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Dixie vs. Desert Hills, Volleyball, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: Sweeps night as top three teams win in straight sets 

ST. GEORGE – Another night of Region 9 volleyball did nothing more than solidify positions. The teams at the top of the standings all swept their opponents, though none of the Desert Hills-Dixie sets were decided until the final moments. Desert Hills 3, Dixie 0 Dixie stayed close with the Thunder through the first part […]

Desert Hills wins the Region 9 championship, Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Soccer, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Thunder clinch region title, hungry for playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — There was an overriding feeling on the field after Desert Hills beat Cedar Tuesday night and clinched its first region championship in six years, but it wasn’t joy. To be sure, the Lady Thunder were thrilled with their hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Lady Reds and the region trophy that accompanies the league […]


TWIR9: Sports community showed real concern, empathy during scary injury 

COMMENTARY — The eyes of the region keenly focused on the goal line by the south end zone at Panther Stadium Friday night. For about 20 minutes, there were no Panthers or Thunder, no Tigers or Redmen, no Flyers or Warriors. Instead, we were all concerned human beings, members of a species blessed with the gifts […]


3AA South Review: See highlights and learn the key players, plays from Week 7 

We’ve already played seven weeks of prep football in the 3AA South — and we’ve not decided much of anything yet. In fact, all six teams in the region are separated by just a single game in the standings. That’s due, in part, by Snow Canyon’s upset at Dixie last Thursday. We’ve got the highlights […]

File photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: Snow Canyon, Desert Hills sweep; Dixie beats Cedar in four 

ST. GEORGE – With round six (out of 10) of the Region 9 volleyball matchups complete, the standings are beginning to solidify. Snow Canyon and Desert Hills sit squarely at the top. The Warriors hold the one-game edge with its defeat of the Thunder in their first matchup. Pine View and Dixie are in the middle […]

Snow Canyon celebrates their victory over Dixie, Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Football, St. George, Utah, Oct. 1, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3AA South football: Warriors pull off stunner with 15-point win at Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — The 3AA South just got a little bit crazier Thursday night. Snow Canyon, a team that lost by 28 points just six days ago to Cedar, made sure no one is going to run away with the 3AA South crown, dropping the previously undefeated Dixie Flyers 38-23 at the Flyers own Walt Brooks […]


Football Friday: Breaking down Week 7, starting with tonight’s SC-Dixie matchup 

Football starts a little early this week with Snow Canyon and Dixie doing battle at Walt Brooks Stadium tonight in a game that was moved up a day to accommodate the KJZZ-TV Channel 14 broadcast. The game is also being broadcast on ESPN SportsRadio 97.7 FM. In this week’s videocast, Andy Griffin takes a look […]


Felt’s Facts: Canyon View’s stunning offense the focus this week 

Felt’s Facts – Week 7 – 2015 Falcons Soar Canyon View came into the season with an all-time record of 43-134, winning less than 25-percent of its games since opening in 1997. The Falcons have experienced just two winning campaigns in 18 years of football (1998 and 2000). But they’re enjoying a breakout season under […]

Pine View's winning team at the Region 9 golf championships at Southgate Golf Course. | Photo courtesy Darrell Larsen

Region 9 golf: Pine View captures team title at R9 championships 

ST. GEORGE — The Pine View Panthers have been very good all season long on the links. Now, they’re going to find out just how good at the state tournament as Pine View earned the top seed from Region 9 and a gold trophy for winning Wednesday’s Region 9 Tournament with a team score of […]

Snow Canyon vs. Hurricane, Volleyball, St. George, Utah, Sept. 29, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: SC, DH sweep; Panthers beat Dixie in five 

ST. GEORGE – The two front-runners in the region won easily Tuesday night, while the battle between Dixie and Pine View for third place was an epic five-game contest. When the dust cleared, Snow Canyon and Desert Hills remain 1 and 2 in the region, while Pine View’s close win vs. Dixie puts the Panthers […]

Snow Canyon vs. Cedar, Girls Soccer, St. George, Utah, Sept. 29, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Warriors edge Cedar in OT, D-Hills takes over first place 

ST. GEORGE — It was an eventful night in Region 9 soccer, with the standings taking a on new look thanks to Snow Canyon’s overtime win over Cedar and Desert Hills’ road victory at Dixie. That turn of events moves the Thunder into first place with 16 points, one ahead of now second-place Cedar and […]


TWIR9: State tournaments/playoffs coming soon for 2015 fall sports 

COMMENTARY — OK, it’s time for all of us high school sports fans to take out our calendars. Fall championships are coming up and we don’t want to miss any of them. It starts with the boys 3A Golf Championship, which is Oct. 7-8 at Soldier Hollow in Midway. Midway is just a few miles […]


3AA South Review: See highlights and check out the top plays from Week 6 

It really was a wacky Week 6 in the 3AA South, with upsets and surprises across the board — and we’ve got the highlights for you on the weekly 3AA South Highlights show with Andy Griffin. Check out some of the stellar performances from Week 6, including all the lowdown on that shootout at Panther Stadium. Some […]

Desert Hills vs. Dixie, Football, St. George, Utah, Sept. 25, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Saturday Breakdown: Underdogs own the night on wild Friday in 3AA South 

Say a guy, looking suspiciously like a used car salesman, walks up to a stranger Friday afternoon and says, “Hey, Dixie is going to win at Desert Hills.” The stranger would eye the man with a doubtful look. “Oh, and Hurricane’s going to come back from last week’s four TD loss to win at Pine View.” […]

The Cedar Redmen won big Friday night over Snow Canyon. | File photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Quick hits: Cedar D rules the day in blowout win over Snow Canyon 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar Redmen forced five turnovers in a 41-13 Homecoming win over Snow Canyon Friday night. Cedar started fast, jumping out to a 27 point lead before the Warriors found the end zone with just under three minutes left in the first half. Cedar’s defense was the star of the game in the beginning […]

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