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Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The only time the Volcanoes were ahead in this one was the final moment of the game. After trailing the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 in the middle of the ninth inning, Salem-Keizer won the rubber game of the series and the last regular-season home game of this year 6-5. […]

Celtics return to field, courts

Celtics return to field, courts

McNary High School fall sports return with a vengeance next week just as the 2014-15 school year gets underway. School reclassifications and league realignments mean that the Celtics will be facing a deeper well of opponents throughout the season and will do without a number of non-league contests that would normally give the teams more […]

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AJ Nash’s primary goal as first-year head coach of the McNary High School girls soccer program is to foster a family atmosphere. If the first day of practice was any indication, the Lady Celts might make his job easy. “Today, we had a senior transfer student come out […]

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 13: Volcanoes 2, Eugene 1 Drew Leenhouts, in a new role of reliever, was the winning pitcher in this road series opener that was nearly all pitching. Leenhouts pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings after starter Jose Reyes went five with seven strikeouts. Eury Sanchez got his 11th save, […]

Volcanoes snap slide with 7-3 win

Volcanoes snap slide with 7-3 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 7-3 win over Boise ended the series and the losing streak for the Volcanoes on Monday. After trailing 3-2 in the middle of the fifth inning, Salem-Keizer went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth and kept the lead. The crowd of 2,255 at Volcanoes Stadium saw […]

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes It was a hot night for hot bats Monday, and Hillsboro’s were hotter. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were ahead 3-0 after two innings when Keury Mella, a starter on rehabilitation assignment who had struck out three, had reached his limit of 40 pitches. Things were different for the succession of […]

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 7: Volcanoes 9, Boise 5 The first 2014 home run by a left-handed Volcano hitter started a lead that Salem-Keizer never lost. Ryder Jones’ two-out shot in the third inning with Christian Arroyo on base broke a 1-1 tie. The Volcanoes needed more runs to stay ahead of […]

Bicycle race series kicks up dust at Keizer Rapids

Bicycle race series kicks up dust at Keizer Rapids

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was some home cooking going on Monday evening at Keizer Rapids Park. The Keizer Rapids Cross Twilight CX Series kicked off the first of three events Monday, using a 1.5 mile course through the woods at KRP. The three-race series continues the following two Mondays at the park, […]

Pitching rules NW League All-Star game

Pitching rules NW League All-Star game

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Pitchers, including Salem-Keizer’s Jose Reyes and Eury Sanchez, kept the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game in goose eggs through 10 innings Tuesday at Eugene’s PK Park. The rule was that the game, in which stars from the league’s South Division were hosts to stars from the North Division, was […]

Three losses follow huge comeback for Salem-Keizer

Three losses follow huge comeback for Salem-Keizer

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 30: Volcanoes 8, Tri-City 7 It was one of Salem-Keizer’s biggest comebacks. After trailing 6-1 at the end of six, the Volcanoes scored three times in the seventh inning and four times in the ninth. The win started a road series in Pasco, where the Volcanoes have seldom won […]

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