St George News


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 […]


Pine View star QB Kody Wilstead fulfills dream, chooses BYU 

ST. GEORGE – The coaching staff at BYU may have had a change of heart, but Kody Wilstead never did. The end result is Wilstead is going to be a Cougar as the 17-year-old verbally committed to BYU Saturday. Last year, one of the coaches on the BYU football staff told Wilstead he “wasn’t the type […]

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 […]

Cedar vs. Pine View, 3A State Playoffs, Orem, Utah, May 16, 2015 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

3A State Baseball: Lunt masterful as Redmen eliminate Panthers; STGNews video highlights 

OREM — Kaden Lunt and the Cedar Redmen are living on borrowed time. They’ve decided to make the best of it. After dropping a game in the opening pod last weekend to Juan Diego, Cedar won its third straight game in the 3A State Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Region 9 rival Pine View […]


Perkins, Welch lead Lady Thunder to 3A golf championship (again) 

WEST JORDAN – Desert Hills junior Katie Perkins captured her second straight state individual title and the Thunder brought home their fifth consecutive 3A team title Thursday at Mountain View Golf Course on a gorgeous day in the Salt Lake Valley. Perkins, who won last season and was second her freshman year, defeated teammate Megan […]

Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 3A State Baseball, Orem, Utah, May 15, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

3A State Baseball: File powers Thunder past Panthers; STGNews video highlights and postgame 

OREM – Dylan File knew he didn’t have his best stuff on the mound Thursday in the 3A State Quarterfinals against Pine View. Good thing he brought his bat. The Desert Hills senior hit the go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and then struck out the final Panther with the tying run on third […]


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 […]

Pine View vs. Stansbury, Spanish Fork, Utah, May 10, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Donovan, Goebel pitch gems as Panthers take two road wins; STGNews video highlights and postgame 

PAYSON — Don’t try to tell these Panthers that they are too young to win a championship. Sophomore Dakota Donovan and junior Harrison Goebel each pitched complete games as Pine View swept through the Payson pod and earned a berth in Thursday’s winner’s bracket state quarterfinal. “We don’t feel like we’re a year or two […]


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 […]

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