Coach Walker Classic, Desert Storm Invitational highlight busy sports weekend in southern Utah

The Pine View bench whoops it up during last year's Coach Walker Classic at DSU's Burns Arena. | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — If the sports fan in the family complains that there’s nothing to do over the next three days, perhaps they should get out of the house a little more often.

It’s a busy weekend in southern Utah.

Late Coach Darin Walker is the inspiration for this weekend's basketball tournament.
Late Coach Darin Walker is the inspiration for this weekend’s basketball tournament.

This evening, the Coach Walker Classic tips off at Dixie State’s Burns Arena, with all five 3A schools in Washington County participating in the three-day event (see the full schedule below).

Meanwhile, there a girls basketball tournament this weekend, which involves several local schools, in Mesquite.

And wrestling, well we’ve got wrestling. Thirty-six teams, bringing about 600 athletes, will hit the mats at Dixie High School Friday and Saturday in the Desert Storm Tournament. The matches start at 3 p.m. Friday and will go all evening, then begin again Saturday at 9 a.m. The championship matches will begin at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, the Dixie State men’s and women’s basketball teams are playing home games as well, and the games are rare day tipoff events, with the DSU women playing at 1 p.m. and the men playing at 3:30 p.m.

Here’s a full schedule of the events:

Coach Walker Classic

Thursday (varsity games only)
5 p.m. — Desert Hills vs. Manti (Burns Arena)
6:30 p.m. — Snow Canyon vs. Westlake (Burns Arena)
8 p.m. — Pine View vs. Springville (Burns Arena)
9:30 p.m. — Hurricane vs. Viewmont (Burns Arena)

Friday
5 p.m. — Hurricane vs. Manti (Old Gymnasium)
6:30 p.m. — Desert Hills vs. Westlake (Burns Arena)
8 p.m. — Pine View vs. Viewmont (Burns Arena)
9:30 p.m. — Dixie vs. Springville (Burns Arena)

Saturday
1 p.m. — Hurricane vs. Springville (Old Gymnasium)
1 p.m. — Dixie vs. Viewmont (@ Pine View High)
2:30 p.m. — Snow Canyon vs. Manti (@ Snow Canyon High)

Desert Storm Wrestling Tournament
At Dixie High School

Friday — 3 p.m.-9 p.m. (end times are approximate)
Saturday — 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (end times are approximate)

Dixie State Basketball

DSU women vs. Azusa Pacific, 1 p.m.  (Burns Arena)
DSU men vs. Azusa Pacific, 3:30 p.m.  (Burns Arena)

Girls Basketball

Thursday
Snow Canyon at Richfield
Desert Hills at Tooele

Friday
3A Preview at Richfield (Hurricane, Cedar, Canyon View)
Virgin Valley Invitational (Dixie)
Tooele Invitational (Snow Canyon, Pine View, Desert Hills)

Saturday
3A Preview at Richfield (Hurricane, Cedar, Canyon View)
Virgin Valley Invitational (Dixie)
Tooele Invitational (Snow Canyon, Pine View, Desert Hills)

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