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February 2012

Anatomy Students disect pig hearts

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 09:27
By:Taylor Campbell; photos by: Jordan Gernsey
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On January 31 and February 1, the anatomy classes at Payson High School dissected not frogs, but pig hearts.  As gruesome as it sounds, the class had quite a ride.

The students specifically looked for several things during the activity, namely the left and right atrium, sizes of ventricles, blood vessels, and the heart strings. They also found that like a good sports team, all the parts work together for the best result possible and everyone has a very important job to do.

Journalism Goes to Conference at UVU

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 09:20
by: Jakob Johnson
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On February 16, The Lion’s Roar Newspaper Staff went to the 7 Annual Deseret News and UVU Review Newspaper Conference held at the UVU Campus. As a staff Payson got 2 place for front page design along with 4 honorable mentions in writing; Audrey Miller, Best Column; Mercedes John, Best Feature; Jakob Johnson, Best News Story; and Maygan Straight, Best News Story. Also Jayden Worwood won an honorable mention in the category of Best Photo Illustration.

Trojans Top Lions in Overtime Thriller

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 09:07
Article by Spencer Durrant Photos courtesy of

ST. GEORGE – Four quarters weren’t enough for Payson and Morgan, who had to take their game to overtime to determine the victor.

Morgan junior forward Jake Miles hit a running jumper in the paint with only 3.2 seconds left in overtime leaving the Lions with virtually no time to make a shot or call a timeout. The shot gave the Trojans the 63-61 win.

Resilient Lions: Season Review

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:48
By Braden Clark

By Braden Clark

February 10, The Payson Lions capped off their undefeated region record with a 14 point victory over rival Spanish Fork. 

“It feels good to sweep these guys, it gives us some pride for the rest of the year,” said junior big man Lander Crook.

PHS Holds MTV Challenge Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:31
By Braden Clark
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By Braden Clark

January 23 and 24, Payson High School had its second Challenge Day in two years. From the makers of MTV’s show, “Challenge Day” this year’s Challenge Day was run by two instructors, Randy Fortes and Katie Salvage.

The agenda of Challenge Day is to help people open their eyes, and realize they aren’t the only ones with a particular problem in their lives. 

PHS Social Studies Department Holds Greatest American Essay Contest

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:25
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The Payson High School Social Studies Department recently held an essay contest in conjunction with President’s Day entitled: Who was or is the greatest American? The purpose of the contest was to generate increased awareness in American history, and showcase good writing. Winning essays topics included such American greats as Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

PHS Announces Financial Aid Night

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:05

Thursday March 1, 2012 Payson High’s G.E.A.R.U.P. Program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) will be having a finical aid night. From 6 to 8 pm in the Payson High library there will be representatives from Utah Higher Education Authority to answer any questions about finical aid for college. Everyone is invited.  If graduating seniors will bring their parent’s filed 2010-2011 taxes we can help fill out their FAFSA form that night and see if your student is eligible for a federal grant.

Clint Bateman, on-court Leader

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 08:41
By Spencer Durrant
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 PAYSON, Utah — Payson High's Clint Bateman, a quiet, unassuming young man that lives and works on Utah’s largest dairy farm, is also one of nine seniors from Utah nominated for selection to the McDonald's High School All-American team.

Bateman is the fourth-best assist man in Utah, averaging 5.5 assists per game to go along with 18.8 points per game.

However, getting to this point hasn’t been an easy ride.

Lions Roar Past Ogden Tigers in first round of 3A State Basketball Tournament

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 08:39
By Spencer Durrant


PAYSON — What started out as a defensive struggle on the basketball court between Payson High School and Ogden High turned into an offensive showcase for the Payson Lions, who won 71-56. At the end of the first quarter, however, the game was deadlocked at 12-all.

PHS Wrestling: Pinning the Competition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:12
By Jacob Buckner

By Jacob Buckner

That time of the year is upon us once again;  The wrestling season is coming to a close, and the PHS wrestling team is looking to do some work in state.  Payson has had dominance in the state tournament these past couple of years, and also a long history of success in state as well. 


 “I think we’ve had a tough team every year.  We just go out there and wrestle hard and get after it,” said Jordan Mellen, one of Payson’s best wrestlers.



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