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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Golf
Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead (The Associated Press)
A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes. On Thursday, Martin treated a tiny late-afternoon gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 in the first round of the Zurich Classic. ''Really, everything was working well,'' Martin said. The previous record at TPC Louisiana was a 64, accomplished many times, including once earlier Thursday, when Andrew Svoboda did it to take a lead that held up until Martin surged past late in the day.
NASCAR
Richmond hoping track access boosts fan experience (The Associated Press)
They are calling it ''Track Takeover'' at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back. ''This is a way to give people that access and let them kind of see the sport up close, or a little closer,'' Bickmeier said Thursday. ''This sport defined access, and we've got to keep that going.'' At a time when most agree the racing in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has been better than in several years, tracks are always looking for ways to bring fan support back up to the days when it sold itself. ''They focused on selling the Friday night race,'' Bickmeier said.
NBA
Rockets-Trail Blazers Preview (Yahoo Sports)
Houston has a LaMarcus Aldridge problem. The Trail Blazers' All-Star forward has been dominating with more than 40 points in each of the opening two playoff games with the Rockets in Houston. Portland is up 2-0 as the series moves to Rip City on Friday night, giving the Rockets little time to figure out how to defend Aldridge. He opened the playoffs with a franchise postseason-best 46 points in the Blazers' 122-120 overtime victory, then followed it up with 43 points in the 112-105 win on Wednesday night.
NCAA Hockey
NHL
Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg in lineup for Game 4 (Yahoo Sports)
Henrik Zetterberg is in the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins. Jonas Gustavsson is, too. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock told reporters that doctors would ultimately decide if Zetterberg could play Thursday night for the first time since having back surgery Feb. 21. Zetterberg has been skating this week with his teammates.
Local Sports Headlines
Lady Tigers snap six-game skid (04/24/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers saw their losing skid reach six before picking up conference wins over Columbia and Nampa. Filer 17, Mountain Home 7 (5 innings) Filer pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of seven Mountain Home errors in downing the Lady Tigers 17-7 in five innings last week at Filer High School...
Tigers' baseball winning streak ends after three (04/24/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers extended their win streak to three games with a win over Filer, then dropped three straight before a win over Kimberly ended a busy week of baseball. Mountain Home 15, Filer 6 The Mountain Home Tigers picked up their third straight win last week with a 15-6 win over the Filer Wildcats at Filer...
Tennis team falls (04/18/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers' tennis teams dropped conference matches at Skyview and Nampa last week. Skyview Girls 7, MH Girls 0 Skyview Boys 6, MH Boys 1 The Tigers traveled to Skyview last Monday and lost to the Hawks in both girls and boys matches...
Track athletes set 7 school records at Canyon Ridge (04/18/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers had a great effort at Friday's Canyon Ridge track and field meet at Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls. As of press time Monday, the official results had not been sent from Canyon Ridge, but Tiger athletes set seven new school and meet records at the event...
Lady Tigers continue to struggle after trio of losses (04/17/14)
It was a rough week for the Mountain Home Lady Tigers softball team as they dropped three games. Jerome 9, Mountain Home 7 A five-run second inning gave Jerome a cushion that carried them to a 9-7 win over Mountain Home last Tuesday at Memmelaar Field in Mountain Home...
After one-run loss, Tigers pick up two more wins (04/17/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers started the week off with a one-run loss at Columbia, but came back with wins over Kimberly and Caldwell last week in baseball action. Columbia 2, Mountain Home 1 The Tigers battled the Columbia Wildcats in a tight pitching duel last Tuesday at Columbia, with the Wildcats coming out on top, 2-1, in conference baseball...
Despite win over Jerome, Tigers' tennis team falters at net (04/11/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers girls tennis team picked up a win at Jerome. Earlier in the week, they lost to Caldwell at Caldwell. Caldwell Girls 5 , Tiger Girls 2 Caldwell Boys 6 , Tiger Boys 1 The Mountain Home Tigers dropped a conference tennis match at Caldwell last Thursday, losing the girls' match 5-2 and the boys' 6-1...
Track and field teams earn 11 first-place awards at tri-meet (04/11/14)
The Mountain Home girls won Friday's home track meet while the boys finished second. Mountain Home had eight first-place efforts in winning the girls' competition with 71.5 points. Kuna was second and Columbia third. Whitney Sandberg won the 100-meter dash, was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team (with Alexandra Tatum, Jacci Cristobal and Tracey Gordon) and 4x200-meter relay team (with Jacci Cristobal, Kaitlyn Whiteley and Kristan Jackson), which both also took first. ...
Lady Tigers beat Skyview before shutout by Bishop Kelly (04/10/14)
Mountain Home came away with a split of its conference softball games last week, winning at Skyview but losing at home to Bishop Kelly. Mountain Home 8, Skyview 6 The Mountain Home Lady Tigers erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead and held off Skyview, 8-6, last Thursday afternoon at Skyview High School in Nampa...
Tigers continue to struggle following pair of losses (04/10/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers dropped a couple of conference baseball games last week. Skyview 9, Mountain Home 1 Fielding and throwing errors by the Tigers led to seven unearned runs as the Skyview Hawks downed Mountain Home 9-1 last Thursday at Skyview High School in Nampa...
Lady Tigers ready to resume season (04/04/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers get back into conference softball action this week after being off last week for spring break. Lady Tiger coach Ron Nicolosi hopes the week off will help in all aspects of their game. "This week gave the girls an opportunity to get away from the game and reevaluate the beginning of our season. It also gave us an opportunity to heal or evaluate how to handle our nagging injuries...
Tigers fall to Bruins in one-run game (04/03/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers received some great pitching efforts from four pitchers, but couldn't get their bats going as they dropped a 1-0 non-conference baseball game to the Twin Falls Bruins last Friday at Tiger Field in Mountain Home. Zach Petersen, Levi Abrahamson, Jesse Cobos and Danny Brescia combined on a five-hitter, striking out three and walking just one and hitting one. ...
Tigers tennis teams improve (03/28/14)
The week got better for Mountain Home Tiger tennis teams, with the boys picking up two wins, the girls one. Bishop Kelly Girls 5 Mountain Home Girls 2 ---- Bishop Kelly Boys 7 Tiger Boys 0 The Tigers traveled to Bishop Kelly last Monday for a conference tennis match. The Tiger girls lost, 5-2, while the boys were blanked 7-0 by the Knights...
After win, Lady Tigers drop three straight games (03/28/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers softball team started off the week with a win, but then dropped three straight in a busy week of softball action. Mountain Home 14, Columbia 4 (5 innings) The Lady Tigers took advantage of 17 walks by Columbia pitchers to down the Lady Wildcats 14-4 in five innings in conference softball last Tuesday at Memmelaar Field in Mountain Home...
Tigers baseball team goes 2-2 in busy week (03/27/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers managed a 2-2 split in last week's busy week that saw them play four games. Jerome 5, Mountain Home 2 The Mountain Home Tigers spotted Jerome four runs last Tuesday and were never able to make them up, as they lost to the Jerome Tigers 5-2 at Jerome...
Tigers make clean sweep at local track meet (03/27/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers swept the girls' and boys' competition in Thursday's home track meet with Caldwell and Nampa. Mountain Home won the girls' competition, picking up 11 first-place efforts in scoring 87 points. Caldwell was second with 73 and Nampa had 27 points...
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