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Sweet Home starts wrestling season with state's best; busy week ahead


May 26, 2021

ETHAN SPENCER puts the final touches on a fall over Newberg's Kyle Kelley in the 182-pound weight class.

Sweet Home started its wrestling season off Thursday, May 20, against one of the best teams in the United States, Newberg.

The score told the story: 66-0.

"We struggled to find someone who would wrestle us," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "Newberg is in the same boat."

Also in Sweet Home for a match was Glencoe, which fell 42-18 to the Huskies.

"Glencoe's numbers were down and they didn't want to waste a date for Newberg, so they came also," Thorpe said.

"Newberg is the best team in the state of Oregon right now and they're one of the top teams in the country. They're always well-coached and...

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