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Canucks rout S-K

Canucks rout S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes opened their 2015 season on the short end of an 11-2 game with Vancouver on June 18 at home. It was a contest through five innings, with the Canadians leading Keizer 3-0 going into the sixth. Starting and losing pitcher Nick Gonzalez gave up two more runs […]

Ito headed to George Fox’s diamond

Ito headed to George Fox’s diamond

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As much as Kimi Ito contributed to the Celtic varsity softball team throughout her four years, it was her contributions off the field that the team’s head coach, Kevin Wise, most appreciated. “Kimi has developed into a leadership person. She is really good with the younger kids and […]

S-K Volcanoes ready to erupt

S-K Volcanoes ready to erupt

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “The guys are hungry, and they’re ready to go after it.” No, Volcanoes Manager Kyle Haines wasn’t talking about food Monday. The new manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was referring to the eagerness his players had to get this season started. The opening-day roster is almost complete. Haines said […]

Lady Celt catcher Kansas-bound

Lady Celt catcher Kansas-bound

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Lady Celt Kiana Villarreal is taking a major leap of faith in August. Villarreal, a just-graduated McNary High School alumna, signed to play softball with Kansas’ Seward County Community College last month, and she’s never even seen the place. “We had a tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif., and […]

Grads urged to be sweet

Grads urged to be sweet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Drawing on personal experiences and events during the past 12 months, McNary High School language arts teacher Dan Borresen urged McNary’s graduating class to act on generosity more than self-interest. “It’s your turn. It’s not your turn chase your dreams, it’s not your turn to succeed, it’s not […]

Turf field project in end zone

Turf field project in end zone

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School turf field project got the green light from the school district Monday, June 8. The immediate future of replacing the existing grass field at the high school was in question until that afternoon because fundraising the $500,000 cash needed stalled out with approximately $130,000 […]

Cavewomen blank Celts in third round

Cavewomen blank Celts in third round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After dominating North Medford High School 12-2 in the second round of the softball playoffs, the Lady Celts fell to Grants Pass 5-0 in the quarterfinal round Friday, May 29. Despite leading the state in offense with 311 runs for the season, McNary High School’s batters could never […]

Equestrian team takes first in district

Equestrian team takes first in district

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the first time in several years, the McNary High School equestrian team won the Willamette District small team title. Lady Celts Claire Zielinski, Alyssa Lorimor, Leah Burleson and Gracie Lorimor won the title in April. Zielinski earned a berth in the state meet, slated later this month, […]

Childresses take 4th in state

Childresses take 4th in state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Sandy and Hannah Childress were nervous heading into their first match at the state tennis tournament last week. They’d drawn McMinnville High School and were in a one-and-done situation after winning the district tournament and receiving a bye in the first round. Fortunately, Sandy had been in the […]

Boys sink Lakers in 6-2 win

Boys sink Lakers in 6-2 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two McNary seniors came up with timely doubles to help their team to a 6-2 win over Lake Oswego High School Monday, May 25. Celt Connor Goff hit a two-RBI double in the third inning to give McNary a 3-0 lead after a Jacob Vasas single and a […]

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