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State Champs

State Champs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer 10U Celtics had a history-making season this summer that ended with a state title in competition Sunday, July 13. The Celts beat Lebanon 5-1 in Hillsboro for the state championship, capping a 35-0 record against JBO 10U National teams and a 37-5 overall record. Pitchers Eric […]

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rob Wood’s introduction to running was a result of his somewhat lackluster performance as a discus thrower in middle school. “I joined track because a lot of my friends were doing it. They put me into the discus and I threw it 40 feet and was last place. […]

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a single high school football season is no small feat. McNary High School alum Brett Hildebrand did it twice. Hildebrand rose to become a pillar of the Celtic offense on the gridiron during his junior year and helped pave the way […]

Offense no problem for Salem-Keizer as vets take field

Offense no problem for Salem-Keizer as vets take field

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 1: Vancouver 8, Volcanoes 4 The Canadians hammered Salem-Keizer for seven runs on eight singles, two doubles, two walks and three steals in the first four innings. Volcano starter Ethan Miller allowed six runs on two hits in three innings to take the loss. Dusten Knight followed him on […]

Volcanoes breeze past Hops in July 4 win

Volcanoes breeze past Hops in July 4 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes bounced back July 4 from a rough road trip to beat Hillsboro 5-1 in the first game of three that followed ceremonies to honor veterans. Starting pitcher Jose Reyes showed that he could do his job well enough for his first win of the season to be […]

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Stephanie Salzer’s plans as new head coach of the McNary High School cheerleading program include nothing less than redefining what Celtic Spirit means. “We’re rebuilding from the ground up,” said Salzer. “We’re reinstituting our summer camp, getting new uniforms and really trying to fix school spirit at McNary.” […]

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The grin McNary High School grad Perry Groves gets when you ask him what he’s most excited about in regard to his future as a Portland State University linebacker is infectious. “I’m really excited for everything,” Groves, who plans to study mechanical engineering, said. “I wanted to find […]

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 13-inning home game with Everett ended with the Volcanoes on the losing side Tuesday, 6-5. Salem-Keizer performed well in some ways, including a rebound from starting pitcher Jose Reyes, allowing no AquaSox player to reach base in five innings following a three-run top of the first for Everett. […]

Volcanoes in third after see-saw week

Volcanoes in third after see-saw week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes June 18: Volcanoes 8, Hillsboro 6 Salem-Keizer overcame a 5-2 Hillsboro lead to spoil the Hops’ home opener and even its record at 3-3. Trailing by three runs after four innings, the Volcanoes scored three runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. After […]

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s surprising to hear Zach Ramirez talk about his success at Portland State University as “unexpected.” Ramirez, who went by Zach Brown when he was a Celtic at McNary High School, started racking up school records as a sophomore and continued growth led to his being named as […]

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