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 By Jason Casey    Sports    November 7, 2018

Hart's first trip to state XC ends with injury

Jessy Hart's sophomore season ended with a bad turn in her first outing at the state cross-country championships Saturday at Lane Community College, spraining an ankle midway through the race. Hart...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 10, 2018

Virtue's 'highlight reel' night paces Huskies to win at Philomath

Sweet Home took control of its matchup with Philomath from the first kickoff, when Lance Hanson returned the ball to the 5-yard line. The Huskies won 32-14 but, the result was never really in doubt. Hayden McDonald finished the opening drive off...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 3, 2018

Huskies hang with tough Cascade for last-minute Homecoming win

Sweet Home's football team came into its matchup with Cascade expecting a physical game from the run-heavy Cougars, and they got just that, but the Huskies outlasted Cascade scoring a final touchdown...


Huskies football against the Outlaws

Sweet Home set the tone on the first drive of the game scoring in four quick plays Friday night and that began 48 minutes of football domination that ended with the Huskies walking away with a 58-3...


Huskies have hard time against Banks' QB, sophisticated D

Sweet Home's football players came into their matchup Friday night against Banks, trying to right the ship after a tough loss the previous week against Marist. That will have to wait until next week;...


Sweet Home gridders lose tough matchup against Marist

Sweet Home came into their season opener against Marist Friday knowing they were in for a tough matchup against a team that had just dropped down from the 5A Division. That came to fruition in a...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    November 8, 2017

Football season ends for Huskies in 48-26 loss at Gladstone

Sweet Home came into Friday's matchup with Gladstone riding the high of a big play-in win over Crook County the previous week. The ride home was probably as long as it gets. The Huskies couldn't get...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    November 1, 2017

Huskies play 'complete game' in 52-6 thrashing of Crook County

Head Coach Dustin Nichol had been waiting for his Huskies to put together a complete game this season. He got his wish Friday night, as quarterback Colton Smith and wide receiver Daniel Virtue jumped...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 25, 2017

Football win over Elmira gives Huskies ticket for rematch with Crook County

For The New Era The arrival of heavy fall rains made for wet conditions on a very muddy field and an ugly regular-season finale for the Huskies and Falcons. Sweet Home, which has allowed the fewest points through eight games in 4A football at 81,...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 18, 2017

Huskies seek final league football win this week after clinching second

For The New Era Colton Smith and Hayden McDonald powered Sweet Home past the Sutherlin Bulldogs in a 40-8 win that essentially cemented a second-place league finish for the Huskies with one game left in the regular season. The dynamic duo accounted...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 10, 2017

Husky defense puts clamps on Junction City in 39-0 win

Sweet Home’s defense made a statement Friday as the Huskies dominated Junction City, exiting their last regular-season home game with a 39-0 win. The Tigers didn’t get into the red zone until...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 10, 2017

Exchange team gives local wrestlers taste of international sport – at home

Sweet Home wrestlers got a taste of foreign competition Sunday night in a 35-match dual meet pitting a team from South Africa with Valley all-stars, including several Sweet Home wrestlers. The night...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 4, 2017

Cottage Grove shuts down Sweet Home, ends football win streak

For The New Era Cottage Grove, led by Jacob Woods, was a terror against visiting Sweet Home Friday night, Sept. 29, as the Lions rolled to a 53-12 win. Woods returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown, caught and ran one in from 12 yards out....


Huskies roll over Sisters; taking 4-0 record to unbeaten CG Friday

For The New Era Hayden McDonald and Austin James combined for nearly 300 rushing yards and led Sweet Home to a 28-8 win over Sisters in their opening game of Sky-Em play Friday night, Sept. 22....


Huskies grind out 28-6 win over Stayton to enter league 3-0

For The New Era Sweet Home beat Stayton 28-6 Friday night, Sept. 15, but it wasn’t pretty. The two teams combined for three fumbles, five penalties, and six punts in the first 12 minutes of the...


Huskies to get test from Stayton after blanking Crook County

For The New Era Sweet Home’s football team has demonstrated through two games that it can execute on both sides of the ball. Through two games, Sweet Home has allowed one touchdown, and that was on...


SH kicks off new football season by evening score with Hidden Valley

What a difference a year can make. When Sweet Home started its season last year at Hidden Valley, it was a blowout in favor of the hosts as the sophomore-heavy Huskies opened with a brand new (for...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    November 1, 2016

Huskies take it to Marshfield in first half before losing play-in, 62-26

After trailing by a point at halftime, Sweet Home’s young football team got steamrolled in the second half by host Marshfield, losing a play-in game 62-26. “The first half of football, I can’t... Full story

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 25, 2016

Football: SH loses to Sisters but gets play-in game at Marshfield

Sweet Home lost 43-28 at Sisters Friday night, Oct. 21, but the young Huskies’ steady improvement paid off for them with a chance to play again – at Marshfield in a play-in game this Friday,...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 18, 2016

Huskies score twice, hold Elmira for key Homecoming win

Sweet Home seniors Keanu Aiona and Daniel Virtue keyed the Husky offense and defense on Homecoming and Senior Night, leading Sweet Home to a tough 13-10 win over Elmira, which had one loss coming into... Full story

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 11, 2016

Huskies play tough D and produce solid offense to down Sutherlin, 25-7

Sweet Home’s defense and special teams stifled Sutherlin all night long forcing three fumbles, intercepting the Bulldogs three times, and returning a blocked kick for a touchdown. The Husky offense...

 By Jason Casey    Sports    October 4, 2016

Football: Huskies battle but Junction City prevails

For The New Era Jake Rogers and Junction City’s rushing attack proved hard to slow down for the Huskies Friday night, as they lost on the road to the Tigers 36-27. Rogers finished the game with 223...


Cottage Grove downs Huskies with lethal passing attack, 42-0

Sweet Home ran into a motivated Cottage Grove football team Friday night and the Lions showed the Huskies where they hope to be with their new spread offense in a few seasons, exiting Husky Field... Full story


Football: Huskies fall short against Stayton in defensive struggle, 6-0

Sweet Home’s offense couldn’t get in rhythm Friday night in a 6-0 loss at Stayton. The Huskies struggled all night long. Sweet Home quarterback Daniel Virtue was intercepted six times in the... Full story


Huskies hold off Crook County comeback, even their record

For The New Era Sweet Home’s football team weathered a late comeback by Crook County to exit Husky Field Friday night with a 27-20 win over the visitors to even the Huskies’ record at 1-1. Daniel...


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