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Huntsman Senior Games, Softball, St. George, Utah, Oct. 8, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Senior Games: Swinging for the fences in the HWSG softball event 

ST. GEORGE — Softball fields all over southern Utah were filled with enthusiastic senior ballers this week. The softball venue of the Huntsman World Senior Games is one of the more popular events, with teams coming from as far away as Canada, Alaska and Pennsylvania. St. George news photographer Robert Hoppie caught up with some […]


3A State golf: Park City rolls to 8th straight; Warriors, Panthers finish 3 and 4 

MIDWAY — All were hopeful, but none were able. Beating a stacked Park City team was just too much to ask this week at the state 3A golf tournament on Midway’s Soldier Hollow Golf Course. Led by Mitchell Schow’s 13-under two-day total of 131, the Miners easily cruised to their eighth straight state golf title under […]


Senior Games Diary: Charging my way into history in HWSG basketball 

Darren Cole is a sports writer for St. George News and is participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games for the first time. He is compiling this diary to document his experience. The first two games of my Huntsman World Senior Games are in the books. Game one was over before we even realized it. […]

Kobe Sattiewhite scores on an interception for the Thunder, Snow Canyon vs. Desert Hills, Football, St. George, Utah, Oct. 8, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Thunder defense forces five turnovers, shuts out Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE — The turnovers give, and the turnovers take away. And no one knows that more right now than the Snow Canyon Warriors. Last week, Snow Canyon forced seven Dixie turnovers in a stunning 38-23 upset of the Flyers. This week, the shoe was on the other foot as Desert Hills forced the Warriors into […]

File photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

3AA South preview: Breaking down Week 8, starting with tonight’s DH-SC matchup 

Once again, football starts a little early this week with Desert Hills and Snow Canyon doing battle at Warriors Stadium tonight in a game that was moved up a day to accommodate next week’s Wednesday (fall break) games. The game is being broadcast on ESPN SportsRadio 97.7 FM. In this week’s videocast, Andy Griffin takes a look […]


Felt’s Facts: Football junkie heaven as schedule heats up for prep gridders 

Felt’s Facts – Week 8 — 2015 It’s prep football junkie heaven as beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7, there are varsity games on seven of the following 10 days. With seven weeks in the books, it may seem the season is nearing its conclusion. But there’re still seven weekends of football left until the last champions […]


3A state golf: Schone fires a 66, Panthers in third after Day 1 at Soldier Hollow 

MIDWAY — Noah Schone shot one of his best rounds of golf all year Wednesday and his teammates on Pine View’s golf team played well enough to give the Panthers a chance at state heading into Thursday’s final day at Soldier Hollow. Schone’s 66 on the Soldier Hollow Gold course put him one shot back […]

Makenzi Bird-Murphey for Dixie State, Dixie State University vs. Chaminade University, Volleyball, St. George, Utah, Oct. 7, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State volleyball: Rare home loss for Storm as Chaminade rallies for victory 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State volleyball team suffered its first home loss of the season Wednesday night, surrendering a two-set lead to Chaminade in front of a rowdy crowd at the old Gymnasium. The Chaminade Silverswords came back from two sets down to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Chaminade lost the first two […]


Blue Blood: Cougars look for consistency in stretch of must-win games 

COMMENTARY — Consistency. It’s a word that BYU’s football program needs to take to heart. The Cougars have to start proving they can be a powerhouse week in and week out. That’s the only way they can achieve the ultimate goal of national respect and legitimacy. That means dominating the weak teams and competing with the elite […]

Fireworks cap off the events of the opening ceremonies of the 29th Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Senior Games opening ceremonies display pageantry, encourage friendship 

ST. GEORGE – The 29th annual Huntsman World Senior Games officially opened Tuesday evening in a ceremony full of the pageantry and inspiration befitting the nearly 10,700 senior athletes who have come to Southern Utah pursuing greatness in sport and sportsmanship. The nearly three-decades-long sporting event brings in athletes from all over the globe and is […]


Huntsman World Senior Games diary: Prepping for the games 

Darren Cole is a sports writer for St. George News and is participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games for the first time. He is compiling this diary to document his experience. So I turned 50 this year. I did not consider it much of a milestone, but I guess it is. Because I am […]

Dixie vs. Desert Hills, Volleyball, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: Sweeps night as top three teams win in straight sets 

ST. GEORGE – Another night of Region 9 volleyball did nothing more than solidify positions. The teams at the top of the standings all swept their opponents, though none of the Desert Hills-Dixie sets were decided until the final moments. Desert Hills 3, Dixie 0 Dixie stayed close with the Thunder through the first part […]

Desert Hills wins the Region 9 championship, Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Soccer, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Thunder clinch region title, hungry for playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — There was an overriding feeling on the field after Desert Hills beat Cedar Tuesday night and clinched its first region championship in six years, but it wasn’t joy. To be sure, the Lady Thunder were thrilled with their hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Lady Reds and the region trophy that accompanies the league […]


Red Storm Recap: Men’s soccer in 1st place after four matches 

This week, the DSU men’s soccer team stayed undefeated with two wins in conference. On the women’s team, Tori Washington was named PacWest player of the week with three goals in two matches. The volleyball squad evened its season record with a conference win. The football team had impressive moments, but a fatal collapse starting the […]


TWIR9: Sports community showed real concern, empathy during scary injury 

COMMENTARY — The eyes of the region keenly focused on the goal line by the south end zone at Panther Stadium Friday night. For about 20 minutes, there were no Panthers or Thunder, no Tigers or Redmen, no Flyers or Warriors. Instead, we were all concerned human beings, members of a species blessed with the gifts […]

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