Day: August 16, 2013

Blue Day bash is Celtic shindig

McNary High School’s football program is hosting its second annual Blue Day Saturday, Aug. 24. The all-day event will feature demonstrations by Keizer-based Pop Warner football teams, McNary football teams, the Celtic band and the Celtic cheering squad. “Last year, we kept the event to those involved with the programs, but this year we are inviting the whole community to come out and show their Celtic Pride,” said Isaac Parker, head coach of McNary football. Blue Day will kick off with a Courthouse Athletic Club Spartan workout at 8 a.m. that will double as a fundraiser for the Celtic spaghetti moms. The suggested donation is $5 or a box of dry pasta. Pop Warner demonstrations will begin at 10:30 a.m. and are expected to finish around noon. After presentation of the colors by McNary’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, the freshmen and junior varsity teams will take the field. The McNary band and cheerleading squads will take center stage for halftime performances and then the varsity team will scrimmage to complete festivities. Throughout the day, barbecue lunches will be available for $4 a plate. Proceeds will benefit the McNary Athletic Booster Club. The McNary Turf Club will be on-site selling yard signs to bolster the group’s effort to install an artificial turf field at McNary. The event is sponsored by Marion County Fire District No....

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Register now and save a fiver on KYBA fees

Keizer Youth Basketball registrants can save $5 off regular registration fees by completing the forms online at by Aug. 31. Costs for students in first and second grade are $60 per child ($55 for early registration); $70 for students in grades three through six ($65 for early registration); and $80 for players registering for tournament teams ($75 for early registration). Full fees will be incurred for those registering after Aug. 31, but families registering more than one child will receive a $5 discount for each additional child. The league is expanding to include sixth grade recreation teams this season. Tournament team evaluations will he held Sept....

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Volcanoes back atop NWL on 6-win streak

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 8: Volcanoes 9, Everett 6 The home series opened with a win that tied Salem-Keizer and Everett for the best overall Northwest League record at 31-21. It was the Volcanoes’ game from the start, with three runs in the first inning. Tyler Hollick was hit by a pitch and went to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Brandon Bednar. Jeremy Sy walked, and Brian Ragira doubled both runners home. Tyler Horan singled to score Ragira. Although the AquaSox had the highest-scoring inning, with four runs in the sixth, Salem-Keizer scored in the third through sixth innings. The Volcanoes’ Brandon Bednar hit the only home run of the game, a solo shot in the fourth. Jake Shadle (4-1) was the winning pitcher in relief, with Daniel Slania getting his first save. Tommy Burns (0-1) took the loss. Aug. 9: Volcanoes 4, Everett 1 New starter Pat Young pitched six scoreless innings for a 1-0 record. The first runs came in the first inning, when Brian Ragira drove in Brandon Bednar and Jeremy Sy with a double. The Volcanoes had only four hits but held the AquaSox to four until the last inning. Salem-Keizer had a shutout going until the ninth, when Raymundo Montero, not as stingy as usual, gave up a single to Justin Seager and an RBI double to Carlton...

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