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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 […]

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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, ASPpix.com, 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 […]

Dixie celebrates the win over Desert Hills, Dixie vs. Desert Hills, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Hoops roundup: Hawes lights up the net as Dixie stuns Desert Hills in the Thunderdome; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Jake Hawes saw Hurricane’s James Bennion light up the nets last Friday night in the Tigers’ upset win at Dixie and thought to himself. “I can do that.” Wednesday night, the Flyers senior guard made it happen. He had 28 points — on 11 of 17 shooting — and Dixie upset previously undefeated Desert […]

Desert Hills vs. Dixie, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Jan. 27, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: DH rebounds with road win; SC, PV grab fifth region wins 

ST. GEORGE — Tuesday afternoon, the playoff picture in Region 9 girls basketball was as clear as a flood-swelled Santa Clara River. But with three games in the books Tuesday night, a crystal clear playoff picture has begun to emerge. Snow Canyon and Pine View notched their fifth region wins — the Warriors with an easy […]

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TWIR9: Hey parents, how about letting the coaches do their jobs 

COMMENTARY — A couple of coaching changes are at the forefront of the Region 9 news this week, with Cedar naming a new football coach and Desert Hills losing its girls basketball coach. Josh Bennett takes over at Cedar, replacing long-time coach Todd Peacock. At DH, Gary Tomlinson stepped down with five games left in the […]

Snow Canyon vs. Pine View, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Defensive scrum at Burns Arena as Pine View edges Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE — It may have been a night of surprises in Region 9 (Hurricane shocking Dixie, Desert Hills winning by 34 on the road), but no one in Burns Arena Friday was amazed when Pine View and Snow Canyon knocked heads and battled hard in a defensive game that ended with a 44-40 Panthers victory. […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 22, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, 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 […]

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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 […]

Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 16, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Smoking hot Flyers shoot down Warriors for 7th straight victory; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyers extended their winning streak to seven games by easily handling region foe Snow Canyon 85-66 Friday night from the Jungle Gymnasium at SCHS. The Warriors closed to within three points midway through the third quarter. But the Flyers quickly got the lead back to double-digits to close the quarter […]

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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, ASPpix.com, 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 […]

Snow Canyon vs. Desert Hills, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Region 9 hoops: Thunder blow past Warriors with monster second half; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Ah, the halftime speech. It’s one of the few times when a coach will have his team’s undivided attention. For Desert Hills Wednesday night, it was all about that baseline. The Thunder owned the baseline in the second half against Snow Canyon, converting easy baskets and dominating on the boards, to pull […]

Cedar vs. Dixie, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 13, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Girls hoops: Cedar stays undefeated with grind-it-out win over Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — As far as beauty goes, Cedar girls basketball coach John Elison isn’t going to send this game out on a postcard. But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Elison’s Lady Reds 52-42 win over Dixie Tuesday night makes them 4-0 in region play –and there’s nothing prettier […]

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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 […]

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