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3AA South Monday Review: Highlights and key stats From Friday’s games; STGNews videocast 

The 3AA South went 6-0 in Week 2, with Pine View and Snow Canyon capturing road wins and the rest of the region winning at home. We’ve got highlights and key stats on this week’s version of the 3AA South Monday Review with Andy Griffin. Special thanks to producer Michael Durrant, videographer Dallas Griffin, CEC-TV […]

Desert Hills receiver Stetson Wood (2) puts a stiff arm on a Foothill defender, Desert Hills vs. Foothill Nev., Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Saturday Breakdown: Highlights, pics and analysis of Week 2 in the 3AA South 

Well, that’s better. Opening week was not great for the 3AA South, but Week 2 was about as good as it can get for the southern Utah teams as they went a perfect 6-0, including road wins for Snow Canyon and Pine View. The Warriors and Panthers both improved to 2-0 with their away victories, […]

The Thunder defense clamps down on a Foothill ball carrier, Desert Hills vs. Foothill Nev., Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Quick hits: Desert Hills romps past Foothill on Warmsley’s big night 

ST. GEORGE — Senior quarterback Nick Warmsley ran for three touchdowns and passed for four more as the Desert Hills Thunder cruised to an easy 50-6 win over the Foothill Falcons from Henderson, Nev., Friday night at Thunder Stadium. Desert Hills scored three breakaway touchdowns in the game’s first nine minutes to run out to […]


3AA South game day preview: It could be blowout time for many games in Week 2; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Preseason games in the prep ranks can feature a lot of close and exciting match-ups. And then there’s this week. There’s always the potential for a close game, but most of the contests in this week’s slate of preseason bouts feature mismatches. Don’t be surprised if the starters in four or five of […]


Felt’s Facts: Utah vs. the nation in Week 2 of high school football 

Felt’s Facts – 2015 Week 2 Utah vs. The Nation Over the past several seasons, Week 2 has featured the highest concentration of games against out-of-state opponents, and 2015 is no exception. This year, there are 32 games against non-Utah teams. That’s higher than usual, but only because Monument Valley and Whitehorse play 13 of […]

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

Region 9 volleyball: Warriors look for repeat as 2015 season gets underway 

ST. GEORGE – Region 9 teams have already begun action in volleyball and again look to dominate after placing three teams in the state’s final four last year. Three teams made coaching changes. Hurricane and Cedar will be led by Nicole Koehler and Nicole Anglin, respectively, while Dixie welcomes back Stacy Leavitt, who stepped down […]


3AA South Monday Review: Highlights and key stats from Friday’s Week 1 games; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The 3AA South had two winners Friday night, but also took four losses. Then again, it is the preseason and teams are still tweaking their schemes in anticipation of the region season, which is still nearly three weeks away. In the 3AA Monday Review, Andy Griffin gives fans stats, highlights and a peek […]

Gabe Sewell (7) congratulates his younger brother Nephi (24) after a touchdown, Legacy at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, September 5, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

D-Hills star Nephi Sewell will miss the season after surgery on his neck 

ST. GEORGE — Putting a positive spin on a serious injury is never easy, but football fans around the state are thankful that Nephi Sewell will be able to recover from a serious neck injury suffered early in the game against Jordan Friday night. Sewell, the star running back, returner and cornerback for Desert Hills, collided with a Jordan […]


Breakdown: 3AA South takes some preseason lumps, goes 2-4 in Week 1 

The 3AA South isn’t used to losing games to anyone. But garnering a winning record against a line-up of preseason opponents that included a 5A team, four 4A teams and the reigning 3A champs was too tall a task for the southern Utah squads in Week 1. Pine View and Snow Canyon were able to […]

The Desert Hills defense takes down a Jordan ball carrier, Desert Hills vs. Jordan, Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 21, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

5A Jordan just too much for Thunder in season-opener 

ST. GEORGE — After playing to a 13-13 draw halfway through the first quarter, the Jordan Beetdiggers went on a 27-0 run to put the game away and went on to beat Desert Hills 54-34 Friday night. A combination of fumbles, dropped passes and empty possessions after driving deep in Jordan territory kept the Thunder […]

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3AA South football: What to watch for in tonight’s full slate of games 

ST. GEORGE — Hurricane and Skyline got it all started last night, but the rest of the state is in action tonight as the 2015 high school football season gets under way. Watch the video and/or read below to get a feel for what’s happening around the 3AA South in Week 1. Jordan (0-0) at […]


Felt’s Facts: Get the 4-1-1 on the new season in high school football 

Felt’s Facts – 2015 Week 1 Newcomer The 123rd season of Utah prep football welcomes the Wayne Badgers to the varsity ranks. Wayne, which opened in 1915, played a JV schedule last year, compiling a 1-8 record. The Badgers have been a traditional Class 1A fall-baseball power, winning five state championships in nine seasons, from […]

Desert Hills' Kenzie Done fights for a loose ball, Desert Hills vs. Syracuse, Girls Soccer, St. George, Utah, Aug. 19, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 girls soccer: 5A Syracuse escapes Thunder country with narrow win 

ST. GEORGE — Moral victories can be nice, but Desert Hills coach Benji Nelson was having none of that after his team lost a home match 2-1 Wednesday night against Syracuse. “I’m very proud of our effort and the way we played, especially in the second half,” he said. “But we just need to finish.” […]

St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Armed and loaded: Desert Hills enters season with high expectations 

Note: This is one of six football previews for the upcoming 3AA South Region season, which begins Thursday and Friday nights. ST. GEORGE – Everyone’s talking about Nick Warmsley, and of course they should be. He’s the three-year starter at quarterback for a team that has made it at least to the state semifinals the past […]


It still feels like summer, but fall sports season is upon us 

COMMENTARY — Though I risk a nasty email from Captain Obvious, let me just say, man it’s hot outside. I’ve been in southern Utah for 22 years now and have loved it from the day we moved down from up north. But I still have a hard time when football and the other fall sports […]

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