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3AA South football: Young Dixie Flyers hope to defend region title 

ST. GEORGE – Oh what a difference two years makes in high school athletics. The Dixie Flyers were state champions in 2012, led by senior all-state quarterback Blake Barney in a magical season. Last year, the Flyers followed up that success with a 9-3 season, finishing undefeated and first in the 3AA South and eventually losing […]


TWIR9: With one week to go, teams make final preps with scrimmages 

COMMENTARY — There’s going to be some hitting tonight. While the 3AA South football season doesn’t begin until next Friday, several local teams will march their varsity teams out for fans to see tonight in organized scrimmages. Cedar (6 p.m.), Hurricane (7 p.m.), Pine View (7) and Snow Canyon (7) will all scrimmage at their home […]


Media touts Pine View, coaches tab Desert Hills during 2014 football media event 

ST. GEORGE — The two teams that played for the 3AA State football title last November will battling for supremacy again, according to media members and coaches who attended the 2014 3AA South Football Media Friday on the campus of Dixie State University. The four-hour event, put together by St George News and SportsRadio ESPN 106.1 […]


Televising: 2014-15 Region 9 Football Sports Media Day LIVE 

ST. GEORGE – The Southern Utah LIVE Television Network in partnership with St George News and KCSG Television will broadcast, “Region 9 Football Media Day LIVE,” Friday, Aug. 8, 2-6 p.m. The broadcast will be hosted by Devin Dixon, Cherry Creek Radio sports commentator before a live studio audience. Media representatives will be invited to interview […]


Snow Canyon Juniors fall in semifinals; Dixie Majors drop game to SoCal 

VANCOUVER, Wash. — After an unprecedented run in the Western Regional Baseball Tournament, the Utah State Junior League champion Snow Canyon Warriors’ quest for a championship came to an abrupt halt on Monday with a loss to Arizona, 5-0. The Warriors were 4-0 and earned a No. 1 seed in the single-elimination tournament, “A feat that no other Utah […]

SUN Youth Football League Registration Day, St. George, Utah, August 2, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dreaming big: Youth football league kicks off at Bloomington Park 

ST. GEORGE — Even little guys have big dreams. Saturday morning several hundred little guys, with their parents, gathered at Bloomington softball park with visions of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady dancing through their minds. It was sign-up and draft day for the SUN Youth Football League, with youths from third to eighth grade registering for the upcoming […]


Baseball roundup: Snow Canyon Juniors win big; SG Legion, Dixie LL both go down 

The Snow Canyon Junior (15-year-olds) team won its third straight game at the Western Regionals late Friday night, while the St. George American Legion team lost in the state championship in Logan and the Dixie Little League Majors team fell hard to a team from Nevada. For the SC Warriors team, they kept their bats hot […]


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 […]

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