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Page 20 9 PC I T& - July 25, 2012 I East Linn Roofing team members are, in front, from left: Blake Schwab, Treyson Smith, Zantric schwab, Brody Combs and Ezra Morrison. In second row, from left, are Judah Christman, David McMullen, Ethan Chiaffino, Joe MaQatish, Jace Moore and Justin Graber. In rear, from left, are Coach Mike Chiaffino, Coach Damon Schwab and Coach Ray McMullen. Sweet Home midgets 5th in state Sweet Home's Midget Na- third out of 22 teams, but that was man, Jace Moore and Ezra Mor- tional Eastern Division cham- good enough to get them to state, rison. pion East Linn Roofing finished "Out of 82 teams and 14 at "They were just a good fifth in state last weekend at the state, we ended up fifth," Chiaffino group," Chiaffino said. "They Junior Baseball organization's said. were all interested. They all playofftournament. Sweet Home also received a wanted to be there." Coached by Mike Chiaffi- sportsmanship award trophy, pre- He said the experienced no, Ray McMullen and Damon sented when Chiaffino went up to players led by example and the Schwab, East Linn Roofing went Portland to watch Santiam Christian newcomers "had the drive. They 3-2, beating David Douglas,win the state championship, wanted to play." Lebanon and Whiskey Hills, and His team this year was fairly This is Chiaffino's third losing to Clackamas and Reeds- evenly split between boys who year as a head coach at the midg- ville, Chiaffino said. will move up to juniors next year et level and he said he's seen the They finished the season and youngsters who were new to other side too. 20-4-1 after sweeping through pitched-ball baseball. "My first year, we won one the Valley League with a 14-0 Team members were Joe game," he said. "Last year, we record. MaQatish, David McMullin, Ethan just missed the playoffs." East Linn Roofing stumbled Chiaffino, Blake Schwab, Zantric "It's awesome to be suc- a bit in the local playoffs after Schwab, Brody Combs, Treysoncessful with that age group as we getting the No. 1 seed, finishing Smith, Justin Graber, Judah Christ- were." i iii!i' Zac Harmon Ana Popovic Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors w/Steve Freund cee Cee James Guido's Juke Joint After Party Jam Robbie Laws Band w/special guests Suv la d Blues ospel Review Glen Kaiser Zac Harmon Lilla D'mone : The New Era- Sweet Home: Benefiting Lebanon Community Foundation Local Food Bank Albany American Legion Boys & Girls Club of America Produced by Harvest Moon Productions, Inc in association with Left Coast Roadshow, Inc. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! Photo by Scott Swanson Huskies Colton Schilling, center, and Tyler Cowger, right, run early Mon- day with other members of the Oregon Cultural Exchange wrestling team that is headed to South Africa this week. They left Tuesday. Tyler Schilling 5th at nationals before team heads to S. Africa Tyler Schilling of Sweet Home you do." qualified for All-American status Back home for two days, the last week with a fifth-place finish Schillings left Tuesday, July 24, in Greco at the Cadet 100-pound along with ThOrpe, their father division at the ASICS/Vaughan Steve Schilling, and Sweet Home Junior and Cadet National Cham- teammates Tyler Cov ger and Wade pionships in Fargo, N.D. Paulus, for an Oregon cultural ex- Schilling, who will be a change trip to South Africa through sophomore this fall, is the second Aug. 12. member of his family to achieve Team members spent Monday All-American status after his old- in a mini-camp to "knock the rust er brother Colton did so last year. off," Thorpe said. Colton Schilling, who will be a The Oregon team includes two senior this fall, moved up a couple other All-Americans - Cowger and of weight classes this year and fin- Hermiston's Tyler Berger - and ished a match short of qualifying in several state high school champi- Greco and 2-2 in freestyle, ons. "He didn't lose to any slouch- - Every wrestler on the team had es," Thorpe said. "Both kids he to qualify in a tournament and has lost to are already committed and placed in a high school state cham- signed to Division I wrestling pro- pi0nship, he said. grams. "This is a very, very good team "They wrestled great. As al- we're taking," he said. "It's prob- ways, it's a busy summer for kids ably one of the better cultural ex- who want to make themselves bet- change teams Oregon's taken any- ter athletes. The training they're where in a long time. It's the best doing will help them not just in we've ever taken to Africa. It's by wrestling. The training we do will far one of the most decorated teams make you better no matter what we've sent." Tyler Schilling, r~ght, works the Santiam Wrestling Camp School, prior to nationals. Photo by Scott Swanson out with Gabe Blough of Churchill during held earlier this month at Sweet Home High