Day: May 3, 2013

Hitting the high notes

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Here are a few of the things that the McNary High School orchestra achieved during its recent trip to the Seattle Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival April 18-21: • The highest single score out of a festival adjudicator. • A gold rating, the highest possible rating for their performance. • A Maestro’s Award for a solo by Eric Palmer. • A chance to compete for a state title in May 9 at Oregon State University. For a program that has had few competition opportunities beyond the district level in almost five years, it’s what one might call “a major haul.” “The hardest part was we had never performed on a stage like that before. We didn’t know what the sound was like and we had to focus in and focus on each other to get through it,” said McNary’s Emily Wade. The orchestra performed three pieces in competition, Serenade for Strings by Edward Elgar, Carnavalito from Musica Argentina para Cuerdas by Gerardo di Giusto, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Third Movement in E Minor, said Celt Isaiah Holt. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 3 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...

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Silverton Health to open Keizer clinic

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new Silverton Health clinic is expected to be open at Inland Shores in Keizer by January. Rick Cagen, president and CEO of Silverton Health, confirmed details with the Keizertimes on Wednesday. The day before, Cagen met with various Keizer officials. “The meeting was incredible,” Cagen said. “We’ve done these types of meetings a number of times. You go to the communities and see what the needs are. It was an absolutely incredibly warm feeling in that room (Tuesday), the way they were appreciative of us, offering to help in any way. It was an immediate feeling of partnership, that we were welcomed into the Keizer family.” Cagen said Stayton Construction is building the 10,000 square foot building, which will include services such as internal medicine, a lab, OB/GYN, primary care and rotating specialists. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 3 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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Lady Celts rout Titans 97-48

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Celt Daniel Brattain has been battling a sprain for much of the season, but it didn’t stop him from breaking his own school record, 14.62 seconds, in the 110 meter high hurdles two weeks ago. He followed up that achievement by winning the 110 in 14.85, the 300 meter hurdles in 41.81 and the long jump with a mark of 20-08 in a dual meet with West Salem High School last week. “It was only my second time running the 300 this season and I got my steps down, but the time was still slower than I would have liked,” Brattain said. The Titans narrowly won the meet with a 73-72 final score in boys events, but the Lady Celts topped the Titans in dominating fashion, 97-48. For the boys, McNary’s Jon Kiser won the javelin with a toss of 145-01, but he’s hoping longer marks are still ahead. “The top guy in the league is at 163 and I’d like to beat him, but my goal for the moment is just improving each time and hitting 150,” Kiser said. His personal record is 149-05. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 3 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year,...

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Titans, Vikings take wins over boys tennis

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary’s Gary Gao started down 4-0 in the first set of his singles match with a West Salem High School opponent last week, but he was far from out. “I was too impatient at the beginning of the match, and I didn’t settle down until after I talked with Coach (Lisa) Reid,” Gao said. After that talk, Gao surged back to win six consecutive games and the set. He won the next set 6-2 to take the match. Gao was the only Celt to pick up a win in singles action as the Celtics lost 5-3. McNary picked up two wins in doubles with Aaron Wenning and John Reid dominating in 6-1 and 6-3 sets. Zach Staley and Jose Loureda Barranco won in sets of 6-2 and 6-3. “Aaron and I were both staying focused and kept composed through the match and I think we’re going to be sticking together as a doubles team,” Reid said. “Both of our matches last week were good practice, but the South Salem match was a little more competitive.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 3 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...

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Lady Celts end 2 games in 5 innings

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team rebounded from a mini-slump to dole out crushing, five-inning wins over McKay and North Salem high schools, but an equally bruising loss to South Salem High School took the wind out of its sails. “We’d been working on our hitting,” said Celt Megan Ulrey of the wins. “After the couple of losses, we just wanted it really bad.” The Celts staked out their territory early in the game, running through the entire batting line-up in the first inning en route to a 7-0 lead and 16-0 win. Kimi Ito and Paige Bouska went 4 for 4 in the outing, both had doubles and both chalked up two RBIs. Bouska also had a triple. In the circle, pitcher Jordyn Hanson retired four batters and allowed only three hits in three innings. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 3 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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