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Friday, October 24, 2014
Golf
Henley in sole charge after birdie blitz at Sea Island (Reuters)
(Reuters) - Russell Henley is known for his ability to make birdies in bunches and he piled up eight of them as he surged into a one-shot lead in the second round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia on Friday. Competing in his home state, the 25-year-old American picked up four shots in his last six holes to fire a best-of-the-week, seven-under-par 63 on the Seaside Course and seize control in the third event of the PGA Tour's 2014-15 season. Henley, bidding for his third career victory on the U.S. ...
NASCAR
Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole (The Associated Press)
Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver felt he had a shot at the pole based on a strong test session with his team earlier this month. This is a great track for me, we had a really good test, and when things are going well, you get excited to come to the track.'' Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth, who are both in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, qualified second and third. Non-Chase driver Tony Stewart was fourth, followed by title contenders Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.
NBA
Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash (Yahoo Sports)
When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. A day after Nash's season - and possibly his career - ended before the regular season opener there wasn't much said at all about the point guard who never played enough to make a difference in Los Angeles. We haven't talked about it at all,'' Lakers coach Byron Scott said Friday. You send out well wishes and then try to move on.'' That didn't mean Scott didn't have some compassion for the 40-year-old Nash, who announced jointly with the Lakers on Thursday that he would miss his 19th season in the league because of a back injury.
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Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan (Yahoo Sports)
District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Oct. 17 that effectively repeals the state's ban on sports wagering and allows it at racetracks and casinos. ''This is a temporary order while the core issues surrounding sports wagering in New Jersey are fully considered by the court,'' Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said in a statement. ''While we are disappointed not to be able to start this Sunday, we are confident that sports betting will be coming to New Jersey in the very near future,'' Dennis Drazin, a legal consultant for the racetrack, said in a statement.
Local Sports Headlines
Boys soccer team's season ends (10/24/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers boys soccer team bounced back from their District III 4A Tournament loss to Middleton with a win over Kuna, but lost in the consolation semi-finals to Caldwell to see their season end. Mountain Home 4, Kuna 0 Mountain Home scored two goals in each half on their way to a 4-0 District III 4A elimination game win over Kuna last Monday at Eastside Park in Mountain Home...
Cross country team competes at Elko Invitational (10/24/14)
Despite a long trip to Elko, Nev., the Mountain Home girls and boys cross country teams ran well at the Elko Invitational cross country meet. The Mountain Home girls finished fourth with 98 points. Spring Creek, Nev., won the girls meet with 25 points, Elko was second with 38, and Wells third with 85. Lowry came in behind Mountain Home with 131 points...
Volleyball team celebrates with win against Caldwell (10/23/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers volleyball team returned to the win column last week, celebrating Senior Night Oct. 13 with a conference win over Caldwell. Mountain Home 3, Caldwell 2 It looked for a while like Mountain Home was going to cruise to a three-set conference win over Caldwell that night, but the Lady Cougars came back to force a fifth game before Mountain Home got some great serves to win the fifth game and the match...
Tigers' coach resigns (10/22/14)
Last week saw a change on leadership of Mountain Home Tigers football as Aaron Rodney stepped down as head coach. Both Rodney and district officials refused to comment on the situation, but it is believed Rodney had "lost the locker room" and team morale had plummeted over a season in which the Tigers had won only one game (and only one game last year as well)...
Soccer girls open district tourney with loss to Skyview (10/17/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers opened the District III 4A soccer tourney with a loss at Skyview. Earlier in the week, Mountain Home lost to Kuna and tied with Caldwell. Kuna 7, Mountain Home 0 Kuna scored two goals in the first three and a half minutes of the first half, and added another goal three minutes later as the Lady Kavemen spoiled Mountain Home's Senior Night with a 7-0 conference win over the Lady Tigers in girls soccer...
Cross country team places at Canyon Ridge Run (10/17/14)
The Mountain Home girls and boys cross country teams both finished seventh in team standings at the Canyon Ridge Run at Rock Creek Park near Twin Falls. Nampa won the girls race with 34 points. Bear River was second with 65, Wood River third with 84. Next came Firth at 137, Filer with 159, Canyon Ridge with 162 and Mountain Home in seventh with 163. Kimberly was eighth (166), Minico, ninth (171) and Twin Falls, 10th (252)...
Lady Tigers dealt more losses by Skyview, Kuna (10/16/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers lost on the road at Skyview and Kuna last week in conference volleyball. Skyview 3, Mountain Home 0 The Lady Tigers played hard, but lost in three straight last week at Skyview, losing the first set 8-25, dropping the second 18-25 and the third 17-25...
Tigers' mark final home game with loss to Hawks (10/16/14)
For 18 Mountain Home Tiger football players, Friday night marked their final game in front of the home crowd, as Mountain Home honored them with pre-game Senior Night festivities. The night ended with a 67-18 loss to the Skyview Hawks at Tiger Field...
Soccer Tigers earn win over Vikings (10/10/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers split their boys conference soccer games last week, losing to the Knights at Bishop Kelly, but bouncing back to blank the Middleton Vikings at home. Bishop Kelly 5, Mountain Home 1 The Tigers fell to the Bishop Kelly Knights 5-1 Monday in conference boys soccer at Bishop Kelly...
Cross country team competes at Dani Bates Invite (10/10/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers traveled to Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls last Wednesday for the Dani Bates Invitational cross country meet, where the Tiger boys finished 13th and the girls were 15th. Highland of Pocatello won the boys race with 71 points. Idaho Falls finished second with 83. Kuna was third with 100, followed by Rigby at 106, Spring Creek with 127, Elko 182, Twin Falls 207, Kimberly 268, Jerome 272, Burley 334, Valley 336, Wood River 338 and Mountain Home 13th, with 363...
Lady Tigers rebound with win over Jerome (10/09/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers came away with a split of their volleyball matches last week at home, losing to Bishop Kelly and beating Jerome. Bishop Kelly 3, Mountain Home 0 Mountain Home had trouble getting into a rhythm last week in its home conference volleyball match with Bishop Kelly on Tuesday, losing in three straight sets...
Tigers stumble as Middleton stages comeback win (10/09/14)
Middleton put up 34-unanswered points against the Mountain Home Tigers Friday night to claim a come-from-behind 56-34 conference football win at Tiger Field in Mountain Home. Mountain Home scored first on its opening drive, going 62 yards in seven plays, with Taner Sessions running it in from nine yards out. Mariano Areco's point-after try made it 7-0 Mountain Home with 9:17 left in the first quarter...
Lady Tigers drop 2 versus Caldwell, Skyview (10/03/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers dropped a couple close conference soccer games last week, losing to Caldwell and Skyview. Caldwell 3, Mountain Home 2 Mountain Home hosted Caldwell last Tuesday to complete the first time through their conference schedule. Despite numerous scoring attempts, they came up short to the Lady Cougars, 3-2...
Soccer Tigers drop games against Caldwell, Skyview (10/03/14)
The Mountain Home Tigers dropped two conference boys soccer games last week, losing to Caldwell and Skyview. Caldwell 5, Mountain Home 0 Mountain Home traveled to Caldwell last Tuesday to complete its first time around against conference opponents and fell to the Cougars 5-0...
Lady Tigers pick up conference win over Caldwell (10/02/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers picked up their first conference volleyball win last Tuesday night, beating the Caldwell Lady Cougars in three straight games at Caldwell. Mountain Home won the first set, 28-26, took the second, 25-14, and made it a sweep with a 25-21 win in the third set...
Weather ends Tigers' misery during loss to B.K. (10/02/14)
A bolt of lightening struck near Ben Ysursa Field Friday night, causing officials to end the 4A Southern Idaho Conference football game between Mountain Home and Bishop Kelly with 58 seconds left in the third quarter. It may have been merciful, as the Knights of Bishop Kelly were leading the Mountain Home Tigers 56-14 at the time...
Soccer squad earns first win (09/26/14)
The Lady Tigers picked up their first conference win of the season last week with a win over Kuna. Earlier in the week, they lost to Skyiew and dropped a game at Twin Falls. Skyview 4, Mountain Home 1 Skyview scored three unanswered goals in the second half to pull away from Mountain Home on its way to a 4-1 conference win in girls soccer a week ago Monday...
Runners place at Mountain Home meet (09/26/14)
The Mountain Home boys and girls cross country teams both finished in the number 10 spot at Thursday's Mountain Home Invitational cross country meet at Desert Canyon Golf Course in Mountain Home. Mountain View won the boys meet with 29 points. Kuna was a distant second with 78 points, Middleton third with 103, followed by Elko at 115, Skyview with 116, Wood River had 171, Columbia scored 177, Twin Falls was 185, North Star Charter came in at 287, Mountain Home had 288 and Canyon Ridge and Victory Charter both finished with 289.. ...
Lady Tigers stumble at net against Skyview, Kuna (09/25/14)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers dropped a couple of conference volleyball matches last week, losing to Skyview and Kuna. Skyview 3, Mountain Home 0 The Mountain Home Lady Tigers started slow last Tuesday, and didn't really start hitting their rhythm until the third game, but by then, it was a case of too-little, too-late, as they lost to Skyview in three straight games, 10-25, 15-25, 21-25, in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home...
Tigers falter in fourth for homecoming defeat (09/25/14)
The Jerome Tigers scored 28 points in under a six-minute period of time in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and beat the Mountain Home Tigers 42-14 during Friday night's homecoming game at Tiger Field in Mountain Home. Up until that fourth quarter, the game was a good defensive battle, with the defenses bending, but not breaking...
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