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1976-77 Huskies turned basketball fortunes for SHHS

Felix Wilkerson flips through the old album, full of newspaper clippings and photos. "That's the season, right there," he says. That would be the season of 1976-77, when Wilkerson, Sweet Home's...

 

Oregon restrictions send wrestlers out of state to compete

Sweet Home wrestlers have continued to compete this fall, despite state prohibitions against physical contact during practices and other hindrances that have created obstacles to what normally would...

 

COVID scare abruptly ends spring sports; fall aims to start Nov. 2

The spring “mini season” ended abruptly for Sweet Home athletes Thursday, Oct. 22, when the school district officials announced they were canceling sports through the end of this week after an athlete developed “a presumptive case of...

 

Husky golfers get quick intrasquad match in to end 'mini' season

As spring sports' "mini season" ended abruptly last Thursday, Oct. 22, (see accompanying story), Sweet Home's golfers slipped under the wire and managed to play a nine-hole intrasquad match Wednesday...

 

Willamette Speedway results

Willamette Speedway ended its 2020 season Saturday night with a final race series. Here are results: Hornets – (1) Matthew Emry; (2) James Skeslien; (3) James Nagel; (4) Cheyenne McDonald; (5)Nicole Emry; (6) Ryke Jeffers; (7) Devin Keefer; (8)...

 

Baseball team downs Cascade, loses close game to S. Christian

Sweet Home’s varsity players ended their nearly year-and-a-half drought of baseball action last week with a 5-1 victory at Cascade, followed by a 6-5 loss at Santiam Christian. “Overall, I thought the kids played very well,” Coach John Best...

 

SH wins 2 in softball

Sweet Home’s softball team played twice last week, beating Santiam Christian 8-3 at home and then downing Cascade 5-2 on the road. Coach Karyn Hartsook said that although the games are technically scrimmages, since Sweet Home is winding down its...

 

Willamette Speedway Results

Following are Willamette Speedway results for Saturday night, Oct. 17: Hornets – (1) Scott Beaudoin; (2) Brad Gentry; (3) Andrew Wright; (4) Dom Conti; (5) James Skeslien; (6) TJ Jackson; (7) Nicole Emry; (8) Sharmaine Jobanek; (9) Darrin Pilcher;...

 

14-3 baseball score aside, Husky JV'ers 'glad to be out there' against Harrisburg

The first baseball game played Thursday, Oct. 8, on the Huskies' varsity diamond in nearly a year and a half featured junior varsity players, but that didn't seem to matter to the fans in the stands,...

 

SH gets first softball win in 17 months, 11-6

It had been 17 months since the last time Sweet Home's softball team took the field at home, and they made it count Thursday, Oct. 8, with an 11-6 win over Harrisburg. After Harrisburg took a 2-0...

 

LBCC hoops and volleyball set to start in February

Although delayed and truncated, the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) South Region Commission recently approved basketball and volleyball schedules for the 2020-21 year.  Both basketball and volleyball will begin play in February 2021 and...

 

Softball players get back on field during 'mini' season; to play Thursday

Softball Coach Karyn Hartsook watched her players work out last week, the second of the "mini season" for spring sports, which runs through Oct. 23. "We're definitely enjoying the moment right now,"...

 

Willamette Speedway Results

Following are Willamette Speedway's top finishers on Saturday night, Oct. 3: Hornets - (1) Brad Gentry; (2) Bradley Martin; (3) Andrew Wright; (4) Ron Skeslien; (5) Jeremiah Johnson; (6) James Skeslien; (7) Matt Wood; (8) Brad Hicks; (9) CJ...

 

My turn: Local Ironman finisher tells story of epic journey

By Ken Bronson Thousands have embarked on the Ironman pilgrimage. They have armed themselves with gadgets for their bike; they have worked with coaches and training partners; they have viewed...

 

Track coaches trying to keep things 'normal' in return from COVID

Head Coach Nathan Whitfield stood on the track at Husky Field Monday afternoon, Sept. 28, and looked around as a couple of dozen high-schoolers ran, jumped and hurled implements at various points...

 

Best in the West held quietly, in low-key format, but with big finishes

With plans for this year's Best in the West triathlon series already contingent on multiple COVID-related factors, the event actually got temporarily derailed by ... smoke. Scheduled for Sept. 12 and...

 

Coach: Volleyball drawing a crowd, but room for more

Sweet Home volleyball had a banner year last season, with a second-place finish at state and high hopes for another run at a state title with a team loaded with seniors who have started since they were freshmen. But then came COVID, which...

 

Sports back at high school, limited to 'mini seasons' for start

After six months of relative inactivity, Sweet Home High School students are getting a chance to get back on the athletic fields and into the gym, officially. Athletic Director Nate Tyler said last...

 

Speedway offering racing this summer – just not to live crowd

Loren Kruesi stands outside the Willamette Speedway racetrack on a hot early-September summer afternoon. It's a couple days until the next Race Day and he's been tweaking some things – on his two...

 

Scaled-down triathlon festival scheduled for this weekend

Blair Bronson had big hopes for this year's Best In the West triathlon series, which is celebrating its 10th year in Sweet Home this weekend. "We were hoping for our biggest and best yet, with close...

 

Willamette Speedway Results – September 5

Hornets – (1) Cory Sweatman; (2) Andrew Wright; (3) CJ Davidson; (4) James Skeslien; (5) Robert Carver. Hornets Dash for Cash – Cory Sweatman Sportsman Dash for Cash – James Slover Street Stocks Dash for Cash – Justin Evans Street Stocks B Ma...

 

On heels of All-America honor, local swimmer heads to college

When Magen Hager finished the 200 Freestyle preliminary race at the 4A/3A/2A/1A swimming state championships last February, she knew she'd fulfilled a big goal: she'd set a state record in the event...

 

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,...

 

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