Day: December 29, 2014

Peterson pours in 35 points in 92-57 rout of Forest Grove

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Tregg Peterson put up 35 points in a McNary High School boys varsity basketball team road game against Forest Grove High School Friday, Dec. 19. Peterson knocked down five of seven from behind the three-point line and 13 of 17 from the paint to lead the team to a 92-57 win. “We shared the ball well, took balanced shots, and played without fouling. The game was a big step for us in that we played well on the road. The guys are playing with a lot of confidence and trust in one another,” said Ryan Kirch, McNary head coach. The Celtics had a 31-17 lead by the end of the first frame, but the foot came off the gas in the second period while the Vikings staged a rally to put the teams at 40-34 going into halftime. The Celts outscored Forest Grove 52-23 in the second half for the win. Junior Harry Cavell had 20 points and four assists; Trent Van Cleave had 15 points and nine assists; Cade Goff and Wyatt Grine had six points each; Devon Dunagan and Mathew Ismay had four points each; and Adam Harvey had two. Peterson, Cavell and Van Cleave shot 11-14 from the three-point zone. That game was a sequel to the Celtics’ 62-44 win over North Salem High School three days...

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In hands of MHS grad… Bicycles are blessings

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a wrench, a pair of tubes and some grease – actual and elbow – a 2007 McNary High School grad is making the world a better place one bicycle at a time. Austin Rogerson’s fledgling interest in bicycles turned into a full-on passion after arriving at college in Boise, Idaho. “I worked as a work-study student for the College of Business at Boise State University, and nearly all of my coworkers were cyclists throughout the year. They rode their bikes to work, they went mountain biking during lunch breaks and they did extended bike rides on the weekend,” he said. He’s kept up his interest riding in two Ironman races, in the mountains and foothills around his Boise home and by commuting via pedal power to his job as an interactive marketing specialist for the Idaho Lottery. It was while he was working on his own bike at Boise Bicycle Project (BBP), a cooperative dedicated to spreading bicycle knowledge and usage, that the idea for his latest pursuit struck him. “BBP taught me so much of what I’ve learned today. I’ve always had the desire to help others and, for quite some time, I’ve been looking for a way that I can do so that fits my life. That’s where I came up with Bicycles are Blessings,” Rogerson said. He was...

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