January 2013

PHS Dark Horse: Nick Hindes

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By Brigham Flint

By Brigham Flint

During the winter months, it seems the wind, snow, and bitter cold is enough to stop anyone from running.

However, this is simply not an option for Nick Hindes. The senior distance runner satisfies his desire to run by competing in indoor track.

Inside Scoop: Cheerleaders & Grades

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By Megan Ballamis

By Megan Ballamis

                 It’s always so stressful to keep your grades up, especially at the end of the term with the tests, projects and late work due. For the cheerleaders it’s even more stressful. You might think that being a cheerleader has nothing to do with grades, but that’s not the case. Grades are very important to being a cheerleader. In order for them to cheer at the games they need to keep a 3.0 grade point average. Their grades are checked every other week and their grades decide whether they will cheer at the next game.

PHS Drama Perfoms A Midsummer Night's Dream

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By Ciera Lundberg

By Ciera Lundberg

You probably read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare in English. Or maybe you even saw the show when you were a kid on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. You know, where that red-headed kid is a fairy and Cody gets the donkey head? Good stuff. You really are more cultured than you think. Or maybe you saw the show in its most impressive form to date. That is when our drama department here at PHS performed it over this last weekend.

PHS Debate Season in Full-Swing

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By Heather Reid

Debate is more than just a class.  Debate is a way to learn to think, learn and communicate in a way that most people don’t.  Debate is a way to get involved with other students and the Payson community.  Debate is a way to be knowledgeable about the world around you.  Debate has helped change me to be a better citizen.

Girls Look to Improve for State

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By Braden Clark

By Braden Clark

After starting the season off on a high note with a record of 1-1, our girls took a mighty spill after a difficult pre-season they have managed a 2-15 record.  Surprisingly enough they have already doubled their record from last year so if we are to look at something positive that must be it. 

Boys Basketball Dominates Juab

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Story and Photo By Brigham Flint

 By Brigham Flint

Going into January 18, the Payson Lions had not yet lost a region game. The Juab Wasps would put them to the test.

Around 7:00, the teams ran onto the court. After the introduction of the starting lineup, the game began. Early on, it appeared to be a very even matchup. However, just before the half, the Wasps pulled ahead and began to build a lead. At halftime, Juab was up 20-14.

PHS Gender Wars 2013

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By Braden Clark

By Braden Clark

The oldest rivalry of all time, girls against the boys, and Payson High School had a fair share of it in the 2013 Gender Wars.  As the crowd began to fill the stands and the girls and boys sat down on their respected sides, and the tension started to build between the two sides.  As the competition had started, the boys got an early lead and simply looking dominate from start to finish.  However, the girls wouldn’t go down without a fight; taking the dancing competition and the relay race that ended all the games.