Category Archives: Arizona State University

Field of Screams

On Friday, August 19, 2016 the Payson Roundup sports section published an article written by Keith Morris concerning the condition of Payson High School Longhorn Field. Field of Screams by Keith Morris Morris hammers home the point that the field might not be … Continue reading

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Dear Caitlin: You’ll Always Be My Little Girl

Gotta hold on easy as I let you go Gonna tell you how much I love you Though you think you already know I remember I thought you looked like an angel Wrapped in pink, so soft and warm You’ve … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Man: These are the memories that made me a wealthy soul

Travelin’ man, love when I can Turn loose my hand ’cause I’m goin’ Travelin’ man, catch if you can But sooner than later I’m goin’ Sometimes at night, I see their faces I feel the traces they left on my … Continue reading

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Ragnarians at Last: Baby We Were Born to Run

I have finished my runs at the Ragnar and I am worn out. Several months ago when completing a run with my Nike Running App, I noticed that I had a strange number of miles completed. Was it a sign? Knowing … Continue reading

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Crosstown Traffic: A Friday Night Halloween Road Trip

Nothing like being on the road, traveling, another edition of Friday Night Football. It is a “spooktacular” type of day being Halloween and working high school football. This time I get to take Carolyn on the road since the game … Continue reading

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Payson High School Banners Boost Spirits? Inclusive or Noninclusive?

(It was unintended on my part to make this into a “race” issue. I have edited out any references to race. My focal point is inclusion of all students in spirit related activities.) As a previous teacher and administrator of Payson High … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Flagstaff, AZ for a Packer Victory

Another year has come and gone and once again I have found myself on the road officiating high school basketball. Four days, eight games and I’m thinking that for an old guy, that isn’t too bad. After a three day … Continue reading

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Elections over: Are You Ready for Some Football

Forget all the election stuff and lets focus on what really represents rural America and that is Friday Night Football. The past two weeks have found me in Holbrook, AZ, you know the place that has the teepees for motel … Continue reading

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Another Homecoming: Payson vs Coronado

Another Friday night football game and I believe my 4th homecoming game this year and this was a real nail biter. It was homecoming night for Payson High School and in someways a homecoming for me as it was the … Continue reading

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I was Thunderstruck: Friday Night Football in the White Mountains

Snowflake vs Round Valley. Snowflake Homecoming. Big Game. Once again it was Friday, and time to get out on the road traveling as the traveling man. Nice cool evening for football with a full house in Snowflake. Snowflake has been … Continue reading

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