Day: September 24, 2010

Freshman football marches to 3-0 record

The McNary High School freshman football team pounded out its third win of the season with a win over Gresham High School Thursday, Sept. 16. Tanner Purkey opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run followed by a Hayden McCowen point-after kick for a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, D.J. Wilson scored on a 31-yard run McCowen put the extra point through the uprights. After the defense recorded a safety, Brett Hildebrand ran four yards for a touchdown. Cody Ratliff added the extra point for McNary to take a 23-0 lead. Quinton Boyd ran back a punt for 64 yards for a touchdown and McCowen’s successful point after lead the teams into halftime. Spencer Baker scored two second-half touchdowns on runs of 16 and 83 yards with McCowen and Ratliff each adding an extra point for the Celtics’ final points. The offensive line opened some nice holes once again led by tackles Eric Gabarda and John Stroebel, said Josh Riddell, offensive coordinator. Baker led the offense with 161 yards rushing. Wilson and Hildebrand added 52 and 47 yards, respectively, as the Celtics racked up 264 yards in the game. Thirty-five different players recorded at least one tackle, said Tony Vredenburg, defensive coordinator. Joseph Giblin and Hunter Bowmar led the Celtics with nine tackles each, with Adam Snegirev, Kolton Vickers, and Hildebrand adding eight each. Justin Cavell returned from...

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Lady Celts lose, tie in preseason play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there was a single emotion that dominated the McNary High School girls varsity soccer team’s 7-0 loss to West Albany High School, it was anger. “They did a good job of passing and we had trouble keeping up with that in the first half. We were mad at ourselves for letting it happen and that helped us in the second half,” said Jordan Salinas, a McNary senior. Defender Hailey Scoggins echoed the feeling. “Even if it was 5-0 that wasn’t an excuse for not trying,” she said. “They were a good team, but we could have communicated better and worked together a lot better.” Goalkeep Beca Aguilar allowed three goals in the 60 minutes she played. “The team is getting better with the concept that our lines have to be compact, that we need to be more aggressive, score goals and be strong in the back,” said Miguel Camarena, Celtic head coach. The Celts met Woodburn High School on the pitch Thursday, Sept. 17, and battled the team to a 2-2 tie. Salinas and Hailey Scoggins both scored for the Celtics. “We came out with a great head of steam, then they scored first, which forced us to regroup for the two goals we scored,” Scoggins said. “Everyone was working hard because everyone wanted to win.” The team suffers when they...

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Think of effect of a big box ban

By CHRIS PEYTON I am deeply concerned about the possibility of the big box ban passing in Keizer. Like so many laws and restrictions that are foisted upon us, this is another “well intentioned” effort that would have unforeseen negative effects for Keizer that would far outweigh any benefits.  With the arbitrary value of 65,000 square feet chosen as the cut-off for the ban, does this mean that a 66,000 square foot store would damage our community, increase crime in our neighborhoods and snarl traffic but a 64,000 square foot store would fit in nicely and cause none of those?  Are we to believe that a store’s benefit to the community is inversely proportional to its size?  Of course, this is ridiculous. The economic analysis of Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) and the unions is weak.  They argue that keeping out large stores would strengthen our local businesses and benefit all Keizer residents.  This proposal is nothing but protectionism on a small scale and would bring the negative impacts that always follow protectionist policies.  Added competition brings additional services, greater product variety and lower prices for all of us, all of which would be restricted by this ban.  Jeff Anderson of United Food and Commerical Workers (UFCW) 55 also claims that chain stores hurt communities by lowering wages.  It’s Mr. Anderson’s ideas that are damaging: forcing artificially high wages on...

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Netters ‘run out of gas’ in Sheldon game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A burst of energy faded too quickly for the McNary High School varsity volleyball team to hold out against Sheldon High School. Sheldon won the home court match in four games, 16-25, 25-22, 32-30, 25-19. “We were up there with them skillwise, we just ran out of gas and they didn’t,” said Simona Arnautov, a McNary senior. The Celts coasted to a win in the first match by surprising the Fighting Irish. “They had no idea we were going to come out as strong as we did and that really helped in the first game,” said Madi Cavell, a McNary senior. The turning point came in the third match. “It was a long 32-30 battle,” said Dustin Walker, McNary head coach. “Take away a few points and unforced errors here and there and it could have gone the other way.” Cavell lead the team in kills, 27, and blocks, five. Junior Deven Hunter added 16 kills and four blocks. Arnautov recorded three aces and Whittley Harrell chalked up 25 digs. The Lady Celts entered Central Valley Conference play with a 3-0 win over Sprague High School. Walker and the team are on the lookout for tough competition throughout the league. “We’ve got some brand new coaches with a lot of tools and talent,” he said. McNary’s preseason record, 1-2, isn’t as shiny...

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Linda Lee Ross

Linda Lea Hinkle Ross Stocker, of Keizer, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. She was 63. She was born in Salem on July 13, 1947, to Dorothy Klassen and the late Robert Dean Hinkle Sr. She lived most of her life in Salem and enjoyed a career as a hairstylist. She appreciated her Native American heritage and participated in her family’s living history programs at the Lelooska Cultural Center in Ariel, Wash. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Dean Hinkle Jr., and her father. Survivors include: her mother; two sons, Jeff (Cathleen) and Greg (Samantha) Ross; sister, Cindy Hinkle of Sonoma, Calif.; stepson, Scott (Jennifer) Stocker; stepdaughter, Erin Stocker; nephew, Andy Hinkle of Springfield; two half-brothers, Chris Hinkle of Washington and Guy Hinkle of Salem; stepbrother, Bruce Klassen of Salem; and six grandchildren, Dallas, Bailey, Alex and Maddie Ross, and Kelsey and Karley...

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