Day: June 11, 2010

Former Celts lead current teams in community college semifinals

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Two former McNary baseball players played prominent roles when their current teams met in the semifinals of last month’s Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament. Nick Phillips is a closer for the Lane Community College Titans and played for the 2009 McNary state championship baseball team. Chad Fahey graduated from McNary in 2008 and pulled double-duty for the Chemeketa Community College Storm as a pitcher and outfielder. Phillips and Fahey were high school teammates in 2008. In the semifinal match-up, the Titans prevailed, 2-1, with Phillips picking up his 14th save of the season. He led the NWAACC with 12 saves during the regular season. The freshman entered the game in the eighth with a runner on second and no outs. He got the first two batters he faced to ground out and the third to loft a fly to the outfield. In the ninth, Phillips struck out the first two batters. Then saw two runners reach base before recording his third strikeout of the inning. Phillips’s earned run average of 0.72 was 10th lowest in the NWAACC. He surrendered nine hits all season. Fahey kept his team in the game with a solo home run. He also doubled for the Storm’s only other hit. The former teammates did not face each other during the season. Nor did Phillips face former teammates...

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Great outdoors enhance students’ experience

For the second year in a row, Clear Lake students attended the three-day Camp Cascade Outdoor School, which allows children to learn in the outdoors lessons that aren’t entirely suited for the classroom. Students studied ponds, survival skills, salmon lifecycle and more. Pictured left: Cade Goff, Nick Brouse and Hunter Murphy; Top right:  Clear Lake students gather; Bottom: Kolby Baker and...

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Tops in Tacoma

Get out the brooms. The Claggett Creek Middle School concert choir and orchestra returned from Tacoma with two first place trophies each. The programs took first in their division and first overall at the Music in the Park festival. The choir is directed by Rolland Hayden while the orchestra is led by Bruce Purdy. The festival was held Saturday, June 14. Some 15 middle schools and one high school reportedly competed. The concert choir recently placed third at the Best in the Northwest...

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