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 By Scott Swanson    Sports    December 2, 2020 

When Husky fans return, Main Gym will offer a little sparkle

If OSAA-sanctioned sports begin on Dec. 28 as planned, and if fans are allowed to attend indoor events in the Main Gym, they will get an eyeful, a sparkling, polished auditorium that looks brand new....

 

Coach 'excited' by girls' performance in soccer

Sweet Home's girls soccer team hadn't had a chance to play at home this year until Thursday, Nov. 19, when they faced off with the Husky boys in a full-length scrimmage match. The girls, who have "eig...

 

Local player Abbott is first signee for new Bushnell beach volleyball program

Teja Abbott plans to play beach volleyball for Bushnell University next year after signing a letter of intent in a quiet ceremony last summer. Abbott was the first of what may be a succession of...

 

Sign-ups open for winter sports season

Registration for winter athletics at Sweet Home High School is now open. The “mini season,” which runs through Christmas week, includes basketball, swimming and wrest-ling. Practices will begin Dec. 3. This registration will be a combined...

 

Huskies' Bailee Hartsook signs letter of intent to Western Oregon

Though her senior volleyball season has been, at the very least, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and has been full of questions, Sweet Home senior Bailey Hartsook got one answer last week when...

 

Young Huskies drop 2 friendlies

Sweet Home's boys soccer team hosted Western Christian and Blanchet Catholic last week in friendly style soccer matches at Husky Field. The Huskies lost 6-0 Tuesday, Nov. 10, to Western Christian,...

 

Fall sports 'mini-season' under way, with contests this week

After 10 days' hiatus, Sweet Home High School athletes were back on the fields and in the gym last week, as the fall sports "mini season" got under way. The unscheduled break came after a COVID scare...

 

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...

 

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