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American Legion: Sentinels settle for third at state with late-night loss to Layton 

LOGAN — A ninth-inning collapse and a half-dozen errors spelled doom for the St. George Sentinels, who bowed out of the Utah State American Legion Tournament late Thursday night, falling 8-6 to Layton. St. George beat Bear River 16-2 earlier in the evening and had momentum in the late game heading into the ninth inning […]


American Legion: Petrosie’s gem helps Sentinels advance in state tourney 

LOGAN — The St George Sentinels started the American Legion Utah State Tournament with a classic, defeating Syracuse 2-1 in a nailbiter. Former Dixie High standout Chris Petrosie was in command on the mound for the Sentinels, giving up only two hits and one run in nine innings pitched. His complete-game masterpiece included four strikeouts […]


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 […]


Springville Red Devils beat Dixie, win the St. George Summer Classic championship 

ST. GEORGE – Springville’s American Legion team braved the heat of southern Utah and the talent of southern Utah’s baseball teams to win the St. George Summer Classic Saturday night at Bruce Hurst Field. The Red Devils beat Dixie 7-5 in the title game and finished a perfect 5-0 in the three-day tournament. Facing the […]

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 […]


Kings of the road: Streaking Sentinels win Logan Legion Tourney 

LOGAN — The St. George Sentinels didn’t head into the Logan American Legion Tournament hot — but the team from southern Utah left Cache Valley as kings of the diamond after recording five straight wins against teams from around the state. The Sentinels won two games on Saturday, including a 10-3 win over southern Utah rival […]

Newly constructed Dixie High School Baseball Field located just south of the former "Coach Don Lay Flyer Field," St. George, Utah, June 16, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Fate of baseball field’s name undecided after emotional school board meeting; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie High School Flyer community came out in force Tuesday afternoon to attend the monthly meeting of the Washington County School District Board of Education where supporters of former Dixie High School coach, Don Lay gathered to petition the board to “Save the Don Lay Flyer Field.” As a new baseball field for […]

Austin Ruseler (8) pitches at Elks field for the St. George Sentinels, St. George Sentinels vs. Salt Lake City Gulls, American Legion Baseball, St. George, Utah, June 12, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

St. George Sentinels can’t get past Salt Lake Gulls at Elks Field 

ST. GEORGE — Local American Legion team the St. George Sentinels played a pair of games at Elks Field Friday night against the Salt Lake Gulls, falling in a doubleheader Friday night by the scores of 10-3 and 5-2. St. George News photographer Robert Hoppie was there and captured this photo gallery. StGeorgeLegionSchedule-2015 Email: Twitter: @oldschoolag


Pepe’s passing highlights 2015 3A All-State soccer team 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie’s three championships in the past four seasons in the 3A soccer world are astonishing, considering the parity prevalent in the game of futbol. Unselfish players like Jose “Pepe” Garcia are the big reason why the Flyers are able to keep bringing home the trophy. “Pepe’s the only player in the history […]


American Legion baseball: Bats alive as Clark, Sentinels power past Cedar 

CEDAR CITY — The past was good for Connor Clark and the future looks bright as well. Oh, and the present isn’t too bad either. Clark, who was named Tuesday to the 3A All-State second team after an outstanding junior season, pitched and hit the St. George Sentinels to a 17-8 win over Cedar. The right-hander […]

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 […]

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