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Mountain bike trails go with the flow

BOISE, Idaho - Mountain biking started on hiking trails, then trails were later built with bikes in mind.
Before you ride, get your bike in tune

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Once upon a time, bikes were pretty simple and durable machines, but as they've improved mechanically, they've also become more complex. If you want your bike to ride smooth and efficiently, it's time for a quick tune-up.
Spring plinking: a guide to safe target shooting

BOISE, Idaho - If you're a shooter, you know putting holes in paper can get boring. No matter how tight a group you can shoot, it can be just as satisfying to make an aluminum can dance with a .22 rifle.
Snow fun: Clunky bikes with fat tires catching on

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) - You've probably seen these in a bike shop, in a bike rack, or even hanging from the ceiling of a bar or restaurant and wondered, "What the heck is that?"They're known as "fat bikes," rather than "fat tire" bikes, which was an early nickname for all mountain bikes.Fat bikes sport oversized balloon tires run at low air pressures that are specially designed to ride on packed snow and other surfaces.
A preview of the prep baseball season

...against Homer at home.The Soldotna Stars are welcoming a new coach into the mix. George Stein will be replacing Roger Phillips.Stein, a lifelong baseball fan who played the game at a junior college in San Diego, was also a C-team girls...
Snowmobilers help disabled veterans

McCALL, Idaho (AP) - They came to ride and reconnect, and easily mixed with the dozens of volunteers who helped coordinate the inaugural Disabled Veterans Snowmobile Ride.
Kards fly through high school graduation

...diplomas this year. They also received instruction in the "Graduate's Bill of Rights," from commencement speaker Roger Phillips, a social studies teacher at the school. Kenai Central High School bestowed diplomas upon 120 graduating seniors...
Fly guys: Idaho fishing duo casts for laughs

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Hank Patterson is the funniest man in fly fishing. OK, maybe that's setting the bar a little low, but a low bar is how "Hank Patterson" came to be. Hank is the alter ego of Travis Swartz of Boise.
Kodiak baseball sweeps SoHi

...6-1 Kodiak win, while Game 2 was a nonconference contest. Kodiak won the second game 18-0, though SoHi coach Roger Phillips said he fielded a lineup of mostly junior varsity players. "A little rough around the edges," Phillips said...
SoHi baseball team appreciates support

...or in-kind items to support our baseball program this season: 907 Customs Art Sponsel; Bastion Construction/Roger Phillips; BP; Buckets Sports Bar; Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher; Coke; Doors & Windows; Duck Inn; Edward...


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