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Huskies down Junction City to open state volleyball playoffs


November 3, 2021

Sean C. Morgan

Huskies Adaira Sleutel, center, and Kailee Pepple block a Junction City hitter during their first-round state playoffs volleyball match Saturday.

Sweet Home had little trouble getting rolling in the 4A state volleyball playoffs Saturday afternoon, downing 10th-seeded Junction City 25-11, 25-18, 25-21.

"We had five days to prepare and honestly, it was five really strong days to practice," Coach Mary Hutchins said.

"We also did extra sessions after practice with individual players each day to sharpen up some skills and better prepare for the coming challenges."

She said they "watched a lot of film" to prepare for the Tigers, whom they had not played in two years.

"We isolated their two big hitters. We studied their defense and looke...

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