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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 […]

Giants’ top pick joins Volcanoes

Giants’ top pick joins Volcanoes

By TIM HAYS Of the Keizertimes Bryan Reynolds has finally arrived in Salem-Keizer. The 2016 second round pick by the San Francisco Giants joined the Volcanoes last Thursday in Hillsboro. His home debut was Monday against the Vancouver Canadians. A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Reynolds has grown up around baseball his whole life. “Growing up […]

Pitcher back from elbow surgery

Pitcher back from elbow surgery

By TIM HAYS Of the Keizertimes Caleb Simpson, 24-year-old Oklahoma native and pitcher for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, has gone through a lot of adversity to get him to where he is today. Out of high school Simpson attended Seminole State Community College in Sanford, Fla. After two successful seasons behind the plate, Simpson signed to […]

Crushing the competition

Crushing the competition

Local softball team earns automatic bid to nationals

Duran hurdles way to Oregon State

Duran hurdles way to Oregon State

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Running track in college was so far off Dani Duran’s radar that she hadn’t even taken the SAT or ACT. The McNary senior had planned to go to Chemeketa Community College, which doesn’t require either tests. However, Duran’s future changed on April 13 after she convinced her coaches to […]

A new era

A new era

Championship coach takes over MHS volleyball program

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 […]

Strand to Minot Beavers

Strand to Minot Beavers

By ERIC A. HOWALD} Of the Keizertimes When Derek Handley was head coach of another Greater Valley Conference girls basketball program, he dreaded going head-to-head with McNary High School. “They had this 6-foot-2, sophomore post with skills that I knew would cause us trouble,” said Handley, who is now head coach of the Celtics. The […]

MHS lineman signs with Willamette

MHS lineman signs with Willamette

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Standing at 6-4, 220 pounds, football coaches have always been excited to see McNary High School senior Kyle Bonn walk on to the field. But the feeling wasn’t always mutual. Bonn used to hate football and if not for his mother, he would have quit a long time ago. […]

22,450th!

22,450th!

By Lyndon A. Zaitz Of the Keizertimes When is it an occasion for celebration coming in 22,450th place? When you’ve run your Boston Marathon. Keizer resident Jerry Nutttbrock, 62, was one of 30,000 people to qualify for the 2016 marathon, and one of about 20 from the mid-Willamette Valley area who were accepted to run […]

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