Author: JR McRay

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Utah Cowboys and Cowgirls Shine Brightly at National Finals Rodeo

Several cowboys and cowgirls from the state of Utah have traveled the rodeo trail all year with one goal, to make it to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Over the past 10 days, eight cowboys and cowgirls did just that. Kaycee Feild of Payson in his fourth trip to the NFR walked away […]

Utah Cowboy Kaycee Feild Claims First National Title in Bareback Riding

LAS VEGAS– Kaycee Feild, son of legendary cowboy Lewis Feild, joined his father in the ranks of national title winners in the sport of rodeo on Friday night in front of 17,822 fans at the Thomas and Mack Center. It was apparent that Kaycee came to win his first title after he won the first […]

Utah Cowboy Claims 9th Go Round Win at National Finals Rodeo

Milford Utah cowboy Jesse Wright claimed the 9th go-round win at the National Finals Rodeo on Friday night. The win came after his ride atop “Cinnamon Jack,” scoring 87 points. After the round win Wright commented on the privilege to come to the Thomas and Mack and ride on the nation’s best horses and claims he […]

Troops Home For The Holidays

Members of the 222 and the 213 returned home today to hundreds of friends and family at the Cedar City Airport. These troops were recently originally deployed for a year starting in August 2011 but a early homecoming is welcomed by all.

Two Southern Utah Cowboys Compete in National Finals Rodeo

Two southern Utah cowboys are competing for a national championship and a saddle Bronc buckle at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas this week. After five rounds of the elite event, the two cowboys from Milford are ranked first and sixth, respectively, in the average.  Jesse Wright had an outstanding performance in […]

Tigers Come Away As the 3A State Champs

Southern Utah sports fans traveled hundreds of miles Friday to Rice-Eccles Stadium to watch two local teams battle for prep football’s ultimate prize. For the Hurricane Tigers’ players and fans, it was no strange trip, as the team took on Juan Diego three straight years with the same outcome–second place. This year, though, had all […]

Thunder Strike Against Miners to Advance to Second Round

The Desert Hills Thunder took on the Miners of Park City in a 3A state playoff matchup Friday, and Desert Hills came out strongly, with Bud Pope returning a 54-yard punt to put the first points on the board. Park City’s Hunter Butler scored the two touchdowns for Park City in the first half. Park […]

Flyers Fall To Soaring Eagles of Juan Diego

The Dixie Flyers traveled to Juan Diego Catholic High School to take on the Soaring Eagles in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Both teams remained scoreless until Juan Diego awoke in the second half with a 33-yard pass from Brock Garn to Daniel Milovich, followed by Brock Garn catching one of his […]

Tigers Overtake Wasps To Advance in Playoffs

The Hurricane Tigers welcomed the Wasatch Wasps tonight for the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Hurricane came out strong in front of the home crowd and wasted no time putting the first points on the board with Weston Yardley on a 33 yard run. Hurricane blew the Wasps away at that point, scoring […]

Truck Driver Arrested After Driving Off Freeway and on to Redcliffs Drive

Around 6:00 Friday evening, a semi truck hauling produce was traveling northbound on I-15 at approximately  mile marker 8.5 when the driver lost control and crashed through the barricade and fence on the side of the freeway. The semi truck came to a stop in front of Arctic Circle on Red Cliffs Drive and blocking traffic […]