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Determined Huskies won Sweet Home's only hoops title


February 3, 2021

Retired Sweet Home basketball Coach Ed Nieman remembers his team's run to the state title in 1993, the Huskies' only championship in the sport.

Ed Nieman really never had plans to be a basketball coach.

And it really wasn't a long journey for him to the bench, but the trip took him a long way: to Sweet Home High School's first and only state title, in 1993.

"I was kind of an unintended coach," Nieman said.

And, he makes it very, very clear, it wasn't all about him. It was devoted players who had working together down to a science, parents who were willing to do what it took to support their sons and the team, a great trainer and assistant coaches who made the difference in getting the Huskies to the championship. And it was a pro...

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