St George News


Pair of wins have St. George Sentinels just one victory from state title 

LOGAN — Facing game after game after game of elimination, the St. George Sentinels have turned in nearly perfect performances to stay alive in the American Legion state baseball tournament in Cache Valley. And now, they’ll play for the state championship. Blazing through the loser’s bracket this week, the Sentinels have been stellar on defense […]


Snow Canyon Juniors open with win; Dixie Majors also heading to regionals 

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Behind stellar pitching performances from Matt Kitchen and Tyson Fisher,  the Snow Canyon Warriors upset a perennial Western Regional Powerhouse Arizona 5-4 Wednesday. It was a pitchers’ duel to start, with neither team scoring in the first two innings. Arizona opened the scoring in the third with two runs. For Snow Canyon, Kitchen started […]

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

St. George Legion splits with Cedar in tune-up for state; STGNews photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — With the American Legion state tournament just days away, St. George’s team of young men took one last opportunity to play some hardball Wednesday night, splitting a pair of games against Cedar City on a brutally warm evening at Pine View’s Panther Field. “I think we’ll be ready for state,” said SG […]


St. George Sentinels sweep through impressive weekend on the diamond 

ST. GEORGE — In a championship game for the ages, the St George Sentinels defeated Cedar City 11-9 at Bruce Hurst Field in 11 innings Saturday night to win the St George Legion Summer Classic Tournament. Both teams fought hard throughout the contest, with the lead changing hands several times. St George struck first, with Logan LaFemina […]

Desert Hills at St. George Sentinels, St. George, Utah, June 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Batting the heat: Sentinels revive American Legion baseball in St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Blame it on the heat or the myriad of other summer activities, but American Legion baseball has had an on-again-off-again history in southern Utah. For this summer, at least, it’s on. The new St. George Sentinels, featuring 16 players age 19 and under, began play last week as an independent American Legion […]


Dylan File named MVP as Region 9 coaches release 2014 all-star baseball team 

ST. GEORGE — Desert Hills senior pitcher Dylan File was named the Region 9 Most Valuable Player and the Thunder also [laced five other players on the all-league first and second teams in a list released today by region-champion coach Jerry Beck. File, known for his 90-mile an hour fastball as well as his hitting […]

State 3A track meet, Provo Utah, May 17, 2014 | Photo by Shane Marshall, special for St. George News

State track meet: DH boys win 2nd straight 3A crown; Thunder girls take 2nd to Park City 

PROVO — Senior Blake Kvarfordt and junior Chandler Swaney gave Desert Hills four gold medals — 40 team points — as a huge head start against the rest of the 3A field and the Thunder led virtually from wire to wire to take the 3A boys track state championship. Kvarfordt defended his own individual golds […]


D-Hills takes early lead on first day of state track meet 

PROVO — Surprising exactly no one, Desert Hills did well on the first day of the 3A State Track Meet at Robison Stadium on the campus of BYU. With only four events in the books, the Thunder forged an early lead behind Blake Kvarfordt and Chandler Swaney. Most events completed the qualifying heats and the finals will […]


Perkins, Welch lead Lady Thunder to 3A golf championship (again) 

WEST JORDAN – Desert Hills junior Katie Perkins captured her second straight state individual title and the Thunder brought home their fifth consecutive 3A team title Thursday at Mountain View Golf Course on a gorgeous day in the Salt Lake Valley. Perkins, who won last season and was second her freshman year, defeated teammate Megan […]


TWIR9: Baseball, softball, track champs to be crowned this weekend 

COMMENTARY — Someone asked me what the odds were that a Region 9 team would win all four of the team state championships being handed out Saturday. What a great question, and to be honest, I don’t have an easy answer. Given recent history in baseball, it seems likely that either Desert Hills or Pine […]


3A softball tournament: Top two seeds Cedar and CV open with first-round wins 

Cedar and Canyon, two teams that tied for the Region 9 championship this season, opened the state tournament with easy wins Saturday. The Lady Reds, playing at home as the top seed from the region, beat up on Carbon 7-0 with Marinn Whitney pitching the shutout. Cedar advances to a Thursday winner’s bracket game against […]

3A State Championship, Dixie vs. Cedar, Sandy, Utah, May 10, 2014 | Photo by Rachael Jensen, for St. George News

Sweet celebration for Dixie as Myers’ Flyers sit atop 3A soccer world again 

SANDY— The Dixie Flyers are the kings of the 3A soccer world. Saturday, Dixie’s boys team matched this year’s girls team by winning the 3A State Championship. Both teams are coached by eternal optimist Burt Myers, giving the coach and the school a rare double title. The boys team built a 3-0 lead over region rival […]


Where’s my team? Busy weekend as teams battle for titles 

The quest for state titles continue this weekend for soccer, baseball, softball and tennis teams from Region 9. In the case of soccer and tennis, the quest concludes this Saturday. The tennis state tournament is going on right now, with defending-champion Juan Diego as the favorite, but with strong doubles teams, including region champions Christian Davis […]

Region 9 Track Championships, Hurricane, Utah, May 8, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Region 9 track championships: Desert Hills boys dominate, claim region title, Cedar girls top DH; STGNews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Movie makers would have rejected the story of Desert Hills and its phenomenal track team. They would have said it wasn’t plausible. The Thunder were just too dominant to believe. The Region 9 Track Championships took place Wednesday and Thursday at Hurricane High, with the Desert Hills boys track team turning the […]

Region 9 track and field championships, Hurricane, Utah, May 7, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Region 9 track meet Day 1 photo gallery 

HURRICANE — Not many medals were handed out on the first day of the Region 9 track meet at Hurrricane High Wednesday, but athletes from southern Utah battled the wind and light rain to try and get qualified for the region finals and get a time or distance good enough to get them into the […]

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