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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Golf
Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in Rio Games (Reuters)
By Larry Fine FAR HILLS, New Jersey (Reuters) - Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport. "I hate figure skating. "So people who have never watched golf, because it's an Olympic sport will tune in. "If in any small way we can present the face of what we believe golf should look like -- not perfect, a little bit rugged, a little bit rustic -- hopefully this will bring a boom in golf development around the world." After long delays in construction over issues including environmental concerns, Hanse said the struggles are over and only the last touches remain on the as yet unnamed course.
NASCAR
Logano leads flag-to-flag to win Xfinity race at Bristol (The Associated Press)
Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones started from the pole but was passed by Logano before he completed the first lap. Logano led all 300 laps in cruising to his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. You're just waiting for something to go wrong.'' In three starts in NASCAR's second-tier series, Logano has driven his Ford to two wins and a second-place finish for Team Penske.
NBA
Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)
Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better. Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Warriors went up big before holding off the Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. They smothered Anthony Davis and the Pelicans early on with the league's best defense, thrilling a gold shirt-wearing sellout crowd of 19,596 that rocked and roared most of the afternoon.
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NHL
Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid (Yahoo Sports)
The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. At 20 percent, the Buffalo Sabres had the best odds to win, followed by the Arizona Coyotes at 13.5 percent among the 14 non-playoff teams The Sabres will pick second and the chance to land a highly touted consolation prize in Boston University freshman center Jack Eichel.
Local Sports Headlines
Tennis team drops matches to Caldwell, Middleton (04/18/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers tennis squad dropped conference matches to Caldwell and Middleton last week. Caldwell Girls 7, Mountain Home Girls 0 Caldwell Boys 7, Mountain Home Boys 0 The Tigers traveled to Caldwell last Tuesday and were blanked by the Cougars in both girls and boys matches...
Tigers thinclads compete at Pulse Invitational (04/18/15)
The Pulse Invitational Track and Field meet at Centennial High School in Meridian last Friday had some of the state's best athletes competing. With 17 schools, 12 of them from the 5A ranks, the competition was tough, and Mountain Home's scores reflected that challenge...
Lady Tigers remain without win after losses to B.K., Middleton (04/17/15)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers dropped conference games to Bishop Kelly and Middleton last week. Bishop Kelly 21, Mountain Home 0 (Five innings) A 17-run first inning by Bishop Kelly did Mountain Home in last Tuesday as they lost to the Lady Knights, 21-0, at Bishop Kelly in SIC 4A softball...
Tigers win one, lose two more (04/16/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers picked up their first conference baseball win of the season last week but let two other games get away from them. Mountain Home 2, Bishop Kelly 1 Mountain Home picked up its first conference win of the season as they edged the Bishop Kelly Knights last Tuesday at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise...
Tennis squad losses three matches (04/12/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers dropped tennis matches to Skyview, Kuna and The Community School last week. Skyview Girls 7, Mountain Home Girls 0 Skyview Boys 6, Mountain Home Boys 1 The Mountain Home Tigers tennis teams hosted Skyview last Tuesday at Richard Agiuirre Park and lost both the girls and boys matches...
Track team places at Middleton meet (04/11/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers track squad traveled to Middleton last Thursday for a three-team track meet where both the Mountain Home girls and boys squads came away with close, second-place finishes. Caldwell won the girls competition with 68 points. Mountain Home was a close second with 63 points, and Middleton was third with 41...
Lady Tigers remain winless against Caldwell, Skyview (04/10/15)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers remain winless in softball after opening their conference season last week against Caldwell and Skyview. Caldwell 13, Mountain Home 7 Mountain Home and Caldwell battled close for three innings, but Caldwell pulled away for a 13-7 win over the Lady Tigers last Tuesday at Memmelaar Field in Mountain Home during a conference opener for both teams...
Mountain Home drops three conference games (04/09/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers opened their 4A SIC conference baseball schedule with three straight losses last week. Caldwell 10, Mountain Home 9 The Tigers opened their schedule at home against Caldwell last Tuesday, and came up short against the Cougars, 10-9...
B.K. shuts down Tigers tennis team (03/28/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers were blanked by Bishop Kelly in girls and boys conference matches at Bishop Kelly last Thursday. Bishop Kelly won both matches, 7-0. In girls singles, Kira Anderson lost the first singles match, 1-6, 0-6. Tia Senger was blanked, 0-6, 0-6, in second singles as was Anna Urquidi in the third match...
Track and field team places at Bishop Kelly meet (03/27/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers track teams finished third in both the boys and girls competition during Thursday's triangular track and field meet at Bishop Kelly High School. Bishop Kelly ran away with the girls competition, scoring 14 points. Caldwell was a distant second with 41, with Mountain Home finishing third with 31 points...
Despite 14 runs, Lady Tigers lose to Wood River (03/27/15)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers put a season-high 14 runs on the scoreboard last Tuesday, but costly errors led to an 18-14 loss to Wood River at Memmelaar Field in Mountain Home. Wood River scored six runs in the fourth and fifth innings to pull away for the non-conference win...
Tigers break into win column after Buhl victory (03/26/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers picked up their first wins of the young baseball season last week with a doubleheader sweep at Buhl. For the week, the Tigers went 2-2. Wood River 4, Mountain Home 2 Despite a complete-game effort by Mountain Home pitcher Jesse Cobos, the Tigers fell to the Wood River Wolverines, 4-2, last Tuesday at Tiger Field...
Tennis team beats Jerome in debut (03/22/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers opened their tennis season last week with a couple of matches with the boys squad picking up its first win at Jerome. Wood River Girls 5, Mountain Home Girls 2 Wood River Boys 6, Mountain Home Boys 1 The Mountain Home Tigers opened their tennis season Friday at home against the Wood River Wolverines and lost the girls match, 5-2, and the boys match, 6-1...
Track and field team sweeps opening meet at home (03/21/15)
The Mountain Home Tigers edged Middleton in girls and boys track and field competition Friday at Tiger Field in Mountain Home. Mountain Home won the girls competition, 71-53. Alexandera Tatum and Sable Lohmeier were both double winners for Mountain Home. Tatum won the 200 meters and triple jump, Lohmeier won the shot put and discus...
Lady Tigers open season with losses to Elko, Borah (03/20/15)
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers opened their softball season last week with losses to Elko and Borah. Elko 12, Mountain Home 11 Elko 9, Mountain Home 7 Mountain Home hosted Elko on Thursday in a non-conference softball doubleheader and dropped two close games to the visitors from Nevada, 12-11 and 9-7, at Memmelaar Field...

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