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Red Storm volleyball team falls to Sonoma State in Western Finals 

NAMPA, Idaho – The stellar season of Dixie State volleyball came to a close Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to Sonoma State in the finals of the NCAA West Regionals. The No. 8 seed Red Storm (22-9) took down the No. 1 and 5 seeds to get to the finals and just missed running […]


DSU spikers advance to West Region Final with win over PWC rival BYU-Hawaii 

NAMPA, Idaho — Hungry for a win against rival No. 5 seed BYU-Hawaii, the Dixie State women’s volleyball team got it done in the postseason when it mattered most with a 3-1 win to advanced to the finals of the NCAA West Regionals. “It’s amazing to be part of a team that peaks at just […]

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No Filter: In a pickle, the ball’s in Dixie’s court 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah State Pickleball Championships 2014 opened Thursday and continue through Saturday at the Little Valley Pickleball Complex, 2149 Horseman Drive, in St. George, received a surprise guest visit from “Bjorn and Mac,” an appearance fortuitously caught on camera for Episode 5 of the “No Filter Show” shown here: Resources Utah State Pickleball Championships 2014 in St. George – Web […]

The Dixie Flyers celebrate with the state championship trophy,  Dixie vs. Hurricane, 2014 3AA Football State Championship, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 21, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie toughs out 27-19 win to capture 2014 state football title 

SALT LAKE CITY – Dixie has been accused of being a finesse team that would rather rack up big points than play defense. Whoever said that should have seen Dixie tough out a 27-19 victory over Hurricane Friday in the 3AA State Championship game. The Flyers stood toe-to-toe with the physical Tigers and gutted through […]

Dixie won the state title just two years ago. File photo from Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 16, 2012 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

3AA Championship: Tigers, Flyers hope for repeat performance in title game 

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not too often the two teams playing for a championship have a combined nine losses. And that’s no knock on the 9-4 Dixie Flyers and the 8-5 Hurricane Tigers as they prepare for Friday morning’s 3AA State Championship game (11 a.m. on KJZZ-TV and ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM). If anything, […]

Flyer QB Ammon Takau looks for an open receiver, Pine View vs. Dixie, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3AA Championship: Takau making his own way for streaking Flyers 

ST. GEORGE – As a sophomore, Ammon Takau watched from the sideline as dynamic starting quarterback Blake Barney rushed and passed the Dixie Flyers to the 2012 3A State Championship. It was a sight to behold. But what the young Takau probably didn’t know was how much he — and every future QB at Dixie […]

Josh Parker, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3AA Championship: Poised Parker leading the way for Tigers 

HURRICANE — No one would blame Hurricane starting quarterback Josh Parker if he was a little starstruck or intimidated with his current role on the Tigers team. After all, a month ago, Parker was the backup quarterback — on the junior varsity team. “I played on defense, but hardly ever got on the field as […]


Blue Blood: Cougars bowl eligible, but not where they wanted to be 

COMMENTARY – BYU football is now officially bowl bound for the 10th straight season with Bronco Mendenhall as the coach. This is a true accomplishment as a head coach in Division 1 football these days, regardless of what conference or scheduling issues a team might face. To fans, a winning season is a good thing and winning […]

Alex Anderson, Dixie State University vs Dominican University, St. George, Utah, September 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State volleyball stuns top-seeded NW Nazarene in NCAA 1st round match 

NAMPA, Idaho – Upsets were in style on Thursday and the Dixie State women’s volleyball team didn’t disappoint with a 3-1 (25-15, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20) triumph over No. 1 seed Northwest Nazarene on a historic day at the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships West Regional. Every lower seeded team upset their opponent with No. 1, […]


3AA Championship: Jeff Martinez a playmaker for Dixie defense 

ST. GEORGE — It’s been an up and down season for the Dixie High defense, but there’s always been a one steady influence — Jeff Martinez. Folks have wondered aloud if there are two No. 55s on the Flyers defense and it’s a valid question. After all, how can one guy get in on so […]


3AA Championship: Sefita, Ieremia hope to earn a free lunch Friday 

HURRICANE — In video games, there are the Smash Brothers, and in baseball, there are the Bash Brothers. In Hurricane, say hello to the Big Mac Brothers. Hurricane High linebackers Charlie Sefita and Jeremiah Ieremia (pronounced your-uh-me-uh) love to hit opposing offenses and they’re very proficient at it — sometimes even proficient enough to earn […]


Jumping for joy: D-Hills’ Swaney signs commits to BYU track 

ST. GEORGE — Chandler Swaney loves BYU and as it turns out, BYU loves him, too. The Desert Hills track star, who holds records in both the high and long jump, committed to continuing his track and field career at Brigham Young University Wednesday afternoon. “I just love the way they take care of their […]

Dixie vs. Uintah,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie Flyers power up with Monkres’ video-game like offense 

ST. GEORGE — A fan of sports video games would love Dixie High’s offense. Head coach and offensive guru Blaine Monkres says he takes no inspiration from the Madden NFL series or the late, great NCAA Football franchise, but the way Dixie moves the football certainly reminds one of the ultra-realistic video games in which […]

Jake Carr stretches for more yardage, Hurricane at Cedar, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 19, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Pearson’s experience has helped guide Hurricane Tigers to big wins 

HURRICANE — Hurricane’s Steve Pearson might be a first-year head coach, but he’s no wet-behind-the-ears rookie. In fact, Pearson, a graduate of Cyprus High, has been coaching high school football since long before any of his current players were born. “I’ve been doing this awhile,” he said. “Plus, we weren’t trying to reinvent the wheel. The […]


Road to the 3AA Finals: Dixie Flyers got hot at the perfect time 

The 9-4 Dixie Flyers did not have an easy road to the 3AA state championship game, especially after a rough start to the season that saw them go 2-4. But Dixie hasn’t lost since September and hopes to capture its second title in three years Friday at 11 a.m. against Hurricane. Here’s how the Flyers got […]

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