Day: September 2, 2014

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The only time the Volcanoes were ahead in this one was the final moment of the game. After trailing the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 in the middle of the ninth inning, Salem-Keizer won the rubber game of the series and the last regular-season home game of this year 6-5. The crowd of 2,385 saw Aramis Garcia hit a bases-loaded single that scored Skyler Ewing. In the top of the ninth, Eury Sanchez set the visitors from Pasco down in order, striking out two. Tri-City’s first run came in the second inning. Sam Bumpers led off with a single to center field and went to second base as Ryan Garvey grounded out. A ground out by Wilson Soriano moved Bumpers to third, and Robbie Perkins drove him in with a single to center. The Dust Devils added two runs in the third. Shane Hoelscher led off with a single to left. Sean Dwyer singled to left center and reached second on left fielder Johneshwy Fargas’ throw as Hoelscher went to third. A wild pitch by starter Jose Reyes sent Hoelscher home and Dwyer to third. Another wild pitch scored Dwyer. In the bottom of the third, the Volcanoes cut Tri-City’s lead to a run. Travious Relaford, on a three-ball, two-strike count, hit an infield single. Fargas reached first on a force attempt as second...

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Resource night at Kennedy, open house for other schools

Kennedy Elementary School is going all-out for its Open House event Tuesday, Sept. 2. Students will find out who their new teachers are and explore new home rooms, but there will also be opportunities to get dental and vision screenings, free haircuts and more. New Kennedy principal Jesse Leonard, who was reassigned from Gubser at the end of the last school year, is tapping into local resources to make the event a community resource fair. Easter Seals, NW Human Services. Keizer Police Department, Capitol Dental, Salem Keizer School Nurses, Lancaster Family Health, Boys and Girls Club, Mano a Mano Family Center, Church on the Hill (haircuts) and Chemeketa’s High School Equivalency Program are all participating. The Kennedy Resource Fair will start at 4:30 and end at 6:30 p.m. (30 minutes after the Open House ends.) All other Keizer elementary schools, Keizer, Cummings, Forest Ridge, Clear Lake, Gubser and Weddle, will host their Open House activities the same day from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet and talk with teachers. School supplies can also be dropped off during Open House hours. The first day of school for sixth and ninth graders is Sept. 2. All other grades except kindergarten and preschool, begin Wednesday, Sept. 3. Kindergarten programs begin Sept. 9 and preschool programs begin Sept. 16. Head Start students begin Sept....

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