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Hurricane at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Thunder gut out home win vs. scrappy Hurricane Tigers 

ST. GEORGE — The champs were on the ropes, so to speak. But like so many champs do, Desert Hills punched its way out of trouble and on to victory. The Thunder overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Hurricane Tigers 7-4 Tuesday night and hang on to first place in Region 9 on a […]

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TWIR9: Important track meet at Snow Canyon Thursday to qualify athletes for state meet 

COMMENTARY — I didn’t run track in high school (too slow) or compete in any field events (too lazy), but like much of America, I have always been a big fan of the Olympic Games and the track and field events every four years as our country’s top athletes compete for medals. As I turned […]

Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Back from the dead, Thunder thinking playoffs with Friday’s 2OT win 

ST. GEORGE — Two weeks ago, defending region champion Desert Hills was dead in the water, sitting at 0-4 in region play and staring at the very real possibility that it wouldn’t even make the playoffs, much less have a shot at repeating as region champion. Since Mar. 25, the Thunder have been the hottest […]

Catcher Wyatt Bendall and Keaton Kringlen (7), Canyon View at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Falcons take big step toward playoffs with win at Desert Hills 

ST. GEORGE — Hey, ya can’t win ‘em all, right? Canyon View handed Desert Hills its first Region 9 loss in two years, breaking a 17-game region winning streak for the Thunder, and in the process took a huge step toward securing a playoff berth for itself Friday night. It took a monumental effort by […]

Canyon View at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Softball roundup: Falcons power past error-prone Warriors for key road win; STGNews video postgame and highlights 

ST. GEORGE — Jaycee Slack hit a 3-run home run and Josie Platt pitched seven strong innings as Canyon View caused a major power shift in Region 9 Friday afternoon with an impressive 8-3 win at Snow Canyon at Warriors Field. Slack socked a soaring shot deep over the left field fence to help stake […]

Haley Bodnar (far left) celebrates with her Desert Hills teammates after their 3A State Championship, Cedar  City, Utah, Mar. 1, 2014 | Photo by Robert  Hoppie, St. George News

Desert Hills’ Haley Bodnar honored as Utah’s Gatorade Player of the Year 

ST. GEORGE — It was a brilliant day for Haley Bodnar, who was honored in a special assembly at Desert Hills High School for her award as the Gatorade Utah High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. “It’s basically a reflection of the hard work and dedication Haley’s put into the game of basketball,” […]

Justin Jones, Pine View at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 8, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Green is golden for Flyers in 2nd OT vs. Pine View 

ST. GEORGE –With the two best defenses in the region dominating the pitch, you had to figure it was going to take something special to get this one done. Alex Green used his head and that was pretty special. Green headed in the game-winner with about two minutes left in the second overtime to push the […]

SC pitcher Will Durante, Snow Canyon at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 8, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Durante out-duels Ipson in 1-0 extra-inning Snow Canyon win 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon’s Will Durante knows there are some big name pitchers in Region 9, guys like Dylan File, Zack Brinkerhoff, Dakota Donovan, Kayden Lunt and Braxton Ipson. But as good as those guys are, they’ll be hard-pressed to have a better game than the senior Durante had Tuesday night against Ipson’s Flyers. […]

Snow Canyon at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 8, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Softball roundup: Warriors rally in seventh inning to get past Thunder 

ST. GEORGE – Snow Canyon’s softball team made sure everyone knows there’s only room for one big dog on the Region 9 porch. The Lady Warriors scored three runs in the seventh inning and beat a pesky Desert Hills team 8-6 Tuesday afternoon to improve to 5-1 in region and keep a firm hold on […]

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TWIR9: Thunder put perfect region record on line this afternoon at CV 

COMMENTARY — Last season, the Desert Hills baseball team was a perfect 12-0 in Region 9, winning the league title by a whopping four games over second place Snow Canyon. And while the Warriors eventually came back and won the state championship on the last game of the state tournament, there’s no doubt the Thunder […]

Desert Hills at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 4, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Panthers back on top of region with shutout win over Thunder 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View grabbed three victory points Friday night and put itself back on top of Region 9 by shutting out Desert Hills 2-0 at Panther Stadium. Keith Collins and Federico Resendis each scored and Justin Jones recorded his third shutout of the season as the Panthers dominated the pitch for the win. […]

Desert Hills at Pine View, St. George, Utah,  April 4, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Softball roundup: Lady Thunder climb into playoff contention with road win at Pine View 

ST. GEORGE — Desert Hills is sailing into some uncharted territory. The Lady Thunder won a road game for the second time this region season and are starting to look a lot like a playoff team with Friday’s 4-1 victory at Pine View. Kodi Barlow pitched a gem and the Desert Hills defense played error-free […]

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