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Lions quarterback Misi Tupe looks for an open receiver, Zion Lions vs. Utah Cobras, Football, St. George, Utah, Mar. 28, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

RMFL football: Ferocious Lions D dominates for second straight week 

ST. GEORGE – The Zion Lions had their lowest total rushing in two years, turned the ball over four times, turned the ball over on downs three more times and still whipped the visiting Utah Cobras 39-2 Saturday night in the Dixie Sunbowl.. “The Cobras game plan was to stop (Misi) Tupe’s rushing,” said Lions […]

Drew McLaughlin slides in to third base safely, Dixie State University vs. Academy of Art University, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 28, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State baseball team sweeps AAU to remain in first place 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State baseball team used good pitching and an explosive inning in each game of a doubleheader to sweep the Academy of Art University Saturday. The Red Storm improved to 20-8, winning 20 out of their last 21 games with scores of 11-4 and 10-6 over the Urban Knights. “Our starters […]


Region 9 soccer: Thunder, Tigers run away with 3-goal victories 

Desert Hills and Hurricane got Region 9 victories Friday, with the Thunder beating Canyon View on the Falcons own field and the Tigers using the home-field advantage for a win over Cedar. Four different players scored for D-Hills in the afternoon tilt at CVHS. Brennan Stewart and Koby Imlay notched goals in the first half […]

Nick Dolce slides in to third base safely for the Warriors, Canyon View vs. Snow Canyon, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 27, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: SC rallies past Canyon View; Panthers, Thunder get road wins 

Snow Canyon bounced back for a payback win Friday night in beating Canyon View, while Pine View an Desert Hills both hit the road and came away with tight victories in a wild evening in Region 9. The three contests were decided by a total of five runs. Here’s a recap of the action: Snow Canyon […]

Snow Canyon shortstop Sonya Hardy dives for a ball but loses control, Dixie vs. Snow Canyon, Softball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 27, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Snow Canyon homers way to win; PV, Cedar keep pace 

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Warriors have got it bad – and that’s good. Home run fever has caught on for the SC softball team, helping Snow Canyon to its second consecutive 10-run mercy win this week. This time the Dixie Flyers were the victims as Katelyn Flowers and Shelbee Hutchings both went deep […]

Pine View goalkeeper Javier Gaona (30) stops a shot by Dixie's Jose "Tauri" Morales, Dixie vs. Pine View, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 26, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Flyers hop into first place with gritty road win at Pine View 

ST. GEORGE — In a Thursday night game that had more injury-stoppages than goals, Dixie defeated Pine View 2-1 and leapfrogged the Panthers and Snow Canyon to land in first place in Region 9. There were four injury stoppages, the longest a 29-minute delay after Dixie goalkeeper Ethan Poulton collided with a Pine View offensive […]


No. 5-ranked Dixie State softball begins new streak with sweep of Colorado Mesa 

ST. GEORGE – After losing for the first time in 24 games the No. 5 nationally-ranked Dixie State softball team swept visiting Colorado Mesa in Thursday afternoon’s doubleheader. Both games were shortened by the mercy rule as the Red Storm’s offense was at full speed, posting 11-2 and 9-0 scores. “We believe that we should […]


Red Storm Recap: Spring sports are on fire at Dixie State 

Dixie State Athletics had one of its best collective weeks this Spring. Softball pitcher Aryn Feickert pitched a perfect game. Her cohort, Michelle Duncan, remained undefeated, now sitting at 16-0. Dixie State softball now has a 29-5 record and is undefeated in the PacWest at 20-0. Golfer Kenny You collected his second trophy of the spring. The […]

Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: Bendall’s bomb lifts Thunder; Falcons hand SC first loss 

ST. GEORGE — It’s been said that to win the region, teams must win all their home games and capture at least half of their road games. Tuesday night, the home teams owned it as Desert Hills, Canyon View and Pine View all took care of business in friendly environs. The pitching wasn’t perfect for […]

Cedar goalkeeper makes a save on a shot by Desert Hills' Kanon Heaton (26), Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Thunder grab first region victory; Warriors, Panthers cruise to wins 

ST. GEORGE — None of the three Region 9 games was particularly close Tuesday night, with Desert Hills and Pine View taking home victories and Snow Canyon capturing a road win. The Panthers and Warriors moved into first place with their wins, while Cedar and Hurricane continue to look for their first region victories. Here’s […]

Thunder base runner Shelby Reynolds slides safely in to second base, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, Softball, St. George, Utah, Mar. 24, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Pine View protects home field; Warriors rip Cedar 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View and Canyon View took care of business on their home fields, while Snow Canyon rebounded from its first loss to blow away Cedar on a windy day in Iron County. It was a day filled with home runs, rallies and even one walk-off hit. The turn of events left the Lady […]


TWIR9: It could be the year of the hitter in region baseball in 2015 

COMMENTARY — Could this be the year of the hitter in Region 9? For so long, it seems, there have been dominant pitchers in the region. Guys like Riley Gates, Braxton Ipson, Dylan File, Kayden Lunt and Baden Powell have dominated the hitters and shown fans some real pitching gems. And for sure, there are […]


Region 9 basketball: PV’s Wilstead, Cedar’s Morley named league MVPs 

ST. GEORGE — Kody Wilstead and Courtney Morley, who were named as Region 9 boys and girls MVPs, respectively, were both high-profile players who led their teams in scoring and rebounding. But it was the little things that made them so incredible. And it was the little things that helped the two lead their teams to […]


Bleeding Red: Postseason looking good for Sweet 16 Runnin’ Utes (Red Rocks, too) 

Utah’s teams are on a run As playful as a young pup Yes, just like the Jeffersons The Utes are moving on up COMMENTARY — The Red Rocks are back-to-back Pac-12 champs, and the Runnin’ Utes have waltzed their way into the Sweet 16 at the Big Dance. Because my mother raised a gentleman, let’s […]

File photo from St. George, Utah, June 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Thunder pitching sharp in doubleheader sweep of North Sanpete 

ST. GEORGE — Four pitchers climbed the mound Saturday for Desert Hills Saturday and not one of them gave up an earned run in a doubleheader sweep of 3A foe North Sanpete at Thunder Field. Desert Hills took the first game 13-3 and shutout the Hawks in the second game 3-0. In 13 innings of work, […]

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