Five Dixie State baseball players hurt in accident

Traveling overnight on snowy roads, the Dixie State College baseball team’s charter bus was involved in an accident early Sunday morning with a snowplow.

Approximately five miles south of Colorado City, Ariz., at about 5:15 Sunday morning, the Red Storm’s bus hit the snowplow, which it had been following because of the poor road conditions. The plow stopped suddenly in front of the bus, according to a news released issued by Dixie State, when it approached a vehicle that had apparently spun off the road.

The bus driver tried to avoid the collision, but the right side of the bus hit the back of the plow. The bus stayed upright and the players and coaches were able to escape through emergency window exits. Five players were taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with minor injuries, mainly lacerations and symptoms of concussions, the school reported. Two were treated for possible rib injuries, the release said, but X-rays came back negative for major injuries. The bus driver was taken to the hospital for observation.

The rest of the team was taken to the Colorado City Fire Station to await another charter bus to return to St. George, arriving about 9:30 a.m. The injured players were released from the hospital about an hour later.

Dixie State was traveling back from a weekend series in Phoenix against Grand Canyon University.

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Barnelopet kids day is March 6

The eighth annual Barnelopet Cross Country ski day for kids is March 6 at Skyway on Grand Mesa.

This is a free event for kids ages 3-16 with registration at 10 a.m., lessons at 11 a.m., and a fun race at noon. Participants must bring their own personal or rental ski equipment.

For more information call 434-9753, or go to


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