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3AA South Monday Review: Highlights and key stats From Friday’s games; STGNews videocast 

The 3AA South went 6-0 in Week 2, with Pine View and Snow Canyon capturing road wins and the rest of the region winning at home. We’ve got highlights and key stats on this week’s version of the 3AA South Monday Review with Andy Griffin. Special thanks to producer Michael Durrant, videographer Dallas Griffin, CEC-TV […]


Bleeding Red: If the O can go, Utes will be tough to beat in 2015 

Hail, Utah, hail to thee, with joy we sing thy praise. To thee dear Alma Mater, our grateful voices raise; Noble thy destiny, and worthy thine acclaims. Treasured in memory, thy loved and honored name. Treasured in memory, thy loved and honored name. COMMENTARY — Nope, I didn’t make that up. I was looking through some […]

Desert Hills receiver Stetson Wood (2) puts a stiff arm on a Foothill defender, Desert Hills vs. Foothill Nev., Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Saturday Breakdown: Highlights, pics and analysis of Week 2 in the 3AA South 

Well, that’s better. Opening week was not great for the 3AA South, but Week 2 was about as good as it can get for the southern Utah teams as they went a perfect 6-0, including road wins for Snow Canyon and Pine View. The Warriors and Panthers both improved to 2-0 with their away victories, […]

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Quick hits: Snow Canyon goes to 2-0 with road win at 5A Cottonwood 

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Snow Canyon’s defense allowed just 236 yards and forced four turnovers as the Warriors pulled off an impressive 26-13 win at 5A Cottonwood Friday night. Snow Canyon stayed undefeated in the early season by scoring 23 straight points in the middle quarters to best Cottonwood. Warrior quarterback Jackson Nowatzke completed 11 of […]

Tre Miller (3) puts a stiff arm on a Mohave player, Dixie vs. Mohave Ariz. Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Quick hits: Dixie romps as Tre Miller rushes for 208 yards 

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie Flyers bounced back from their opening loss with a convincing 56-10 win over the visiting Mohave Thunderbirds Friday night on the new turf at Walt Brooks Stadium. The team from Bullhead City, Ariz., had no answer for Tre Miller, who continued to impress with a career-night, gaining 208 yards on 17 […]

Union at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Quick hits: Hurricane runs past Union behind Carr’s 4 touchdowns 

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Tigers dominated many aspects of the game against Union Friday night, but never really could put away the Cougars in a 32-21 win at Tigers Stadium. Jacob Carr had four touchdowns and 158 rushing yards and Hurricane racked up 324 yards on the ground. But even with the dominance, the Tigers […]

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Quick hits: Pine View records road shutout against Uintah 

VERNAL — It wasn’t until the third quarter when Pine View High School football finally found the end zone, but the Panthers defense kept Uintah off the scoreboard the entire game to get the 23-0 win Friday night in Uintah County. Pine View picked up a fumble on the Utes 33-yard line to set up its first touchdown, a […]

The Cedar Redmen won big Friday night over Virgin Valley. | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Quick hits: Cedar wins big with solid rushing attack 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar High School scored early in the first quarter and never looked back in a 41-7 win over Virgin Valley (Nev.). The Redmen first found the end zone less than one minute into the game when quarterback Mason Fakahua hit Berick Englestead on a 61-yard touchdown pass. From that point on, it was […]

The Thunder defense clamps down on a Foothill ball carrier, Desert Hills vs. Foothill Nev., Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Quick hits: Desert Hills romps past Foothill on Warmsley’s big night 

ST. GEORGE — Senior quarterback Nick Warmsley ran for three touchdowns and passed for four more as the Desert Hills Thunder cruised to an easy 50-6 win over the Foothill Falcons from Henderson, Nev., Friday night at Thunder Stadium. Desert Hills scored three breakaway touchdowns in the game’s first nine minutes to run out to […]


3AA South game day preview: It could be blowout time for many games in Week 2; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Preseason games in the prep ranks can feature a lot of close and exciting match-ups. And then there’s this week. There’s always the potential for a close game, but most of the contests in this week’s slate of preseason bouts feature mismatches. Don’t be surprised if the starters in four or five of […]

Diamond Ranch Academy vs. Desert Hills JV, Football, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 27, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Diamond Ranch Academy: For many, a true jewel in the desert 

HURRICANE — As far as schools go, Diamond Ranch Academy seems like the perfect slice of Americana. There’s the glistening football field, with a quality football team to match. Cheerleaders, a pep band and a raucous home crowd complete the picture as the DRA kicker booted rockets out of the end zone Thursday night. Diamond Ranch, […]

Kylee Stevens (21) fires a shot on goal, Hurricane vs. Beaver, Girls Soccer, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Late start, but Lady Tigers get big win over visiting Beavers 

HURRICANE — The afternoon started with a mix-up for the Hurricane-Beaver girls soccer game. The Beavers thought the match started an hour later than scheduled. As they got to Hurricane and exited the team bus, the coaches for both squads decided to have the JV teams take the field first and play the varsity match […]

Girls volleyball, Snow Canyon vs. Union, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George news

Volleyball roundup: Defending champ Warriors open with home sweep 

ST. GEORGE – The initial match of Coach Alaina Parker’s final season began with a sweep of the visiting Cougars of Union High School Thursday night at The Jungle gymnasium. After suffering through some hiccups (6 service errors) and taking the first set 25-20, the Warriors had all cylinders working in the second, cruising to […]


Felt’s Facts: Utah vs. the nation in Week 2 of high school football 

Felt’s Facts – 2015 Week 2 Utah vs. The Nation Over the past several seasons, Week 2 has featured the highest concentration of games against out-of-state opponents, and 2015 is no exception. This year, there are 32 games against non-Utah teams. That’s higher than usual, but only because Monument Valley and Whitehorse play 13 of […]


Region 9 soccer: Youth movement lifts Dixie to road win over Canyon View 

CEDAR CITY — Dixie High School girl’s soccer team visited Canyon View High and left with a 4-2 victory, thanks to help from the youngsters. The Flyers dominated the match in many aspects and led the Falcons in all categories including more fouls and cards. But it took some help from the Flyers youth movement to […]

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