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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Golf
US Open qualifying; flowers and chocolates for hit spectator (The Associated Press)
This isn't necessarily the busiest time of the year for Jeff Hall, though it might be the most complicated. Hall is the managing director of rules and competition for the USGA, and as the final stage of qualifying gets going for the U.S. Open, his job is to crunch numbers to figure out how many spots to allocate Monday to the 10 qualifying sites across America. Two sectional qualifiers are done.
NASCAR
Martin Truex Jr. dominates NASCAR race in Charlotte (The Associated Press)
Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. Especially when things have gone as wrong as they had for Truex and his single-car Furniture Row team the past year. Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch.
NBA
Warriors rally from 3-1 deficit after in-flight meeting (Yahoo Sports)
As the Golden State Warriors made the long, frustrating flight home from Oklahoma City last week suddenly facing elimination, Draymond Green gathered with a few fellow starters at a table in the front of the plane to discuss how to get the defending champions back to winning - and fast. Somehow, six days later, the Warriors had won Game 7 with a third straight victory against the Thunder after falling behind 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 1 is Thursday night on Golden State's Oracle Arena home floor.
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NHL
Rick MacLeish, Flyers star of 1970s title teams, dies at 66 (Yahoo Sports)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rick MacLeish, who starred for the Broad Street Bullies teams of the Philadelphia Flyers that won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975, has died. He was 66.
Local Sports Headlines
Track & field students meet during state-level tourney (05/29/16)
Two students from Glenns Ferry High School represented the school's track and field team at they competed in this year's state-level tournament. Erick Ballesteros and Sage Wootan earned seats at the state finals following their award-winning performance at this year's district-level tournament...
Golfers place at state event (05/28/16)
Two Mountain Home High School students climbed through the ranks as they shot their way to place during this year's state golf tournament, which wrapped up May 17 at the Falcon Crest Golf Course near Kuna. Marcus Egusquiza and Leila Ayers earned seats at the state finals after they led the Mountain Home team at districts...
Sports enthusiasts seek to generate interest in disc golf (05/27/16)
One by one, the players stepped forward and tried their best in the hopes of winning the tournament. With bragging rights on the line, each of them teed off before moving down the fairway to continue toward the goal. While the terms they used during the day seemed to indicate they were playing on a traditional golf course, the equipment they used said otherwise. They were playing a variation of the sport they hope others in the Mountain Home area will find equally enjoyable...
High school names Tigers' new head wrestling coach (05/26/16)
In an announcement last week, Mountain Home High School announced the new head coach for the Tigers' wrestling team. Scott Mederios will take over the program from Lynn Knudson, who will step down following a 25-year career with the Tigers, including 23 years as its head coach...
Bowlers score well at state tourney (05/22/16)
Following a tough season that had them looking at placing last in their league, a team of bowlers from Mountain Home finished third overall during a state-level event that wrapped up in early May. Art's Synthetic Lube rounded out the top three out of 85 teams competing in the Division II team event at the 69th Annual Idaho State Championship, held at Westy's Garden Lanes in Garden City...
Two Tigers make Idaho golf finals (05/21/16)
Two Mountain Home High School students qualified for this year's state golf tournament following their appearance a district-level event. Marcus Egusquiza and Leila Ayers earned seats at the state finals after they led the Mountain Home team at districts...
Award-winning team (05/21/16)
Members of the High Hopes Special Olympics team pose for a group photo with local program coordinator Jan Aslin and track and field head coach Tom Rodney as well as the team's assistant coaches following their appearance at this year's regional meet, held Saturday in Caldwell. ...
Eight qualify for state tournament (05/20/16)
Eight students will represent Mountain Home High School after they qualified for this year's state track and field tournament. Keyondra White leads the Tigers after qualifying in four events. She heads to state to compete in the 100- and 200-meter races as well as the long jump and triple jump...
Tigers' wrestling coach steps down (05/19/16)
by Tim Bondy Mountain Home News Mountain Home High School's long-time high school wrestling coach Lynn Knudson has decided to step down as the wrestling coach for the upcoming school year. He retires following a career spanning 25 years so he can spend more time with his family...
Rocky Top BMX Racing (05/18/16)
The Rocky Top BMX track in Mountain Home hosted the Leukemia and Lymphoma "Race for Life" bike race on Sunday. About 30 racers, coming to town from places as far away as Utah, battled each other plus 30 mile per hour wind gusts and some light rain showers for a win in the first race of the season at Optimist Park. Josh Clever, from the Kuna-based 208 Tangent Rift race team, takes some air over a jump. Clever took first place in the 16-year-old intermediate moto class...
Elks Lodge honors local students at yearly banquet (05/15/16)
Local area students earned a variety of honors for academic and athletic excellence during the Elks lodge's annual youth awards banquet May 2. More than 200 honorees and their families gathered at the Mountain Home Elks Lodge during this year's event...
Soccer team honored at tournament (05/14/16)
by Tim Bondy Mountain Home News For most of the last decade, members of a youth soccer club had sought a win as they competed in the Canyon Rim Classic soccer tournament. During this year's tournament in Twin Falls, the under-14 club finally did what it hadn't seen in the last seven years -- earn a medal...
Tigers pick up individual wins, match victories elusive (05/13/16)
Mountain Home High School's tennis team picked up some needed wins in individual play but still came up short as they faced teams from Middleton, Wood River and The Community School last week. Mountain Home boys 0, Middleton boys 7 Mountain Home girls 0,...
Lady Tigers softball team falls to Caldwell, Skyview (05/12/16)
Mountain Home's Lady Tigers saw its hitting machine come alive last week but errors proved costly as they dropped games to Caldwell and Skyview. Mountain Home 3, Caldwell 13 Shayla Reed had a big night for the Lady Tigers, but nine errors that evening allowed the Lady Cougars to roar to a 13-3 win...
Lining up the shot (05/07/16)
Nine-year-old Elizabeth Martinez lines up to take a shot at the goal as players with The Rock squad competed during a Mountain Home Youth Soccer League game at Legacy Park on Saturday. While Martinez did not score a goal, she admitted she had a blast playing on the soccer field and couldn't wait to play again next week...
Tennis Tigers fall to Kuna, Caldwell (05/06/16)
Mountain Home High School's tennis team found the competition tough as they battled teams from Kuna and Caldwell last week. Mountain Home boys 0, Kuna boys 7 Mountain Home girls 0, Kuna girls 7 For the second time this season, the Tigers were blanked by the Kavemen on April 26, but Mountain Home did win more games in each set than earlier in the season...
Lady Tigers softball team faces four additional losses (05/05/16)
Errors continued to plague the Lady Tigers as the softball team faced four additional losses as their regular season enters its final days. Mountain Home 4, Bishop Kelly 17 Mountain Home trailed by a run at the bottom of the first inning before the Lady Knights went on a five-run rally in the second as Bishop Kelly ran off with a 17-4 win April 22...
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