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Softball team shuts out Banks in season opener

The second-ranked Sweet Home softball team launched its season in a big way, shutting out ninth-ranked Banks 2-0 in a pitchers duel at home Friday afternoon. "That was a big win for our program,"...

 

With little practice ahead of game, golfers open season coldly

Sweet Home’s golf teams opened their season last week cold – in a figurative sense, after having little to no time on the course before their first competitions. The varsity boys played their first match Wednesday, March 13, at Trysting Tree in...

 

Track athletes off to a fast start, racking up 24 PRs

Some Sweet Home’s track and field athletes got off to a fast start as they opened their season against South Salem, Blanchet and Crosshill Christian Thursday, March 21, at the Saxon Icebreaker, hosted by South Salem. The Huskies had 17 personal...

 

Baseball team loses to three top-five teams opening week

Third-ranked Banks scored a series of runs late in the game to slip by the Huskies 5-4 Friday evening. Playing on the road, with one ball and one strike, Nate Virtue tripled on a line drive to center field to things going for 13th-ranked Sweet Home....

 

Swanson MVP as cagers finish with best season since 2010-11

The winner of the high school boys basketball team's Most Valuable Player Award is senior Jake Swanson. He received the award during the team's annual awards dessert on March 12. Nate Virtue was...

 

Huskiettes wrap up season eighth at state

The Sweet Home High School Huskiettes capped off their fall and winter seasons finishing eighth in the state competition held Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum. Competing at state were junior Karla...

 

Natalie Rodgers named girls hoops MVP

The Sweet Home High School girls basketball team named sophomore Natalie Rodgers Most Valuable Player during its annual awards dessert held March 4. Coach Michelle Knight applauded the strides her...

 

Schilling qualifies for S. Africa trip

Lexi Schilling, above, right, won the girls 115-pound division of the Oregon Cultural Exchange Trials Saturday at Sweet Home High School. Wrestlers from around the state, from all divisions,...

 

Huskies enter season aiming to make run in baseball playoffs

Returning eight players, a deep, flexible Sweet Home High School baseball team is looking to win the Oregon West Conference championship in its inaugural season in the league and make some noise in st...

 

Veterans, multiple pitching options have softball team aiming high

This year's Sweet Home High School softball team returns a lot of experience, flexibility in pitching staff and a goal of going deeper into the state playoffs than last year. The team lost Ally Tow...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 13, 2019

Huskies look to cash in on experience, talent in track and field campaign

Having seen his track and field teams spend nearly all of the last two weeks under cover due to the snowy weather, Head Coach Dakotah Keys will be as interested as anyone in what takes place when the...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 13, 2019

Boys return state golf experience; full team for girls

Coming off a state tournament appearance, the Sweet Home boys golf team is looking at some new opponents that look to provide some serious competition for a return trip. But Coach Pat Davis isn't...

 

Senior Kurtz and juniors Royer and Thorpe named Outstanding Wrestlers

Jackson Royer and Travis Thorpe were named Outstanding Wrestlers for the boys and Marissa Kurtz was the girls Outstanding Wrestler at the team's awards dinner held Sunday evening, March 3. Thorpe and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    Sports    March 6, 2019

Sweet Home's Marissa Kurtz honored with inaugural girls wrestling scholarship

Marissa Kurtz was about to start warming up for her state wrestling finals match Saturday evening, Feb. 23, when she heard the announcer tell the crowd that the Tyrone Woodley Woods Scholarship awards...

 

Travis Thorpe, Jackson Royer are titlists as Huskies finish 2nd in state wrestling

See our photo gallery for State Tournament photos: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/02_27_2019 Jackson Royer and Travis Thorpe won individual titles Saturday, Feb. 23, in the OSAA 4A state...

 

Marissa Kurtz wins second state girls wrestling title; Lexi Schilling fourth

See our photo gallery for State Tournament photos: https://www.sweethomenews.com/photos/02_27_2019 Marissa Kurtz won her second state wrestling championship Saturday, Feb. 23, during the OSAA girls...

 

Husky state qualifiers, Calderwood named to Outstanding Swimmer honors

Seniors Sarah Hewitt and Brad Wolthuis, junior Megan Hager, sophomore Hunter Calderwood and freshmen Malia Hewitt, Jamie Seward and Chloe Tyler shared Outstanding Swimmer honors Feb. 21 at the...

 

Newport defeats cagers in play-in game on road

The Huskies lost a play-in game 58-49 in a rematch at Newport Friday evening, ending their season in state playoffs with their entire league, after losing their final league game 62-58 at home on...

 

Girls end hoops season with loss to Newport

The Sweet Home High School girls wrapped up their basketball season with a 53-25 loss to Newport Feb. 19. They finish the season 0-12 in league and 1-22 overall. The girls grabbed a 43-33 against...

 

Girls defy the odds to win state swimming championship

On paper, it didn't look like Sweet Home's girls really had much of a chance to walk away with a state swimming championship trophy as they entered the finals Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Tualatin Hills... Full story

 

Cheerleaders second at state with best performance of year

The Huskies placed second at the state cheerleading competition Saturday after giving their best performance of the season. Newport beat out Sweet Home for the state championship, held at the Memorial...

 

State championship brackets set, wrestlers ready to head to Portland

Sweet Home’s boys will open the state championship tournament late Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, in a bid for their second team championship in three years. “We’re ready to go,” Coach Steve Thorpe said. “We’re ready to get after things, read...

 

Huskies lose two, but stay in hunt for state hoops playoffs

Sweet Home lost 63-61 at Cascade on Feb. 12 and 55-35 at Sisters Friday, but they have managed to clinch a spot in the play-in round of state playoffs based on the entire Oregon West Conference’s high rankings. If the 13th-ranked Huskies win their...

 

Girls leave district in their wake on way to swim title; Huskies qualify nine

Sweet Home's girls won their sixth straight 4A/3A/2A/1A District 3 swimming title Friday in a weather-shortened meet that was trimmed from two days to one. Due to predictions of ice and snow, coaches...

 

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