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Wildcats bring potent air attack

Wildcats bring potent air attack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The McNary High School varsity football team hosts its only non-league game of the season Friday, Sept. 12, and it promises to be a doozy. The Celtics and Westview High School Wildcats, of Portland’s Metro league, kick off at 7 p.m. Both teams won their first contests of […]

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

By ERIC A . HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team never trailed in its season-opening 35-21 win over North Salem High School Friday, Sept 5. The Celtics pounded away on the ground game using attacks led by a variety of runners, but junior Brady Sparks led the team with 170 […]

No eruption in Volcanoes’ final game of season

No eruption in  Volcanoes’ final game of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 6-5 loss at Boise Monday night ended the Volcanoes’ season with an overall 37-37 mark. The Hawks, South Division champions of the Northwest League, won the series two games to one and advanced to the league championship series against the Hillsboro Hops. Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after five innings, […]

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 27: Volcanoes 3, Spokane 2 The ninth-inning rally did not quite work for the Indians this time. After scoring all three runs in the third inning, the Volcanoes survived a bases-loaded, no-out situation to win their first game of the series. Brett Kay led off the Salem-Keizer third with […]

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Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 20: Volcanoes 5, Tri-City 2 Salem-Keizer turned five double plays in the first game of this home series. Although the Dust Devils scored the first run in the first inning, the Volcanoes got all they needed (three) in the third. They also hit two home runs, solo shots by […]

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The only time the Volcanoes were ahead in this one was the final moment of the game. After trailing the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 in the middle of the ninth inning, Salem-Keizer won the rubber game of the series and the last regular-season home game of this year 6-5. […]

Celtics return to field, courts

Celtics return to field, courts

McNary High School fall sports return with a vengeance next week just as the 2014-15 school year gets underway. School reclassifications and league realignments mean that the Celtics will be facing a deeper well of opponents throughout the season and will do without a number of non-league contests that would normally give the teams more […]

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AJ Nash’s primary goal as first-year head coach of the McNary High School girls soccer program is to foster a family atmosphere. If the first day of practice was any indication, the Lady Celts might make his job easy. “Today, we had a senior transfer student come out […]

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 13: Volcanoes 2, Eugene 1 Drew Leenhouts, in a new role of reliever, was the winning pitcher in this road series opener that was nearly all pitching. Leenhouts pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings after starter Jose Reyes went five with seven strikeouts. Eury Sanchez got his 11th save, […]

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