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Wrestlers excel in win over Kuna
The Mountain Home Tigers got their wrestling season off to a great start last Wednesday night with a 46-36 conference dual win over the defending 4A state champion Kuna Kavemen at Kuna. The Tigers started slow, and trailed 20-0 after the first four matches, but won eight of the remaining 11 matches -- seven of them by pins -- to register the win over the Kavemen...
Lady Tigers' struggles continue
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers are hoping some time off can help them heal. The Lady Tigers, who lost last year's leading scorer and rebounder in the third game of the season with a broken nose and concussion, and also lost a six-foot post to club volleyball, had two more girls go down with injuries in the conference opener against Skyview, as they lost three games last week...
Mountain Home sweeps Jerome
The Mountain Home Tigers made it a season sweep of the Jerome Tigers in boys basketball last Tuesday night, downing them 36-23 at Jerome. Jerome, hurt by Jarek Schetzle's 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 55-26 loss at Mountain Home a week earlier, packed the middle, making it difficult for Mountain Home to get the ball inside to the six-foot, 10-inch post, and inviting Mountain Home to shoot from the outside...
Tiger wrestling team's season begins
The Mountain Home Tigers open their wrestling season tonight with a conference dual at Kuna against the Kavemen. Tigers wrestling coach Lynn Knudson said the wrestling team had a good turnout this year. "I feel really good about both our varsity and our JV squad," he said. "I think that, if everybody stays healthy, of course, like every year, I think we should be pushing for a good state finish."...
Lady Tigers lose another two
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers continued their shooting woes last week, dropping road games at Jerome and Eagle. Jerome 36, Mountain Home 12 Mountain Home had its problems getting the ball through the hoop last Tuesday night at Jerome, as the Lady Tigers fell to Jerome 36-12...
Tigers soar to three wins during season opener
The Mountain Home Tigers won just six basketball games all last season, but this year's team already has half that total after just three games. Mountain Home 87, Columbia 44 The Mountain Home Tigers opened their 2014-15 boys basketball season with an 87-44 win over the Columbia Wildcats last Tuesday night at Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home...
Lady Tigers stumble in loss to Lady Bulldogs
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers' inability to put the ball through the hoop was ever present last Tuesday night at Kimberly, as they fell to the Lady Bulldogs 41-23. Mountain Home was without its leading scorer, Mattie Bennett, who broke her nose in the Gooding game...
Tigers' varsity basketball season begins
The Mountain Home Tigers open their boys basketball season this week with three home games. Last Wednesday night the Tigers held their annual Orange and Black scrimmage, won by the Orange squad, 50-47, in overtime. Third-year Tiger head coach Brion Bethel was pleased with the number of fans that turned out for the scrimmage...
Lady Tigers drop three games during last week's season debut
The Mountain Home Lady Tigers are still looking for their first win of the girls basketball season after dropping their first three games last week. The Lady Tigers lost to 5A opponents Boise and Borah and dropped a heartbreaker to Gooding. Boise 67, Mountain Home 35...