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Volcanoes honor vets with weekend games

Volcanoes honor vets with weekend games

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “Thank, honor and salute” is the theme for a three-night event that will focus on veterans on Fourth of July weekend at Volcanoes Stadium. Volcanoes Stadium was selected in October 2013 by the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Oregon site for the 50th anniversary of the […]

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. […]

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls basketball program is hosting a camp for hopeful future Celtics July 1-3. It will double as an opportunity for athletes and their families to meet the Lady Celts’ new head coach, Derick Handley. “We’ll be looking for the next Madi Hingston or Sydney […]

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 […]

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 16-3 victory over a college all-star team June 12 helped prepare the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes for the 2014 season. The game, which featured home runs by Shilo McCall and newcomer Fernando Pujadas, showed the fans in Volcanoes Stadium several new as well as returning players as Salem-Keizer manager Gary […]

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes An 11-2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians, last year’s Northwest League champion, opened the 2014 season for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 13 at home before a crowd of 3,552. Drew Leenhouts, an all-star pitcher last year, had a rough start, giving up two runs in the first inning and […]

Hittner signs with Lutes

Hittner signs with Lutes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Garrett Hittner made the same impression on Jud Keim that he makes on many people. “We thought highly of him from day one,” said Keim, assistant head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University football team. “He’s a great character kid: humble, heart for others, a good sense of […]

Volcanoes return for season opener June 13

Volcanoes return for season opener June 13

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Fifteen of last year’s Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are returning this season, the Volcanoes and their parent club, the San Francisco Giants, announced Tuesday. The 27-player roster consists of 14 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders. Second-year manager Gary Davenport and his Volcanoes will open the Northwest League season […]

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School football program, remembers the very first moment he saw Hayden Gosling throw a football. “I remember seeing him throw the ball in the gym with some buddies, and I texted Coach (Josh) Vanlue right away and said, ‘I think […]

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