Day: May 7, 2014

Wins elude boys tennis, improvement shows

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity tennis team didn’t come away with overall wins in either of its contests last week, but picking up a doubles win against North Salem High School was a hallmark of improvement. “It’s one better than we did the first time out,” said John Reid, a McNary senior. Reid waged an all-out battle in singles with Sprague’s Griffin Fraser Tuesday, April 23. Reid won the first set 7-6, but Fraser got the best of him in the second set, 4-6. “It was a long match with real consistent groundstrokes from both of us. With Griffin it almost always seems to come down to whether you can outlast him,” Reid said. Fortunately for Reid, he did. The Celt took the last set 6-2 and was the only McNary player to emerge with a win over the Olys. Reid drew Viking Ignacio Ocampo in the No. 1 doubles spot of the North Salem match Thursday, April 24, and walked away with another hard-fought win. Set scores were 6-2 and 7-5. The Celtics’ doubles win came off the rackets of Carlos Flores and Pedro Reyes in sets of 6-4 and 6-2. While match wins eluded the team for the most part, Zach Staley, in singles competition, and the doubles pairing of Lucas Santana and Brandon Gasperini took their North opponents...

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KPIC members to take councilors on a tour June

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors will indeed be seeing points of interest in June. Members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) agreed during their most recent meeting to host a tour of various sights around Keizer, with committee members explaining the significance of each site. The tour will start at 5:45 p.m. Monday, June 9 and will involve KPIC members as well as city councilors. The tour would take the place of that month’s work session. “We’re taking council members on a tour of some of our points of interest,” said Jill Bonney-Hill, in her first meeting as KPIC chair. “We have points of interest signs in Keizer. We’ll show them what they are and let them know more about them. Each member has been designated a point of interest sign.” Bonney-Hill will be showing the Marie Dorian exhibit at Keizer Station, Bee Anderson will show the donation land claim at the southeast corner of the intersection at Chemawa and River Roads, Debbie Miller will show geo-caching, Sherrie Gottfried will show the Claggett Cemetery and councilor Jim Taylor will show some of the historic trees at Rainbow Court, near city hall off Chemawa. “I say Marie Dorian first, then Claggett Cemetery, then the donation land claim, trees, then geo-caching here on this site. It brings us back here,” Gottfried said. Deputy city recorder...

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