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Local Little League stars look to swing for the fences at Western Regional Baseball Tournament 

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Little League Baseball team is on its way to Vancouver, Wash., to compete in the Western Regional Baseball Tournament. After a sensational season of competitive local play, this team of 12 boys will take on teams from all over the western region, including Hawaii, Alaska, Southern California, Northern California, Washington, Oregon, […]

St. George American Legion baseball vs. Cedar summer squad, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News,

St. George Legion splits with Cedar in tune-up for state; STGNews photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — With the American Legion state tournament just days away, St. George’s team of young men took one last opportunity to play some hardball Wednesday night, splitting a pair of games against Cedar City on a brutally warm evening at Pine View’s Panther Field. “I think we’ll be ready for state,” said SG […]


St. George Sentinels sweep through impressive weekend on the diamond 

ST. GEORGE — In a championship game for the ages, the St George Sentinels defeated Cedar City 11-9 at Bruce Hurst Field in 11 innings Saturday night to win the St George Legion Summer Classic Tournament. Both teams fought hard throughout the contest, with the lead changing hands several times. St George struck first, with Logan LaFemina […]

Desert Hills at St. George Sentinels, St. George, Utah, June 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Batting the heat: Sentinels revive American Legion baseball in St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Blame it on the heat or the myriad of other summer activities, but American Legion baseball has had an on-again-off-again history in southern Utah. For this summer, at least, it’s on. The new St. George Sentinels, featuring 16 players age 19 and under, began play last week as an independent American Legion […]


Dylan File named MVP as Region 9 coaches release 2014 all-star baseball team 

ST. GEORGE — Desert Hills senior pitcher Dylan File was named the Region 9 Most Valuable Player and the Thunder also [laced five other players on the all-league first and second teams in a list released today by region-champion coach Jerry Beck. File, known for his 90-mile an hour fastball as well as his hitting […]

State 3A track meet, Provo Utah, May 17, 2014 | Photo by Shane Marshall, special for St. George News

State track meet: DH boys win 2nd straight 3A crown; Thunder girls take 2nd to Park City 

PROVO — Senior Blake Kvarfordt and junior Chandler Swaney gave Desert Hills four gold medals — 40 team points — as a huge head start against the rest of the 3A field and the Thunder led virtually from wire to wire to take the 3A boys track state championship. Kvarfordt defended his own individual golds […]

SC Warriors at the state tournament. | Photo courtesy Cambria Horlacher Hauck

Warrior rugby squad topples ‘Goliath’ East team to earn state championship 

SALT LAKE CITY — Outsized at virtually every position, Snow Canyon’s speedy rugby squad decided to learn a lesson from a famous Bible story Saturday. Playing the part of David against the Philistines’ mighty Goliath, the Warriors slew powerful East and is hoisting the 2014 Single School state championship after a 34-29 victory at the […]


D-Hills takes early lead on first day of state track meet 

PROVO — Surprising exactly no one, Desert Hills did well on the first day of the 3A State Track Meet at Robison Stadium on the campus of BYU. With only four events in the books, the Thunder forged an early lead behind Blake Kvarfordt and Chandler Swaney. Most events completed the qualifying heats and the finals will […]


3A State Softball: Falcons lone southern team left in tourney 

SPANISH FORK – Canyon View won a trio of win-or-go-home games Friday — and will have to do it again Saturday — as the Falcons played a very successful game of do-or-die Friday at the 3A State Softball Tournament. Snow Canyon wasn’t as fortunate, splitting a pair of games and ending its season with a […]


High school rugby: Snow Canyon in state semifinals today 

SALT LAKE CITY – When the ball drops on Snow Canyon’s rugby match today, the Warriors will be going for yet another title and most fans around the state have grown accustomed to the impressive squad from southern Utah. Snow Canyon, which competes as a club team in the Utah Youth Rugby Association’s Single School […]


3A State Softball: Warriors, Falcons stay alive, Lady Reds bow out 

SPANISH FORK – Snow Canyon survived to play at least one more day while Cedar and Canyon View both lost their openers Thursday at the 3A State Softball Tournament in Spanish Fork’s Swenson Park. The Falcons staved off elimination with a rebound win, while Cedar lost a second game Thursday night and bowed out of […]


Perkins, Welch lead Lady Thunder to 3A golf championship (again) 

WEST JORDAN – Desert Hills junior Katie Perkins captured her second straight state individual title and the Thunder brought home their fifth consecutive 3A team title Thursday at Mountain View Golf Course on a gorgeous day in the Salt Lake Valley. Perkins, who won last season and was second her freshman year, defeated teammate Megan […]


TWIR9: Baseball, softball, track champs to be crowned this weekend 

COMMENTARY — Someone asked me what the odds were that a Region 9 team would win all four of the team state championships being handed out Saturday. What a great question, and to be honest, I don’t have an easy answer. Given recent history in baseball, it seems likely that either Desert Hills or Pine […]


3A softball tournament: Top two seeds Cedar and CV open with first-round wins 

Cedar and Canyon, two teams that tied for the Region 9 championship this season, opened the state tournament with easy wins Saturday. The Lady Reds, playing at home as the top seed from the region, beat up on Carbon 7-0 with Marinn Whitney pitching the shutout. Cedar advances to a Thursday winner’s bracket game against […]


Where’s my team? Busy weekend as teams battle for titles 

The quest for state titles continue this weekend for soccer, baseball, softball and tennis teams from Region 9. In the case of soccer and tennis, the quest concludes this Saturday. The tennis state tournament is going on right now, with defending-champion Juan Diego as the favorite, but with strong doubles teams, including region champions Christian Davis […]

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