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.
Last year, Mayor Kenny Evans and the town backed the effort to bring the Arizona State University Sun Devils back to Camp Tontozona for the team’s annual preseason training camp.
Camp Tontozona has long afforded Rim Country football fans the opportunity to rub elbows with collegiate football players that would go on to become National Football League stars.
Payson Pikes swim team members take their splash act today, Friday, to the Valley where they will showcase their skills against opponents who probably spend as much time in the water as they do out of it.
Golf is fun, but the month ending awards ceremonies are even more fun for the Payson Women’s Golf Association nine-hole members.
Kudos to retired Paradise Valley basketball coach Bill Farrell, PHS coach Joe Sanchez, the Town of Payson and several Longhorn varsity players for staging a very successful basketball camp last week in Wilson Dome.
Chelsie Stodghill is one of the finest young barrel racers on the national high school rodeo circuit, but sometimes she just can’t catch a break.
A pair of Payson High School pole vaulters and one of the Longhorns’ finest three-sports stars spent five days at Camp Tontozona participating in Sky Athletics Pole Vault Club Kiss the Sky Summer Camp.
June 25-27 camp is for girls entering the fifth- through ninth-grades; skills will be taught with time-tested drills
Former Lady Longhorn basketball coach Grant Cooley, who led the team to one of its finest seasons in 2007 winning the 3A East region championship, has laced up his high tops and is set to host a youth girls hoop camp.
The Payson Pikes swim team opens the 2013 season in earnest tomorrow, Saturday, by hosting the Sedona Swim Club at Taylor Pool. Both teams warm up at 8:30 a.m. and competition begins sharply at 9 a.m.
The husband and wife running team of Adam and Shawna Folts of Phoenix dominated the 2013 Town of Payson Sprint Triathlon winning both the men’s and women’s individual championship in record times.