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Practice makes perfect as Huskies win state forestry title


May 8, 2019

ZECH BROWN and Becky Belcher splice cables during the state forestry competition.

Sweet Home High School won the state championship in forestry April 26-27 at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City.

Sophomore Becky Belcher and senior Zech Brown won the top spot as individuals, winning overall Jill and Jack.

"I was working toward it," Belcher said. When she heard she won it, "It was a relief. I've been practicing a lot more than just scheduled practices."

Brown was her partner for most events, she said, and they practiced together constantly.

"The overall Jack, I had some tough competition this year," Brown said. "Taking the overall Jack, it was a nice feeling...

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