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Volleyball: Veteran Huskies looking to take chance to finish strong


March 3, 2021

Sweet Home's volleyball players got to play a match on their home floor Monday evening, March 1, for the first time in roughly 16 months when the Huskies hosted Scio and Corbett in a jamboree, as a warm-up for the six-week season that starts Wednesday. Senior Shelbey Nichol goes high for what ended up to be a kill as Sweet Home handled Scio 25-13, 25-6 before moving on to defeat Corbett 25-15, 25-13.

Sixteen months after they played their last game together – at least in a gym, Sweet Home's volleyball team is ready to roll once again.

But there are plenty of ifs, hithertofores and forthwiths looming over the next weeks as the Huskies eye a season in which plenty has changed, including during the first week of practice.

Volleyball is the sport under scrutiny by OSAA and school officials across the state this season. Teams in counties deemed "Extreme" risk can't play at home and can't travel, the OSAA ruled last week.

Because Sweet Home is in Linn County, which dropped from "High" r...

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