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Soccer players compete in Florida tournament


August 2, 2016

OREGON’S ASYO 19-U and 14-U teams gather for a photo in Florida where they went to compete in a national tournament. . Sweet Home members include Nick Rodgers, third from the left in the back row; Katie Robeck, sixth from the left in back; Jessi Thomas, sixth from the right in the second row; and Ramon Fry, second from the right in the second row. Sweet Home soccer coach Huck Thomas is second from the right behind the team.

Three Sweet Home High School soccer players, Nick Rodgers, Ramon Fry, and Jessi Thomas, were part of a regional U-19 co-ed soccer team, which competes in the boys division; and Katie Robeck and Natalie Rodgers were part of a U-14 girls team that competed at the American Youth Soccer Organization National Games in West Palm, Fla., earlier this month.

High school assistant coach Huck Thomas was on the coaching staff.

AYSO Region 870, which covers Linn County, was invited to participate in the tournament. This year was the first time teams from Oregon have been invited to the National Games...

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