Day: September 13, 2013

Celt alum makes Discovery

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the span of a few weeks, Keizer native Martin Pepper got to hop around the globe. One week Pepper – who expects to get his doctorate degree in Geosciences this December from the University of Arizona and thus become Dr. Pepper – was in Hawaii. The next week was Indonesia, followed by Japan, Iceland, Italy, Mexico and then several states in the United States. Pepper was globetrotting for his new TV show. Rough life, huh? Actually, the answer is yes. Pepper and Liz Bonin co-host the new show How the Earth Works, which debuts on Discover Science in the United States next month and Discovery Worldwide. The first episode, filmed in Hawaii, will air Oct. 9. One of the main things Pepper – also known as Marty the Moose – learned in doing the show is TV involves a lot of hard work. “That was 16 hours days,” Pepper said. “You fly into one country, shoot for a crazy week, then go to another country. It was mostly done in three or four months. We hit 10 countries and 10 states in the U.S. It was intense. On paper it was a dream come true. In reality, you’re doing this stuff until you’re sick of it and you just want to sleep. Once a month you go home for a day...

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Shelves bare at KCFB

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rev. Curt McCormack has no shortage of spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes at the Keizer Community Food Bank (KCFB). But as far as spaghetti noodles… “Right now we are only loaded on spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes,” McCormack said. “That’s good, if you have something to put it on. Right now, I don’t have it.” Spaghetti is just one of many things the KCFB is either out of or low on currently. McCormack, director of the KCFB, said he’s out of all pastas, soup, boxed foods like Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese, rice and more. “Donations are at an all-time low for money,” he said. “Food donations are also low.” Some 90 percent of the food on the shelves at KCFB comes from the Marion-Polk Food Share. Community food drives, like the one being organized for this Saturday by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, indirectly help the food bank since the KCFB gets a portion of the food donated. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the September 13 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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...

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Rebuilding Gopher team next for Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team will get a shot at revenge Friday, Sept. 13, in a game with Gresham High School. When the Gophers and Celtics met last year, Gresham blew past McNary to a 39-18 win on the strength of running back Devantae Hoffman. This time around, with Hoffman graduated, the Gophers field a team with promise, but not much to show for it in terms of output. “We absolutely have not been able to run the ball with any consistency in two games. That’s what we want to be and have been in the past. We have decent size and athleticism up front, but don’t really seem to get what it takes to move people in a varsity game,” said Todd Nagel, Gresham head coach. Gresham is still looking for its first win of the season while McNary is 1-1, coming off a bruising loss to Canby High School last week. “We are preparing for them by working on what we need to do … primarily, block and tackle.  I was not upset with losing last week as much as I was upset at how we competed. This week, we are going to find ways to compete better,” said Isaac Parker, McNary head coach. “I’m not really worried about Gresham as much as I’m worried about us.” To...

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Hawks sink claws into Volcanoes’ title hopes

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes The season ended for the Volcanoes Sept. 4 as the Boise Hawks resumed their usual way of beating Salem-Keizer, using 12 hits to whip their hosts 11-7. This season was a great comeback from 2012 for the Volcanoes, but two Southern Division playoff games with the Hawks, the first in Boise and the second at home, kept them from reaching the Northwest League finals. Although Salem-Keizer made five errors to none for Boise, only two of them contributed to Hawk runs. After a two-run Boise first inning, the Volcanoes went ahead by a run in the second, but the visitors scored five times in the third and led the rest of the way. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the September 13 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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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Cougars pounce on out-of-sync Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the Canby High School varsity football team put a 73-yard touchdown run on the board at 1:01 into its game with McNary High School, it felt like a sign of things to come. It definitely panned out that way. As the Celtic offense struggled in every way, shape and form for most of the first three quarters, the Cougars ran up a 42-point lead. It wasn’t until the Celt’s second string quarterback Drew McHugh stepped onto the field late in the third that the Keizer team displayed any visible signs of life. McNary lost 42-14. “On defense, we were either in position to make a play, and didn’t tackle well, or we took poor pursuit angles. On offense, we couldn’t get all 11 guys on the same page. We need everyone working together. We failed to compete well enough to stay in the game after going down a couple scores early on,” said Isaac Parker, McNary head coach. Following Canby taking the 7-0 lead, McNary struggled to make good with their opportunity in the driver’s seat. A 12-yard Brett Hildebrand run got the team a first down, but two passing attempts by quarterback Hayden Gosling flew well wide of their intended targets. McNary punted the chance away from their own 37-yard line. McNary’s defense put up a valiant effort in their...

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