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Snow Canyon Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr.16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Thunder boys, Tiger girls run away with top honors at SC Invitational 

ST. GEORGE — The Desert Hills boys track team was downright dominant Thursday evening, making the Snow Canyon Invitational its own personal showcase by nearly doubling the nearest competitor. Hurricane’s girls team also won the team competition, edging out the Dixie girls for the top honors. For the boys, the Thunder had gold medals in […]

Canyon View at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Panthers stay ahead of pack with big home win over CV 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View exploded for three second-half goals to pull away for an easy 4-0 win over Canyon View Wednesday night at Panther Stadium and stay ahead of the pack in Region 9 soccer. Justin Jones got the shutout and four different Panthers pounded home goals, including a second-half header by Michael Cardenas, […]

Canyon View at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: ‘Red Lightning’ strikes with walk-off homer for Dixie win; STGNews video highlights and postgame 

ST. GEORGE — Every great ballplayer needs a great nickname and Dixie star Braxton Ipson, who ended Wednesday’s game in dramatic and sudden fashion, certainly fits his — Ipson is “Red Lightning.” The big redhead hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Flyers a 2-1 victory over […]

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Softball roundup: Warriors, Falcons get big wins to stay on top of Region 9 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon and Canyon View both faced lower-tier opponents Wednesday night and the results were not surprising as the two teams came away with big wins to stay on top of Region 9 in softball action around southern Utah. The Warriors continue to pound the ball, scoring 17 runs in a 17-2 […]

Hurricane at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Thunder gut out home win vs. scrappy Hurricane Tigers 

ST. GEORGE — The champs were on the ropes, so to speak. But like so many champs do, Desert Hills punched its way out of trouble and on to victory. The Thunder overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Hurricane Tigers 7-4 Tuesday night and hang on to first place in Region 9 on a […]

Snow Canyon at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 15, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Softball roundup: Warriors respond to home loss with devastating attack at PV 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon’s bats seemed a bit, well, angry Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors responded to their first region home loss in two years — Friday’s 8-3 defeat at the hands of Canyon View — by breaking out the whupping sticks against sixth-place Pine View in an 18-2 victory Tuesday at Panther Field. Shelby […]

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TWIR9: Important track meet at Snow Canyon Thursday to qualify athletes for state meet 

COMMENTARY — I didn’t run track in high school (too slow) or compete in any field events (too lazy), but like much of America, I have always been a big fan of the Olympic Games and the track and field events every four years as our country’s top athletes compete for medals. As I turned […]

Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Back from the dead, Thunder thinking playoffs with Friday’s 2OT win 

ST. GEORGE — Two weeks ago, defending region champion Desert Hills was dead in the water, sitting at 0-4 in region play and staring at the very real possibility that it wouldn’t even make the playoffs, much less have a shot at repeating as region champion. Since Mar. 25, the Thunder have been the hottest […]

Catcher Wyatt Bendall and Keaton Kringlen (7), Canyon View at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Falcons take big step toward playoffs with win at Desert Hills 

ST. GEORGE — Hey, ya can’t win ‘em all, right? Canyon View handed Desert Hills its first Region 9 loss in two years, breaking a 17-game region winning streak for the Thunder, and in the process took a huge step toward securing a playoff berth for itself Friday night. It took a monumental effort by […]

Canyon View at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Softball roundup: Falcons power past error-prone Warriors for key road win; STGNews video postgame and highlights 

ST. GEORGE — Jaycee Slack hit a 3-run home run and Josie Platt pitched seven strong innings as Canyon View caused a major power shift in Region 9 Friday afternoon with an impressive 8-3 win at Snow Canyon at Warriors Field. Slack socked a soaring shot deep over the left field fence to help stake […]

Haley Bodnar (far left) celebrates with her Desert Hills teammates after their 3A State Championship, Cedar  City, Utah, Mar. 1, 2014 | Photo by Robert  Hoppie, St. George News

Desert Hills’ Haley Bodnar honored as Utah’s Gatorade Player of the Year 

ST. GEORGE — It was a brilliant day for Haley Bodnar, who was honored in a special assembly at Desert Hills High School for her award as the Gatorade Utah High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. “It’s basically a reflection of the hard work and dedication Haley’s put into the game of basketball,” […]

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Red Storm softball sweeps second consecutive non-conference opponent 

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Dixie State softball team swept its second consecutive non-conference foe in a doubleheader this Wednesday afternoon. After sweeping Fort Lewis Tuesday, the Red Storm traveled west to Grand Junction to take on the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks and came away with a twin killing, 3-1 and 6-2. In the opener, […]

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