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Huskies enter season aiming to make run in baseball playoffs


March 13, 2019

VARSITY BASEBALL team members are, in front, from left, Coach Josh Blachly, Travis Thorpe, Zach Zanona, Gavin Nichols, Seth Gaylord, Dawson Armstrong, Cole Baxter and Treyson Smith. In back are Coach Dan Tow, Zach Luttmer, Nate Virtue, Colton Smith, Nate Jeppsen, Terron Kopperud, Cole Mizsei and Head Coach John Best.

Returning eight players, a deep, flexible Sweet Home High School baseball team is looking to win the Oregon West Conference championship in its inaugural season in the league and make some noise in state playoffs this year.

"It's pretty exciting," said Coach John Best. "It's been a little frustrating not being able to practice every day (due to cancellations for snow)."

Departing last year, due to graduation, were Keegan Holly, Fisher Anderson, Nick Marler and Austin James, but the Huskies return seniors Colton Smith, Nate Virtue, Terron Kopperud and Nate Jeppsen and juniors Travis Thorpe,...

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