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 By Scott Swanson    Sports    August 12, 2020 

Coaches revamping plans for fall after latest OSAA decision

Of The New Era Sweet Home High School coaches and administrators are re-adjusting their plans for the next school year after the Oregon School Activities Association announced last week that it has opted to schedule truncated winter, fall and spring...

 

Local youths work on soccer skills -- on their own

Husky Field sees action several days a week from local youth soccer players, some of whom show up on their own for some serious practice sessions. Last week, these youngsters were on the pitch,...

 

OSAA: Football, cheer on hold while other sports to start three weeks late

Football and cheerleading are big question marks and other fall sports’ season kick-offs are being delayed until at least Sept. 23, Oregon Schools Activities Association Executive Board decided last week. All fall sports, including football, are...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 15, 2020

Sweet Home quarterback gets taste of big time in all-star game

Aiden Tyler, who has started at quarterback for Sweet Home's football team for the past two years, got a chance to play at the next level when he was selected to participate in the National Offense...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 8, 2020

New swim coach brings own experience to Sweet Home club

Life has taken some unexpected turns for Jacquie Price in the last few years, but now she finds herself at the helm of the Sweet Home Swim Club. "I'm excited," Price said. "I've always loved...

 

Travis Thorpe among three wrestlers chosen for Ron Finley scholarship

Sweet Home wrestler Travis Thorpe is one of three grapplers statewide chosen to receive the Save Oregon Wrestling Foundation's annual Ron Finley Scholar Athlete scholarship. The other winners were...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 17, 2020

Local sports making slow return in SH

Local athletes were allowed back on the fields and into the gyms this week for the first time since mid-March. Monday, June 15, was Opening Day for many coaches and athletes, who were allowed to use...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 10, 2020

Allison Miner, Zach Luttmer named Athletes of the Year

The Sweet Home High School Booster Club named Zach Luttmer and Allison Miner its Booster Club Boy and Girl of the Year in a virtual presentation hosted by wrestling Coach Steve Thorpe and club...

 

Thorpe, Royer and Hart named Outstanding Wrestlers at long-delayed awards event

State champions Jackson Royer and Travis Thorpe were named the Pat Baxter Outstanding Wrestlers for Sweet Home's boys wrestling team, and state placewinner Jessy Hart was named Outstanding Wrestler fo...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 13, 2020

Coronavirus stirs appreciation for what could have been

Many of us likely didn’t give a lot of thought to the role of sports in our community until we didn’t have them. Amidst the demands of parenting, coaching – and covering sports, we were more focused on making things happen than thinking a lot...

 

SH had lineup, mentality to go deep on diamond

Sweet Home High School baseball returned an experienced lineup this year that Coach John Best hoped would engineer a deep drive into the state playoffs. The Huskies were coming off a season in which...

 

Seasoned softballers were primed to make run

Sweet Home was returning a seasoned roster to face one of the tougher leagues in the state this year as the coronavirus shutdown hit. Fifth-year Coach Karyn Hartsook welcomed back seniors Jasmine...

 

Golfers had experience on both teams

First-year coach Ron Moore welcomed back teams led by seniors who had experience at state, the girls having qualified for the state tournament as a team for the first time ever last year. For the...

 

Boys track team may have had chance to go all the way

Third-year Head Coach Dakotah Keys had "a good turnout" of about 60 athletes as the track and field team readied for its season before the coronavirus hit. The Husky boys were coming off a...

 

2019-20 Winter Sports All-League, All-State Honorees

Sweet Home athletes who were named All-League and All-State (or the equivalent) for the winter sports season are: - Senior Megan Hager, Swimming, First Team All-District, First Team All-State; -...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    May 13, 2020

Travis Thorpe to wrestle at SOU

In a private ceremony held in his back yard on the evening of Tuesday, May 5, Travis Thorpe signed to wrestle for Southern Oregon University. "He's not the first wrestler we've sent (to SOU)," his...

 

OSAA cancels high school sports for remainder of year

Per Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement last week that Oregon schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Oregon School Activities Association has cancelled all remaining Spring activities and state championshi...

 

OSAA board holds off on cancelling spring sports - for now

The OSAA Executive Board decided last week to continue suspension of spring activities, but not not cancel any other remaining state championships for the time being. The season is suspended through April 28, in line with the governor’s orders to...

 

OSAA extends ban on sports, practice, through end of April

Following Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement on March 18, extending statewide school closures through April 28, the Oregon School Activities Association has extended the suspension of interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities...

 

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