St George News


March Mayhem All-Star game presents chance to see Region 9’s best 1 more time 

ST. GEORGE — High school hoops fans can rejoice as the season isn’t quite over. Saturday’s March Mayhem All-Star game will give everyone a chance to see their favorite senior players one more time. A full day of activities is planned for Saturday, including a youth camp, a coaches wheelchair charity game, 3-point shootout, slam dunk competition, […]

Pine View vs. Desert Hills, Boys Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 3, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Who needs preseason: Panthers, Warriors start region soccer play with wins 

ST. GEORGE — In a strange twist of the schedule, four Region 9 teams started their seasons with region contests, with two of the four coming away happy after opening wins Tuesday night. There are several “preseason” games Thursday night, but with a short amount of time to squeeze in 12 region games (plus the jamming in […]


Cedar girls advance; Pine View and Snow Canyon go down on the road 

There were three nailbiters in the 3A girls basketball first round Saturday night and Region 9 teams were involved in two of them. Cedar’s Lady Reds survived a 3-pointer attempt at the buzzer by Richfield to advance to the state quarterfinals in a No. 1 vs. No. 4 match-up. Pine View wasn’t as fortunate, dropping a […]


TWIR9: Definitely some intriguing match-ups for local teams in this weekend’s 1st-round playoff games 

COMMENTARY — Time and history will always show that Pine View won Region 9 in boys basketball and Cedar in girls basketball. But this history lesson is still unfinished. Friday and Saturday the next chapter will begin for the 2014-15 high school- basketball season. On the boys side last year, Morgan marched through the bracket […]

3A State Wrestling Tournament, Orem, Utah, Feb. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Three golds for Region 9 wrestlers at 3A State, but Payson takes team title; STGNews videocast 

OREM — Three wrestlers from southern Utah brought home gold Saturday, with two other Region 9 grapplers settling for silver medals as the 3A State Wrestling Tournament was held at Utah Valley University’s UCCU Center. Dallin Brooks from Cedar, Cody Stevenson from Desert Hills and Tyler Stevenson from Desert Hills all completed their quests for […]

Alex Knight launches off the start of the Men's 100 Yard Backstroke for Cedar, 3A State Swim Meet, Provo, Utah, Feb. 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Park City dominates at state swim; Region 9 crowns several individual champs; STGNews videocast 

PROVO — Southern Utah had plenty of success at the 3A State Swim Meet, though it was Park City that dominated the boys and girls team scores Saturday at BYU’s Richards Swim Center. “It’s been an incredible experience,” Tridents coach Dani Caldwell said. “We have had a very fast two days. Almost everyone that came […]

Desert Hills at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 12, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Girls hoops: Cedar finishes perfect; D-Hills clinches No. 2 seed with road win; STGNews videocast 

With nothing to play for, it would have been easy for the Cedar Lady Reds to have a terrible game Thursday night at home against Pine View. They didn’t. Conversely, with  lots to play for, it would figure that the Desert Hills Lady Thunder would play their best game of the season at last-place Hurricane. That […]


Clear as mud: Region 9 boys and girls playoff scenarios at a glance 

ST. GEORGE — Confused about the playoff scenarios in boys and girls basketball? It can be a bit bewildering, so here is a guide to the last game of the season and where teams may end up: Boys basketball Current standings Region 9 W L pct. Pine View 9 2 .818 Dixie 8 3 .727 […]


Triplecast tonight: Watch/listen as the Snow Canyon Warriors visit the Dixie Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, Cherry Creek Radio (890-AM KDXU) and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Dixie Flyers host the Snow Canyon Warriors tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hangar Gymnasium. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by […]

Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 10, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Warriors rally past Dixie to clinch playoff spot 

ST. GEORGE — Free throws made all the difference Tuesday night as Snow Canyon clinched a playoff spot at the line against the Dixie Flyers in a 70-69 home win. The Lady Warriors were at the charity stripe seemingly all game long and it was a good place to be. Snow Canyon hit 30 of […]


TWIR9: Region 9 teams at their best when the stars shine brightest 

COMMENTARY — Hey, let’s face it, there’s nothing like star power. Coaches talk of teamwork and sharing the ball and getting everyone involved and all that is very true and very important. But sometimes a team needs an Alpha Male, someone you can hand the rock to and say, “Go get it.” Last week, in […]

Pine View Senior Jaden Peterson (white singlet) wrestles in the 138-pound championship match, Pine View Invitational Wrestling Tournament,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Prep sports roundup: D-Hills second at regional as teams prep for state wrestling 

RICHFIELD — Desert Hills Thunder brothers Cody and Tyler Stevenson made sure folks around the state knew that D-Hills will be a force to be reckoned with at next week’s state tournament. The two seniors, back to defend their state championships in their respective weights, dominated matches at the South Regionals at the Sevier Valley […]

Marcus McKone shoots, Desert Hills at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Feb. 6, 2015 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Thunder survive chippy game with Snow Canyon; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Things got a little rough out at Snow Canyon Friday night, but the Desert Hills Thunder emerged from the fray with a 66-55 road victory over the Warriors at the Jungle. Quincy Mathews had 29 points and Marcus McKone made five 3-pointers as part of his 24-point night as the Thunder slowly […]

Snow Canyon vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Feb. 5, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Leapfrog: Lady Thunder go from fourth to second with win over Snow Canyon; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — It was a good night for the Desert Hills girls basketball team. Not only did the Lady Thunder beat Snow Canyon 62-54, but they also got a helping hand from Canyon View, which beat Pine View 59-52 in overtime. The sequence of events moves D-Hills from fourth to second in the region […]

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Letters of Intent: Region 9 stars sign on dotted line on football commitment day 

ST. GEORGE — It wasn’t that long ago that it was a big deal if southern Utah had one football player earn a Division I scholarship. Now, with credit to the local players, programs and coaches in Region 9, football scholarships from just about every school have become the norm. Fifteen players from the region signed to […]

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