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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

Hundreds of athletes descend on PVHS for invitational wrestling tourney 

ST. GEORGE — Wrestlers from all over Utah, plus select schools in Nevada, jammed into the Pit Gymnasium at PVHS for the Pine View Invitational Friday and Saturday. Champions were crowned in 14 weight classes, including Pine View’s own Jaden Peterson, who defeated Mountain Crest’s Jake Hopkins 4-2 in the championship match at the 138 […]

Hurricane vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Bennion lights it up for 37, Tigers stun Dixie for first region win 

ST. GEORGE – The Hurricane Tigers got their first win in Region 9. And amazingly, it came against the red-hot Dixie Flyers on their home court. Dixie was riding a seven-game winning streak, but the Tigers James Bennion poured in 37 points, hitting from all over the floor, leading Hurricane to a 74-64 victory. “After I […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 22, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Lady Reds stay undefeated with road win at D-Hills; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — If this was an off night for Courtney Morley, watch out for when she’s on. The Cedar junior guard scored 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting and the Lady Reds owned the fourth quarter in a 56-48 victory over Desert Hills Thursday night in DHHS’s Thunderdome Gymnasium. “My shooting was off, but […]

Canyon View vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 roundup: Top 3 teams all get blowout wins as region reaches halfway point; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Checking the Region 9 Twitter feed at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night would have led to the conclusion that all three home teams were going to pull out wins. Checking it again an hour later would lead Twitter followers to a different result altogether. While Dixie was able to maintain its lead […]


TWIR9: Massive wrestling event at Pine View highlights busy region week 

COMMENTARY — Thirty-three wrestling teams will hit the mats Friday night and all day Saturday in the annual Pine View Invitational this week at PVHS. There are about 110 schools that participate in wrestling in the state of Utah, so the basic math tells us that more than 25 percent of the schools in Utah will […]

Ben Brown takes a shot, Cedar vs. Hurricane, Boys Basketball,  Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 16, 2015 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Late rally comes up just short for Tigers in loss to Cedar; STGNews videocast 

HURRICANE — Hurricane had a perfect recipe for an upset against Cedar Friday night. The Tigers shot the ball well, made all their free throws and held Redmen star Kyle Wood to about half his scoring average. See videocast at the top of the story, click the play arrow    in the center. But Hurricane couldn’t account […]


Triplecast tonight: Cedar Redmen 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 Cedar Redmen 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 Southern Utah LIVE . […]

Canyon View vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 15, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: D-Hills, Snow Canyon, Cedar get wins on crazy night in Region 9 

ST. GEORGE — Anyone who thinks they have Region 9 girls basketball figured out is crazy. Example A is Thursday night’s batch of games, which saw Snow Canyon come from behind to stun Dixie at the Hangar, Hurricane nearly pull off an upset of league-leader Cedar and Desert Hills absolutely lambaste a pretty good Canyon View […]


TWIR9: These are the days when championships are won 

COMMENTARY — Woof! The dog days of summer have a counterpart in the basketball season. It’s the cold, intense cat days of winter, when teams dive headlong into a string of region games with little or no respite until the state playoffs begin in late February. We’re in the midst of those days right now […]

Desert Hills vs. Pine View, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 8, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Believe it — Panthers get stunning win over Desert Hills; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — A famous Christmas song chimed “You have everything you need if you just believe.” The Pine View Lady Panthers can relate. With a new coach and a new attitude, the program that lost all 20 games last season won its seventh game of the current season and absolutely stunned the defending state champion Desert […]

Dixie vs. Pine View, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 7, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region roundup: Flyers D the difference in oh-so-close win over Panthers; STGNews videocast, photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Three weeks is a long time to chew on a bad piece of meat. But now Dixie can swallow as the Flyers returned to region play with a stirring road win at Pine View Wednesday night, stopping the Panthers on a last-second shot try just before the buzzer. “It was good to […]

Dixie vs. Pine View, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 6, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 hoops: Late surge lifts Lady Flyers past Pine View 

ST. GEORGE — In a game that featured more surges than a New York brown-out, Dixie finished on the upswing and came away with a 61-51 victory over Pine View in Region 9 girls basketball action. Pine View led 47-45 with under six minutes left in the game, prompting Lady Flyers coach Jaime Araiza to […]


TWIR9: Region 9 heats up starting tonight as teams strive for playoffs 

COMMENTARY — Intensity. For seven and a half weeks. That’s what it’s going to be like for the hoops teams in Region 9. On Feb. 26-28, the best 3A teams in the state will gather at the Maverik Center in West Valley City to decide the state champion. Between now and then, teams will be fighting […]


TWIR9: Stuffing the stockings of the Region 9 hoops teams for Christmas 

COMMENTARY — Looking at the boys and girls basketball season as if it was a college term paper, I’d we’re at the first draft stage. The ideas are on paper and even developed somewhat, but we have a lot of refining and editing to do before it is ready to present to the state as a […]

Brock Staheli (10) and T.J. Taimi press a Manti player, Snow Canyon vs. Manti, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Prep hoops roundup: Warriors, Flyers close out Coach Walk Classic with wins 

ST. GEORGE — The Coach Darin Walker Holiday Classic basketball tournament closed out competition Saturday with some home site games and a couple of contests at the DSU Old Gymnasium. Snow Canyon and Dixie finished the tourney on high notes, coming away with Saturday wins, while Desert Hills and Hurricane dropped games to close out […]

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