Day: September 20, 2013

Man LifeFlighted from head-on collision

The driver of a car that was hit head-on three miles north of Brooks at about 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, is being treated for serious injuries after being LifeFlighted from the scene to Oregon Health & Science University Trauma Center in Portland. An Oregon State Police trooper witnessed the crash on Portland Road NE near Waconda Road NE. He started emergency medical care after requesting fire and medical response. An investigation into the cause of the accident revealed a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Ebelia Duran Negrete, age 49, from Woodburn, was northbound on Highway 99E near Waconda Road NE when it traveled across the centerline and collided head-on with a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant four-door driven by Jose Silverio Lopez Llamas, age 46, from Salem. An OSP trooper witnessed the crash and started emergency medical care after requesting fire and medical response. Negrete escaped her vehicle and was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries, but Negrete had to be removed with specialized extrication equipment known as the “Jaws of Life.” After 10 minutes of extrication efforts by firefighters, the critically injured and entrapped patient was freed from the vehicle and LifeFlighted to Portland with what were believed to be life-threatening injuries. Negrete was cited by OSP for no operator’s license and failure to maintain lane of travel. Marion County Fire District No. 1 were assisted at the...

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Big plays not enough for Celts to hold off Gophers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A handful of huge plays didn’t help the McNary High School varsity football team in its clash with Gresham High School Friday, Sept. 13. The Gophers’ 27-point fourth quarter sent them ahead of McNary for the 48-40 win. “I felt like we fought back after Gresham scored four times in a row, but what we need to learn now is to prevent teams from scoring four times in a row, and keep leads when we have them,” said Isaac Parker, McNary head coach. McNary’s first big play of the night was a long pass from quarterback Hayden Gosling to David Gonzalez that put the Celts at the 13-yard line, but a sack by Gresham three plays later caused a fumble that the Gophers recovered. Adam Snegirev got a hard-hitting tackle and Daniel Brattain broke up a pass to help McNary stall the Gophers’ effort on offense and forced a punt. McNary ended up with prime field position on the return drive after Tanner Walker took a hit before making a catch on the punt. Two plays later, running back Brett Hildebrand was swallowed up by a pack of offensive and defensive linemen, many of whom appeared to be on the ground, and came out the other end to put McNary at Gresham’s 25-yard line. The push sputtered after that play and Gresham...

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Lady Celts compete well, wins still elusive

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team waged all-out war with Lincoln High School Tuesday, Sept. 10. “It was one of the best games we’ve had all year. We had good communication, we just need to learn to keep it going through all five sets,” said Celtic junior Lauren Hudgins. The Lady Celts lost the match 3-2, but they didn’t let the Cardinals off easy. McNary started with a 25-19 set win, then the Cardinals evened it up with a 25-14 set win. The Lady Celts came back over the top to take the third set 25-20, but Lincoln won the final two with scores of  25-20 and 15-6. “We just have to figure out how to go to that next step and get the win,” said junior Haley Herrin. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the September 20 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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Boys top Bulldogs 2-1, girls fall short in 3-1 loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity soccer team notched its first win of the season in a 2-1 victory over the West Albany High School Bulldogs. The teams met at McNary Thursday, Sept. 12. The Celtics were coming off a pair of losses in their opening games and those prompted a change in formation. “We went to a 3-5-2 formation that loaded the midfield. It worked pretty well,” said Miguel Camarena, McNary head coach. “I’m happy with how they played.” Senior Alex Fox said the change gave the team more opportunities to score. Fox was first to the net in the early going that gave McNary a 1-0 lead. “I just saw a teammate with the ball and I knew he was going send it across. I ran to the far post, saw it coming my way and jumped up to head it in,” Fox said. The assist came from the foot of Brayan Ayala. With 10 minutes left in the half, the Bulldogs tied the game, but McNary’s Mario Garibay netted the go-ahead goal at the 45-minute mark on an assist by Bryan Keo. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the September 20 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition...

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