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3A State Wrestling Tournament, Orem, Utah, Feb. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Three golds for Region 9 wrestlers at 3A State, but Payson takes team title; STGNews videocast 

OREM — Three wrestlers from southern Utah brought home gold Saturday, with two other Region 9 grapplers settling for silver medals as the 3A State Wrestling Tournament was held at Utah Valley University’s UCCU Center. Dallin Brooks from Cedar, Cody Stevenson from Desert Hills and Tyler Stevenson from Desert Hills all completed their quests for […]

Alex Knight launches off the start of the Men's 100 Yard Backstroke for Cedar, 3A State Swim Meet, Provo, Utah, Feb. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Park City dominates at state swim; Region 9 crowns several individual champs; STGNews videocast 

PROVO — Southern Utah had plenty of success at the 3A State Swim Meet, though it was Park City that dominated the boys and girls team scores Saturday at BYU’s Richards Swim Center. “It’s been an incredible experience,” Tridents coach Dani Caldwell said. “We have had a very fast two days. Almost everyone that came […]

Thunder G Max Mills and Tiger F Austen Beatty chase down a loose ball, Hurricane vs. Desert Hills, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 13, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Desert Hills gets region’s No. 2 seed after holding off scrappy Tigers in season finale 

ST. GEORGE – Hurricane visited the Thunderdome and made Desert Hills earn its final victory going into the playoffs. Taking an early double-digit lead, the Tigers saw the Thunder take their own double-digit lead in the second half. But Hurricane scrapped its way back and had a chance to tie the game late. Max Mills’ free throw […]

Desert Hills at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 12, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Girls hoops: Cedar finishes perfect; D-Hills clinches No. 2 seed with road win; STGNews videocast 

With nothing to play for, it would have been easy for the Cedar Lady Reds to have a terrible game Thursday night at home against Pine View. They didn’t. Conversely, with  lots to play for, it would figure that the Desert Hills Lady Thunder would play their best game of the season at last-place Hurricane. That […]


Clear as mud: Region 9 boys and girls playoff scenarios at a glance 

ST. GEORGE — Confused about the playoff scenarios in boys and girls basketball? It can be a bit bewildering, so here is a guide to the last game of the season and where teams may end up: Boys basketball Current standings Region 9 W L pct. Pine View 9 2 .818 Dixie 8 3 .727 […]

Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 10, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Warriors rally past Dixie to clinch playoff spot 

ST. GEORGE — Free throws made all the difference Tuesday night as Snow Canyon clinched a playoff spot at the line against the Dixie Flyers in a 70-69 home win. The Lady Warriors were at the charity stripe seemingly all game long and it was a good place to be. Snow Canyon hit 30 of […]


TWIR9: Region 9 teams at their best when the stars shine brightest 

COMMENTARY — Hey, let’s face it, there’s nothing like star power. Coaches talk of teamwork and sharing the ball and getting everyone involved and all that is very true and very important. But sometimes a team needs an Alpha Male, someone you can hand the rock to and say, “Go get it.” Last week, in […]

Pine View Senior Jaden Peterson (white singlet) wrestles in the 138-pound championship match, Pine View Invitational Wrestling Tournament,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Prep sports roundup: D-Hills second at regional as teams prep for state wrestling 

RICHFIELD — Desert Hills Thunder brothers Cody and Tyler Stevenson made sure folks around the state knew that D-Hills will be a force to be reckoned with at next week’s state tournament. The two seniors, back to defend their state championships in their respective weights, dominated matches at the South Regionals at the Sevier Valley […]

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Letters of Intent: Region 9 stars sign on dotted line on football commitment day 

ST. GEORGE — It wasn’t that long ago that it was a big deal if southern Utah had one football player earn a Division I scholarship. Now, with credit to the local players, programs and coaches in Region 9, football scholarships from just about every school have become the norm. Fifteen players from the region signed to […]

Desert Hills vs. Pine View, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 4, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Wilstead nets 33 as Panthers rally from 14 down to beat DH; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — A packed house? Check. A great game? Check. A fantastic finish? Check. It was what three thousand fans were hoping for when No. 1-ranked Pine View and No. 2-ranked Desert Hills squared off Wednesday night as the Panthers rallied to take a 74-70 win at PVHS’s Pit Gymnasium. Though PV took the game, […]

Cedar vs. Snow Canyon, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Cedar clinches region by cooling down Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE — Cedar’s defense showed once again why it is tops in Region 9, holding Snow Canyon down in a 55-47 region-clinching win Tuesday night at SCHS’s Jungle Gymnasium. The Warriors had scored at least 50 points in five straight region wins dating back to early January. But Snow Canyon hit just one field […]


TWIR9: Two weeks left in region season as teams look toward playoffs 

COMMENTARY — There are two weeks left in the Region 9 regular season. It’s that time of year when we start taking a hard look at what each team needs to do and where they might end up when the final buzzer sounds, signifying the end of region and the start of the playoffs. We’ll also […]

Snow Canyon at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 30, 2015 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Tigers stay alive in playoff hunt with senior night win over Warriors; STGNews videocast 

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Tigers’ playoff hopes might be on life support, but they’re still alive thanks to a 61-54 victory over Snow Canyon Friday night in the Tiger’s Den. Jayden Long didn’t shoot a single shot beyond three feet, but still scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Hurricane took over early in […]


Triplecast tonight: Snow Canyon Warriors at Hurricane Tigers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Hurricane Tigers host the Snow Canyon Warriors in the Tiger’s Den. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by CEC-TV and […]

Dixie vs. Pine View, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Lady Panthers rally from 10 down to top Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — Dominating the glass and making free throws — it’s a formula that’s worked this season for Pine View. Thursday night it came through again as the Lady Panthers overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat Dixie 50-45 and inch ever so close to a playoff spot. Pretty good for […]

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