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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tighe thrives as Sydney winds flummox Spieth and Co (Reuters)
By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Unheralded local Lincoln Tighe upstaged a field including world number one Jordan Spieth and a string of major winners after swirling winds wreaked havoc on the opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The big-hitting 26-year-old, so lowly-ranked he was denied a spot in Wednesday's pro-am, carded a five-under-par 66 early in the day and only Matt Jones, a member of the host Australian Golf Club, was able to come close in the afternoon with a 67. Defending champion Spieth broke even with a 71, which left him with a share of 19th on a day when only 18 players finished below par.
Column: Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title (The Associated Press)
There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job. Wrecked race cars and temper tantrums helped wear out his welcome with Rick Hendrick, who let Busch go knowing the young driver would probably beat Hendrick Motorsports in a championship battle down the road. The title-winning drive also dethroned reigning champion Kevin Harvick and stopped Martin Truex Jr. from winning his first Cup title in a four-man race to the trophy.
Jazz beat Clippers 102-91 to snap 13-game skid against LA (Yahoo Sports)
Gordon Hayward uncorked the emotions that had been building through nearly four years of losing to the Clippers. ''I haven't won here against the Clippers and I've wanted to for a long time,'' Hayward said. Derrick Favors added 22 points, Rodney Hood 13, and Rudy Gobert had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz topped 100 points for just the second time this season while ending a two-game losing streak.
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Kane's 2 assists help Blackhawks beat Sharks 5-2 (Yahoo Sports)
When someone like Andrew Desjardins also gets into the act, they are even tougher to beat. Kane had two assists to extend his career-best scoring streak to 17 games, and Desjardins scored his first goal of the season for some third-period insurance in the Blackhawks' 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Desjardins got his first point this season off a rebound just 1:07 after San Jose cut Chicago's lead to one goal.
Local Sports Headlines
An introduction to wrestling (11/26/15)
Brendyn Burnett grapples with Joshua Montero as they practiced their wrestling moves during a Littleman Wrestling camp practice Friday evening. Dozens of youngsters are taking part in the two-week introduction to the sport with wrestlers from the Mountain Home High School team serving as their coaches...
Lady Tiger picked for state's squad (11/26/15)
A member of Mountain Home High School's Lady Tigers soccer team was recently selected to represent the state during a regional-level competition scheduled for early next year. Asia Jackson, who started her freshman year on the Lady Tigers' varsity squad, was one of 18 players selected for the Idaho State U15 Girls Olympic Development team...
Students compete during USBC championship meet (11/19/15)
School age children and teens from the local area put their skills to the test during the Elmore County U.S. Bowling Congress Youth Singles Championship on Sunday. Held at Freedom Lanes, the top eight players walked away with their share of $2,150 in scholarship money...
Honor roll athletes named (11/13/15)
In an announcement last week, Mountain Home High School honored dozens of its athletes who excelled in their academic pursuits. The students needed to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to be included in the athletic honor roll. Students on the honor roll, by sport, are as follows:...
Soccer recognition (11/12/15)
Four and five year old players from the Buck's Lock and Key soccer team pose for a photo with their coaches during a recognition ceremony Oct. 27. Soccer players and their parents gathered during the ceremony following the end of the youth soccer fall season, hosted each year by the Mountain Home Parks and Recreation Department. Approximately 100 children earned sportsmanship awards during last week's event...
Lady Tigers' soccer team honored (11/05/15)
Mountain Home High School's Lady Tigers varsity soccer team earned a number of honors, including two conference titles, during an awards banquet held last week. Christa Lewis was named the 4A SIC All Conference Co-Player of the Year while Lady Tigers' Coach Curtis Viall earned the 4A SIC All Conference Coach of the Year award...
Elk Creek facility reopens (10/31/15)
Following a closure order issued last month, the Mountain Home Ranger District reopened the Elk Creek boat ramp to the public last week. Located on the west side of Anderson Ranch Reservoir, the ramp and Forest Service Road 120A remained closed over the past few weeks to allow crews to make needed repairs to the area...
Search and rescue 'season' begins in Elmore County (10/31/15)
It doesn't show up officially on any calendars, but it's fairly easy for Rick Summers to predict when the "season" will begin. He doesn't even need to mark the date since it always begins around the same time each year. Just take several hundred outdoorsmen and set them loose in the mountains as soon as hunting season begins. It's just a matter of time before one of them turns up missing...
Undefeated! (10/30/15)
Mountain Home Junior High School's cross country team made school history earlier this month by after the girls squad went undefeated throughout their 2015 season. In addition, the school's cross country team went on to clinch the district meet, held at the Desert Canyon Golf Course...
Tiger's season wraps up (10/30/15)
Wide receiver Dallas Mayhew breaks out of the backfield as he fights to gain yardage for the Mountain Home Tigers during the team's regular season finale against the Caldwell Cougars on Friday. The Cougars kept the Tigers out of the endzone during the 35-0 shutout...
Former pro baseball player to helm Mountain Home's boys varsity team (10/29/15)
A former Glenns Ferry High School baseball all-star who went on to play in the professional ranks will take over as the head coach of Mountain Home High School's varsity baseball team. Zach Simons, who played with the Glenns Ferry Pilots before he graduated in 2003, takes over for Matt Bundy, who led the team for one season...
Optimist football (10/29/15)
Several teams continued their winning ways while a few others struggled on the field as Mountain Home Optimist Football's fall season finished its seven week on Oct. 17. Inventive Products of Mountain Home trailed the Badgers in a 12-18 loss as the 12 year olds competed in the senior division...

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