Author: Monique Chavez

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DSU women’s soccer welcomes new head coach

After a two month search for a women’s soccer head coach, Dixie State University found the perfect woman for the job. The search began when Steve Golas stepped down in late February. Molly Rouse was officially announced as the newest member of Trailblazer Athletics on April 6. Rouse’s most recent coaching role was as an […]

How professional leagues and athletes are giving back during pandemic

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, professional sports organizations and athletes are putting fear aside and using their platform and funds to help their communities. NFL Houston Texans defensive end J. J. Watt and his wife, Chicago Red Stars forward Kealia Ohai, donated $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank to […]

DSU Softball player Riley Tyteca is a “one of a kind country girl personality”

Dixie State University softball player Riley Tyteca, a senior exercise science major from Farmington, first picked up a bat at just four years old and has since become the Trailblazers’ fastest baserunner and outfielder. Head coach Randy Simkins said: “[Tyteca] brings top-level speed and power to our team. [She is] a player who has shown […]

Nutrition, fitness and mental health tips to add to your quarantine schedule

Millions of people are home bound to do their part in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic; despite the limitations, now is the perfect time to look inward and use this as a chance for self care, reflection and growth. “Give yourself time to make you the investment,” said Sara Fausett, part-time nutrition instructor. […]

Starlee Woodbury: A leader among Trailblazer track team

Before the Dixie State University women’s track team’s season came to an unexpected end due to COVID-19, a Division I transfer athlete quickly became a leader among the Trailblazers. Starlee Woodbury, a junior psychology major from St. George, found her love for track in fifth grade. Her passion led her to become a DI athlete […]

DSU brings LGBTQ poetry workshops to campus

A collaboration between Encircle St. George and the Dixie State University English department has led to poetry workshops for LGBTQ+ students to speak their truths through writing. The workshops are modeled after a program offered by Encircle called Blue Sky. The Blue Sky evening program is where LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 12-25, allies […]

Mr. Dixie 2020 winner crowned, continues family tradition

Six competitors of the Mr. Dixie 2020 James Bond themed pageant took the stage by embodying their inner spy by cartwheeling, jumping and running on stage to music. Jefferson Beatty, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from St. George, earned the title of Mr. Dixie 2020, keeping the family tradition alive. Beatty’s mother was a former Miss […]

Whittnee Nihipali: new addition to DSU volleyball

  Whittnee Nihipali, a sophomore psychology major from Las Vegas, is a new addition to the Dixie State University volleyball team roster.   Nihipali arrived to St. George the day before the spring 2020 semester began.   “It was hard, but it was definitely worth it to be able to come here,” Nihipali said.   As DSU transitions into […]

Women’s swim just days away from RMAC Championship

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championship is just days away, and the Dixie State University Trailblazers are ready to bring out the $500 tech suits. DSU placed No. 3 overall in the RMAC championship last year and the team is hoping to earn a spot in the top three again. Head coach […]

DSU intramural flag football team wins national championship

 The Dixie State University coed intramural flag football team won the 2020 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association CoRec Division Championship in Round Rock, Texas.   The Trailblazers competed against the Angelo State University Troll Tide. In the first quarter, ASU turned over DSU’S offense four times, with two picks and a sack. After a Troll Tide safety, […]