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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

Hundreds of athletes descend on PVHS for invitational wrestling tourney 

ST. GEORGE — Wrestlers from all over Utah, plus select schools in Nevada, jammed into the Pit Gymnasium at PVHS for the Pine View Invitational Friday and Saturday. Champions were crowned in 14 weight classes, including Pine View’s own Jaden Peterson, who defeated Mountain Crest’s Jake Hopkins 4-2 in the championship match at the 138 […]

Thunder F Quincy Mathews (22) dives for a loose ball. File photo from Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Total domination as Desert Hills rips Cedar, improves to 7-0 in region 

CEDAR CITY — The game was already getting out of hand — and then Desert Hills got hot. A 12-0 run in the second quarter helped propel the Thunder to a 38-16 halftime lead and Cedar had no answer in a 72-38 D-Hills victory Friday night at Redmen Gymnasium. Quincy Mathews, who leads Region 9 with […]

Hurricane vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Bennion lights it up for 37, Tigers stun Dixie for first region win 

ST. GEORGE – The Hurricane Tigers got their first win in Region 9. And amazingly, it came against the red-hot Dixie Flyers on their home court. Dixie was riding a seven-game winning streak, but the Tigers James Bennion poured in 37 points, hitting from all over the floor, leading Hurricane to a 74-64 victory. “After I […]

Snow Canyon vs. Pine View, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Defensive scrum at Burns Arena as Pine View edges Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE — It may have been a night of surprises in Region 9 (Hurricane shocking Dixie, Desert Hills winning by 34 on the road), but no one in Burns Arena Friday was amazed when Pine View and Snow Canyon knocked heads and battled hard in a defensive game that ended with a 44-40 Panthers victory. […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 22, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Lady Reds stay undefeated with road win at D-Hills; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — If this was an off night for Courtney Morley, watch out for when she’s on. The Cedar junior guard scored 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting and the Lady Reds owned the fourth quarter in a 56-48 victory over Desert Hills Thursday night in DHHS’s Thunderdome Gymnasium. “My shooting was off, but […]

Canyon View vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 21, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 roundup: Top 3 teams all get blowout wins as region reaches halfway point; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Checking the Region 9 Twitter feed at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night would have led to the conclusion that all three home teams were going to pull out wins. Checking it again an hour later would lead Twitter followers to a different result altogether. While Dixie was able to maintain its lead […]


Tonight’s Triplecast: Canyon View Falcons at Dixie Flyers 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM and KCSG-TV will live broadcast coverage of Region 9 high school basketball tonight at 7 p.m. as the Dixie Flyers host the Canyon View Falcons in the Hangar. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary and will be produced by CEC-TV and Southern Utah LIVE . […]

Cedar vs. Pine View Girls Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 20, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Girls hoops roundup: Lady Reds sit alone atop Region 9 after close win over PV 

ST. GEORGE – Cedar High continued its undefeated streak in Region 9 action with a 41-37 win over host Pine View Tuesday night at the Pit Gymnasium. Facing a double-digit deficit at halftime, the Lady Panthers fought back and pulled to within one in the final minutes before succumbing. Scoring for both squads was limited initially as […]


TWIR9: Massive wrestling event at Pine View highlights busy region week 

COMMENTARY — Thirty-three wrestling teams will hit the mats Friday night and all day Saturday in the annual Pine View Invitational this week at PVHS. There are about 110 schools that participate in wrestling in the state of Utah, so the basic math tells us that more than 25 percent of the schools in Utah will […]

Dixie State University vs. California Baptist University, Mens Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State hoopsters on a roll, defeat third nationally-ranked team in a row 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State men’s basketball team faced its third nationally-ranked opponent in as many games Monday night and came out on top again, 82-79. Cal Baptist came to St. George ranked No. 11 and leading the PacWest. The Red Storm had lost to CBU earlier this season 88-81 in Riverside, Calif. “I told […]


Bleeding Red: Utes teams nationally-ranked in five different collegiate sports 

Who rocks the house? The Utes rock the house And when the Utes rock the house They rock it all the way down! COMMENTARY — It is truly a wonderful time to be a Ute fan! This week’s gee whiz fact is “5” — the number of nationally-ranked teams on The Hill this year. That’s […]

Dixie State University vs. Azusa Pacific University, Mens Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

DSU slays another giant as Red Storm bounces APU in overtime thriller 

ST. GEORGE – Azusa Pacific brought its undefeated conference record and nationally-ranked No. 13 team to St. George Saturday night. The Cougars left with their first blemish after a a hard-fought overtime loss to a determined Dixie State team, 97-91 in overtime, inside Burns Arena. A mad scramble late in regulation saw the Red Storm miss a […]

File photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Spectacular Q lights it up as Thunder ground the Falcons 

CEDAR CITY — Quincy Mathews is having an incredible year and he actually seems to be getting even better as the season progresses. The Desert Hills senior had 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Thunder went on the road and whipped Canyon View 69-57 Friday night, improving to 5-0 in Region 9 with the […]

Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 16, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Smoking hot Flyers shoot down Warriors for 7th straight victory; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyers extended their winning streak to seven games by easily handling region foe Snow Canyon 85-66 Friday night from the Jungle Gymnasium at SCHS. The Warriors closed to within three points midway through the third quarter. But the Flyers quickly got the lead back to double-digits to close the quarter […]

Ben Brown takes a shot, Cedar vs. Hurricane, Boys Basketball,  Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 16, 2015 | Photo by Dallas Griffin, St. George News

Late rally comes up just short for Tigers in loss to Cedar; STGNews videocast 

HURRICANE — Hurricane had a perfect recipe for an upset against Cedar Friday night. The Tigers shot the ball well, made all their free throws and held Redmen star Kyle Wood to about half his scoring average. See videocast at the top of the story, click the play arrow    in the center. But Hurricane couldn’t account […]

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