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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Golf
Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes with course waterlogged (The Associated Press)
The Joburg Open was reduced to 54 holes after more rain left the course waterlogged on Saturday and forced another suspension in play. Many of the field hadn't started their third round when thunder and lightning prompted organizers to halt play early in the afternoon. Rain then meant the third round will be completed on Sunday and will be the final round at the European Tour event at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.
NASCAR
Nature's Bakery counters suit over Patrick's sponsorship (The Associated Press)
Nature's Bakery filed a response to a $31 million breach of contract suit brought by Stewart-Haas Racing because the company severed its sponsorship with Danica Patrick. The counterclaim in North Carolina Superior Court came a little more than a day before the season-opening Daytona 500. Patrick is to start 12th in Sunday's race.
NBA
Spurs kick off rust from layoff to beat Clippers 105-97 (Yahoo Sports)
With Kawhi Leonard in foul trouble for the first time all season, the San Antonio Spurs still kept it together. Leonard led the Spurs with 21 points despite having five fouls by the third quarter. LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Dewayne Dedmon grabbed 12 rebounds.
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NHL
Canucks' Troy Stecher diagnosed with mumps (Yahoo Sports)
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher has been diagnosed with mumps and several other players have shown symptoms of the highly contagious virus. The team said Friday that defensemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Tryamkin and forwards Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have shown symptoms. ''We're taking this very seriously given how easily mumps can spread,'' Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement.
Local Sports Headlines
Mountain Home athletes sign with colleges, universities (02/22/17)
Following their years of playing sports at Mountain Home High School, three student athletes signed letters of intent to continue playing for college and university sports teams. Seniors Sable Lohmeier, Pierce Mederios and Elizabeth Ryan signed the documents during a student assembly Feb. 10...
Wrestlers place at Pocatello meet (02/16/17)
The Mountain Home Tigers came away with four undefeated wrestlers while finishing second overall as they competed in a tournament last week at Pocatello High School. Mountain Home competed against 13 other schools in a team dual format tournament trailed by just three points in their quest for top honors among the other teams...
Mountain Home's season ends after falling to Caldwell (02/16/17)
The Lady Tigers saw their post-season plans come to an end as they lost to the visiting Caldwell Cougars during the third round of the district playoffs Feb. 8. Entering the post season as the fifth seed, Mountain Home faced fourth-seeded Skyview on Feb. 6. Following that win, the Lady Tigers took on Ridgevue, who had unseated the top-ranked Bishop Kelly Lady Knights the previous evening...
Students place at state hoop shoot (02/07/17)
Following their award-winning appearance at a district-level competition in late January, two Mountain Home students became some of the state's top basketball sharpshooters during a yearly competition held Saturday in Grangeville. Regan McDaniel from Mountain Home Junior High School finished third in her division while Sean Jackson from Hacker Middle School placed in his division at the state hoop shoot tournament...
Going for the pin (02/02/17)
Mountain Home's Tyler Hardin goes for the pin as he competes against Wyatt Bailey from Emmett High School during the opening round of varsity wrestling action Monday evening in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium. Hardin racked up the Tigers' first win of the evening as they faced Emmett and Skyview...
Tigers place at Coeur d' Alene (02/02/17)
Mountain Home High School's wrestling team found the competition fierce as they battled it out during the "Battle for the Buckle" tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Coeur d' Alene. Overall, the Tigers finished third out of 20 schools with Alex Castro leading the team with a second-place finish...
Fish & Game warns people to avoid wintering wildlife (02/02/17)
With the winter season continuing to offer people a chance to view Idaho's wildlife against snow-covered hillsides, officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game urge these individuals to do so from a distance. "Winter can be very stressful for wildlife, especially in winters like this when snow is deep and temperatures are cold," said Mike Demick, conservation information supervisor with the state fish and game department...
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