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TWIR9: Baseball’s wild title game a fitting end to 2014-15 prep sports year 

COMMENTARY — The kids are marching today — well, I guess we can’t really call them kids anymore since they’re graduating from high school — and it certainly was a memorable year on the courts, fields, mats and tracks in Region 9. Saturday the spring sports season culminated with champions being crowned in baseball and […]

The gold-medal winning Desert Hills 4x100 relay team with (from l to r) Hannah Morby, Abby Taylor, Brooklyn Lott and Jessica Bills, at the state track meet, Provo, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo by AJ Griffin, St. George News

State track and field: Thunder rules in the rain as DH boys, girls win 

PROVO – Apparently Thunder goes well with rain as it was obvious early in the wet and cold state track meet Saturday at BYU that the 3A track titles belonged to the Desert Hills boys and girls teams. The only suspense that remained was if the boys team could break the 3A state team record […]


State track meet: D-Hills boys, girls lead 3A after wet first day at BYU 

PROVO –Desert Hills jumped out to a great start Friday in the first day of the state track meet at Brigham Young University as the Thunder dominated the boys long jump and won a gold medal in the boys 1600-meters. The golds helped propel the DH team score to 46, good enough to put them […]

Desert Hills' Katie Perkins chips to the green, 3A State Girls Golf Championship Tournament, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3A girls golf: High drama as Perkins wins playoff, DH wins team title (again) 

ST. GEORGE — Many people figured the 3A team title and the 3A individual title in girls golf was a foregone conclusion. After all, Desert Hills had won five straight team titles and their top golfer, Katie Perkins, had won two straight gold medals at the state tournament. Thursday at Bloomington Country Club, both Perkins […]

3A Girls Golf Championships at Bloomington Country Club, St. George, Utah, May 123, 2015 | Photo by Andy Griffin, St. George News

3A girls golf: Region 9 has top 5 golfers, with Perkins leading, at state tourney 

ST. GEORGE — The top five golfers at the 3A State Tournament at Bloomington Hills Country Club Wednesday were from southern Utah schools, with Desert Hills ace Katie Perkins coming up with the best score of the day. Behind Perkins’ 71 — which equates to 91 points in the Stableford scoring system — Desert Hills earned a […]

Nikenna Durante (9) with a hit for the Warriors, Snow Canyon vs. Morgan, Softball, St. George, Utah, May 9, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Softball playoffs: Top-seeded Warriors roll over Morgan; Dixie eliminated by Payson 

ST. GEORGE – Top seeds Snow Canyon and Uintah got wins Saturday, but half of the games were washed out by rain in the first round of the 3A Softball Tournament around the state of Utah. The only pods to compete during the soggy day were the Snow Canyon and Uintah pods. The Warriors blasted Morgan and […]

The 2015 state champs, Dixie vs. Pine View, Sandy, Utah, May 9, 2015 | Photo by AJ Griffin, St. George News

Soccer playoffs: Dixie brings home the big rock with championship shutout of PV 

SANDY — Flyer head coach Burt Myers, who watched junior Tyler Bennett and the Dixie basketball team lose to Pine View in the 3A basketball championship game earlier this year, had a feeling Bennett would come up big in Saturday’s 3A soccer title match. Bennett didn’t disappoint as he found the net twice to help […]

Dixie goalkeeper Ethan Poulton dives for a save, Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Apr. 21, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3A Soccer: Region 9’s trio of teams hope to make the right moves into the title game 

SANDY — Someone from Region 9 is going to the 3A State Championship game, that much we know. Pine View (11-7-1) and Snow Canyon (15-4-0) square off in tonight’s 6:15 semifinal at Alta High School, with the winner advancing to the 3A title game at 1:30 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium. The two southern Utah rivals know […]

Desert Hills won the 4x100 relay, Region 9 track and field championships at Dixie High, St. George, Utah,  May 7, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Track and field: Lightning and Thunder at Region 9 meet as DH boys dominate again; Cedar girls team edges past D-Hills 

ST. GEORGE — It may have been Dixie High’s track, but it was Desert Hills’ track meet. Once again, the Thunder boys dominated nearly every facet of the Region 9 Championships, easily winning with 227 points, beating second-place Dixie (90 points) and third-place Hurricane (77). On the girls side, it was more of a contest, with […]

Hurricane's Teslin Bettridge, Region 9 track and field championships at Dixie High, St. George, Utah,  May 6, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Track and field: DH boys, Cedar girls leading after 1st day of Region 9 meet 

ST. GEORGE — There weren’t any huge surprises at the first day of the Region 9 track and field championships Wednesday at Dixie High’s Walt Brooks Stadium, with Desert Hills dominating the boys competition and Cedar with the early lead for the girls. With five events (out of 16) complete for the boys, D-Hills has […]

Dixie vs. Ben Lomond, St. George, Utah, May 2, 2015. | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Playoff soccer: Region 9 nabs 3 of 4 semifinal spots as Dixie, Pine View, Snow Canyon win; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 soccer teams went 3-0 in the state quarterfinals, including two road wins and one mercy-rule victory and has placed three teams in 3A boys soccer’s final four. Region champion and defending state champ Dixie blasted visiting Ben Lomond, while No. 2-seeded Pine View knocked off Region 11 champ Stansbury and third-seeded […]

Canyon View vs. Pine View, Softball, St. George, Utah, May 1, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Warriors, Flyers get big wins; Panthers rally comes up short 

ST. GEORGE — With the No. 1 seed already clinched, Snow Canyon still came out and played well in a blowout of Hurricane, while Canyon View pushed Pine View to the brink of elimination with a win at Panther Field and Dixie won big and can get into a playoffs with a win Monday. Here’s […]

Region 9 Champs! The Pine View Panthers celebrate their 4-2 victory over the Desert Hills Thunder, Pine View vs. Desert Hills, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 1, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: Clark comes up big as Panthers swipe No. 1 seed with sweep 

ST. GEORGE — Conner Clark, with his curly black hair refusing to be confined by his baseball cap, said sometimes people can make baseball too complicated. “I’m not really worried about who is pitching or anything like that,” he said. “I just try to go up there and see the ball and hit the ball. […]

Dixie's Francisco Guzman and McLane Keenan battle in front of the Union goalkeeper, Dixie vs. Union, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Apr. 30, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Playoff soccer: Dixie scores early and often in blowout win over Union 

ST. GEORGE — It’s not very often a playoff soccer game is shortened by the mercy rule, but Dixie did it Thursday afternoon in a 9-1 win over Union at Walt Brooks Stadium. The Flyers captured their 12th win of the season and earned a ticket to the state quarterfinals with the one-sided game, which was […]


Region 9 softball: Warriors clinch region title with big win over Canyon View 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon clinched its second Region 9 title in the past three years Tuesday with a dominating 8-2 victory over second place Canyon View. With the win SC is 9-2 in region and has clinched first place and the No. 1 seed. The Warriors pounded out 10 hits and played nearly error-free softball in […]

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