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Snow Canyon defenders Shaylee Reed (left) and Jordan Gines (right) look to block Tiera Orr's spike,  Snow Canyon vs Desert Hills Volleyball, St. George, Utah, September 23, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: Warriors clinch region title with sweep of Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — Alexsa “Crash” Parker had a big night with 20 kills and 22 digs as the Snow Canyon Warriors officially clinched the Region 9 championship and the top seed with a straight set win over Dixie Thursday night, 25-19, 25-20, 25-13. Parker, a junior, most certainly would be the region MVP after leading […]


Blue Blood: Cougars at a crossroads as they visit Boise State Friday night 

It saddens me to admit it this week, but it appears that BYU was really a one-man show this year! I was probably in denial, once Taysom Hill was lost for the season, in believing that BYU could still pull it together and win the majority of this year’s scheduled games. I considered all the factors, […]


Thunder set 3A record in cruising to cross country state championship 

SALT LAKE CITY —  They did it again, and this time in record-breaking style. Desert Hills’ boys cross country team placed five runners in the top seven at the 3A State Cross Country Meet Wednesday afternoon at Sugarhouse Park, netting a record-low 22 team points and beating second-place Stansbury by 40 points. In doing so, the […]


TWIR9: Zooming in on the playoff picture in the 3AA South 

COMMENTARY — The football season has flown by, with Week 10 and the end of the regular season upon us. Of course, that means the playoffs are looming large. So who’s in, who’s out and where are they going? Let’s take a look at the playoff scenarios: Pine View (7-2, 5-1) — The current region […]

Desert Hills vs. Snow Canyon,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 volleyball: Thunder stunner as D-Hills gets a sweep at Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE — When the final point went up on the scoreboard and the fans started to process what had just happened, there was an ever so brief period of quiet on the Snow Canyon court. It was as if everyone in the gym had a hard time believing what they had just witnessed. But […]


Breaking down the playoffs, plus all the highlights and POW — Watch Region 9 Round Table 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]


Bleeding Red: Change of offensive heart has Utes riding high 

Mid-season grades for the Utes are now out And as always, the defense has been stout While the passing game is famine or feast When running the ball Booker is a beast! COMMENTARY — Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is a classic song from that decade affectionately known as the Awesome 80’s. Two […]


APU stud Watson scores 5 TDs as Cougars maul Dixie State 49-27 

GLENDORA, Calif. – Terrell Watson rushed for 198 yards and five of the seven touchdowns on the ground posted by Azusa Pacific, as the 25th-ranked team in the nation rolled to a 49-27 win over Dixie State on Saturday at Citrus Stadium. The Cougars (6-1, 3-0 GNAC) amassed 445 yards of offense, 286 via the […]

Stansbury at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Oct. 18, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

3A soccer playoffs: Dixie shuts down Stansbury, Cedar, D-Hills also into state semis; STGNews videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Stansbury is not used to losing and the Stallions are definitely not used to being shutout. The Dixie Flyers served Stansbury a slice of humble pie in a 3-0 Dixie win Saturday afternoon. The Stallions, who were 12-1-1 in their last 14 matches and average 5.4 goal per game, had a hard time […]

Sue Brooks, 68, takes her turn during qualifying rounds for the Huntsman World Senior Games held at Sunset West Bowling Center, 1476 W. Sunset Blvd. in St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Seniors knock pins down, compete for gold at the Huntsman World Senior Games 

ST. GEORGE — The sounds of sparkly and neon-colored bowling bolls rolling down the lanes and clinking into pins echoed behind the cheers of Huntsman World Senior Games athletes at the Sunset West Bowling Center Wednesday morning during qualifying rounds. Of the original 373 bowling participants, about half of each division in five categories qualified for finals which continue […]


Blue Blood: Cougars showing heart as they battle through rash of injuries 

COMMENTARY — Even with its second consecutive loss, BYU has NO give up and some positive things to build on moving forward in the 2014 season! It was a disappointing last Thursday night to what I think is a very competitive and tough football Central Florida program. I see UCF having another great year, following its […]

Dixie vs. Uintah, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Three Region 9 teams emerge victorious in first-round of 3A soccer playoffs 

Dixie, Desert Hills and Cedar all survived and advanced in the first round of the 3A State Soccer Tournament Wednesday afternoon. Snow Canyon fell in a PK shootout to Juan Diego and Pine View dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to Bear River. The defending-champion Flyers emerged from a 0-0 halftime scrum to take a 2-1 […]


Tigers can’t slow down Grizzlies in non-league loss for Hurricane 

LOGAN — It was the Hunter Horsley show in Logan as the Grizzlies junior quarterback passed for 353 yards and rushed for 140 more as Logan beat Hurricane 41-21 Wednesday night. Horsley accounted for all six Logan TDs — four passing and two rushing — as the Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth quarter. Logan […]


Pano Tiatia pounds Payson with pulsating run game in Panthers win 

PAYSON — Pano Tiatia rushed for 283 yards on 32 carries (8.8 ypc) as Pine View pummeled Payson 49-20 Wednesday night. Tiatia scored four of the Panthers’ seven touchdowns, finding paydirt on runs of 13, 2, 27 and 7 yards throughout the evening. Payson never led in the game, though the Lions were keeping it […]


Dixie blows doors off Cedar Redmen with defense, run game 

ST. GEORGE – A big defensive play helped endure the game would be Dixie’s Wednesday night in the Flyers 42-10 win over Cedar. Down 21-3 coming out of halftime, the visiting Cedar Redmen had driven to the Dixie Flyer 2-yard line. On first and goal, Redmen quarterback Brecken Lewis and fullback Brock Oldroyd were riding […]

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