Day: February 3, 2015

Celt boys win, warm up slowly in Grizzlies’ Furnace

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes From the outset of a varsity basketball game with McMinnville High School, it was clear that McNary High School’s 15-2 team was still getting used to drawing out the best game from every opponent. “We came out and just let their shooters shoot,” said Harry Cavell, a McNary junior. “We need to start listening to the scouting reports because there’s been multiple games where we  know there’s a shooter or a slasher and they’ve just killed us with stuff we knew they were going to do.” Despite cramped quarters in the McMinnville gym, dubbed The Furnace, McNary put together a strong second half to win 55-38. It was the Grizzlies’ three-point specialist Joey Chapman who McNary had the most difficulty containing in the first half. Chapman kept McMinnville ahead of the Celtics for nearly five minutes at the start of the game. A three-pointer by Cole Thomas pulled the Celtics ahead 8-6 for the first time in at 2:45 in the first frame. Thomas would prove to be McNary’s most consistent shooter of the night. He went 3 for 3 from the field, 1 for 1 from three-point range and 2 for 2 from the foul line for a total of nine points. McNary trailed by a point at the end of the first quarter, but finished the half up 18-17. In...

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KPIC moving forward with history

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The recently amended master plan for Keizer Rapids Park includes projects such as the Big Toy playground structure, fields for soccer, softball and volleyball, an indoor sports facility and an expanded trail system. Another possible project: information about historic floods in Keizer. Members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) met Jan. 20 to discuss a flood history sign project. Information compiled by Brian Hanssen shows floods along the Willamette River in Keizer over the years. Hanssen recommended putting in a sign with markings for the various floods. According to Hanssen’s information, the flood stage is at 23 feet, 8 inches. That mark has been surpassed several times, with the highest level of 47 feet in 1861. Other high marks include 45 feet, 3 inches in 1890 and 44 feet, 5 inches in 1881. There were also floods of 39 feet (1923); 38 feet, 6 inches (1943); 37 feet (1901 and 1964); 36 feet, 5 inches (1903, 1907 and 1945); 35 feet, 1 inch (1996); 35 feet (1946) and 33 feet (1927, 1955 and 1961). “It shows historic flood levels in Keizer,” deputy city recorder Debbie Lockhart told KPIC members. “We don’t have a cost (for the sign), but it’s already been surveyed. I would suggest markings at the (KRP) boat ramp. You’ll be asking council to direct staff to mark the...

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