Then and Now

Sweet Home’s fourth-place Senior American baseball team, at right, shows off the trophy they won in Corvallis July 26, as reported last week in The New Era. Sweet Home finished the season 47-6 and won three tournament championships, as well as the valley division title. Most of the team began playing together in 1995, as Midgets. The team has been to the state playoffs four times, placing twice €“ third in 2007 as Juniors, and fourth this year as Seniors. Above, top, the players are shown as Midgets. From left, in front, are Kory VanDeusen, Mitchell Keenon, Colton Holly, Ian Wingo and Trevor Olson. In second row, from left, are Austin Rice, Christian Voldbaek, Colton Schilling, Nate Melcher, Austin Mizsei and Alex Bosso. In back, from left, are Coaches Scott Melcher, Leon Olson and Lonnie Keenon. In the second photos, as Seniors, the team is, from left in front, Drayson Cuevas, Colton Holly, Nate Melcher, Justin Rice, Wade Paulus and Kory VanDeusen. In back from left, are Coach Tim Holly, Coach Lonnie Keenon, Alex Bosso, Trevor Olson, Dylan Elder, Austin Mizsei, Zach Gill, Coach Leon Olson and Coach Scott Melcher.