St George News

Dixie State University vs. Western Oregon University, St. George, Utah, Nov. 25, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Seattle Pacific storms past Dixie State in Las Vegas Challenge 

LAS VEGAS — Dixie State senior guard DeQuan Thompson poured in 22 points in front of his hometown crowd, but Dixie State saw a 15-point first half advantage evaporate in a 76-66 loss to Seattle Pacific on day one at the Las Vegas Challenge at the Orleans Arena. Mason Sawyer added 17 points and three assists while […]


Warriors out-shoot Canyon View to capture key road victory 

CEDAR CITY — It was a streaky game in the Falcon’s Nest, with Snow Canyon finishing the hottest, defeating Canyon View 66-55 Wednesday night. The Falcons used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to go to the locker room with a 23-19 lead. But Snow Canyon went on a 15-2 run to start the […]

Hurricane vs Pine View, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Pine View extends winning streak with convincing win over Hurricane 

ST. GEORGE – Pine View remained undefeated and got its second win in region play with a 49-36 win over the visiting Hurricane Tigers Wednesday night at The Pit. The Panthers took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime, extended the lead to 22 points in the third quarter, then held off a […]

Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Q for two: Quincy Mathews buzzer-beater lifts Desert Hills over Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — There was no doubt who was going to shoot the last shot of the game and there’s a good reason for that. Quincy Mathews is money. The Desert Hills senior grabbed a rebound with 7.9 seconds left, drove the length of the floor and pulled up for a 16-foot jumper that swished […]


TWIR9: One more region test before the holidays 

COMMENTARY — It’s a busy week in all sports, with tournaments all over Utah and even outside of the state for our local teams. For the boys and girls basketball teams, there’s one last test before the weekend of tourneys and the holiday break. Last night, the girls teams got a second region game in (well, […]

Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Thunder sophs ground Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — There’s a youth movement at Desert Hills and, after a little bit of a rough start to the season, the youngsters are starting to put it all together. Sophomore Elly Williams, making her first varsity appearance after dominating at the JV level, had 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals, and another […]


First annual Coach “Walk” Classic to tip off in St. George Dec. 18-20 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View High School boys basketball, Dixie State University and The Coach Darin Walker Foundation are pleased to announce the First Annual Coach Darin Walker Memorial Holiday Classic basketball tournament, the ‘Coach “Walk” Classic.’ Formerly known as the Red Rock Rumble, the Coach “Walk” Classic has become a holiday tournament favorite for high school […]


Bleeding Red: Big weekend upcoming for rising Utah programs 

As Christmas bells are now starting to ring Utah’s major sports are on the upswing It is a great time to be a Ute fan As life on The Hill is certainly grand COMMENTARY — Let’s be honest, just like virtually every other college campus across America, when it comes to sports, football and men’s […]


Girls basketball roundup: Beckstrand, Done toast North Sanpete 

A day after scoring 40 points in Desert Hills’ win over Maple Mountain, Ashley Beckstrand tossed in 31 to help the Lady Thunder hand North Sanpete its second loss of the season, 59-44 in Mt. Pleasant. Kenzie Done added 18 for D-Hills, which pulls its record to 4-4 on the season with a key early Region match-up […]

Desert Hills vs. Springville, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Boys basketball roundup: Thunder bounce back to throttle Springville 

ST. GEORGE – Desert Hills and Springville both suffered heartbreaking two-point losses Friday night in the Ken Robinson Invitational. Somebody had to take out their frustration on Saturday. It would be the Thunder who would respond to come away with a win against the Red Devils, 40-28. The Desert Hills defense was overwhelming for the Red […]

Zac Hunter grabs a loose ball for the Red Storm, Dixie State University vs. Fresno Pacific University, Mens Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Storm cools off hot-shooting Sunbirds to pull away with 88-77 win 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State men’s basketball team bounced back from a supersonic start by the visiting Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds to win 88-77 in a Pacific Coast Conference match-up Saturday afternoon in the Burn’s Arena. At the 13:14 mark of the first half, the visitors had a double-digit lead (24-13), hitting 77 percent […]

Southern Utah's first high school hockey team took to the ice on its home rink, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 12, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

High School Hockey: First home game, Southern Utah Independent Yetis vs. Salt Lake Stars 

CEDAR CITY — Ice skates, curved sticks and a puck – not exactly a common sight in southern Utah – took center ice in Cedar City Friday night. The Southern Utah Independent Yetis broke the ice on The Glacier: Cedar City’s Community Ice Rink in Cedar City Friday night. Their game against the Salt Lake Stars […]

Desert Hills vs. Westlake, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 4, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Beckstrand goes off for 40 in DH win over Maple Mountain 

Two and a half weeks ago, Ashley Beckstrand was in the hospital, recovering from serious surgery on her abdomen. Friday night, she scored with surgeon-like precision in pouring in 40 points for Desert Hills in the Thunder’s 68-62 win at Maple Mountain. It was a match-up of two of the state’s best young players, with […]

Dixie vs. Springville, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 12, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Boys basketball roundup: Hawes steal, layup saves game for Flyers vs. Springville 

ST. GEORGE — Jakes Hawes is known for his athleticism and shooting prowess on the offensive end of the court for the Dixie Flyers. Friday night, he flashed a little defense as the senior guard stole the ball and took it coast to coast for the game-winning layup with three seconds left to lift Dixie […]


Prep hoops roundup: Panthers win NGS opener against Monument Valley 

It was a good night in limited action Thursday night for Region 9 prep basketball teams as PIne View’s boys and girls teams won and Snow Canyon’s girls team also pulled off a narrow victory. The Pine View boys, playing without suspended 6-foot-7 center Kody Wilstead, held off Monument Valley (Ariz.) 50-47 at the NGS […]

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