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Page 12 il Ta, "ra - July 4, 2012 SPORTS Photos by Scott Swanson Senior American baseball Keanu Aione, above, beats the throw to steal third during a Valley League Senior American baseball game between Sweet Home and South Albany Wednesday,'June 27. At left, Devin Stafford legs it out to first base as Coach Lonnie Keenon watches. Sweet Home lost 14-3 to even its record at 6-6 going into this week's action, Illness slows Calhoon at swimming Olympic Trials Jayce Calhoon, a Sweet Home High School graduate and a sopho- more at the University of Wyoming, competed in the 200 backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Swimming trials Friday in Omaha, Neb. Calhoon said he wasn't sure exactly where he placed in the field of some 100 competitors, but his time was off by about three seconds from his personal best of 2:04 to finish "around 2:07." Ryan Lochte, the. defend- ing Olympic gold medalist in the 200 back, was the top qualifier in 1:57.24. "I had strep throat, and then I had the flu right after that," Cat- hoon said, noting that that PrOb- ably contributed to his time. He hasn't been healthy leading up to the meet. "It's probably one I won't get to do again," he said. "After col- lege, I'll probably move on to get a job." He said he was disappointed, but he enjoyed being at the trials. "When you're actually there,' it becomes more real for you," he said. "It's a real possibility." His event had 10 heats of 10 swimmers, he said. The top two for each event move on to the Olympics, sched- uled to be held in London this surfnTler. Calhoon set four SHHS re- cords in swimming. He was MVP all tour years. He won 11 state titles and set records at state nine times. He carried a 4.0 GPA, graduating in 2010. Johnston Fi,00.i!d makeover end in sight ": l  b I liil UI ii 89 ORDF150 89MAZDAMIATAMX'5 M 92CHLq/ROLET [] SUPER CAB LONG BEO 4X4 CONVERTIBLE 2D U 6"SERIES 820. Nice truck...newer tires, Neat little crulserl I CONVERSION VAN [] and runs great! custom wneelsl 1 Stock#8295 I Stock#8296 Classy colors and [] Travelin comfort & Style l Stock#8282 M d $6,995 $7,9.95 ,  S7,995 3195 S. SANTIAM HWY, LEBANON, OR 97355 I 541"258"2175 I [DLR # 3102] MON'FRI: 8:AM TO 7:PM I SAT: 9:AM TO 6:PM ] SUN: 9:AM TO 5:PM CROCKERSCARS.COM By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Work on the baseball-softball complex at Roy Johnston Field should be finished in about another month. The project replaces five ball fields with four better ones. The complex is located on School Dis- trict 55 property south of Haw- thorne Elementary School, 3205 Long St. Right now, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam Sweet Home Clubhouse is finishing irri- gation installation. "We just have one field left to do," said Athletic Director Shaft Smith. Afterward, the club will be- gin raising the backstops, and plan- ners hope to have new grass planted by the end of July or early August. The club is still seeking a spon- sor for the backstop on one boys baseball field, Smith said. The cost is about $4,000. Three are already sponsored. Photo by Sean C. Morgan The snack shack at Roy Johnston Field sits in the tall grass as the com- plex gets a makeover of its baseball and softball dimonds that has ex- tended into this year's seasons. The work depends on the weather, Smith said. It seems just about every time the club plans on work, it starts raining. While work is under way, the club is holding its summer baseball and softball games at the Sweet Home High School, Foster Ele- mentary School and Little Promises (Pleasant Valley), Smith said. Groundskeeping I Janitorial I Shredding [ 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.com P.O. Box 178, Sweet Home, OR 97386 3714 Long Street [ 541-367-2765 Work started in September, around mid-October, Smith said. "The fields were built probably about 30 years ago," Smith said, and there hasn't been a tremendous amount of upkeep. "It was just time for an update." On the old fields, about 40 games were rained out last year. The improvements will reduce the number of rainouts. "We just want a state-of-the- art facility that the kids can be proud of, that the community can be proud of," Smith said. If the club is able to execute all of its planned improvements, it should be able to host six to eight baseball tournaments each season in Sweet Home. Most tournaments have at least eight teams compet- ing, but some have up to 12 teams. The project will cost about $30,000. For more information about youth baseball and softball or the project, contact the Boys and Girls Club at (541) 367-6421.