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Sweet Home volleyball, basketball players break competition drought with wins


February 17, 2021

VOLLEYBALL WINNERS, from left, are Eliana Dean, Adaira Sleutel/Burger, Jamie Seward, Shelbey NIchol, Josie Nealon, Teja Abbott, Graci Zanona and Savannah Hutchins.

After a year without playing indoors, at least officially, Sweet Home volleyball and basketball players got a chance to knock the rust off last weekend in Idaho.

And boy, did they deliver.

A group of seven boys arrived in Wilder, Idaho, on Friday, continuing on after learning that the tournament had been canceled, said Ray Towry, who coached them and organized the trip. They ended up playing five games, though, and came away with five wins.

Meanwhile, a team of local volleyball players coached by Mary Hutchins also made the trip to Eagle, a suburb of Boise, where they swept every game th...

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