Day: March 22, 2013

Celts declaw Black Panthers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity tennis team dominated Central High School in its opening match of the season last week and then fell to Lake Oswego and Canby high schools on the courts. “Their footwork is much better this season, which is key because the movement on the court is important. They’re focusing in practice more and they need to practice how they are going to play,” said Lisa Reid, McNary head coach. In the Central match, March 12, the Celts swept doubles competition and took a 5-3 win over the Black Panthers. Aaron Wenning was the sole victor in singles competition. He won in straight sets of 6-2 and 6-1. Eddy Aguilar and Eli Purser won in straight sets of 6-4; Gary Gao and Jay He won in consecutive 6-3 sets; Jose Loureda-Barranco and Zach Staley won in sets of 6-2 and 6-4; and Joaquin Bell-Uribe and John Reid won in sets of 6-2 and 6-1. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 22 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Tough pitching foils Lady Celt offense

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team may have a 1-3 record after four games, but it’s worth noting that three of their opponents were ranked in the top 10 in the state for their divisions. “It was a tough week in some respects, but even when we were down the girls didn’t stop fighting,” said Kevin Wise, McNary head coach. As evidence, he offered up the Celts’ most recent match with Central Catholic High School Monday, March 18. Despite trailing the Rams, the Lady Celts managed to put runners on bases in the late innings. McNary lost 8-3. “They kept fighting and the hits started coming together,” Wise said. “We have been leaving a lot of girls on base, but I think it has a lot to do with our maturity. We are a young team, but we’ve also had moments of great aggressiveness.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 22 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Late rally puts Celts over Lakers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team won one and lost one in its first week of play, but the quality of the opponents they faced had them ranked third in the state headed into a three-game week. “We had some really clean defense,” said McNary senior Ty Wyatt. “We’ve only had two or three errors in the first two games of the season and that’s really good for the first games of the season especially when the weather isn’t that great.” The boys squared off with Lake Oswego High School, March 13. The Lakers had a 1-0 lead headed into the fifth inning when McNary knotted the game 1-1. The teams remained locked in a stalemate until the eighth inning when the Celts’ bats started getting hot. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 22 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Stepdad gets 25 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – A Keizer man on Tuesday admitted to causing injuries to his 4-year-old stepson in November 2011, resulting in the death of Sebastian Iturbe. The trial for Gerardo Chavarria Pinzon was expected to start in several weeks, but he appeared in Marion County Circuit Court in front of Judge Jamese Rhoades. Pinzon, now 24, pled guilty to one count of manslaughter and two counts of criminal mistreatment. Pinzon was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Since he is not a legal U.S. citizen, he will be deported after time is served. The manslaughter incident took place at the Hawk’s Point Apartments on Nov. 5, 2011. Sebastian was taken to Salem Hospital, then transferred to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, where he died the next evening. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 22 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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