St George News

Hurricane has a new head coach. | File photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

New Tiger coach, same Tiger approach as Pearson takes reins at Hurricane 

HURRICANE – Under head coach Chris Homer, the Hurricane Tigers went from 3A afterthought to 3A powerhouse, playing in four straight state championships games and winning it all in 2011. Steve Pearson was right there the whole time. Now Pearson, who served as offensive coordinator for Homer and the Tigers for 13 years, will try to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


TWIR9: It’s championship time for spring sports with local teams hoping to bring home hardware 

COMMENTARY — Look out folks, the championships will be coming hard and fast the next 10 days. Region track is today and Thursday, leading up to the state track meet at Robison Track and Field Stadium on the campus of BYU. Boys soccer has its state semifinals Friday at Alta High School and the championship […]

Dixie at Pine View, St. George, Utah, May 2, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Softball roundup: Flyers grab final playoff spot with win at Pine View; Video highlights 

ST. GEORGE — As it turns out, Dixie would’ve gotten into the playoff through the backdoor. But why take the back when it’s so much more fun to kick in the front door. The Lady Flyers rallied from three runs down to beat Pine View 8-5 Friday afternoon at Panther Field, grasping a firm hold […]

Snow Canyon at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 29, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Desert Hills wins again, sends Snow Canyon to brink of elimination 

ST. GEORGE — Most Desert Hills baseball fans have a vivid recollection of how last year’s baseball season ended, with Snow Canyon defeating the Thunder twice on championship Saturday to walk away with the state 3A Championship trophy. So, while no one will say it out loud, it’s pretty clear that DH followers would love nothing […]

Cedar at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 29, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt.

Softball roundup: Cedar grabs road win to stay within striking distance of CV 

ST. GEORGE — Marinn Whitney kept the Dixie bats just quiet enough and made enough noise with her own bat with two hits as Cedar defeated the Flyers 6-3 Tuesday afternoon at DHS. Whitney went all seven innings in the circle, allowing three runs and six hits for her Lady Reds. She also slammed a […]


TWIR9: Every inning is pivotal when playoff spots come down to the last week 

ST. GEORGE — Making sense out of the playoff race in baseball seems complicated, even with just this last week of the regular season left. But the best way to figure it all out is to take each team and knock out all the scenarios. It’s been an incredible season and the teams and games […]

Canyon View at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 25, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Dixie clinches home playoff game with big blowout win over CV 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie won’t get the region crown in 2014, but the Flyers soccer team came away with some measure of satisfaction by blowing out Canyon View 7-0 Friday night and in the process, earning a home playoff game next Thursday by clinching the region’s No. 2 seed. Hayden Mathews gained his seventh shutout […]

Desert Hills at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 22, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Donovan gives PV hardballers inside track to playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — A week ago, Pine View had dropped below .500 and its season was on the brink of disaster. Just look at the Panthers now. Sixteen-year-old sophomore Dakota Donovan pitched a complete game for the Panthers as PV captured its second straight crucial win with a 6-4 home victory over Desert Hills Tuesday […]

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