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TWIR9: Baseball’s wild title game a fitting end to 2014-15 prep sports year 

COMMENTARY — The kids are marching today — well, I guess we can’t really call them kids anymore since they’re graduating from high school — and it certainly was a memorable year on the courts, fields, mats and tracks in Region 9. Saturday the spring sports season culminated with champions being crowned in baseball and […]

The Panthers hoist the 3A State Championship trophy, Pine View vs. Cedar, 3A State Baseball Championship Game, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Roller coaster title game ends with Pine View on top of 3A baseball world; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Pine View dominated Cedar and blew the Redmen away … err, no … Cedar made an amazing comeback and beat Pine View … er, no … Pine View rallied late in the game to capture the 3A State Championship Saturday at Bruce Hurst Field with a 13-10 win over Cedar. This game […]

Snow Canyon vs. Tooele, Softball, St. George, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3A softball: Late start costs Warriors in elimination loss to Tooele 

ST. GEORGE — The Snow Canyon softball team will look at the 2015 3A state tournament as a learning experience and the No. 1 lesson will likely be to get started a little earlier in games. For the second time in as many days, the Lady Warriors spotted an opponent a big lead, then had […]

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State track meet: D-Hills boys, girls lead 3A after wet first day at BYU 

PROVO –Desert Hills jumped out to a great start Friday in the first day of the state track meet at Brigham Young University as the Thunder dominated the boys long jump and won a gold medal in the boys 1600-meters. The golds helped propel the DH team score to 46, good enough to put them […]

Ike Jorgensen on the mound for Snow Canyon, Snow Canyon vs. Carbon, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3A baseball: Warriors hit, pitch way to Championship Saturday; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — By now, the Snow Canyon Warriors are used to pressure. After getting swept by Desert Hills in mid-April and falling to 3-5 in Region 9 play, SC faced the prospect of needing to pretty much win out to make the playoffs. Pressure. Then, after starting the playoffs with a 13-9 loss to Park […]

Pine View celebrates its victory over Cedar and their berth in the State Championship game, Pine View vs. Cedar, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3A baseball: Pine View pounds out 13 hits to down Cedar, head to title game; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Pine View continues to play inspired baseball and the Panthers are now just one victory away from the 3A State championship. Harrison Goebel allowed just two runs and Pine View hammered out 13 hits Friday evening as the Panthers ran past Cedar 5-2. PV emerges as the only team without a loss in […]

Snow Canyon catcher Skylar Gates looks to the umpire to make a call on the play at the plate, the runner was called safe, Snow Canyon vs. Stansbury, Softball, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3A softball: Warriors split, Falcons bow out at state tourney 

ST. GEORGE — The jury is out and the results are in from the first day of the 3A State softball tournament and Region 11 is every bit as good as advertised. Grantsville, Stansbury and Bear River all rolled to second-round victories and even fourth-seed Tooele staved off elimination with an easy win over Region […]

The Snow Canyon bench congratulates Jackson Nowatzke (14) after scoring the first run of the game, Snow Canyon vs. Payson, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3A baseball: Adventurous day in one-loss bracket as Warriors survive 

ST. GEORGE — OK, so maybe Snow Canyon’s pitching has been stellar the past couple of weeks. But the way the Warriors are hitting the ball, does it really matter? Snow Canyon put up 24 runs and rapped out 29 hits in two games Thursday to stay alive in the elimination bracket of the 3A […]

Desert Hills' Katie Perkins chips to the green, 3A State Girls Golf Championship Tournament, St. George, Utah, May 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3A girls golf: High drama as Perkins wins playoff, DH wins team title (again) 

ST. GEORGE — Many people figured the 3A team title and the 3A individual title in girls golf was a foregone conclusion. After all, Desert Hills had won five straight team titles and their top golfer, Katie Perkins, had won two straight gold medals at the state tournament. Thursday at Bloomington Country Club, both Perkins […]

3A Girls Golf Championships at Bloomington Country Club, St. George, Utah, May 123, 2015 | Photo by Andy Griffin, St. George News

3A girls golf: Region 9 has top 5 golfers, with Perkins leading, at state tourney 

ST. GEORGE — The top five golfers at the 3A State Tournament at Bloomington Hills Country Club Wednesday were from southern Utah schools, with Desert Hills ace Katie Perkins coming up with the best score of the day. Behind Perkins’ 71 — which equates to 91 points in the Stableford scoring system — Desert Hills earned a […]

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TWIR9: So, what’re the odds that Region 9 crowns a champion this week? 

COMMENTARY — Hey. what’re the odds? I get asked that all the time. Someone said that to me Monday when they heard that the Desert Hills baseball team lost to Bear River and will have to try and return to the state championship game by way of the elimination bracket. “What’re the odds they can […]

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Baseball playoffs: Thunder split sends them to 3A elimination bracket 

Desert Hills couldn’t get the bats going against Bear River Monday afternoon and now the Thunder will have to figure out a way to traverse through the one-loss bracket at the 3A State Tournament with the third round starting on Thursday. The Bear River pod was washed out on Saturday, so the four teams involved […]

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Big day for Snow Canyon as tennis, rugby win team titles 

Both wins were huge and both wins were for state championships. And perhaps most impressive of all, both wins were major upsets. The Warriors captured the state title in boys tennis and snagged the club state championship in boys rugby in a couple of stunning results from northern Utah. TENNIS Snow Canyon’s boys tennis team, […]

Panther Logan LaFemina takes a pick-off throw from Dakota Donovan, Pine View vs. Juab, Baseball, St. George, Utah, May 9, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Playoff baseball: Panthers pitching indomitable; Cedar sweeps, SC splits; STGnews videocast 

Region 9’s top seed, Pine View, made a grand statement Saturday, while Cedar emerged unscathed as well in the first two rounds of the 3A State Baseball Tournament. Snow Canyon, like a traveling caravan, managed to gain a split on the day after traversing the state in search of a dry venue to play. Desert […]

Nikenna Durante (9) with a hit for the Warriors, Snow Canyon vs. Morgan, Softball, St. George, Utah, May 9, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Softball playoffs: Top-seeded Warriors roll over Morgan; Dixie eliminated by Payson 

ST. GEORGE – Top seeds Snow Canyon and Uintah got wins Saturday, but half of the games were washed out by rain in the first round of the 3A Softball Tournament around the state of Utah. The only pods to compete during the soggy day were the Snow Canyon and Uintah pods. The Warriors blasted Morgan and […]

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