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Page 1 6 .~ PC'd~ T.R - April 18, 2012 p. Kindergarten Orientation Wednesday, April 25 at 6 PM Call 541-367-1833 for more information Softball team takes second in rence The Huskies edged out Junc- tion City 2-0 on the road Thurs- day in softball to take lock up sec- ond place in league play last week and then shut out La Pine 13-0 in riving innings on the road. The Huskies are 6-3 overall and 5-1 in league, trailing Elmira, 6-0, and leading Junction City, 4-2. The Huskies were scheduled to host Elmira on Tuesday. They travel to Sisters on Friday and Cottage Grove on Tuesday. Sweet Home 2, Junction City 0 The Huskies put together two runs in the fourth to get the win over Junction City. "It's very big standings-wise," said Coach Casey Humphrey. "Now we're second place by ourselves, knocking on the heels of Elmira, which is nice." To win, Megan Graville led off with a base hit in the fourth. McKenzie Cochran moved her on a sac bunt, and Shantel Pitts singled, batting in Graville. Pitts advanced to second on an error and third on a wild pitch. Megan Rubidoux knocked her in on a sac fly. Again, the Huskies had people in scoring positions throughout the game, Humphrey said, but the team never got the big hit. This time, the Huskies snuck through a couple of runs to seal the win. Emily Marchbanks pitched the game, striking out six, walking no one and giving up three hits. Junction City's Devorak, gave up two runs, eight hits and two walks, while striking out three. At bat, Katie Virtue went 2-3; Emili Riggs, 1-3; Graville, one hit and two runs; Pitts, 1-3, with a run and RBI; Rubidoux, 2-2 with an RBI; and Halley Hummer, 1-3. Sweet Home 000 200 0 - 2 8 0 3unction City 000 000 0 - 0 31 Sweet Home 13, La Pine 0 The Huskies started out slow but poured on the offense in the fourth and fifth, scoring six and seven runs respectively, defeating La Pine by the 10-run rule in the fifth inning. "We had a slow start and got going finally in the fourth and fifth innings," Humphrey-said, but defense has been solid for the past three games. The Huskies have given up only a single run in the past three games, he said, and the Huskies are excited to face Elmira this week. Graville pitched the game, striking out eight batters and giving up three hits. with no walks. Parrish was the losing pitcher, striking out one and walking seven. At bat, Hummer went 2-2; Sarah Wyatt, 1~3; Virtue, 1-4; Graville, 2-3; Cochran 1-4; and Sierra Thayer, 1-1. Sweet Home 000 67 - 13 8 1 La Pine 000 O0 - 0 3 4 Build a Strong Foundation Sweet Home Charter School Located at 28721 Liberty Road, Sweet Home Call 541-367-1833 for more information. Explore the Options: Openings for 2012-2013: Kindergarten-6th Grade Charter School is a Free Public School ,k Five Day School Week Small Class Size The Charter School is a college preparatory school dedicated to serving the families of our community by providing an .alternative within public education. SHCS is committed to preparing studentsto be exemplary citizenswith a life-time love of learning through a three-pronged approach of teaching expertise, discipline, and parental involvement. Photo by MiriamSwanson Sweet Home High School senior Emili Riggs, flanked by her parents Monte and Barbi Riggs, signs a letter of intent to play softball at Western Oregon University next year. Riggs is catcher for the Huskies softball team. She signed the letter on Thursday at the school. As of the end of her junior year, Riggs was swinging a .397 average. Last year, she was walked 18 times, often intentionally, and she hit two homeruns. She had an.on-base percent- age of.529. She was first-team all-league utility player and second-team all-state utility player last year. SH wrestlers will host New Zealand team Sweet Home wrestlers will host a team from New Zealand at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Main Gym. The New Zealand team is coming to Oregon from Indiana, said Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe. Following their stay in Sweet Home, they will go to For- est Grove on Friday, then back to New Zealand. "It's going to be fun to have the opportunity to host these guys," Thorpe said. "'We have never hosted New Zealand. I don't know what to expect. I don't know what level they are at.~' He said the local team will consist of mainly Sweet Home wrestlers, including possibly two alums, Sweet Home assistant Tomas Rosa, who will wrestle one of the New Zealand coaches, and Kyle"Temple, now coach- ing in Stayton. Both wrestled at Southern Oregon University. Cost for Thursday's event will be $3 for students, $5 for adults. Off-season wrestling contin- ues at Sweet Home. Three wres- tlers - Tyler Cowger, Brayden Newport and Travis Thorpe - competed at the Reno World tournament last weekend and the state freestyle and Greco tourna- ments will be held this coming weekend in Forest Grove. Also, a benefit auction for the wrestling program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Boys and Gifts Club. Cost is $15 per person and admission is limited to adults. Hors d'oeuvres and no-host drinks will be avail- able. A social hour and silent auc- tion will be held from 6.'30 to 7:30 p.m., with the live auction beginning at 8 .p.m. Items to be sold include Gerber knives. g0ided fishing, a black Labrador retriever puppy, a Benelli SBEII shotgun, a custom chicken coop, golfing, trips, rifles and more. For more information, con- tact Steve Thorpe at (541) 401- 1154 or (541) 367-7160 during the day. SH swimmer finishes top-10 three times at 2012 Northwest Regional championships Lucia Davis had three top-10 finishes at the Northwest Region 2012 Short Course Age Group Championships March 30-April 1 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. Davis, 13. placed third in the mile freestyle (18:03.80) and fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:13.52) as the only Sweet Home Swim Club member to score points. She also scored in the 200 free- style, finishing seventh in 1:58.91. Also competing in the region- als were Mia Davis. 11; Lauren Yon, 12: Makayla Nelson. 13; and Naomi Gunselman, 16. - Northwest Region 2012 Sweet Home Swim Club Results P=Preliminaries F---Final's *PR 1:02.92" Mia Davis, 11 13o13 400 IM - (11-F) 4:50.44 11-11 Backstroke - (21~ place-P) 13-13 100 Freestyle- (12-P) 5.5.66 1:10.95" 13-13 500 Freestyle - (4-F) 5:t3.52 11&Under 500 Freestyle - (22-F) 13-13 200 Freestyle 7 (6-P) 1:56.61 5:59.26* 13-13 200 Freestyle - (7-F) 1:58,91 11-11 Butterfly - (19-P) 1:10.69" 13-13 Mile Freestyle - (3-F) 11-11 200 Freestyle - (23-P) 18:03.80 2:15.64" 1%12 Mile Freestyle - "(12-F)Makayla Nelson, 13 13-13 100 Backstroke - (17-P) 20:51.11 * 1:04.30 LaurenYon, 12 13-13 200 Backstroke - (20-P) 12-12 100 Breaststroke - (15-P) 2:19.56" 1:15.27 11-12 400 IM - (17-F) 5:09.32 Naomi Gunselman, 16 11-12 200 Breast- (18-P) 2:43:61" 1"5-18 100 Backstroke - (29) 12-12 200 IM - (17-P) 2:28.67* 1:04.50* 12-12 500 Freestyle - (14-F)1-18 200 Butterfly - (27-P) 5:50,34* 2:22.57* 12-12 50 Breaststroke - (22-P)15-18 400 IM - (17-F) 5:00.56* 35.88* 15-18 200 IM - (19-P) 2:20.06" Lucia Davis, 13 15-18 200 Backstroke - (26-P) 13-13 100 Backstroke - (13-P)2:18.17" Golfers .place fifth at Creswell Invitational Sweet Home placed fifth out of eight teams in golf at the Cre- swell Invitational Tuesday, April 9. Stephen Bishop led the Hus- kies with a 97, followed by Casey Homer (99), Michael Tolle (102), Austin Yoder (109) and Christian Porter (110). Ben Lindsay of Bandon was the overall medalist, shooting 74. Summit was the team winner with a 303, as all five of it~ golfers shot under 80, with Dylan Cramer and Ryan Blackwell tying for sec- ond overall, each shooting 75. Ban- don was second (354), followedby Seaside (358), Sweet Home (407) and McKenzie (418). Reedsport. Creswell and Oakridge, which did not field complete teams. I [ !