Day: February 4, 2015

Mat men settle for little victories at Reser tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School wrestlers traveled to Corvallis for the annual Reser Tournament of Champions last weekend. They expected tough competition, but maybe not quite as tough as they encountered. “It’s the toughest tournament we wrestle all season long. Any match you want to win is going to be close,” said Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach. Overall, McNary had one wrestler win his weight class in junior varsity brackets, one take third in varsity and one take sixth in varsity. Jonathon Phelps took first in the 132 junior varsity bracket, but his toughest match wasn’t the final. Jonathon faced Sandy High School’s Jonathan Morrell in the semifinals, a wrestler he’d lost to earlier this season. This time, he was determined to reach a different outcome. “I was more of the aggressor and took him down. When I got on top, I rode him and just kept putting bars and half-nelsons on him to show him who was in control of the match,” Jonathon said. He was so tired at the end of the third round, 9-4 victory that he took a nap before heading back to the first place match against Eagle Point’s Conor Goines. Jonathon won 4-1. “He was tough and I could have done better, but I was wiped out,” he said. Senior Alvarro Venegas, who wrestles at 195 pounds,...

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Lone Star training? Not quite

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officers with the Keizer Police Department will continue going all the way to Dallas to use a firearms range. Before getting pictures of cops in 10-gallon cowboy hats, big badges and a Marc Adams-style drawl, however, relax: it’s the nearby Dallas here in Oregon, not in Texas. The KPD entered into an agreement to use the Dallas Police Department’s police firearms range in the fall of 2012, when Texas native Adams was Keizer’s police chief and John Teague was the police chief in Dallas. Teague took over as chief in Keizer the following fall after Adams retired. A revised agreement between the two cities was unanimously approved during the Jan. 20 Keizer City Council meeting during the consent calendar portion of the meeting. There was no discussion amongst councilors of the agreement or any other parts of the consent calendar. Keizer will pay Dallas $300 a year for use of the firearms range. Discharging of firearms at the range is allowed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. In other council business: • Agreements with several artists were also approved as part of the consent calendar, as a continuation of the Keizer Art Walk Project. The project began in the fall of 2008 when the Keizer Chamber of Commerce placed sculptures at visible places around the city. Chamber leaders selected the...

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