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Pine View Senior Jaden Peterson (white singlet) wrestles in the 138-pound championship match, Pine View Invitational Wrestling Tournament,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Hundreds of athletes descend on PVHS for invitational wrestling tourney 

ST. GEORGE — Wrestlers from all over Utah, plus select schools in Nevada, jammed into the Pit Gymnasium at PVHS for the Pine View Invitational Friday and Saturday. Champions were crowned in 14 weight classes, including Pine View’s own Jaden Peterson, who defeated Mountain Crest’s Jake Hopkins 4-2 in the championship match at the 138 […]

Hurricane vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Bennion lights it up for 37, Tigers stun Dixie for first region win 

ST. GEORGE – The Hurricane Tigers got their first win in Region 9. And amazingly, it came against the red-hot Dixie Flyers on their home court. Dixie was riding a seven-game winning streak, but the Tigers James Bennion poured in 37 points, hitting from all over the floor, leading Hurricane to a 74-64 victory. “After I […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 22, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Lady Reds stay undefeated with road win at D-Hills; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — If this was an off night for Courtney Morley, watch out for when she’s on. The Cedar junior guard scored 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting and the Lady Reds owned the fourth quarter in a 56-48 victory over Desert Hills Thursday night in DHHS’s Thunderdome Gymnasium. “My shooting was off, but […]

Canyon View vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 roundup: Top 3 teams all get blowout wins as region reaches halfway point; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Checking the Region 9 Twitter feed at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night would have led to the conclusion that all three home teams were going to pull out wins. Checking it again an hour later would lead Twitter followers to a different result altogether. While Dixie was able to maintain its lead […]

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Tonight’s Triplecast: Canyon View Falcons at Dixie Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Dixie Flyers host the Canyon View Falcons in the Hangar. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by CEC-TV and Southern Utah LIVE . […]

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TWIR9: Massive wrestling event at Pine View highlights busy region week 

COMMENTARY — Thirty-three wrestling teams will hit the mats Friday night and all day Saturday in the annual Pine View Invitational this week at PVHS. There are about 110 schools that participate in wrestling in the state of Utah, so the basic math tells us that more than 25 percent of the schools in Utah will […]

Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 16, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Smoking hot Flyers shoot down Warriors for 7th straight victory; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyers extended their winning streak to seven games by easily handling region foe Snow Canyon 85-66 Friday night from the Jungle Gymnasium at SCHS. The Warriors closed to within three points midway through the third quarter. But the Flyers quickly got the lead back to double-digits to close the quarter […]

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Triplecast tonight: Cedar Redmen at Hurricane Tigers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Hurricane Tigers host the Cedar Redmen in the Tiger’s Den. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by CEC-TV and Southern Utah LIVE . […]

Canyon View vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 15, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: D-Hills, Snow Canyon, Cedar get wins on crazy night in Region 9 

ST. GEORGE — Anyone who thinks they have Region 9 girls basketball figured out is crazy. Example A is Thursday night’s batch of games, which saw Snow Canyon come from behind to stun Dixie at the Hangar, Hurricane nearly pull off an upset of league-leader Cedar and Desert Hills absolutely lambaste a pretty good Canyon View […]

Snow Canyon vs. Desert Hills, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 hoops: Thunder blow past Warriors with monster second half; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Ah, the halftime speech. It’s one of the few times when a coach will have his team’s undivided attention. For Desert Hills Wednesday night, it was all about that baseline. The Thunder owned the baseline in the second half against Snow Canyon, converting easy baskets and dominating on the boards, to pull […]

Cedar vs. Dixie, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 13, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops: Cedar stays undefeated with grind-it-out win over Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — As far as beauty goes, Cedar girls basketball coach John Elison isn’t going to send this game out on a postcard. But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Elison’s Lady Reds 52-42 win over Dixie Tuesday night makes them 4-0 in region play –and there’s nothing prettier […]

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TWIR9: These are the days when championships are won 

COMMENTARY — Woof! The dog days of summer have a counterpart in the basketball season. It’s the cold, intense cat days of winter, when teams dive headlong into a string of region games with little or no respite until the state playoffs begin in late February. We’re in the midst of those days right now […]

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Dixie Flyers tab Andy Stokes as new head football coach 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie High’s football program has been the class of 3A (and 3AA) the past few seasons, winning a pair of state titles and producing a high-scoring offense nearly unmatched in Utah prep gridiron action. And Andy Stokes, who was named as the school’s new head coach Monday night at the DHS football […]

Dixie vs. Pine View, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 7, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region roundup: Flyers D the difference in oh-so-close win over Panthers; STGNews videocast, photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Three weeks is a long time to chew on a bad piece of meat. But now Dixie can swallow as the Flyers returned to region play with a stirring road win at Pine View Wednesday night, stopping the Panthers on a last-second shot try just before the buzzer. “It was good to […]

Dixie vs. Pine View, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 6, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 hoops: Late surge lifts Lady Flyers past Pine View 

ST. GEORGE — In a game that featured more surges than a New York brown-out, Dixie finished on the upswing and came away with a 61-51 victory over Pine View in Region 9 girls basketball action. Pine View led 47-45 with under six minutes left in the game, prompting Lady Flyers coach Jaime Araiza to […]

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