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

Soccer Roundup: Panthers clinch 1st region title since ’07 with shutout; STGNews video postgame 

ST. GEORGE — Seven years ago, Pine View won the Region 9 soccer title, then went on to take the 3A State Championship. Panthers coach Sam Johnston, whose team clinched the 2014 region title with a 2-0 win over Cedar Tuesday night at Panther Stadium, is hoping history can repeat itself. “When you get to […]

Dixie at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Apr. 22, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Softball roundup: Snow Canyon pounds the ball as Warriors dump Dixie; STGNews highlights and video postgame 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon avenged one of its two region losses by pounding 9 runs and 12 hits Tuesday afternoon in an easy win over Dixie at Warrior Field. Ironically, the Lady Warriors had one fewer hit this time around than they did in a 3-2 loss to Dixie a month ago. “We talked […]

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TWIR9: 4 teams, 2 playoff spots as baseball season hits final two weeks 

COMMENTARY — I’ve been covering Region 9 baseball a very long time (this is where my kids like to make a joke about how old I am, so feel free) and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen the region playoff race shaping up like it is this season. Desert Hills (7-1 in region) has all […]

Snow Canyon Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr.16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Thunder boys, Tiger girls run away with top honors at SC Invitational 

ST. GEORGE — The Desert Hills boys track team was downright dominant Thursday evening, making the Snow Canyon Invitational its own personal showcase by nearly doubling the nearest competitor. Hurricane’s girls team also won the team competition, edging out the Dixie girls for the top honors. For the boys, the Thunder had gold medals in […]

Canyon View at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Panthers stay ahead of pack with big home win over CV 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View exploded for three second-half goals to pull away for an easy 4-0 win over Canyon View Wednesday night at Panther Stadium and stay ahead of the pack in Region 9 soccer. Justin Jones got the shutout and four different Panthers pounded home goals, including a second-half header by Michael Cardenas, […]

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Softball roundup: Warriors, Falcons get big wins to stay on top of Region 9 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon and Canyon View both faced lower-tier opponents Wednesday night and the results were not surprising as the two teams came away with big wins to stay on top of Region 9 in softball action around southern Utah. The Warriors continue to pound the ball, scoring 17 runs in a 17-2 […]

Snow Canyon at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 15, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Softball roundup: Warriors respond to home loss with devastating attack at PV 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon’s bats seemed a bit, well, angry Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors responded to their first region home loss in two years — Friday’s 8-3 defeat at the hands of Canyon View — by breaking out the whupping sticks against sixth-place Pine View in an 18-2 victory Tuesday at Panther Field. Shelby […]

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TWIR9: Important track meet at Snow Canyon Thursday to qualify athletes for state meet 

COMMENTARY — I didn’t run track in high school (too slow) or compete in any field events (too lazy), but like much of America, I have always been a big fan of the Olympic Games and the track and field events every four years as our country’s top athletes compete for medals. As I turned […]

Dixie at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Back from the dead, Thunder thinking playoffs with Friday’s 2OT win 

ST. GEORGE — Two weeks ago, defending region champion Desert Hills was dead in the water, sitting at 0-4 in region play and staring at the very real possibility that it wouldn’t even make the playoffs, much less have a shot at repeating as region champion. Since Mar. 25, the Thunder have been the hottest […]

Catcher Wyatt Bendall and Keaton Kringlen (7), Canyon View at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, Apr. 11, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Falcons take big step toward playoffs with win at Desert Hills 

ST. GEORGE — Hey, ya can’t win ‘em all, right? Canyon View handed Desert Hills its first Region 9 loss in two years, breaking a 17-game region winning streak for the Thunder, and in the process took a huge step toward securing a playoff berth for itself Friday night. It took a monumental effort by […]

Justin Jones, Pine View at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 8, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Green is golden for Flyers in 2nd OT vs. Pine View 

ST. GEORGE –With the two best defenses in the region dominating the pitch, you had to figure it was going to take something special to get this one done. Alex Green used his head and that was pretty special. Green headed in the game-winner with about two minutes left in the second overtime to push the […]

SC pitcher Will Durante, Snow Canyon at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 8, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Durante out-duels Ipson in 1-0 extra-inning Snow Canyon win 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon’s Will Durante knows there are some big name pitchers in Region 9, guys like Dylan File, Zack Brinkerhoff, Dakota Donovan, Kayden Lunt and Braxton Ipson. But as good as those guys are, they’ll be hard-pressed to have a better game than the senior Durante had Tuesday night against Ipson’s Flyers. […]

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