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Lady Tiger soccer all-star to play for Western State
by Tim Bondy Mountain Home News Surrounded by her family, friends and coaches, a Mountain Home High School soccer standout signed a letter of intent to play for Western State Colorado University last Wednesday. Christa Lewis, who will go on to play with the Mountaineers at the Gunnison, Colo., university, said it represents a long-time dream and a new journey...
Tigers excel at Moscow, tri-meet
The Mountain Home Tigers wrestling team battled multiple teams over the span of several days while bringing home a number of awards during the appearance in tournaments across southern Idaho. The varsity team found the competition tough as the Tigers battled to a narrow 47-33 win over Lakeland at the Moscow Duals on Jan. 28...
Glenns Ferry students sign to play college soccer
During a ceremony last week, four soccer all stars from Glenns Ferry High School signed letters of intent to continue playing the sport with colleges across the region. Joined by their coaches and families Feb. 4, Reagan Griggs signed to play for Edmonds Community College, Roni Crone will go on to compete with Grays Harbor Community College with twin sisters Cassandra and Lupita Vilavicencio moving on to play with Treasure Valley Community College...
Wrestlers dominate versus Middleton
With two weeks remaining in their regular season, the Mountain Home Tigers wrestling team continued to dominate the mat as they faced the Middleton Vikings on Jan. 27. In varsity wrestling action that evening, the Tigers made short work of the Vikings, picking up a decisive 54-18 win...
Team honored following 10-0 season
Fifth graders from Mountain Home finished their season with a flawless 10-0 record as they participated in southwest Idaho's largest competitive basketball program. The boys junior varsity team won an end-of-season, single-elimination tournament in the AAU program, setting the stage for the championship round, where they fell to Homedale...
Tigers place at Spring Creek meet
The Mountain Home Tigers wrestling team faced plenty of competition during the Spring Creek Wrestling Tournament in Nevada before making short work of the matmen from Jerome High School just three days later. The Tigers placed fifth overall out of the 29 teams attending the two-day tournament at Spring Creek, which wrapped up Jan. 16...
Teen advances to state hoop event
A student from Hacker Middle School advanced to state-level competition following his winning performance at this year's district hoop shoot competition on Saturday. Sean Jackson bested 10- and 11-year-old competitors from Boise, Nampa, Caldwell and Weiser to earn a seat at the state event, scheduled for Feb. 6 in Caldwell...
Wrestlers crush Knights in blowout
The Mountain Home Tigers dominated the mats as they crushed the Bishop Kelly Knights during a tournament Jan. 13. In varsity action, the Tigers matmen overpowered the Knights, 69-6, with 12 individuals picking up wins. Pierce Mederios won by fall just 1 minute, 17 seconds, into the match in the 113-pound weight class with Brad Keierleber picking up a win in the 145 division just 1 minute, 25 seconds, into that contest...
Hoop shoot winners named
Students from the Mountain Home area put their basketball sharpshooting skills to the test on Saturday during this year's hoop shoot competition. Hosted by Mountain Home Elks Lodge 2276, the competition required participants to sink free-throws baskets with the hoop distance shortened for younger participants...
Wrestlers claim more wins during recent tournaments
The Mountain Home Tigers wrestling team continued their winning ways into the new year as they dominated the mats during a tri-meet in Twin Falls on Jan. 5 with strong performances at two other tournaments over the weekend. The Tigers started off the Twin Falls meet with a 42-36 win over Buhl that included seven wins for the varsity team...