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Tigers split final games at district
The Mountain Home Tigers kept their basketball season alive last week night with a district tourney win over Emmett, but saw their season end last Wednesday night with a loss to Nampa. Tigers 58, Huskies 47 The Tigers and Emmett had split two overtime games during the regular season. Tuesday night's loser-out game did not go into overtime, as Mountain Home pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Huskies 58-47 at Emmett...
Mederios wins state title; wrestling team finishes fifth
The Mountain Home Tigers placed fifth at the 4A State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. The Tigers had 15 wrestlers compete, and six of them placed, including Pierce Mederios who won the 98-pound weight class. Josh Deal finished fourth at 195 pounds, Tanner Sessions took home a fifth-place medal at 145 pounds, and sixth-place medals went to Jacob Lucas (106), Tyler Heath (132) and Jacob Ryan (170)...
Wrestlers place at district tourney
The Mountain Home Tigers came away with a third-place finish Friday at the District III 4A Wrestling Tournament at Bishop Kelly. The Tigers had a district champ, a district runner-up, four third-place finishers, three fourths, three fifths, three sixths and an at-large qualification. That totals 16 wrestlers that will advance on to this week's State Wrestling Tournament at The Ford Idaho Center in Nampa...
Tigers extend winning streak with victory over Emmett
The win streak reached three Tuesday night as the Tigers avenged an earlier overtime loss to Emmett by holding off the Huskies 66-65 in overtime in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home. Mountain Home 66, Emmett 65 (O.T.) The game, which had 12 lead changes, went back and forth, with Emmett leading after a quarter, 16-12, and 29-26 at the half. It was 43-37 after three...
Tiger wrestlers prepping for district
The District III 4A Wrestling Tournament begins Thursday at Bishop Kelly. The Tigers head to district with 15 of the 25 wrestlers they are taking being seeded in the top six in their weight classes, including three number one seeds. Pierce Mederios (98 pounds), Josh Deal (195) and Solomon Chung-Hee (220) are seeded first in their weights. Jordan Pendleton (138) and Jose Ortiz (285) are seeded second. Tanner Sessions is seeded third at 145 pounds...
Kuna loss ends Lady Tigers' season
The basketball season ended for the Mountain Home Lady Tigers last Tuesday night at Kuna with a 51-34 District III 4A loss to Kuna. It started well enough, with two quick baskets by Madi Karst to give the Lady Tigers a 4-0 lead in the first 30 seconds of the game, and, with Jacci Cristobal's runner with just under seven minutes to play in the first quarter, Mountain Home led 6-3...
Tigers triumph as regular season draws to a close
The Mountain Home Tigers are coming on at the right time. Playing great defense, the boys varsity basketball team picked up wins over Kuna and Columbia last week. Mountain Home 46, Kuna 42 Mountain Home Tiger boys basketball coach Brion Bethel had a good feeling going into Thursday night's home game against Kuna...
Lady Tigers lose at district
A frigid night of shooting once again did the Lady Tigers in as they dropped a 47-27 District III 4A girls Basketball Tournament opener to Middleton at Middleton on Saturday. Mountain Home managed just nine first half points -- four in the first quarter and five in the second -- as they trailed the second-seeded Lady Vikings 24-9 at the half...
Middleton stomps Mountain Home
Keyshawn Liggins was a one-man wrecking crew Friday night at Middleton as he led his Vikings past the Mountain Home Tigers, 64-55. The six-foot, three-inch senior guard scored 10 of his game-high 39 points in the first quarter as Middleton broke away from a 6-6 tie to take a 17-9 lead after a quarter...
Wrestlers pin additional wins
The Mountain Home Tigers ran their dual match record to 18-2 with lopsided wins over undermanned teams from Emmett and Bishop Kelly last Tuesday night in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home. Mountain Home 70, Emmett 10 Mountain Home won six of the eight matches actually wrestled Tuesday night -- five by pins -- and picked up points off six Emmett forfeits in rolling to a 70-10 victory over the Huskies...