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The Pine View Panthers with the 3A State Championship trophy, Pine View vs. Dixie, 3A State Basketball Championship, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 28, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3A Championship: Panther party as Pine View outlasts Dixie; STGNews videocast 

WEST VALLEY CITY – As close as Region 9’s top three teams were this season, it’s a fitting ending that the final game of the year came down to the final possession of the year and one final rebound for Pine View star Kody Wilstead. Wilstead rebounded a missed free throw, hugged the basketball and froze […]

Dixie celebrates their four overtime victory that propels them in to the state championship game, Desert Hills vs. Dixie, 3A State Basketball Tournament, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 27, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Marathon game (4 OTs) ends with Dixie headed to 3A Championship game 

WEST VALLEY CITY – Bruised hip, torn shorts and a smile. That describes Tyler Bennett, who limped off the court with a satisfied smile on his face after Dixie defeated Desert Hills 79-72 Friday night in four overtimes at a rocking Maverik Center. The trio of Bennett, RJ Wilgar and Jake Hawes combined for 60 […]

Dixie vs. Bear River, 3A State Basketball Tournament, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 26, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Tyler Bennett’s dagger lifts Dixie into state semifinals 

WEST VALLEY CITY — The Dixie Flyers’ perfect execution in the last seconds of Thursday’s quarterfinals game was, well, flawless. Richard Guymon caught a half-court pass and fired the ball to teammate Tyler Bennett. The Dixie junior nailed a perfect 3-pointer from the right wing as time expired to lift Dixie to a 43-41 victory […]


3A Boys State Basketball’s drive to the title: Dixie Flyers 

The Dixie Flyers are 18-5 and currently ranked No. 2 in the state by the Salt Lake media. First round: Defeated Payson 49-48 Quarterfinal match-up: Dixie vs. Bear River, 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Maverik Center. Listen to the broadcast on SportsRadio 106.1 FM and at Points for/against: Dixie averages 64.8 ppg/55.9 papg Dixie stars: At times early in the […]


TWIR9: With mostly new faces, 3A tourney looking for new favorites 

COMMENTARY — The ball goes live Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. So who’s ready? The 3A Boys State Basketball Tournament hits its stride Thursday morning with the Region 12 champ Richfield playing Ben Lomond, followed by Pine View and Uintah at 11:10, Desert Hills and Juan Diego at […]


Flyers advance as Payson trey at buzzer comes up just short; Cedar falls at Richfield 

PAYSON — In a classic duel Friday night, Dixie’s Tyler Bennett and Payson’s Dallin Jasperson were determined to not let their respective teams lose. In the end, it was Bennett who got his way as a 3-pointer by Jasperson at the final buzzer was just off the mark, leaving Dixie with a 49-48 first-round 3A Playoff […]


TWIR9: Definitely some intriguing match-ups for local teams in this weekend’s 1st-round playoff games 

COMMENTARY — Time and history will always show that Pine View won Region 9 in boys basketball and Cedar in girls basketball. But this history lesson is still unfinished. Friday and Saturday the next chapter will begin for the 2014-15 high school- basketball season. On the boys side last year, Morgan marched through the bracket […]

3A State Wrestling Tournament, Orem, Utah, Feb. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Three golds for Region 9 wrestlers at 3A State, but Payson takes team title; STGNews videocast 

OREM — Three wrestlers from southern Utah brought home gold Saturday, with two other Region 9 grapplers settling for silver medals as the 3A State Wrestling Tournament was held at Utah Valley University’s UCCU Center. Dallin Brooks from Cedar, Cody Stevenson from Desert Hills and Tyler Stevenson from Desert Hills all completed their quests for […]

Alex Knight launches off the start of the Men's 100 Yard Backstroke for Cedar, 3A State Swim Meet, Provo, Utah, Feb. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Park City dominates at state swim; Region 9 crowns several individual champs; STGNews videocast 

PROVO — Southern Utah had plenty of success at the 3A State Swim Meet, though it was Park City that dominated the boys and girls team scores Saturday at BYU’s Richards Swim Center. “It’s been an incredible experience,” Tridents coach Dani Caldwell said. “We have had a very fast two days. Almost everyone that came […]


Playoff-ready Flyers put on shooting clinic in huge win at Canyon View 

ST. GEORGE — After an uncharacteristically off-night Wednesday, Jake Hawes had to know that starting well against Canyon View was important. And start well he did, making his first six shots, including two 3-pointers, on his way to a 30-point night. His barrage of shots helped stake the Dixie Flyers to a 25-10 first-quarter advantage and […]

Desert Hills at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 12, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Girls hoops: Cedar finishes perfect; D-Hills clinches No. 2 seed with road win; STGNews videocast 

With nothing to play for, it would have been easy for the Cedar Lady Reds to have a terrible game Thursday night at home against Pine View. They didn’t. Conversely, with  lots to play for, it would figure that the Desert Hills Lady Thunder would play their best game of the season at last-place Hurricane. That […]


Clear as mud: Region 9 boys and girls playoff scenarios at a glance 

ST. GEORGE — Confused about the playoff scenarios in boys and girls basketball? It can be a bit bewildering, so here is a guide to the last game of the season and where teams may end up: Boys basketball Current standings Region 9 W L pct. Pine View 9 2 .818 Dixie 8 3 .727 […]


Triplecast tonight: Watch/listen as the Snow Canyon Warriors visit the Dixie Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, Cherry Creek Radio (890-AM KDXU) and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Dixie Flyers host the Snow Canyon Warriors tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hangar Gymnasium. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by […]

Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 10, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Warriors rally past Dixie to clinch playoff spot 

ST. GEORGE — Free throws made all the difference Tuesday night as Snow Canyon clinched a playoff spot at the line against the Dixie Flyers in a 70-69 home win. The Lady Warriors were at the charity stripe seemingly all game long and it was a good place to be. Snow Canyon hit 30 of […]


TWIR9: Region 9 teams at their best when the stars shine brightest 

COMMENTARY — Hey, let’s face it, there’s nothing like star power. Coaches talk of teamwork and sharing the ball and getting everyone involved and all that is very true and very important. But sometimes a team needs an Alpha Male, someone you can hand the rock to and say, “Go get it.” Last week, in […]

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