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Desert Hills at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 22, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: Donovan gives PV hardballers inside track to playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — A week ago, Pine View had dropped below .500 and its season was on the brink of disaster. Just look at the Panthers now. Sixteen-year-old sophomore Dakota Donovan pitched a complete game for the Panthers as PV captured its second straight crucial win with a 6-4 home victory over Desert Hills Tuesday […]

Cedar at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 22, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer Roundup: Panthers clinch 1st region title since ’07 with shutout; STGNews video postgame 

ST. GEORGE — Seven years ago, Pine View won the Region 9 soccer title, then went on to take the 3A State Championship. Panthers coach Sam Johnston, whose team clinched the 2014 region title with a 2-0 win over Cedar Tuesday night at Panther Stadium, is hoping history can repeat itself. “When you get to […]

Dixie at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Apr. 22, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Softball roundup: Snow Canyon pounds the ball as Warriors dump Dixie; STGNews highlights and video postgame 

ST. GEORGE — Snow Canyon avenged one of its two region losses by pounding 9 runs and 12 hits Tuesday afternoon in an easy win over Dixie at Warrior Field. Ironically, the Lady Warriors had one fewer hit this time around than they did in a 3-2 loss to Dixie a month ago. “We talked […]


TWIR9: 4 teams, 2 playoff spots as baseball season hits final two weeks 

COMMENTARY — I’ve been covering Region 9 baseball a very long time (this is where my kids like to make a joke about how old I am, so feel free) and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen the region playoff race shaping up like it is this season. Desert Hills (7-1 in region) has all […]


Bleeding Red: Spring game leaves big question mark at QB position for U 

Football, hoops, tumblers, are all on vacation The dog days of summer await Ute nation Once again spring fever is taking its toll It’s time for some chicken soup for the Ute soul COMMENTARY — It’s that time of year again when spring fever is reaching epidemic proportions. Typically the weather is the dominant factor […]

Utah Shock at Dixie Rebels, St. George, Utah, Apr. 19, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Thriller at Walt Brooks as Dixie Rebels pull it out in double overtime 

ST. GEORGE – A couple of late gambles kept the Dixie Rebels perfect Saturday night at Walt Brooks Stadium. It took two overtimes and 37 points for Dixie to do it, overcoming five turnovers along the way, but the Rebels were able to come back from 10 down late in the game and beat the […]


Red Storm whitewash CSU-Los Angeles to complete weekend sweep 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State University baseball team closed out its series with Cal-State Los Angeles with an impressive 11-0 shutout at Bruce Hurst Field Saturday. The impressive shutout completed a three-game sweep of the Golden Eagles. Golden Eagles starting pitcher Ryan Keller took the loss but actually kept the Red Storm batters in […]


Semipro football: Utah Shock at Dixie Rebels, tonight, 7 p.m. 

RMFL GAME PREVIEW CAPSULE Utah Shock (0-1, 0-1 Utah North Division) at Dixie Rebels (2-0, 1-0 Utah South Division) Tonight, 7 p.m., at Dixie High School Previous Meeting: Dixie will meet the team that gave them fits in 2013 as the Shock swept the Rebels in two meetings last year, including the Rebels home opener […]

DSU hitter Kevin Kline celebrates after getting on base, California State University-LA at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Apr. 18, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Conquy shutout helps DSU complete doubleheader sweep of Cal State-LA 

ST. GEORGE – So much for being rusty. After taking nearly two weeks off of competition, Dixie State returned to action Friday and looked sharp with a doubleheader sweep over Cal State University, Los Angeles, 17-9 and 7-0. It was a break from conference play for the Red Storm baseball team at Bruce Hurst Field. After […]

Snow Canyon Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr.16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Thunder boys, Tiger girls run away with top honors at SC Invitational 

ST. GEORGE — The Desert Hills boys track team was downright dominant Thursday evening, making the Snow Canyon Invitational its own personal showcase by nearly doubling the nearest competitor. Hurricane’s girls team also won the team competition, edging out the Dixie girls for the top honors. For the boys, the Thunder had gold medals in […]

Canyon View at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Panthers stay ahead of pack with big home win over CV 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View exploded for three second-half goals to pull away for an easy 4-0 win over Canyon View Wednesday night at Panther Stadium and stay ahead of the pack in Region 9 soccer. Justin Jones got the shutout and four different Panthers pounded home goals, including a second-half header by Michael Cardenas, […]

Canyon View at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Baseball roundup: ‘Red Lightning’ strikes with walk-off homer for Dixie win; STGNews video highlights and postgame 

ST. GEORGE — Every great ballplayer needs a great nickname and Dixie star Braxton Ipson, who ended Wednesday’s game in dramatic and sudden fashion, certainly fits his — Ipson is “Red Lightning.” The big redhead hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Flyers a 2-1 victory over […]

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