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Logan LaFemina slides in to third base safely as Trey Allred applies the tag, St. George Sentinels vs. Desert Hills Thunder, Baseball, St. George, Utah, July 22, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

American Legion baseball: Sentinels ready for state after wins over CV, DH 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Sentinels are hoping they are ready for the American Legion state tournament, using a pair of wins over local school teams this week as a final tune-up for the tourney. Tuesday, the Sentinels beat Canyon View 10-7 and Wednesday they got past Desert Hills 10-4, avenging a loss from […]

St. George American Legion baseball vs. Cedar summer squad, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News,

American Legion baseball: Sentinels sweep Price, earn ticket to state tournament 

BEAVER — It was a perfect day for baseball and a perfect doubleheader for Hunter Hansen. The former Pine View Panther had seven hits in two games as the St. George Sentinels swept Price 11-0 and 17-3 Friday afternoon to clinch a spot in the American Legion state tournament. The two teams squared off in […]


Going to Nationals: Local wrestlers to represent Utah in USA championship event 

ST. GEORGE — Six Washington County wrestlers have qualified to represent Utah as part of the state’s contingent at the ASICS Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D. next week. Utah will be sending two age-group teams, a Cadet team (15- and 16-year-olds) and a Junior team (17-18-year olds), with a total of 79 […]

Dixie's Kade Christensen slides in under the tag of Cedar City's Travis Tate, Dixie vs. Cedar, Baseball, St. George, Utah, June 26, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Semifinalists set after second blazing day of St. George Summer Classic 

ST. GEORGE — The four semifinalists are set for the St. George Summer Classic after another red-hot day on the diamonds in 111-degree Dixie. With a late evening victory over Cedar City, the Dixie team clinched first place in the Liberty Division of pool play. The Flyers squad pulled out a narrow 5-4 win to […]

Tyler Johnston puts a ball in play for the Sentinels, St. George Sentinels vs. Minnesota Excelsior, Baseball, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Hot baseball this week in the St. George Summer Classic 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Sentinels won their first game of the annual St. George Summer Classic, a tournament featuring 12 teams from Utah, California, Colorado and even a visitor from Minnesota. Most of the local schools put together teams for the tourney, including all the Region 9 teams, plus Utah teams from Springville […]


JAG golf: Getting ’em hooked (and sliced) while they’re young 

ST. GEORGE — Kids tend to get bored during the long summer vacation, which can often lead to bad decisions and unhappy parents. But some parents have discovered that it’s hard for their kids to get in trouble when they’re on a golf course. The Junior Association of Golfers, or JAG, as its commonly known, […]

Dakota Donovan dominates on the mound for the Panthers, Pine View vs. Carbon, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

All-State baseball team released with PV’s Donovan tabbed as MVP 

ST. GEORGE — Memories of the 2015 baseball season are starting to fade, but it was a season Pine View fans will not forget and Tuesday three Panthers were honored as first team All-State performers, led by MVP Dakota Donovan. The 3A All-State teams, selected by the 3A coaches, were released this week, with Harrison Goebel […]


American Legion season begins tonight as St. George Sentinels hit the road 

ST. GEORGE — The hometown American Legion baseball team, the Sentinels, are hoping experience helps them take that one extra step and win the state championship this summer. The Sentinels open their season tonight with a pair of games in the Cache Valley, battling the Sky View Legion team at 5 p.m. and the Logan […]

A picture of the two teams that participated in the championship game, with Dixie (in blue) and Desert Hills, Mesquite 7 on 7 Shootout, Mesquite, Nevada, May 30, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Hot, hot, hot 7-on-7 football in Mesquite 

MESQUITE, Nev. — The summer Mesquite 7-on-7 Shootout was red-hot, quite literally as Desert Hills survived a double-overtime battle with Dixie in the 105-degree heat in southern Nevada to take the title Saturday at the Mesquite Sports and Events Complex. Eighteen teams from Utah and Nevada attended, but it was the Thunder who won it. […]


Donovan, Bendall co-MVPs for 2015 Region 9 baseball season 

ST. GEORGE — One can throw the ball really hard, the other can hit it really hard. The two of them, Pine View’s Dakota Donovan and Desert Hills’ Wyatt Bendall, were named co-Region 9 MVPs Thursday in voting by the league’s coaches. Donovan, a junior right-handed pitcher for the Panthers, went 11-0 and had a fastball […]


TWIR9: Baseball’s wild title game a fitting end to 2014-15 prep sports year 

COMMENTARY — The kids are marching today — well, I guess we can’t really call them kids anymore since they’re graduating from high school — and it certainly was a memorable year on the courts, fields, mats and tracks in Region 9. Saturday the spring sports season culminated with champions being crowned in baseball and […]

The gold-medal winning Desert Hills 4x100 relay team with (from l to r) Hannah Morby, Abby Taylor, Brooklyn Lott and Jessica Bills, at the state track meet, Provo, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo by AJ Griffin, St. George News

State track and field: Thunder rules in the rain as DH boys, girls win 

PROVO – Apparently Thunder goes well with rain as it was obvious early in the wet and cold state track meet Saturday at BYU that the 3A track titles belonged to the Desert Hills boys and girls teams. The only suspense that remained was if the boys team could break the 3A state team record […]


State track meet: D-Hills boys, girls lead 3A after wet first day at BYU 

PROVO –Desert Hills jumped out to a great start Friday in the first day of the state track meet at Brigham Young University as the Thunder dominated the boys long jump and won a gold medal in the boys 1600-meters. The golds helped propel the DH team score to 46, good enough to put them […]

The Snow Canyon bench congratulates Jackson Nowatzke (14) after scoring the first run of the game, Snow Canyon vs. Payson, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3A baseball: Adventurous day in one-loss bracket as Warriors survive 

ST. GEORGE — OK, so maybe Snow Canyon’s pitching has been stellar the past couple of weeks. But the way the Warriors are hitting the ball, does it really matter? Snow Canyon put up 24 runs and rapped out 29 hits in two games Thursday to stay alive in the elimination bracket of the 3A […]

Desert Hills' Katie Perkins chips to the green, 3A State Girls Golf Championship Tournament, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3A girls golf: High drama as Perkins wins playoff, DH wins team title (again) 

ST. GEORGE — Many people figured the 3A team title and the 3A individual title in girls golf was a foregone conclusion. After all, Desert Hills had won five straight team titles and their top golfer, Katie Perkins, had won two straight gold medals at the state tournament. Thursday at Bloomington Country Club, both Perkins […]

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