Local roundup: Meridian Speedway has Sprintcars, fireworks tonight

STATESMAN STAFFJuly 4, 2013 

MERIDIAN - The quartermile oval is hosting the Firecracker 50, followed by the Meridian Fireworks Extravaganza from nearby Storey Park.

Winged Sprintcars are the featured class, with points leader Bryan Warf of Meridian, and top drivers Sierra Jackson of Middleton, Johnny Giesler of Meridian and Mike Murgoitio of Meridian scheduled to race. Other classes include Late Models, Legends and Hornets.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9.50 for military personnel with ID and senior citizens, and $8 for children ages 7-11 (6 and younger are free). A family pass for two adults and up to four children 7-11 is $36, and the first 500 children through the gates receive a free grab bag.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 5 p.m.

Boise State tennis adds Luke Shields to coaching staff

Former player Luke Shields is the new assistant men's coach under Greg Patton, the school announced Wednesday. Shields, an All-American with the Broncos in 2007 and a 2008 graduate, spent the past two years as an assistant women's coach at Washington. Shields replaces his brother, Clancy, who took the head coaching position at Utah State.

Steelheads sign two players to training camp roster

Defenseman James Isaacs and forward Grant Blakey will join Idaho this fall, the ECHL hockey team announced Wednesday.

Isaacs, a third-year pro from Victoria, B.C., re-joins the Steelheads after spending the second half of the 2012-13 season in Idaho. Blakey is entering his first professional season after wrapping up his college career at Mercyhurst University, where he had 96 points in four seasons.

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