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Thorpe named National Coach of the Year

By Scott Swanson Of The New Era Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe has been named National Coach of the Year for boys wrestling by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The announcement, made July...

 

What will high school sports programs look like this fall?

Following Gov. Brown's July 30 directive to require face coverings for everyone 2 years and older in all indoor school settings, both public and private, school officials were waiting for clarity on...

 

Sweet Home swimmers compete in regional, state meets

Sweet Home Swim Club members competed last month in both the Oregon long course state championships and the Western Region Speedo Sectionals. At the OSI 11 and Over Long Course Arena State...

 

After COVID shutdown, wrestlers flock to Santiam camp

Dozens of wrestlers covered mats on the floor of the Sweet Home High School Sweet Home hosted its annual Santiam Wrestling Camp for boys July 10-13, after a hiatus last year due to the coronavirus...

 

Coulter, Tyler named MVPS at boys basketball awards night

Five Sweet Home High School basketball players were honored during a July 6 banquet held at City Manager Ray Towry's home. Players and coaches voted on the awards. Recent graduates Hunter Coulter and...

 

Burke named MVP for girls basketball

Four Sweet Home High School girls basketball players were honored during a July 6 awards dinner at The Point restaurant. Rising junior Brooke Burke was named the Huskies' Most Valuable Player. She...

 

Brooke Burke, Maddie Harris honored at softball awards event

Two pivotal graduating seniors received all-league distinctions, plus kind words of farewell from head Sweet Home High School softball coach Karyn Hartsook, during a July 8 team awards banquet....

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    July 14, 2021

Ground-breaking SH wrestling camp for girls looks to be tip of bigger wave

Two dozen girls sat on the floor of Sweet Home High School's Main Gym Thursday, July 8, watching two college women wrestlers demonstrate how to turn an opponent to score points in a freestyle match....

 

Former Huskies Coach Rob Younger honored with national citation award

Longtime Sweet Home High School football coach Rob Younger was awarded a Citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association during last week's Summer Meeting...

 

State champs and top girl finishers named Outstanding Wrestlers

Jessy Hart, Paige Chafin and state wrestling champions Kyle Sie-minski, Jake Sieminski, Brayden Newport and Tristan Spencer were named Pat Baxter Outstanding Wrestlers at the wrestling team's awards...

 

Malia Hewitt, Chloe Tyler and Micah Wright named Outstanding Swimmers

Multiple Huskies were recognized at the swim team's awards banquet at Community Chapel on Wednesday. Micah Wright on the boys side, and Chloe Tyler and Malia Hewitt for the girls were named...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 30, 2021

Husky boys win state wrestling title; girls second

Sweet Home finished a COVID-shortened wrestling season Saturday, June 26, with an exclamation point – the Huskies' first team state title since 2017 and the school's ninth overall, and four individu...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 30, 2021

Four girls place for SH's first team trophy

Sweet Home's girls kicked off what Coach Steve Thorpe described as a "wild weekend" for the wrestling team by scoring a second-place finish in the state tournament Thursday, June 24, at Cottage...

 

Girls win five events at state swimming; boys medal in relay

Sweet Home's girls walked away with a second-place team trophy Saturday, June 26, as two Huskies won individual titles, and two relay teams won state championships. In the team competition, the girls...

 

Girls win district swim title as Huskies qualify 17, five relays for state

Sweet Home's girls won their eighth straight district swimming title Saturday, June 19, in their own pool as the Huskies hosted the Special District 3 meet for both boys, on Friday, and the girls....

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    June 23, 2021

SH sending 21 boys to state, wins five district wrestling titles

Thursday, June 17, was a big day for Sweet Home as 21 wrestlers qualified for the state tournament. But the Huskies' last qualifier was the one that electrified the crowd in Sweet Home's Main Gym, a...

 

SH girls lose two

Sweet Home girls basketball finished their 2021 season 4-8 with a 2-6 lead record. In their last two games of the season, the girls lost to Newport 31-30 and Cascade 64-43. Their final scheduled...

 

Boys finish basketball season with win, then losses to top teams

Sweet Home boys basketball finished the season 7-6, going .500 in league play with a 3-3 record. They finished fourth in the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference, behind Cascade, Woodburn and Philomath. The...

 

Huskies' wrestling win over Tillamook comes down to final match

As they focused on this week's District 2 regional meet, Sweet Home's wrestlers got a good test in a 45-34 win at Tillamook Tuesday, June 8. "That was a great dual," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "That's t...

 

Boys win 2 to stay in basketball race

Sweet Home boys basketball won a pair of tight contests last week, beating Stayton 52-50 at home and Sisters 51-44 on the road. Stayton beat Sweet Home earlier this season with a buzzer beating three-pointer. “So we knew it was going to be...

 

Girls lose two games in hoops; roster down thanks to injuries

An injury-riddled Sweet Home girls basketball team lost a pair of games early last week. On Monday, June 7, Stayton bested the Huskies 42-25. “We’re just down some players because of injury,” said Head Coach Michelle Knight. “There’s...

 

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