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Keizer swimmers breaking records

Keizer swimmers breaking records

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Keizer swim clubs Holiday and Northwood defeated Salem teams Cambridge and Jan Ree, respectively, Thursday, July 14, while Northview Terrace came up just short against Madrona. Kian Gonzales and Kameron Splonski paced the Holiday boys who edged Cambridge 108-91. Gonzales won the 13-14-year-old butterfly, backstroke and freestyle while Splonski […]

Dream Believer

Dream Believer

McNary grad looks back on OSU career

Keizer swimmers learning to fly

Keizer swimmers learning to fly

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The summer swim season began Thursday, June 30 with two Keizer teams going head-to-head as defending league champion, Northwood, outscored Holiday 367-236. Northwood’s boys, who accumulated 186 points, won 20 events. Jake Wyer won five events—15-18-year-old butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle relay and medley relay with teammates Jabez Rhoades, Miller […]

Keizer girl keeps pushing after state track meet

Keizer girl keeps pushing after state track meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Leilani Salang, a Keizer resident and three-sport athlete at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem, set three national powerlifting records in March. In May, she won three events at the PacWest Conference Track and Field Championships, placed second in another and was named the top Girls Field Event Athlete in […]

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Keizer’s two middle schools, Claggett Creek and Whiteaker, met at McNary High School for a track and field meet Thursday, May 5, and both schools had strong showings throughout the meet. In sixth grade events, Whiteaker winners were: Spencer Mills in the boys shot put with a mark of 27-6.75; Grace Greer in the girls […]

Young grappler has star potential

Young grappler has star potential

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At age 11, wrestler Destiny Rodriguez is racking up awards and trophies that would make a senior high school wrestler green with envy. In recent months, Destiny has won state championships in the collegiate, freestyle and Greco wrestling – also known as the Oregon Wrestling Association Triple Crown. […]

Keizer kid wins state Hoop Shoot

Keizer kid wins state Hoop Shoot

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Fifth grader Bella Rodriguez is a deadeye from the free throw line. Two weeks ago, the Forest Ridge Elementary School student won the state title for her age group in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot, a free throw competition. “It was tough, but it helps thinking that you’re […]

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015 was filled with ups and down for many McNary High School teams, but along the way a few rose to new peaks and a number of individual athletes made waves with top finishes in their sports of choice. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories of the year. New turf at […]

Wolverines finish undefeated

Wolverines finish undefeated

Under the lights at McNary High School and in front of the biggest crowd in memory for a middle school football game, the Whiteaker Wolverines heavyweight football team capped off an historic undefeated season with a win over rival Claggett Creek Middle School. “First, I want to thank all three principals who made this happen: […]

Olys take 21-14 win

Olys take 21-14 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School varsity football team dominated possession time in their game with the McNary High School Celtics to take a 21-14 win Friday, Oct. 30. The Olys ran up a 14-point early in the match-up and held on as the clock wound down to take the […]

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