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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Lydia Ko leads New Zealand Women's Open by 1 stroke (The Associated Press)
Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Women's Open after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday. The South Korean-born New Zealander, who is defending her national title, started the day in a tie for fifth after an opening 69. On Saturday, she had six birdies and a bogey which moved her one shot ahead of Justine Dreher of France, who shot 70.
Rising Stars: LaVine, US beat Wiggins, World 157-154 (Yahoo Sports)
Zach LaVine hoisted the MVP trophy above his head, laughing along with Minnesota Timberwolves teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as he stood on the podium. LaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the weekend festivities. In the game featuring some of the best rookies and sophomores in the league, LaVine geared up to defend his slam dunk title on Saturday night by making 13 of 20 shots to beat Wiggins, who took home MVP honors last year in Brooklyn.
NCAA Hockey
Doan gets franchise points mark, Coyotes beat Flames 4-1 (Yahoo Sports)
The Arizona Coyotes needed their top players to guide them out of a recent funk, and franchise cornerstone Shane Doan came through with a record-breaking performance. Doan had two goals and an assist to become the Coyotes' leader with 931 career points and Arizona beat the weary Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to snap a season-worst five-game losing streak. Doan's 4-on-4 goal 3:31 in tied him with Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk on the team list.
Local Sports Headlines
Lady Tiger soccer all-star to play for Western State (02/13/16)
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 (02/12/16)
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 (02/11/16)
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 (02/05/16)
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 (02/04/16)
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 (01/29/16)
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 (01/28/16)
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 (01/21/16)
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 (01/16/16)
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 (01/15/16)
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...

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