Day: November 12, 2014

Ousted in 1st round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity soccer team ran out of miracles in its first-round state playoff game Saturday, Nov. 1. The Celtics hosted South Medford in the game that ended in a 5-1 loss for McNary and an ouster from the playoff scene. “We were in control, but after two mistakes in the back the momentum changed and, in the playoffs, it is really hard to comeback,” said Miguel Camarena, McNary head coach. “We lost concentration in key parts of the game.” McNary fell behind 2-0 early on Panther goals in the 11th and 17th minutes. In the 35th minute, senior Mario Garcia fended off a small army of defenders as he traversed from midfield to the right corner and crossed the ball in front of the net. Sophomore Gustavo Villalvazo headed the ball into the goal and the Panther lead shrunk to 2-1. Any respite earned in the play vanished two minutes later when the South Medford answered and made the score 3-1. The Panthers scored twice more in the second half for the 5-1 final. If there was any one factor that contributed most to the loss, it was nothing the Celts could do much about. At nearly every turn, the Panthers had a player with a stride six inches longer or a head taller that created situations where...

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Keizer history lessons coming to social media

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History could be meeting the future in Keizer. In recent years, members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) have been working on an Oral History program, a series of video interviews with some of the key people in Keizer’s history. The program has had its fair share of starts and stops, due in part to turnover on the committee. Several interviews have been done, with copies of those videos available via the Keizer Library, the Keizer Museum, the K-23 logo on the city’s website or from Debbie Lockhart, deputy city recorder for the city. Lockhart mentioned at the Oct. 21 KPIC meeting a possibility of partnering with K-23 staff, who are doing social media efforts with city councilors. “It seems like it’s hard for everyone to get interviews set up,” Lockhart said. “There is a certain amount of urgency as people are getting older. Rex Robertson has David Dahle who’s been doing interviews with councilors. He’s good. He might be perfect to run the Oral History program.” Lockhart noted she has a list of about 50 people who would be good candidates for interviews. KPIC members agreed at their September meeting to interview Wilbur Bluhm next. Sherrie Gottfried felt working with Dahle would be a perfect solution. “This could be great for Keizer Points of Interest Committee,” Gottfried said. “This would...

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