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TWIR9: Old school Todd Peacock was the (reluctant) face of Cedar football 

COMMENTARY — It was 1993 and I was a young sports writer with just my second newspaper job out of college. I was the Spectrum’s “Cedar sports guy,” tasked with covering Southern Utah University and Cedar High sports. I was pretty smug in those days. I had won numerous column and feature writing awards in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Hurricane celebrates its overtime victory over Cedar, Hurricane at Cedar, Cedar City, Utah, September 19, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Road to the 3AA Finals: Hurricane had a streaky season in 2014 

The Hurricane Tigers had a streak-filled season, with a four-game winning streak and their current three-game winning streak sandwiched around a three-game losing streak. But Hurricane, 8-5, is definitely closing the year on the upswing. Here’s a recaqp of the season for the Tigers, including the hiring of head coach Steve Pearson: Pearson hired as […]

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Region 9 Round Table: Semifinal highlights, plus championship preview 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

The Hurricane Tigers celebrate their semi-final victory over the Desert Hills Thunder, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Tigers defense steps up in stunning upset of Desert Hills; STGNews photo gallery 

SALT LAKE CITY – It must be nerve-wracking for a football coach to put so much faith in a 10th grader. But Hurricane coach Steve Pearson did just that and sophomore quarterback Josh Parker responded by helping the Tigers to a 17-14 win over Desert Hills in the 3AA State Semifinals at Rice Eccles Stadium. […]

The Thunder celebrate their 3AA South co-championship, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3AA Semifinal: Putting the D on display with Desert Hills and Hurricane 

SALT LAKE CITY — In a match-up more suited to the frigid cold that northern Utah is experiencing, Desert Hills and Hurricane reprise their rivalry with defense taking center stage Friday night. The two teams played a smash mouth affair just a few weeks ago, with a motivated D-Hills team taking a 21-3 decision. But […]

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D-Hills golf ace Perkins signs with Utah Valley University 

ST. GEORGE — In the spring, Desert Hills star golfer Katie Perkins will go for her third straight 3A golf individual gold medal in what could be the perfect capper on a high school career. But the Thunder senior’s playing days are far from over. Perkins signed a letter of intent to continue her golf life […]

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Region 9 Round Table: Highlights, interviews and more from 3AA playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

Boogie Sewell (27) throws a Bear River runner to the ground, Desert Hills vs. Bear River,  St. George, Utah, Nov. 7, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Desert Hills offense clicks in 56-13 win over Bear River 

ST. GEORGE – The Bear River Bears saw their five-game win streak come to an end at the hands of the Desert Hills Thunder, losing convincingly 56-13. The Thunder, coming off an opening round bye in the playoffs, ended any suspense early by putting up 28 points in the first quarter. On the second play […]

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3AA Quarterfinals: Breaking down the match-ups for tonight’s games 

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Stansbury at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Playoff primer: Can South teams really win all 4 quarterfinal games? 

ST. GEORGE – It’s a new world in high school football, with the 3AA classification entering its second year. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, it seems. Last year was the inaugural 3AA season and it was no big surprise that two southern Utah teams — Desert Hills and Pine View […]

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All the highlights, plus great interviews and playoff previews on Region 9 Round Table 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

The Thunder celebrate their 3AA South co-championship, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3AA football quarterfinals feature intriguing match-ups 

ST. GEORGE — The match-ups are set for the quarterfinal round of the 3AA football playoffs and some very interesting rivalries will resume this Friday night. The 3AA South’s top two teams, Desert Hills and Pine View, will be heavy favorites when they host lower-seeded teams Friday. Desert Hills hosts Bear River at 5 p.m. at […]

The Snow Canyon Warriors and their fans celebrate the state championship, 2014 3A State Volleyball Tournament, Orem, Utah, Oct. 30, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

They’re back: Snow Canyon returns to top of 3A volleyball world with win over Morgan 

OREM — Sometimes vanilla can be pretty exciting. Snow Canyon returned to the top of 3A volleyball with a five-set win over No. 1-ranked Morgan Thursday night using a combination of sharp serving and “vanilla” offense. “We really stress being fundamentally sound,” Warriors coach Alaina Parker said. “That sounds pretty vanilla, but we do vanilla […]

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