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School board wants new super by June 2014

School board wants new super by June 2014

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Guidelines for the process of selecting an interim superintendent and then a permanent superintendent were the subject of a work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. Superintendent Sandy Husk, who has held her position for eight years, plans to leave in January 2014 to become chief executive […]

Hawks sink claws into Volcanoes’ title hopes

Hawks sink claws into Volcanoes’ title hopes

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes The season ended for the Volcanoes Sept. 4 as the Boise Hawks resumed their usual way of beating Salem-Keizer, using 12 hits to whip their hosts 11-7. This season was a great comeback from 2012 for the Volcanoes, but two Southern Division playoff games with the Hawks, the first […]

First postseason game bumpy for Salem-Keizer

First postseason game bumpy for Salem-Keizer

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 3-0 loss in Boise started the Volcanoes’ post-season play Tuesday. Salem-Keizer came up with only three hits – singles by Tyler Horan, Leo Rojas and Ty Ross – against the pitching of Paul Blackburn and Zack Godley. Blackburn, the winning pitcher, went seven innings with eight strikeouts, allowing […]

Plenty of hits, too few runs lead to Volcano loss

Plenty of hits, too few runs lead to Volcano loss

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A three-run Vancouver seventh inning was too much for the Volcanoes on Monday at Vancouver, as the Canadians won 8-4. The Canadians outhit Salem-Keizer only 12-10, but the Volcanoes repeatedly failed to make enough of their hits count. After Volcano starter Pat Young gave up six hits and […]

Husk gets another three years

Husk gets another three years

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A three-year contract for Sandy Husk as superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District was approved at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. The contract, which runs from July 1 of this year through June 30, 2016, includes a salary of $198,130 for the current school year, reduced to reflect furlough days […]

Salem-Keizer wins turbulent outing 11-10

Salem-Keizer wins turbulent outing 11-10

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes came from behind to win a wild one 11-10 over Everett at home Monday. It was the first five-game sweep of the AquaSox in Volcano history and involved a relief pitcher, Christian Jones, who got the win despite making only six pitches. Everett started the scoring with […]

Volcanoes back atop NWL on 6-win streak

Volcanoes back atop NWL on 6-win streak

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 8: Volcanoes 9, Everett 6 The home series opened with a win that tied Salem-Keizer and Everett for the best overall Northwest League record at 31-21. It was the Volcanoes’ game from the start, with three runs in the first inning. Tyler Hollick was hit by a […]

South beats North in NWL All-Star game

South beats North in NWL All-Star game

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Volcanoes led the South to an 8-7 win over the North in Tuesday’s Northwest League All-Star Game in Everett, Wash. Sam Eberle hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, singled and scored in the ninth, and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Raymundo Montero, who set […]

Volcanoes halt losing skid with squeeker

Volcanoes halt losing skid with squeeker

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A losing streak was snapped Monday as the Volcanoes edged the visiting Tri-City Dust Devils 3-2 at home. Each club had a home run with one man on base in the second inning, but Salem-Keizer added a run in the sixth. Starting pitcher Pat Young, who had been with […]

Rocky week for Salem-Keizer at home

Rocky week for Salem-Keizer at home

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 23: Hillsboro 9, Volcanoes 6 The home series with the Hops started with their first win over Salem-Keizer. A one-run bottom of the first inning gave the Volcanoes their only lead of the game. Tyler Hollick singled, reached second base on an error and third on a grounder, and […]

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