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Girls hoops wants to pick up where last year’s JV left off


November 29, 2016

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM members are, in front from left, Abby Underwood, Sydney Mauer, Kayla Miller, Elizabeth Chelstad and April Underwood. In back are Coach Ryan Underwood, Kennedi Waldrop, Hailey Silver, Alana Silver, Anna Coleman and Head Coach Dave McNeil.

The Sweet Home High School girls varsity basketball team is young, but the players have had a taste of success.

As last year’s junior varsity team, they won seven or eight games toward the end of their season, and Coach Dave McNeil wants to expand on that success as the same girls play this season and next season.

His program has no seniors, with the exception of Ria Chiba, an exchange student from Japan who will play on the junior varsity. Last year’s freshmen and sophomores fill the varsity roster.

His varsity roster is full of solid and semi-solid players, he said, and “I have...

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