St George News

St. George American Legion baseball vs. Cedar summer squad, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News,

St. George Legion splits with Cedar in tune-up for state; STGNews photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — With the American Legion state tournament just days away, St. George’s team of young men took one last opportunity to play some hardball Wednesday night, splitting a pair of games against Cedar City on a brutally warm evening at Pine View’s Panther Field. “I think we’ll be ready for state,” said SG […]

The 24/7 HOOPS team.

St. George’s 24/7 Hoops advances to Elite Eight in Double Pump Classic 

SAN DIEGO – Summer basketball for local team 24/7 HOOPS got hot and intense during the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off tournament After finishing with a 2-1 record in pool play, the local AAU basketball team, 24/7 HOOPS, advanced to the final eight of the Double Pump Summer Tip-Off tournament before losing to the Road Runner Sports Club out […]


Local AAU team, 24-7 HOOPS, opens Double Pump Classic with win 

ANAHEIM, Cal. — The local under-17 AAU boys’ basketball team, 24/7 HOOPS, won its initial game in pool play at the prestigious Double Pump Summer Tip Off Wednesday. After falling behind early 24/7 went on a 17-0 run midway through the first half, then held off a late run from the Oklahoma Impact to win 58-50. […]


DH’s Jerry Beck steps down, says ‘the fire just isn’t there like it used to be’ 

ST. GEORGE — Desert Hills baseball coach Jerry Beck has been coaching them up, so to speak, for a long time. So long, in fact, that he’s decided he needs a break. The Thunder coach, who has led DH to the state championship game the past two years, stepped down from his post this week […]


St. George Sentinels sweep through impressive weekend on the diamond 

ST. GEORGE — In a championship game for the ages, the St George Sentinels defeated Cedar City 11-9 at Bruce Hurst Field in 11 innings Saturday night to win the St George Legion Summer Classic Tournament. Both teams fought hard throughout the contest, with the lead changing hands several times. St George struck first, with Logan LaFemina […]

Snow Canyon vs Spanish Fork U14 Rugby, Utah Summer Games, Cedar City, Utah, June 28, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Rugby takes Utah Summer Games by storm in first year of competition 

CEDAR CITY – The Utah Summer Games is known for long time running competitions, as well as adding new ones. For the first time in the games’ history, rugby for all ages was added to the 2014 sports. “Rugby is an incredible sport,” said Dayna Regouski, USG rugby event coordinator. “It’s growing at a rapid […]

Dixie Rebels at Wasatch Revolution, Layton, Utah, Jun. 28, 2014 | Photo courtesy AJ Martinez

Turnovers spell doom as Rebels fall to Revolution in RMFL championship game 

LAYTON – With a myriad of jet fighters soaring overhead for the annual Hill Air Force Base Air Show, the Dixie Rebels took to the air, but, were ultimately shot down in their bid for the 2014 RMFL championship, 26-21, by the Wasatch Revolution Saturday at Layton Christian High School. Dixie came up just short despite […]

Archers of all ages line up to shoot their targets during the Utah Summer Games, Cedar City, Utah, June 28, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

‘Watching arrows fly,’ majestic archery event the last to compete in 2014 Utah Summer Games 

CEDAR CITY – The poetic arc of an archer’s arrow in flight is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful things in sports. Archers took to the Centrum Field at Southern Utah University Saturday to compete in the archery portion of the Utah Summer Games. Archery was the first sport registered for […]


RMFL Championship: Dixie Rebels at Wasatch Revolution 

RMFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEW CAPSULE Dixie Rebels (9-1) at Wasatch Revolution (8-1) Where: Layton Christian Academy When: Today at 4 p.m. Previous Meeting: Wasatch Revolution 27, Dixie Rebels 20 (OT), Jun. 7, Wasatch evened season series after stopping Dixie in OT. Rebels had tied score in waning minutes with Eric Brooksby’s field goal. How they got here: […]

Brad Johnsen and Lucinda Johnsen, Utah Summer Games pickleball competition, St. George, Utah, Jun. 27, 2014 | Photo by Shelly Griffin, St. George News

Sweet pickleball as 2014 Utah Summer Games hits final days 

ST. GEORGE – The dozen or so pickleball courts out at Little Valley are busy most nights, so it’s a little surprising that pickleball fans are as enthusiastic as army recruiters when talking about their sport. But pickleball, no doubt, is on the rise. A sort of hybrid racket sport with attributes from racquetball, tennis and even table […]

Banners advertising the sports at Utah Summer Games lead the march of the athletes, Eccles Coliseum, Cedar City, Utah, June 12, 2014 | Photo by Corey Baumgartner, Cedar City News

Nearly 3 decades old, Utah Summer Games has become part of the fabric of Utah 

CEDAR CITY – When the last arrow from the last archer flies Sunday afternoon, the Utah Summer Games will have wrapped up its 29th year, handing out approximately 5000 metals in 40 sports. The Utah Summer Games has a rich history and has grown since it’s early beginnings; with the idea of a Utah state games […]

Hurricane has a new head coach. | File photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

New Tiger coach, same Tiger approach as Pearson takes reins at Hurricane 

HURRICANE – Under head coach Chris Homer, the Hurricane Tigers went from 3A afterthought to 3A powerhouse, playing in four straight state championships games and winning it all in 2011. Steve Pearson was right there the whole time. Now Pearson, who served as offensive coordinator for Homer and the Tigers for 13 years, will try to […]

Dixie Rebels QB Misi Tupe will be eligible to play Saturday against the Wasatch Revolution in the RMFL Championship game | File photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

After reviewing game film, RMFL reinstates Rebels QB for Saturday’s title game 

ST. GEORGE — Game film never lies. If the Dixie Rebels win the league championship, they’d better give a big “Thank you,” to videographer Dallas Griffin and Coach Dale Stott for hiring him. Dixie Rebels quarterback Misi Tupe will be playing in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Football League championship game against the Wasatch Revolution thanks to the […]


Pine View star QB Kody Wilstead fulfills dream, chooses BYU 

ST. GEORGE – The coaching staff at BYU may have had a change of heart, but Kody Wilstead never did. The end result is Wilstead is going to be a Cougar as the 17-year-old verbally committed to BYU Saturday. Last year, one of the coaches on the BYU football staff told Wilstead he “wasn’t the type […]


Dixie Rebels victory over Brigham Sting convincing, but could prove costly 

BRIGHAM CITY – It was a victory, a convincing victory, but came at a high cost. The Dixie Rebels traveled to Brigham City to take on the Brigham Sting and came away with a hard-fought 31-3 victory to advance to the Rocky Mountain Football League Championship game. They will take on the Wasatch Revolution, which held […]

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