
Tickets on sale now for annual spring banquet
Much like the U.S. Cavalry rode to the rescue in Old West movies, the Mogollon Sporting Association galloped in to help the Payson High School football program.
Lady Longhorns softball coach Will Dunman’s huge grin and upbeat attitude are there for a reason — his team totally dominated longtime nemesis Snowflake 14-0 .
The Longhorn baseball team survived a four-error outing to edge a very good Snowflake Lobo team 6-4 in a showdown of two longtime small-town Arizona rivals.