November 2014

The Ugly Sweater Dance is this Saturday

By Karanda Heimuli

Hey boys, do you wish there was a boys’ choice informal dance? Did another guy ask the girl you had your eye on to Homecoming? Do you want a dance that’s still fun but won’t cost a fortune? Do you love to wear ugly sweaters and whip out your 80’s dance moves? Well, we have just the thing for you. This year, Payson High School is putting a new spin on an old tradition. PTSA is sponsoring a brand-new dance: The Ugly Sweater Dance.

Girls Tennis Wins Region

By: Annika Spencer

For the first time in forever, the Payson High Lady Lions Tennis Team has won region.  The tennis team was also undefeated throughout the season.  The tennis team couldn’t have done it without support from their Coaches Karen Thomas and Michelle Snow.  The tennis team also had support from team managers Wyatt and Braxton Judd, who are on the boys tennis team.  “As the record shows this is the most capable, talented, and aggressive girls tennis team in Payson’s history” Coach Karen Thomas commented.  The girls tennis team is already aiming and planning for the same result next year.  

Cross Country Takes Home the Victory

Written by: Haley Dixon

On Tuesday, October 14th the Cross Country teams traveled to North Sanpete High School for the region championship race. Projected times showed that the girls would win with room to spare and the boys would have a close fight for the title with Richfield. Both teams raced their hardest and there were many top finishers from our team. Our very own Dakota Lange took first place, making this year his first region champion title. He says “Region was a good day. It was fun to see the girls win.

PHS Band places at the top

Writte by: Madeleine White

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 our Payson High School Band competed in Rocky Mountain Marching Band Invitational at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Brigham Young University.  Our band was entered as a 2A school and faced 5 other Utah high schools: Roy, Kearns, Uintah, Copper Hills, and Maple Mountain. The band was judged in six different categories; music general effects, visual general effects, music performance, visual performance, percussion, and color guard. The top bands from each division earned a trophy and awards.