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The Snow Canyon Warriors and their fans celebrate the state championship, 2014 3A State Volleyball Tournament, Orem, Utah, Oct. 30, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

They’re back: Snow Canyon returns to top of 3A volleyball world with win over Morgan 

OREM — Sometimes vanilla can be pretty exciting. Snow Canyon returned to the top of 3A volleyball with a five-set win over No. 1-ranked Morgan Thursday night using a combination of sharp serving and “vanilla” offense. “We really stress being fundamentally sound,” Warriors coach Alaina Parker said. “That sounds pretty vanilla, but we do vanilla […]


Blue Blood: Changes needed in Provo for football team to turn it around 

COMMENTARY — It’s a tough week to be a BYU columnist for St George News and frankly I am not sure what direction to take this article other than a little venting from a fans point of view. After four straight losses coming off its 4-0 start, BYU seems to be sliding into a hole they […]

The 2014 3A State Volleyball Tournament, Orem, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Warriors, Thunder and (surprise) Flyers advance into 3A volleyball semifinals 

OREM — With three of four semifinal teams from Region 9, no one can doubt that the balance of power is heavily in southern Utah’s favor this volleyball season. As expected, Snow Canyon and Desert Hills cruised easily into the semis, with the Warriors winning twice in straight sets and the Thunder dropping just a single […]


Highlights, plus a look at the playoffs on this week’s Region 9 Round Table 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

Snow Canyon defenders Shaylee Reed (left) and Jordan Gines (right) look to block Tiera Orr's spike,  Snow Canyon vs Desert Hills Volleyball, St. George, Utah, September 23, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

State tourney begins today at UVU for Region 9’s top volleyball teams 

OREM — Snow Canyon, Desert Hills, Hurricane and Dixie all begin their postseason quest for a state volleyball championship today at Utah Valley University’s McKay Events Center. Three of those teams, the Warriors, Thunder and Tigers, have all won championships in recent years and figure to be major players as the 3A State Volleyball Tournament […]


Bleeding Red: There was no place like home for Utes Saturday night 

The offense continued to run cold then hot But when it counted they were dead on the spot Yes the Utes gave their fans a reason to cheer As the defense proved again the buck stops here COMMENTARY — Last weekend my 8-year old daughter, Sammie, finally got a chance to don her Dorothy (from […]


First-round playoff match-ups set for Friday evening 

ST. GEORGE — The match-ups are set and the times have been released for the first round the of the 3AA playoffs. Friday’s first-round games feature the No. 3 seeds hosting the No. 6 seeds and the No. 4 seeds hosting the No. 5 seeds. Here are the match-ups: 3AA First Round — Friday Park City (2-8) […]

Cedar at Dixie, St. George, Utah, September 9, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

It’s a first: Cedar captures 3A girls soccer title with shutout of D-Hills 

SANDY — Nicole Jenkins scored the only goal of the championship match, a driving grounder to the right side of the net, as Cedar captured its first girls state soccer championship Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium with a 1-0 nailbiter over region rival Desert Hills. Just nine minutes into the second half, after the teams had […]

Dixie State University vs. Menlo College,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 25, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Red Storm rewards Homecoming crowd with 28-6 victory 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State  finally got the monkey off its back and came away with a convincing Homecoming victory against the visiting Menlo Oaks from Atherton, Calif., 28-6 Saturday night in Hansen Stadium. The victory, the first of the season for the Red Storm after starting with seven straight losses, was a sweet one for […]

Desert Hills vs. Morgan, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Cedar, Desert Hills survive semis, to face off for 3A soccer title 

SANDY — Cedar won the rubber match and earned its way into the state championship match. The Lady Reds eliminated defending-champion Dixie 3-2 Friday, ultimately taking two of three from the Flyers on the season, to earn a berth in Saturday’s big stage championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium. Brooklyn Shakespeare scored two goals and Nicole […]


Flyers dominant on both sides of ball in 44-14 win over Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyer defense is gelling at the right time as playoffs approach. Meeting Snow Canyon on the Warriors’ home turf, Dixie had to win to stay ahead of the Warriors in the standings. Dixie’s starting defense not only held Snow Canyon out of the end zone, but did not allow the […]


Cedar rallies past Payson to grab final playoff spot 

CEDAR CITY — It must have been a heck of a halftime speech by coach Todd Peacock. Down 13-3 at intermission, the Cedar Redmen scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to beat Payson and grab the final 3AA South playoff spot in the last game of the season. Midway through the third quarter, […]

The Thunder celebrate their 3AA South co-championship, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Desert Hills earns 3AA South’s top seed with defensive gem against Hurricane 

HURRICANE — Defense was the theme of the night at Tigers Stadium and nobody is better at it than Desert Hills. The two best defenses in the region squared off Friday night with the Thunder pulling away in the second half for a 21-3 victory over Hurricane. With the win, Desert Hills clinched the top […]


Tonight’s Triplecast: Thunder and Tigers battle it out with region title on the line 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News and Southern Utah LIVE will live broadcast coverage of 3AA South high school football tonight at 7 p.m. as the Desert Hills Thunder visit the Hurricane Tigers at Tigers Stadium. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary. In addition, the Region 9 High School Round Table, hosted by […]

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