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Region 9 soccer: Thunder, Tigers run away with 3-goal victories 

Desert Hills and Hurricane got Region 9 victories Friday, with the Thunder beating Canyon View on the Falcons own field and the Tigers using the home-field advantage for a win over Cedar. Four different players scored for D-Hills in the afternoon tilt at CVHS. Brennan Stewart and Koby Imlay notched goals in the first half […]

Nick Dolce slides in to third base safely for the Warriors, Canyon View vs. Snow Canyon, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 27, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: SC rallies past Canyon View; Panthers, Thunder get road wins 

Snow Canyon bounced back for a payback win Friday night in beating Canyon View, while Pine View an Desert Hills both hit the road and came away with tight victories in a wild evening in Region 9. The three contests were decided by a total of five runs. Here’s a recap of the action: Snow Canyon […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: Bendall’s bomb lifts Thunder; Falcons hand SC first loss 

ST. GEORGE — It’s been said that to win the region, teams must win all their home games and capture at least half of their road games. Tuesday night, the home teams owned it as Desert Hills, Canyon View and Pine View all took care of business in friendly environs. The pitching wasn’t perfect for […]

Cedar goalkeeper makes a save on a shot by Desert Hills' Kanon Heaton (26), Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Thunder grab first region victory; Warriors, Panthers cruise to wins 

ST. GEORGE — None of the three Region 9 games was particularly close Tuesday night, with Desert Hills and Pine View taking home victories and Snow Canyon capturing a road win. The Panthers and Warriors moved into first place with their wins, while Cedar and Hurricane continue to look for their first region victories. Here’s […]

Thunder base runner Shelby Reynolds slides safely in to second base, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, Softball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Pine View protects home field; Warriors rip Cedar 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View and Canyon View took care of business on their home fields, while Snow Canyon rebounded from its first loss to blow away Cedar on a windy day in Iron County. It was a day filled with home runs, rallies and even one walk-off hit. The turn of events left the Lady […]

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TWIR9: It could be the year of the hitter in region baseball in 2015 

COMMENTARY — Could this be the year of the hitter in Region 9? For so long, it seems, there have been dominant pitchers in the region. Guys like Riley Gates, Braxton Ipson, Dylan File, Kayden Lunt and Baden Powell have dominated the hitters and shown fans some real pitching gems. And for sure, there are […]

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Region 9 basketball: PV’s Wilstead, Cedar’s Morley named league MVPs 

ST. GEORGE — Kody Wilstead and Courtney Morley, who were named as Region 9 boys and girls MVPs, respectively, were both high-profile players who led their teams in scoring and rebounding. But it was the little things that made them so incredible. And it was the little things that helped the two lead their teams to […]

File photo from St. George, Utah, June 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, asppix.com, St. George News

Thunder pitching sharp in doubleheader sweep of North Sanpete 

ST. GEORGE — Four pitchers climbed the mound Saturday for Desert Hills Saturday and not one of them gave up an earned run in a doubleheader sweep of 3A foe North Sanpete at Thunder Field. Desert Hills took the first game 13-3 and shutout the Hawks in the second game 3-0. In 13 innings of work, […]

Hurricane vs. Desert Hills, Softball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 19, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

D-Hills softball rebounds from big loss with blowout win vs. Hurricane 

ST. GEORGE — Tuesday afternoon Desert Hills got thrashed by Snow Canyon. Thursday afternoon, it was the Lady Thunder that did the thrashing in a 15-3 victory over Hurricane. Sophie Wilcox pitched the entire five innings of the mercy-rule shortened game and Morgynn Rosemeyer had three hits, including two doubles, in the win. It is the […]

Desert Hills at Snow Canyon, girls softball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 17, 2015 | Photo by Andy Griffin

Region 9 softball: Lady Warriors unleash 15-run barrage on Desert Hills 

ST. GEORGE – It’s still early, but Snow Canyon is starting to look like a big dog on the Region 9 porch. The Lady Warriors unleashed a barrage of impressive firepower in the first two innings Tuesday at home against Desert Hills in a 15-0 mercy-rule shortened game that opened the region season for both […]

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TWIR9: Preseason tourneys done, now it’s go time for baseball, softball 

COMMENTARY — Anyone who’s been involved with the myriad baseball and softball tournaments in southern Utah the past couple of weeks should be wiping their brows and letting out a big sigh — whew, they’re over. Virtually every regulation size baseball and softball field in town was on full-tilt, around the clock, infield-raking alert over […]

Hobbs Nyberg attempts to dig a low throw on a steal attempt at second base, Fremont vs. Dixie, Dixie Sunshine Classic championship game, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: Dixie wins Sunshine Classic; Warriors go deep for Britton 

ST. GEORGE — So many baseball games, so many great moments and even some bittersweet. Dixie won the final Sunshine Classic on its 43-year-old Don Lay Flyers Field (a new baseball field is opening next season). Snow Canyon took the SC Invitational on Believe For Britton Night and Cedar turned a few head by capturing […]

It was a busy day of soccer around town, St. George, Utah, Mar. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Busy soccer day as teams make final tweaks before region resumes 

ST. GEORGE — Most of the local prep soccer teams were in action, gearing up for the long stretch of region games that begin on Tuesday night. Dixie, Desert Hills, Pine View and Snow Canyon all battled non-league foes amid 80-degree temperatures in Utah’s Dixie Saturday. Here’s a recap of the action: Pine View 1, […]

Former Desert Hills star Haley Bodnar, shown here during the 2014 3A State Championships, has decided to transfer from Purdue University. File photo from Cedar  City, Utah, Mar. 1, 2014 | Photo by Robert  Hoppie, St. George News

Former Desert Hills star Bodnar to leave Purdue, explore options elsewhere 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Former Utah Gatorade Player of the Year and Desert Hills star Haley Bodnar is going to restart her career someplace other than Purdue University. Bodnar, who led the Lady Thunder to the 2014 3A girls state championship, never played a minute for the Boilermakers. The talent was there for the 6-foot-4 […]

West vs. Snow Canyon, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 13, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 roundup: Snow Canyon baseball, softball both hot to start season 

ST. GEORGE — It was not a memorable year last spring at Snow Canyon, with the baseball missing the playoffs and the softball team getting 10-runned out of the state tournament by Juab. But if the opening set of games are any indication, it could be a banner year for the Warriors and Lady Warriors alike […]

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