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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Pieters eyes Ryder Cup place after win in Denmark (The Associated Press)
Thomas Pieters improved his chances of earning a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup by winning the Made in Denmark tournament on Sunday to claim his third European title. The 24-year-old Belgian, who was fourth in the Olympics, finished with three birdies for a 6-under par 65 on the day and a 17-under total of 267 to beat Bradley Dredge by one stroke. Adrian Otaegui of Spain and David Lipsky of the United States were tied for third with 269, after a final round where rain and thundery conditons halted play for more than four hours.
Michael McDowell wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America (The Associated Press)
Michael McDowell pointed his No. 2 Chevy against a concrete barrier at the finish line, burning his tires in a smoky celebration. Finally, a late lead didn't disappear for McDowell at Road America. McDowell edged teammate Brendan Gaughan by 0.534 seconds in overtime on an overcast, sometimes misty Saturday afternoon at the sprawling road course for his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory.
2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin (Yahoo Sports)
Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday. Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, also were charged with attempted murder in Friday's shooting. Chicago has been in the throes of a major uptick in gun violence this year, largely centered in a few South and West Side neighborhoods, after years of seeing declines.
NCAA Hockey
NHL referee Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur (Yahoo Sports)
BROMONT, Quebec (AP) -- NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory.
Local Sports Headlines
Lady Tigers crush Minico in 12-0 rout (08/26/16)
by Stevie Carr Special to the Mountain Home News The Lady Tigers varsity soccer team dominated the field with 12 goals as they shut out Minico Lady Spartans in their season opener on Saturday. Violet Martinez led the Lady Tigers with four goals with junior Gisselle Raddetz putting away three more, all in the second half...
Hunters urged to heed fire restrictions (08/25/16)
Hunters planning trips in the vicinity of the Pioneer Fire north of Idaho City will want to pay close attention to U.S. Forest Service closures and be prepared to alter their plans if necessary, according to officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game...
Bump, set, spike... (08/20/16)
Students from the College of Idaho and the College of Southern Idaho mix it up as they compete in an exhibition game Monday afternoon at Mountain Home High School's Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium. Both teams traveled to Mountain Home as part of a pre-season warm up. The coaches from both teams specifically chose Mountain Home because they wanted a place between Twin Falls and Caldwell where they could meet on neutral ground...
Fish and Game: Idaho hunters in for another great big-game season (08/19/16)
With hunters seeing excellent success last year as deer and elk populations remain strong, Idaho's fall hunting season is expected to be one of the best in many years, according to an official with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. This year's season comes on the heels of an all-time record white-tailed deer harvest in 2015 and the highest harvests in more than a decade for mule deer and elk, said Roger Phillips, public information specialist with the state agency...
Sage-grouse season set (08/16/16)
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a restrictive season for sage-grouse this fall that's scheduled to run from Sept. 17 to 23. The 2016 season features a daily bag limit of one bird and a possession limit of two birds. The season will take place in the same areas as last year's hunt with the exception of re-opening an area in Elmore County east and south of Highway 20 and north of the interstate...
Tennis Tigers host yearly youth camp (08/05/16)
Mountain Home High School's tennis team wrapped up its annual summer tennis camp at Richard Aguirre Park on Friday. The camp, which is the primary fundraiser for the Tigers' tennis team, had 25 students participating, ranging in age from 4 to 15 years old with the children and teens divided into three age groups...
High school cheerleaders compete during regional cheer camp event (08/04/16)
by Marion DeVore Special to the Mountain Home News Members representing Mountain Home High School's Tiger cheerleading squad brought home team and individual honors following their recent appearance at the Universal Cheerleaders Association cheerleading and stunt camp in Salt Lake City...
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