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After open-heart surgery 11-year-old back in the game

After open-heart surgery 11-year-old back in the game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Mehki China was practicing with his baseball team last spring when something started going wrong. “I got panicked because it was hard to breathe and I started stumbling,” said Mehki, who was 10 years old at the time. He had been diagnosed with sports-induced asthma prior to this […]

Keizer players lead Crusaders to big win

Keizer players lead Crusaders to big win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two Keizer students at Salem Academy were pivotal in a win that put an end to the dominance of Blanchet High School in a longtime rivalry last week. Tim McAvoy and Andrew Werst, both seniors, kept their team in the game in the final minutes en route to […]

Coach Nick and the final dance

Coach Nick and the final dance

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In 1999, the McNary High School varsity baseball team made it to the state title game with Lakeridge High School and lost 6-3. It was Craig Nicholas’ first year as head coach. “We beat some really good teams and we did some really good stuff, but we got […]

The best in sports 2014

The best in sports 2014

Boys soccer ‘miracle’ season In 2014, there was no bigger story in Keizer team sports than the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team. Out of the gate in September, the Celts began upsetting or tying top opponents and it led to them being ranked fourth in state rankings by the end of the first […]

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Keizer teenager claims national powerlifting record

New Celtic swim coach a Valley League champ

New Celtic swim coach a Valley League champ

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, and for the first time in decades, McNary High School swimmers hit the water under the guidance of a new head coach. Casey Lewin, a graduate of Sprague High School and swimming coach at Courthouse Fitness in south Salem, has been tapped to take the […]

Douglas nets Athlete of Year Award

Douglas nets Athlete of Year Award

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Lady Celt Megan Douglas with its Senior Athlete of the Year Award Friday, Nov. 14. Douglas, the McNary High School varsity volleyball team’s libero, was instrumental in the Celtics’ stellar season that ended in Oregon’s Elite 8 at the state tournament. […]

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the McNary High School varsity football team’s game with Sprague High School, junior kicker Parker Janssen took hit as he made a point-after attempt. With one tackler in front of him and another coming over his back, Parker ended up on the ground and, within a couple […]

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, […]

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 23: Volcanoes 5, Spokane 3 Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after 2-1/2 innings but scored once in the third and then took over. Starter Jason Forjet won his third game against no losses and struck out 11 in his 6-2/3 innings. Shilo McCall, still pushing his offensive figures upward, hit a […]

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