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3AA South football: Desert Hills Thunder return key pieces to repeat as champs 

ST. GEORGE – The Desert Hills Thunder football program has drawn a line in the sand and dared any team to knock the battery off its shoulder. Coach Carl Franke and his squad walk with the deserved quiet confidence of defending state champions that return several players on both sides of the ball. Last November, […]

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3AA South football: Snow Canyon Warriors out to prove last year was no fluke 

ST. GEORGE – A lot of folks were surprised by the Snow Canyon Warriors last season. Under a new head coach and coming off several years of mediocre results, SC went 7-4 and won a road playoff game. The Snow Canyon Warriors look to improve on their surprise season last year. Coach Marcus Matua’s squad […]

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3AA South football: Pine View Panthers look for one more win in 2014 

ST. GEORGE — Expectations are sky-high this year at Pine View. With a quarterback who has already committed to play at “Quarterback U,” a running back/linebacker who is a world class athlete and a receiving corps that has three significant contributors back from last year’s state runner-up team, there’s no doubt the Panthers will be good. Good […]

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3AA South football: Hurricane Tigers keeping tradition alive amid changes 

HURRICANE — To say that Hurricane’s football team has a new coach is a bit of a misnomer. The Tigers have a new head coach in Steve Pearson, but not a lot else has changed and that’s the way Pearson wants it. “I think if a person came and sat in the stands to watch practice […]

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3AA South football: Cedar Redmen bring back strong group for 2014 

CEDAR CITY — Coaches love to say that there is nothing so valuable to a team as experience. The Cedar Redmen are going to put that notion to the test this season. A five-win team with a playoff victory under its belt last year, Cedar brings back the most returning starters of any team in […]

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3AA South Football: Payson Lions optimistic with key players returning 

PAYSON — Payson football coach Jeremy Chapman doesn’t want your pity. He knows the facts. Payson hasn’t had a winning season on 35 years, including when he played for the Lions. The team lost all six of its region games last season by an average score of 34-15. The Lions’ only win in 2013 was […]

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TWIR9: With one week to go, teams make final preps with scrimmages 

COMMENTARY — There’s going to be some hitting tonight. While the 3AA South football season doesn’t begin until next Friday, several local teams will march their varsity teams out for fans to see tonight in organized scrimmages. Cedar (6 p.m.), Hurricane (7 p.m.), Pine View (7) and Snow Canyon (7) will all scrimmage at their home […]

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Media touts Pine View, coaches tab Desert Hills during 2014 football media event 

ST. GEORGE — The two teams that played for the 3AA State football title last November will battling for supremacy again, according to media members and coaches who attended the 2014 3AA South Football Media Friday on the campus of Dixie State University. The four-hour event, put together by St George News and SportsRadio ESPN 106.1 […]

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Televising: 2014-15 Region 9 Football Sports Media Day LIVE 

ST. GEORGE – The Southern Utah LIVE Television Network in partnership with St George News and KCSG Television will broadcast, “Region 9 Football Media Day LIVE,” Friday, Aug. 8, 2-6 p.m. The broadcast will be hosted by Devin Dixon, Cherry Creek Radio sports commentator before a live studio audience. Media representatives will be invited to interview […]

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Snow Canyon Juniors fall in semifinals; Dixie Majors drop game to SoCal 

VANCOUVER, Wash. — After an unprecedented run in the Western Regional Baseball Tournament, the Utah State Junior League champion Snow Canyon Warriors’ quest for a championship came to an abrupt halt on Monday with a loss to Arizona, 5-0. The Warriors were 4-0 and earned a No. 1 seed in the single-elimination tournament, “A feat that no other Utah […]

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Snow Canyon blasts Idaho, two wins from Junior League World Series 

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Behind timely hitting from the Snow Canyon batsman and stellar pitching performances of Tyson Fisher and Jed Jensen, the Warriors improved to 4-0 in Western Regional play late Saturday night. Fisher and Jensen combined to allow only four hits and no earned runs in a 10-0 whitewashing of the Idaho state champs. […]

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Dreaming big: Youth football league kicks off at Bloomington Park 

ST. GEORGE — Even little guys have big dreams. Saturday morning several hundred little guys, with their parents, gathered at Bloomington softball park with visions of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady dancing through their minds. It was sign-up and draft day for the SUN Youth Football League, with youths from third to eighth grade registering for the upcoming […]

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Baseball roundup: Snow Canyon Juniors win big; SG Legion, Dixie LL both go down 

The Snow Canyon Junior (15-year-olds) team won its third straight game at the Western Regionals late Friday night, while the St. George American Legion team lost in the state championship in Logan and the Dixie Little League Majors team fell hard to a team from Nevada. For the SC Warriors team, they kept their bats hot […]

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Pair of wins have St. George Sentinels just one victory from state title 

LOGAN — Facing game after game after game of elimination, the St. George Sentinels have turned in nearly perfect performances to stay alive in the American Legion state baseball tournament in Cache Valley. And now, they’ll play for the state championship. Blazing through the loser’s bracket this week, the Sentinels have been stellar on defense […]

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SC Juniors break out the bats in rout of Nevada champs 

VANCOUVER Wash. – Austin Deming led Snow Canyon to an 18-1 blowout victory over the Nevada State Champs in Vancouver, Wash., with a strong game at the plate and on the hill.The game started out a little bumpy as the Warrior batters stranded four runners in the first three innings while giving up 1 run […]

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