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Marissa Kurtz, Nate Virtue named top Sweet Home athletes


June 5, 2019

SENIOR SPORTS AWARD recipients include, in front, from left, Hayden McDonald, Nicole Grady, Sunhee Bitter, Sydney Mauer, Madelyn Neuschwander, Hailey Wolfe, Rimi Kanaya and Katrina Reynolds. In second row, from left, are Ashley Farthing, Noah Moore, Colton Smith, Nate Virtue, Marissa Kurtz, Sarah Hewitt, Austin Olin and Aliya Boss. In the rear, from left, are Kate Hawken, Boe Baxter, Robert Watkins, Robbie Yunke, Jake Swanson, Noah Dinsfriend, Lance Hanson, Kennedi Waldrop and Anna Coleman.

Nate Virtue and Marissa Kurtz were named the Booster Club Boy and Girl of the Year in Sweet Home High School athletics Sunday evening at the annual senior sports banquet held at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge.

They also were named to the Huskies Hall of Fame. Joining them in the Hall of Fame were Sarah Hewitt and Colton Smith.

Kurtz played volleyball for four years, lettering once.

She wrestled and lettered four years, winning first-team all-state honors in 2016 and 2018 and second-team all-state in 2017. She was Most Improved on her team in 2016.

She lettered all four years of softball and w...

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