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- December 12, 2012 Page 17 OOOOOOOOOOOO 000000000000 IF Non-football (with one exception) Sweet Home athletes who were named to all-league or all- state teams this fall include, in front from left: Katie Virtue, Girls Soccer, Second Team All- League; Sabrina Davis. Girls Soccer. First Team All-League; Hailey Hummer. Cross-Coun- try, Second Team All-League: Amanda Hubbard. Volleyball, Honorable Mention All-League: Megan Graville. Volleyball, Second Team All-League: and Paige Sanders. Cross-Country, First Team All-League. In rear, from left, are: Spencer Knight, Football. Second Team All- League Running Back t who wasn't available for a photo of the all-league football players at right); Kyle Rose. Boys Soccer, Second Team All-League; lan Wingo, Cross-Country, Honor- able Mention All-League; Jakob Hiett. Cross-Country, First Team All-League, Second Team All-State; Ole Olson, Boys Soccer. First Team All-League; and Porter Young, Boys Soccer. Honorable Mention All-League. Not present for this photo were: Alana Long, Girls Soccer. Honorable Mention All-League; Nicole Rasmussen, Cross-Country, First Team All-League; Second Team All-State: and Sierra Swanson. Cross-Country, Second Team All-League. Sweet Home football players named to All-League and All-State teams are, in front from left: Josh Holman. First Team All-League Defensive Line: Colton Schilling, First Team All-League Defensive Back: Mitch Keenon. First Team All.League Wide Receiver, Defensive Back; Trever Olson. Honorable Mention All-League Defensive Back: and Colton Holly, Second Team All- League Slot Back. In the rear, from left, are: Wade Paulus. All-League Offensive Player Of the Year, First Team All-League Running Back and Punter; Second Team All-League Defensive Line, Zach Gill. First Team All-League Guard: Second Team All-League Defensive Line; David Skeen, First Team All-League Tackle: Austin Horner. First Team All-League Guard; Second Team All- League Linebacker; Nate Melcher, First Team All-League Center" Linebacker; Zane Jackson, First Team All-League Tackle: Quinn Wise, Honorable Mention All-League Tight End: and Cole Homer. Second Team All-League Quarterback, Linebacker. Not pictured is .lake Smith. Sec- ond Team All-League Kicker; Honorable Mention All-League Running Back. Football All-State players had not yet been announced at press time. 1if Boys earn hoops win at Ridgeview The Sweet Home High School Friday night, followed by a win the "We put a lot of pressure on boys basketball team built an second day. them." Porter said. "We created a dominating lead through the third "We played a great first three lot of turnovers." quarter against Ridgeview High quarters and went into the fourth In the fourth quarter, School in Redmond on Saturday with a 24-point lead." said Coach Ridgeview closed the gap to just and then held on against a fourth- _Tim Porter. "We had a letdown six points before the clock ran out. quarter rally to win 72-66. in the fourth but were still able to "I think what happened is In the first week of basketball, come away with the win." in the fourth quarter, we just let the Huskies lost a close one to In that game. the Huskies led down." Porter said. "We thought Stayton 69-66 on Dec. 4 and 26-15 after one quarter and46-29 wehad it in the bag." the first game of a tournament at halftime. They expanded their to Redmond 61-44 at Redmond lead to 65-41 in the third quarter. See Boys, page 20 Girls drop first three games Stayton 54, Sweet Home 46 "We actually played really The Sweet Home High well." saidCoach Kerstin School girls basketball team Brosterhous. opened the season with a tight The Huskies trailed 17-13 game against Stayton, losing 54- after the first quarter. Stayton 46 on the road Dec. 4. expanded its lead to 30-23 at The Huskies were within halftime. Sweet Home closed three at the end of the game. but the gap to 40-37 by the end of their efforts to stop the clock and the third quarter. get the ball put Stayton on the The Huskies struggled with foul line enough to spread the final margin. See Girls, page 19 Local to provide dental care In 2005. Mike Goger DMD, retired from his Albany dental practice. It wasn't more than three months later that he decided he needed to start volunteering. And to Goger, it made sense that he would put his'dental expertise to good use for those in need. "I started volunteering with Medical Teams International, which took me all over the place, including Cambodia," Goger said. "But it was when I worked on a mobile dental van in South Dakota, sponsored in part by the Ronald McDonald Charities Foundation, I realized that we needed the same thing in Oregon. I asked myself why I was " traveling all over. when people needed these services in my own back yard." Goger was a driving force to help bring a Medical Teams International and a Tooth Taxi dental van to Linn County. He then focused his efforts on teaming up with Samaritan Health Services' InReach Clinic, the Boys & Girls Club of Albany, the Greater Albany Public School District and United Way of Linn County to create a dental clinic at the Boys and Girls Club. The clinic opened in April of 2011 and saw 422 patient visits by the end of the year. "The patients are so grateful for the treatment received. Dentists don't hear the words 'thank you' very often, but almost every patient we care for says 'thanks'. I think it shows how much of a difference dental care makes in their lives," Goger said. Increasing access to dental care is a community health priority supported by Samaritan Health Services through its Community Health Promotion Program, which includes efforts such as InReach as well as Social Accountability grants made to other local health-focused agencies and initiatives. Visit samhealth.org/CommunityHealth to learn more. Mike Goger, DMD ,Samaritan Health Services