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SHJH launches soccer program to feed high school programs


October 23, 2019

SASHA SAVRE coaches his junior high soccer team.

When school district administrators decided this year to add soccer to the list of sports offered by Sweet Home Junior High, the goal was to build a program that would feed the high school's programs, which have struggled in the powerful Oregon West Conference.

With two games left this week, it's been a good inaugural season, coaches say.

Junior high soccer is not entirely new in Sweet Home. There have been previous club-type junior high teams, including both boys and girls who were coached beginning in 2007 by Lela Danforth, who saw the need for a feeder program to develop skills prior t...

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