Pictured at the Spanish Fork Indoor Tennis Courts March 18, 2015: left-right: Rex Atkinson, Al Tischner, Bruce Hall, Travis Walton, Gary Hubbs, Richard Fogth, Lance Mckinney, Ralph Hughes, Larry Vest, Scott Lowe, and Larry Bliss. See this and other stories like it in the March 25, 2015, edition of The Payson Chronicle.
Story by Haley Dixon
In the early hours of Wednesday, February 25, many of Payson High School's students gathered at the high school to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience! At 5:45 AM, Big Budah of Fox 13 News anchored the high school live to be featured on Good Morning Utah's "Cool School of the Week." In another segment, Big Budah met with the Payson Wrestling team, who recently won state for the second consecutive year. The segment included senior Brian Hoschouer taking down Big Budah in an effort to show him how tough Payson Wrestlers are. Find the complete story in this week's edition of The Payson Chronicle. Subscribe today at paysonads.com.
Congratulations to the champions! Find out more about this and other events in the community in this week's edition of The Payson Chronicle.
By Coach Gillie
NSCAA UT Female Soccer Player of 2014 is Cassidy Smith of Lone Peak, Senior, GK with runners-up: Liza Zenger of Skyline, Senior, Defender and Paige Robins of Salem Hills, Senior, Forward. All three ladies were selected to the NSCAA All-Region West Team, composed of players from Utah and California. The members of this All-Region team are now possible selections for the NSCAA All-American Team.
(Find the complete story in the December 31, 2014, printed edition of The Payson Chronicle.)
Payson High School's Dakota Lange recently signed to run for Southern Utah University. (Find the complete story in the December 3, 2014, edition of The Payson Chronicle.)
After nearly twelve years of making golf clubs, Scott Petersen has begun marketing them and has buyers all over the U.S. He utilizes social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Ebay for the most part) while employing the services of three representatives for his products, in California, Hawaii, and Utah.
Scott started golfing while in grade school in Portland, Oregon, but by age fifteen, he had moved to Utah, attending Provo High School, and by 1994 moving to Payson.
Scott notes that he specializes in building full sets of irons and wedges (four through pitching wedge along with 52-, 56-, and 60-degree wedges). They are “players” clubs, appreciated most by those with fourteen-and-under handicap levels.
He recently participated in a demo day at Gladstan and has had the clubs on display there. He can be reached at email@example.com.
By a fan of local high school sports
It was a rough game and the weather was a factor as the Lions lost their preseason opener to Provo, 19-8, but there were some bright spots, too, including John Harmon’s tackle for a safety early in the game, and an interception by Dalton Baker that he nearly broke for a TD.
The wet weather hampered quarterback Easton Smith’s passing attack, but on the defensive side, McCoy Cary put pressure on Provo’s quarterback all night.
Preston Little’s 109 yards and a TD, and Connor Atkinson’s 49 yards for two carries were impressive.
The Lion offensive line is small and untested but willing to give a hundred percent. John Harmon’s defensive statistics are amazing.
The Lions have a formidable opponent in Salem Hills this week, and the game will attract a huge crowd, as their meetings have done in recent seasons.
Brothers Clay and Blair Bingham won the Golden Onion Days Two-Man Best Ball Golf Tournament Saturday with a gross score of 62. Clay (pictured) made an Albatross (or Double Eagle) on Hole 8. His second shot, from 190 yards was hit with a six iron. One of the rarest feats in golf, an Albatross is three under par. The brothers played on State Champion Teams from Spanish Fork, coached by John Bingham, who also played in Saturday’s tournament.
It is Clay’s first-ever double eagle. Very few golfers ever achieve one in a lifetime.
Sheldon Kay, who played golf for Payson High School, graduating in 2005, scored 85 in the Utah State Amateur Qualifier at Fox Hollow last month. It was his first attempt at playing in a golf tournament featuring low handicappers vying for one of the state’s most prestigious titles for amateur players.
He has scored 74 at Gladstan, a very demanding course, and feels confident about signing up for future amateur events.
Local rodeo enthusiast Todd Phillips reports that Kaycee Feild placed second in the Champions Challenge, winning $4,160 on an 86-point ride, while Clint Robinson finished just out of the money, roping his calf in 8.5 seconds.
See also this week's edition of The Payson Chronicle.
Payson softball players McKinley Ferrin and Shaylee Larsen were chosen to play in the State 3A All-Star Game this year. See the article in the May 28, 2014, Payson Chronicle newspaper.