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Girls basketball roundup: Four blowout wins for Region 9 teams with just one loss 

Four of the five Region 9 girls basketball teams ended up with runaway victories Friday night on holiday weekend action. Dixie, Cedar, Hurricane and Desert Hills all pulled away from their opponents, with only Canyon View dropping a non-league game. Dixie, playing in the Mesquite Holiday Classic in Nevada, whipped Valley High by a 57-16 […]

Desert Hills vs. Woods Cross, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 19, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Panthers, Thunder, Warriors drop big-school foes on 2nd day of Coach Walk Classic 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View and Desert Hills both captured their second wins in as many days at the Coach Walker Classic at Dixie State University Friday evening, taking down schools from bigger Utah classifications. Snow Canyon, playing at home in a CWC Tourney game also grabbed a win, dropping 4A Mountain View in a […]

Dixie High's Blaine Monkres has accepted the job as offensive coordinator at Dixie State University.

Moving on up: Monkres takes offensive coordinator job at Dixie State 

ST. GEORGE – Blaine Monkres, whose offenses at Dixie High have put up video game-like numbers the past few years, will try and work his magic as the new offensive coordinator at Dixie State University. Monkres brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the Red Storm. His experience will help to develop Dixie State’s […]


DSU men bounce back to taint the Saints in Las Vegas 

LAS VEGAS – Mark Ogden Jr. scored 12 of his game-high 18 points in the first half to lead Dixie State to its fifth consecutive bounce-back win, a 67-62 victory against Saint Martin’s on Day Two of the Las Vegas Challenge on Thursday at the Orleans Arena. Robbie Nielson had 11 points and 7 rebounds while […]

The Pine View bench reacts to a 3-point shot made by a teammate, Pine View vs. Maple Mountain, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Coach Walker Classic: Region 9 teams go 3-1 on first day of holiday tourney 

ST. GEORGE — Two future BYU quarterbacks played head-to-head tonight—on the basketball court. Pine View’s Kody Wilstead came away with the better team, beating  Jaren Hall’s Maple Mountain team 64-49. Hall ignited a first-quarter barrage that looked to be ominous for the Panthers. The Golden Eagles would score the first seven points, five from Hall. […]

Dixie State University vs. Western Oregon University, St. George, Utah, Nov. 25, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Seattle Pacific storms past Dixie State in Las Vegas Challenge 

LAS VEGAS — Dixie State senior guard DeQuan Thompson poured in 22 points in front of his hometown crowd, but Dixie State saw a 15-point first half advantage evaporate in a 76-66 loss to Seattle Pacific on day one at the Las Vegas Challenge at the Orleans Arena. Mason Sawyer added 17 points and three assists while […]


Warriors out-shoot Canyon View to capture key road victory 

CEDAR CITY — It was a streaky game in the Falcon’s Nest, with Snow Canyon finishing the hottest, defeating Canyon View 66-55 Wednesday night. The Falcons used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to go to the locker room with a 23-19 lead. But Snow Canyon went on a 15-2 run to start the […]

Hurricane vs Pine View, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Pine View extends winning streak with convincing win over Hurricane 

ST. GEORGE – Pine View remained undefeated and got its second win in region play with a 49-36 win over the visiting Hurricane Tigers Wednesday night at The Pit. The Panthers took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime, extended the lead to 22 points in the third quarter, then held off a […]

Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Q for two: Quincy Mathews buzzer-beater lifts Desert Hills over Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — There was no doubt who was going to shoot the last shot of the game and there’s a good reason for that. Quincy Mathews is money. The Desert Hills senior grabbed a rebound with 7.9 seconds left, drove the length of the floor and pulled up for a 16-foot jumper that swished […]


TWIR9: One more region test before the holidays 

COMMENTARY — It’s a busy week in all sports, with tournaments all over Utah and even outside of the state for our local teams. For the boys and girls basketball teams, there’s one last test before the weekend of tourneys and the holiday break. Last night, the girls teams got a second region game in (well, […]

Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Girls Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls basketball roundup: Thunder sophs ground Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — There’s a youth movement at Desert Hills and, after a little bit of a rough start to the season, the youngsters are starting to put it all together. Sophomore Elly Williams, making her first varsity appearance after dominating at the JV level, had 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals, and another […]


First annual Coach “Walk” Classic to tip off in St. George Dec. 18-20 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View High School boys basketball, Dixie State University and The Coach Darin Walker Foundation are pleased to announce the First Annual Coach Darin Walker Memorial Holiday Classic basketball tournament, the ‘Coach “Walk” Classic.’ Formerly known as the Red Rock Rumble, the Coach “Walk” Classic has become a holiday tournament favorite for high school […]


Bleeding Red: Big weekend upcoming for rising Utah programs 

As Christmas bells are now starting to ring Utah’s major sports are on the upswing It is a great time to be a Ute fan As life on The Hill is certainly grand COMMENTARY — Let’s be honest, just like virtually every other college campus across America, when it comes to sports, football and men’s […]


Girls basketball roundup: Beckstrand, Done toast North Sanpete 

A day after scoring 40 points in Desert Hills’ win over Maple Mountain, Ashley Beckstrand tossed in 31 to help the Lady Thunder hand North Sanpete its second loss of the season, 59-44 in Mt. Pleasant. Kenzie Done added 18 for D-Hills, which pulls its record to 4-4 on the season with a key early Region match-up […]

Desert Hills vs. Springville, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Boys basketball roundup: Thunder bounce back to throttle Springville 

ST. GEORGE – Desert Hills and Springville both suffered heartbreaking two-point losses Friday night in the Ken Robinson Invitational. Somebody had to take out their frustration on Saturday. It would be the Thunder who would respond to come away with a win against the Red Devils, 40-28. The Desert Hills defense was overwhelming for the Red […]

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