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- October 3, 2012 Page 9 mira first Sweet Home 4, Elmira 3 Foltowing a string of goals and close games, the Sweet Home High School boys soccer team snapped a 10ng losing streak on the road Thursday, defeating Elmira 4-3. More than the win, they showed what "complete commitment" can do on the field, said Coach Ryan Regrutto. "It was a heck of a game. It was awesome." It wasn't handed to them, he said. There was no bad luck or good luck that swung the game their way. It was their hard work and commitment on the field. "I think all of last year, we scored four goals," Regrutto said. That drought has ended. In each of the three games leading up to Elmira, the Huskies scored two goals, losing to Cottage Grove 4-2 at home-on Sept. 25, at East Linn Christian Academy 4-2 on Sept. 21 and losing 11-2 to Taft on Sept. 13. "We have been scoring goals," Regrutto said. "We've been a bit more offensively powerful. It helps to win games if you can score goals." And that scoring is coming from all over the roster. The Huskies scored their first goal within the first 10 minutes, Justin Webb moves the ball up the field during the Sept. 25 game against Cottage Grove. Regrutto said. "We came out and half for the Huskies shooting a long played them really tough." ball over the keeper. The Huskies were pressuring Elmira managed to score the Elmira defense, and the Falcon's a single goal and trailed 3-1 at keeper was a 'little off the line, halflime. Regrutto said. Parke Young put it in "We were- feeling pretty good the net over the goalie's head. at halftime," Regrutto said. "This is The team was feeling pretty uncharted territory for us." good, Regrutto said. A few minutes His team was playing well, he later Wyatt Hayes caught the keeper said. "The one thing you can say out of position again. No one had about Elmira is they work hard and clear possession of the ball, but don't quit." Hayes got his foot on it and put it Everyone was playing great in again. Ole Olsen rounded out the in the second half, but Elmira's "4 Photos by Sean C. Morgan Ole Olsen works the ball through Cottage Grove opposition. persistence paid off as they caught But the Huskies stayed a couple of opportunities and put persistent too, showing "complete the ball in the net to tie the game 3-3. See Boys, page 14 Boys third for depleted, Huskies at Cottage Grove dam run Considering that nearly his en- tire cross-country team was either sick or just recovered from illness, Coach Billy Snow was pretty hap- py with the Huskies' performances Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Harrier's Challenge in Cottage Grove. The 5K race course includes a run up the face of the Dorena Res- ervoir dam, which is just slightly less steep than Foster Dam. "The kids ran well," Snow said. "Everybody who ran there last year PR'd." Those personal bests ranged from 15 seconds for Paige Sand- ers, who led the girls, to nearly six minutes for sophomore Trevor Melson. Sweet Home placed third in the boys team race with 138 points, behind Sisters (49) and La Pine (108). The Huskies were led by Ja- kob Hiett, who ran third overall in 18:14 - a PR of 1:10, behind the winner, Brandon Pollard of Sisters (17:58). Daniel Danforth was second for the Huskies in 19:54 - 17th overall - and Ian Wingo was third - 28th overall - in 20:17. Fourth for Sweet Home was David John- son (37th, 21:05), with Nick Matt- son (53rd, 21:46 - a 51-second PR) and Robert Gourley (54th, 21:48) finishing back-to-back, followed by Alex Seitz (57th, 22:04). "We really shined, everybody after Daniel," Snow said. "Ian, Da- vid, Mattson and Robert were all bunched together. I was encour- aged." La Pine placed four runners back-to-back and all of its first five finishers ahead of Sweet Home's third runner, Wingo, but Snow said he was "convinced" that the Huskies can do better against the Photo courtesy of Brett King Daniel Danforth leads a pack of opponents up the face of the dam at Cot- tage Grove's Dorena Reservoir. Hawks. and illness. Sisters won the girls varsity "All of the kids were sick race with 5 ! points, led by junior or just getting over something," Zoe FaLk who was second (21:45), Snow said. "Just one after another. behind Creswell's Olivia Powell When we came back from Seaside (21:26). Cottage Grove was third, we weren't hurt, but we were cer- with 133 points. Sweet Home did tainly sick. That's for sure." not score as a team because theSanders placed seventh tO Huskies lacked five varsity run- pace the Huskies, running 23:07. ners, with Halley Hummer andSierra Swanson was second for Tashana Mithen out due to injury the team and 31 st overall, running 27:06, and Candalynn Johnson was their third runner, at 56th overall, in 30:04 - a two-minute PR. Kayla Daniels was Sweet Home's fourth runner, 69th in 32:22. Stephen Bishop ran 22:18 to finish sixth in the boys JV race, followed by Kyle Moore-McKay (37th, 25:15) and Nick Dadey (45th, 25:47) and Trevor Melson (51st, 26:13) - nearly a six-minute PRover his time as a freshman last year. In the gifts JV race, Sierra Owen finished in 33:01, followed by Maria Daniels (38:55) and Emi- lie Rice (39:05). The Huskies will run a brand new race, for them, at the Star City XClassic at Corban University be- ginni.ng at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. They will follow that with one of their regular stops - the Paul Mariman Invitational at Philo- math, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sat- urday, Oct. 6. Harrier's Challenge Boys Team Scores Sisters 49; (2) La Pine 108; (3) Sweet Home 138; (4) Pleasant Hill 147; (5) Thurston 206; (6) Central 212; (7) Crow 218; (8) Cottage Grove 227; (9) Harrisburg 253; (10) Elmira 283; (11) Central Linn 305; (12) Douglas 371. Boys Top 10 and Sky-Em League Finishers (1) Brandon Pollard (Sisters) 17:58; (2) Zach Bellew (Creswell) 18:05; (3) Jakob Hiett (SH) 18:14; (4) Darrin Houle (Crow) 18:34; (5) Devon Cal- vin (S) 18:41; (6) Quinn Wallace (N Eugene) 18:47; (7) Ben Rist (Central See XC, page 14 Over 30 years experience Free estimates Locally owned Tear-offs with no mess Hand nailed, architect & 3-tab shingles Snap-lock, Hi-rib metal & fiat roofs All workmanship guaranteed CCB# 110950 Groundskeeping I Janitorial I Shredding I Woodshop Call today for a free quote 541-367-2765 Mail a donation to: Or make a PayPal donation on our website: Sunshine Industries Unlimited, Inc. www'sunshineindustriesunlimited'cm P.O. Box 178, Sweet Home, OR 97386 3714 Long Street I 541-367-2765 ,,g