On February 13 the Payson High School newspaper staff went to UVU for the Deseret News and the UVU Review Newspaper Conference to have the experience to learn from experienced journalists. There were workshops where journalism students could chose different topics to lean about areas of journalism. Each topic had to do with how to improve on a certain part of writing whether it was hot to make a feature article or how to edit your article so that it makes sense.
After coming off a 16-10 record, and an appearance in the second round of the state tournament last season, after losing to 3A state champions Snow Canyon High School, our Payson Lions baseball team looks to turn heads this coming season. With a change to the coaching staff, new head coach Brad Kidd looks to start his first year with a bang.
“We have worked really hard this offseason and the stuff that Coach Kidd is teaching us is helping us seniors and helping the juniors improve too,” said senior Talon “Kid Rock” Proctor.
It was the goal of the Payson track team to win a state championship by the year 2020. They proceeded to do just that earlier this month. On February 1-2, they made the trek up to the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City to compete against other Utah schools for a shot at the state title.
The girls’ basketball team had an interesting season, to say the least, but they pulled through, working hard and accomplishing victory as a team. They dominated in the game against Spanish Fork on Friday, February 8, with a score of 55-47.
This season was slightly disappointing for the girls on the team, but these girls are tough, and they showed Spanish Fork what Payson is made of. An important moment for the team, as most everyone could agree, was the triumph of the last game of the season.
Sweetheart’s week (February 4th-9th) was a big success this year, thanks to the FFA who arranged it all. The nominated Sweetheart’s royalty always has to have some farming talent with competing in milking cows and roping. They also battled it out with best-looking poster, a pie-throwing contest, interviewing, and lastly the cake auction.