Back Row: (Left to Right): Head Coach Don Cary, Jesse Parr, Brent Vollenweider, Kevin Dumont, Matt Cary, Joel Cladouhos, Joe Kemp, Jason Bigelow, Chad Bentz, Wade Walters, Josh Dean, and Assistant Coach Mike Zecevic. Front Row: Assistant Coach Sid Lamonica, Chris Lamonica, Jason Bluhm, Phil Usera, Rylan McGee, Micael Mackinnon, Snuffy Jones, Kory Lanz, and Kevin Biggers.
The 1997 Bears came into the season not knowing what to expect, as it was considered by many to be a rebuilding year. But they proved themselves on the field, finishing the season with just one loss, and going on to win the first ever state tournament at the Mat-Su Valley invitational. The Bears defeated Ketchikan in the championship game. The tournament was limited to teams from Southeast, Kodiak, and the Mat-Su Valleys.
Toby Staveland awaits the throw to second.
Ryan McGee fields a grounder.
Kevin Dumont is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run.