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Blue Blood: Backs against the wall for BYU in chase for NCAA Tourney bid 

COMMENTARY — I hate the “P” word, but let’s be realistic here: It might be time to panic for BYU basketball fans. Under Dave Rose, the Cougars have never won fewer than 20 games in a season and have become a fixture in the NCAA Tournament. And while the streak of 20-win seasons will likely […]

Dixie celebrates the win over Desert Hills, Dixie vs. Desert Hills, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Hoops roundup: Hawes lights up the net as Dixie stuns Desert Hills in the Thunderdome; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Jake Hawes saw Hurricane’s James Bennion light up the nets last Friday night in the Tigers’ upset win at Dixie and thought to himself. “I can do that.” Wednesday night, the Flyers senior guard made it happen. He had 28 points — on 11 of 17 shooting — and Dixie upset previously undefeated Desert […]

Desert Hills vs. Dixie, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 27, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: DH rebounds with road win; SC, PV grab fifth region wins 

ST. GEORGE — Tuesday afternoon, the playoff picture in Region 9 girls basketball was as clear as a flood-swelled Santa Clara River. But with three games in the books Tuesday night, a crystal clear playoff picture has begun to emerge. Snow Canyon and Pine View notched their fifth region wins — the Warriors with an easy […]

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TWIR9: Hey parents, how about letting the coaches do their jobs 

COMMENTARY — A couple of coaching changes are at the forefront of the Region 9 news this week, with Cedar naming a new football coach and Desert Hills losing its girls basketball coach. Josh Bennett takes over at Cedar, replacing long-time coach Todd Peacock. At DH, Gary Tomlinson stepped down with five games left in the […]

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Cedar High administration promotes Bennett to head man in football program 

CEDAR CITY — Effort and accountability are two of the main themes for Josh Bennett, who was named as head football coach for Cedar High School Monday morning. Bennett, though this is his first head coaching job in football, is no wet-behind-the-ears rookie. He has been an assistant for the Redmen football program for a […]

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Bleeding Red: Hot-shooting Utes nearly invincible at Huntsman Center 

The Runnin’ Utes keep running away From opponents on the field of play How good can this team really be? We’ll just have to wait and see COMMENTARY — Utah continues to provide a veritable cornucopia of reasons for Ute fans to cheer across a wide variety of sports. Nevertheless, this week I will only […]

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Azusa Pacific exacts some revenge and cools off Red Storm 

AZUSA, Calif. – Zach Robbins had a team-high 20 points and Mark Ogden Jr. posted his first double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, but the 17th-ranked Cougars of Azusa Pacific held Dixie State without a field goal over the final 4:15 to complete a 72-69 comeback win at the Felix Events Center. Dixie State had its four-game win […]

Pine View Senior Jaden Peterson (white singlet) wrestles in the 138-pound championship match, Pine View Invitational Wrestling Tournament,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Hundreds of athletes descend on PVHS for invitational wrestling tourney 

ST. GEORGE — Wrestlers from all over Utah, plus select schools in Nevada, jammed into the Pit Gymnasium at PVHS for the Pine View Invitational Friday and Saturday. Champions were crowned in 14 weight classes, including Pine View’s own Jaden Peterson, who defeated Mountain Crest’s Jake Hopkins 4-2 in the championship match at the 138 […]

Thunder F Quincy Mathews (22) dives for a loose ball. File photo from Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Total domination as Desert Hills rips Cedar, improves to 7-0 in region 

CEDAR CITY — The game was already getting out of hand — and then Desert Hills got hot. A 12-0 run in the second quarter helped propel the Thunder to a 38-16 halftime lead and Cedar had no answer in a 72-38 D-Hills victory Friday night at Redmen Gymnasium. Quincy Mathews, who leads Region 9 with […]

Hurricane vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Bennion lights it up for 37, Tigers stun Dixie for first region win 

ST. GEORGE – The Hurricane Tigers got their first win in Region 9. And amazingly, it came against the red-hot Dixie Flyers on their home court. Dixie was riding a seven-game winning streak, but the Tigers James Bennion poured in 37 points, hitting from all over the floor, leading Hurricane to a 74-64 victory. “After I […]

Snow Canyon vs. Pine View, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Defensive scrum at Burns Arena as Pine View edges Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE — It may have been a night of surprises in Region 9 (Hurricane shocking Dixie, Desert Hills winning by 34 on the road), but no one in Burns Arena Friday was amazed when Pine View and Snow Canyon knocked heads and battled hard in a defensive game that ended with a 44-40 Panthers victory. […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 22, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Lady Reds stay undefeated with road win at D-Hills; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — If this was an off night for Courtney Morley, watch out for when she’s on. The Cedar junior guard scored 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting and the Lady Reds owned the fourth quarter in a 56-48 victory over Desert Hills Thursday night in DHHS’s Thunderdome Gymnasium. “My shooting was off, but […]

Canyon View vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 roundup: Top 3 teams all get blowout wins as region reaches halfway point; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Checking the Region 9 Twitter feed at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night would have led to the conclusion that all three home teams were going to pull out wins. Checking it again an hour later would lead Twitter followers to a different result altogether. While Dixie was able to maintain its lead […]

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Tonight’s Triplecast: Canyon View Falcons at Dixie Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Dixie Flyers host the Canyon View Falcons in the Hangar. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by CEC-TV and Southern Utah LIVE . […]

Cedar vs. Pine View Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 20, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Lady Reds sit alone atop Region 9 after close win over PV 

ST. GEORGE – Cedar High continued its undefeated streak in Region 9 action with a 41-37 win over host Pine View Tuesday night at the Pit Gymnasium. Facing a double-digit deficit at halftime, the Lady Panthers fought back and pulled to within one in the final minutes before succumbing. Scoring for both squads was limited initially as […]

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