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Record Rocky Mountain elk antlers recorded

The antlers of a Union County bull elk have been officially scored at 406 6/8, which would make it the second-place record for a typical Rocky Mountain elk in Oregon. The bull's skull and antlers...

 

Seward named volleyball team's Player of the Year

Senior Jamie Seward was named Player of the Year on Tuesday, Nov. 23, during the Sweet Home High School's volleyball team's end-of-year banquet in the school's common area. The 4A Oregon West Conferen...

 
 By Benny Westcott    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Wrestling: Husky boys face 'deep' competition in quest for repeat title

One thing will be clear as Sweet Home's boys take the wrestling mat this season: the Huskies won't be sneaking up on anyone. Not in the 4A Division, anyway, after they won their ninth state team...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Returning state champs, veterans and newcomers have swimmers aiming high

Following a second-place finish at last year's state swimming championships, Sweet Home's girls are back to seek what new Head Coach A. Jay Bronson believes is an attainable goal: their fourth state...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Swimming: New coach takes helm for Huskies for first time in 48 years

A. Jay Bronson isn't a stranger to Sweet Home swimming by any means. He's been the school district's swimming pool supervisor since the summer of 2018, and he's assisted Coach Doug Peargin with the...

 
 By Benny Westcott    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Basketball: Young team to take court for Husky boys, but talent is there

A lot of players new to the varsity level will attempt to propel Sweet Home's boys basketball program to success this season and improve upon last year's 7-6 record. "We're super young and inexperienc...

 
 By Benny Westcott    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Three starters return to lead Sweet Home in girls basketball

Led by returning starters Brooke Burke, Adaira Sleutel and Chloe Fairchild, Sweet Home's girls basketball team hopes to improve on last season's 4-8 record. Senior Meeja Bitter is the only other...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Two state place-winners return to lead wrestling girls as team size mushrooms

One thing is certain, going into this year's wrestling season: Sweet Home's girls program is on a significant upward trajectory – size-wise, at the very least. But if last year was any indication,...

 

Caleb Christman named MVP by Huskies' boys soccer team

The Sweet Home boys soccer program distributed its team awards Wednesday, Nov. 3, at its annual postseason banquet, which took place at the Towry residence. Award winners were selected through "a...

 

Sweet Home volleyball players score back-to-back titles, this time at LBCC

Three former Sweet Home volleyball players from last season's squad which delivered the Huskies their first-ever state volleyball championship, were back at it over the weekend as Linn-Benton...

 

Defender Hart named soccer team's Most Valuable Player

The end-of-season girls soccer banquet honoring the program's most impactful players was held Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Rio Theatre. Head coach Ramiro Santana handed out the team awards, which were...

 

Nate Coleman named cross-country's Most Valuable Runner

Senior Nate Coleman was named Most Valuable Runner for the cross-country team at the Huskies' awards night Sept. 8. Best Newcomer was sophomore Lydia Wright, who made significant progress despite...

 

Nichol, Nichols, soph Aker top football honorees

Junior Heath Nichol was named the football team's Most Valuable Player Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the end-of-season banquet at Community Chapel. The Huskies celebrated team highlights in a much more...

 

Volleyball: Huskies can't find rhythm in 3-0 playoff loss at Cascade

Sweet Home volleyball's season came to a close Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the 4A state quarterfinal, as the seventh-seeded Huskies fell to second-ranked Cascade 25-21, 25-15, 25-18 on the Cougars' home...

 

Football: Huskies lose to No. 2 Cascade, but not without scores

The Sweet Home football team fell 63-27 to Cascade at Husky Field in their season finale on Friday, Oct. 29. The Huskies finished 3-6 on the year, while the Cougars wrapped the year undefeated at 9-0...

 

Sweet Home cross-country ends with big PR, but without state qualifiers

Nate Coleman ran the second-fastest 5K ever to finish off his high school career at the Oregon West district cross-country championships, held Thursday, Oct. 28, at Lane Community College. Coleman, a...

 

Huskies down Junction City to open state volleyball playoffs

Sweet Home had little trouble getting rolling in the 4A state volleyball playoffs Saturday afternoon, downing 10th-seeded Junction City 25-11, 25-18, 25-21. "We had five days to prepare and honestly,...

 

Volleyball: Huskies clinch tournament berth with 3-0 win over Mac High

After a 3-2 loss to No. 2 Cascade at home last week, Sweet Home's volleyball players clinched a berth in the state playoffs Saturday with a play-in 3-0 win over McLoughlin. Sweet Home (9-3, 11-5),...

 

Cross country: Husky harriers head for districts

Sweet Home’s cross-country runners tuned up last week at a meet in the Portland area as they prepared for the league championships, which will be held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28, at Lane Community College. The league meet will likely be the end...

 

Football: Huskies fall short, despite some big plays, lose to Woodburn

The Sweet Home football team’s effort to establish a winning league record was thwarted 27-22 by a 5-3 Woodburn squad on Friday, Oct. 22. “It was a fun game,” Head Coach Ryan Adams said. “We thought we had a chance. After the game, we were...

 

Boys end soccer season with losses to Cascade, Newport

Sweet Home boys soccer fell to Cascade twice last week, losing 2-0 at home and 3-1 on the road. Between the battles with Cascade, they lost to a Stayton team ranked No. 2 in the state, 8-0. Then on...

 

Soccer season ends for Sweet Home girls with pair of losses

Sweet Home girls soccer wrapped up their season with a handful of tough league contests. They lost on the road at Stayton 2-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 19, and then fell 4-2 to Cascade at home on Saturday....

 

Sweet Home High School's forestry team opens season with win at Tillamook

Sweet Home High School's Forestry Club won its first competition of the year Saturday, Oct. 16, at Tillamook, outscoring four other teams. Sweet Home won on participation as well, getting scoring...

 

Football: North Eugene homecoming not sweet for Huskies

Sweet Home football fell 42-14 to non-league opponent North Eugene on Thursday, Oct. 14, before an energetic crowd of Highlander faithful celebrating their homecoming weekend. The Huskies couldn't...

 

New bleachers in junior high gym; COVID-19 still a concern

The final touches on a gym renovation project largely completed in September 2020 were made Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the form of new bleachers at Sweet Home Junior High School. The red retractable bleache...

 

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