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25 Fields for Oregon expands its scope

25 Fields for Oregon expands its scope

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It all started with the seemingly simple idea of adding much-needed soccer fields. But the 25 fields for Oregon project has expanded far beyond that. Carrie Cool, executive director for the project launched in late 2012, had originally hoped to have 25 soccer fields open by the start of […]

Salem-Keizer notches first sweep of season

Salem-Keizer notches first sweep of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes completed a five-game series sweep, their first sweep of the season, and on the road. There were no Northwest League games Tuesday. July 9: Volcanoes 9, Vancouver 3 Salem-Keizer started this road series like an active volcano, or an active bunch of Volcanoes. The visitors led all […]

Keizer senior wins Masters high jump

Keizer senior wins Masters high jump

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At 75, Keizerite Jim Kesey is performing feats of athletic prowess when others his age would be more worried about falling and breaking a hip. “All my friends think I’m nuts because I work hard every day as much as I can,” said Kesey. In June, Kesey took […]

Volcanoes beat Dust Devils 9-3

Volcanoes beat Dust Devils 9-3

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Volcanoes fans celebrated both the Fourth of July and a series-opening 9-3 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday. A crowd of 4,303 saw Logan Webb get his second victory of the season and watched a six-run Salem-Keizer fourth inning. Independence Day ceremonies involving the military preceded the […]

Hercules has nothing on McNary graduate

Hercules has nothing on McNary graduate

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 2009 McNary High School graduate stands a chance at becoming one of America’s strongest men after winning a major lightweight tournament in June. On June 13, Keizer native Graciano Rubio competed in the Odd Haugen Strength Classic at the San Jose Fit Expo. The contest featured five […]

Quiet bats plague Salem-Keizer

Quiet bats plague Salem-Keizer

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The struggling Volcanoes showed signs of improvement but not enough to have a winning week. June 24: Hillsboro 7, Volcanoes 2 Jared Miller’s pitching and Stephen Dezzi’s bat led the Hops to their second straight win over Salem-Keizer. Hillsboro led all the way, starting with three runs in the […]

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 […]

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