Dixie, here beating Ridgeline in a file photo, will be one of the teams featured at Region 10 Media Day, St. George, Utah, November 18, 2022 | Photo by E. George Goold, St. George News
ST. GEORGE – It’s basketball time.
The Fan Sports Network and St. George News Sports will host their media day for Region 10 basketball teams on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Nets on Fire.
“It’s been about 10 years since I started doing this. We’re really excited about this,” Devin Dixon, host of The Drive on The Fan Sports Network and a longtime local sports watcher, told the St. George News.
“This will be our first time incorporating women’s teams,” Dixon added. “So all seven schools in the region, boys and girls, coaches and players, will be on display.
“There are many parents, friends and fans of the girls’ game and we are thrilled to have their debut be part of our media day coverage.”
Region 10 basketball coaches and players will join Dixon, Mark Musgrave aka The Voice You Know, Kaden Foremaster and other members of the media for media day interviews.
The poll of media and coaches will be conducted, and players from all of the preseason region 10 will also be determined at that time.
“We are super excited to jump right into basketball season with coverage of more games, boys and girls, live each week on The Fan Sports Network,” Dixon said.
Holding media day at Nets on Fire makes sense.
“They have four basketball courts, they have great facilities, it’s a great fit,” Dixon said. “Nets on Fire supports local basketball at all levels. They are incredible supporters of basketball and we are thrilled to partner with them.”
Kasey Winters, director of operations for the Nets on Fire, told the St. George News he thinks the new basketball facility at 1871 W Canyon View Drive is an ideal location for media day and said they are excited to host.
“Nets on Fire is a very well known spot locally. Most of the kids playing in high school have now played a few games or practiced or trained here,” Winters said.
Winters moved to the Nets on Fire after stepping down as head coach of the Crimson Cliffs men’s team last year.
“Since I started here last spring I’ve worked with several kids in the area who are used to butting heads and scheming,” Winters said.
He added that playing in Region 10 this year will be exciting.
“Now the high school kids are going back to the gym and I’m looking forward to this high school season where I can walk around and be a fan,” Winters said.
St. George News Sports and The Fan Sports Network will release Region 10 preseason poll results and have full media coverage the day after the event concludes on Friday night.
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