High school opens new weight room


September 14, 2022

Benny Westcott

Milton Hernandez, right, and Alvaro Salazar, of Promaxima Manufacturing out of Houston, Texas, unpack weight equipment as they put the new weight room together Aug. 22. Below, Nathan Aker lifts as Deacon Bachand spots.

An effort to get Sweet Home High School students back into the flow of normal life has resulted in a new weight room for the high school.

It's a somewhat complicated story, and there were multiple players, but the school was able to take advantage of a High School Academic Support Grant to upgrade its dilapidated, undersized workout room in an effort to get students involved in physical exercise.

Athletic Director Dan Tow said an increased emphasis by football coaches on weight training made school officials realize that there wasn't really enough equipment in the existing facility to mee...

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