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3AA South preview: Breaking down Week 8, starting with tonight’s DH-SC matchup 

Once again, football starts a little early this week with Desert Hills and Snow Canyon doing battle at Warriors Stadium tonight in a game that was moved up a day to accommodate next week’s Wednesday (fall break) games. The game is being broadcast on ESPN SportsRadio 97.7 FM. In this week’s videocast, Andy Griffin takes a look […]


Felt’s Facts: Football junkie heaven as schedule heats up for prep gridders 

Felt’s Facts – Week 8 — 2015 It’s prep football junkie heaven as beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7, there are varsity games on seven of the following 10 days. With seven weeks in the books, it may seem the season is nearing its conclusion. But there’re still seven weekends of football left until the last champions […]


3A state golf: Schone fires a 66, Panthers in third after Day 1 at Soldier Hollow 

MIDWAY — Noah Schone shot one of his best rounds of golf all year Wednesday and his teammates on Pine View’s golf team played well enough to give the Panthers a chance at state heading into Thursday’s final day at Soldier Hollow. Schone’s 66 on the Soldier Hollow Gold course put him one shot back […]

Makenzi Bird-Murphey for Dixie State, Dixie State University vs. Chaminade University, Volleyball, St. George, Utah, Oct. 7, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State volleyball: Rare home loss for Storm as Chaminade rallies for victory 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State volleyball team suffered its first home loss of the season Wednesday night, surrendering a two-set lead to Chaminade in front of a rowdy crowd at the old Gymnasium. The Chaminade Silverswords came back from two sets down to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Chaminade lost the first two […]


Blue Blood: Cougars look for consistency in stretch of must-win games 

COMMENTARY — Consistency. It’s a word that BYU’s football program needs to take to heart. The Cougars have to start proving they can be a powerhouse week in and week out. That’s the only way they can achieve the ultimate goal of national respect and legitimacy. That means dominating the weak teams and competing with the elite […]


Huntsman World Senior Games diary: Prepping for the games 

Darren Cole is a sports writer for St. George News and is participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games for the first time. He is compiling this diary to document his experience. So I turned 50 this year. I did not consider it much of a milestone, but I guess it is. Because I am […]

Dixie vs. Desert Hills, Volleyball, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: Sweeps night as top three teams win in straight sets 

ST. GEORGE – Another night of Region 9 volleyball did nothing more than solidify positions. The teams at the top of the standings all swept their opponents, though none of the Desert Hills-Dixie sets were decided until the final moments. Desert Hills 3, Dixie 0 Dixie stayed close with the Thunder through the first part […]

Desert Hills wins the Region 9 championship, Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Girls Soccer, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Thunder clinch region title, hungry for playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — There was an overriding feeling on the field after Desert Hills beat Cedar Tuesday night and clinched its first region championship in six years, but it wasn’t joy. To be sure, the Lady Thunder were thrilled with their hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Lady Reds and the region trophy that accompanies the league […]


Red Storm Recap: Men’s soccer in 1st place after four matches 

This week, the DSU men’s soccer team stayed undefeated with two wins in conference. On the women’s team, Tori Washington was named PacWest player of the week with three goals in two matches. The volleyball squad evened its season record with a conference win. The football team had impressive moments, but a fatal collapse starting the […]


TWIR9: Sports community showed real concern, empathy during scary injury 

COMMENTARY — The eyes of the region keenly focused on the goal line by the south end zone at Panther Stadium Friday night. For about 20 minutes, there were no Panthers or Thunder, no Tigers or Redmen, no Flyers or Warriors. Instead, we were all concerned human beings, members of a species blessed with the gifts […]


3AA South Review: See highlights and learn the key players, plays from Week 7 

We’ve already played seven weeks of prep football in the 3AA South — and we’ve not decided much of anything yet. In fact, all six teams in the region are separated by just a single game in the standings. That’s due, in part, by Snow Canyon’s upset at Dixie last Thursday. We’ve got the highlights […]


Bleeding Red: Time to shine for Utes in college football’s national spotlight 

Welcome to the wild, wild west! Which team truly is the best? Cal and Utah stand alone, But the Utes are in the zone! COMMENTARY — Long gone are the days when Utah was the Rodney Dangerfield of college football not getting any respect. Instead, Ute Nation is joyfully joining in the chorus made famous by […]

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Mangum passes for 365 yards as BYU bounces back with win over UConn 

PROVO – Led by Tanner Mangum’s record-breaking performance, BYU football defeated Connecticut 30-13 at home on Friday night. BYU (3-2) had 539 total yards in the win compared with 230 from UConn (3-2, 0-1 AAC). The Cougar defense had four sacks in the game and allowed just one touchdown. Mangum completed 35 of 53 passes […]

Hurricane vs. Cedar, St. Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 2, 2015, | Photo by Kevin Luthy, St. George News

Tigers thwart late Cedar comeback, hold on for 35-19 Homecoming win 

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Tigers dominated Cedar for three quarters Friday night — but almost let the game get away in the fourth. Angel Bulloch rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns in helping the Tigers build a 35-7 lead over the Redmen. But Cedar scored on two quick drives in the fourth quarter before […]

Nate Stephens makes a catch for the Red Storm, Dixie State University vs. Western Oregon University, Football, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Western Oregon dominates second half in 42-24 win over Dixie State 

ST. GEORGE – For Dixie State, definite progress has been made this season. But the end result is still the same as the Red Storm lost 42-24 Friday night to Great Northwest Athletic Conference foe Western Oregon at Hansen Stadium. Dixie State dominated the first quarter against the Wolves. Quarterback Blake Barney completed 9 of 10 […]

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