Day: March 30, 2015

LAX won’t settle for less than league title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The first varsity game for the McNary High School lacrosse team was a barnburner Wednesday, March 18. “With two minutes left in the game and a two-goal lead, we tried unsuccessfully to kill the clock. We had a couple turnovers and a penalty allowing Newberg High School to tie the game 8-8 with 35 seconds left. We managed to get three shots off in the final 35 seconds of regulation, but none of them made it into the net,” said Ryan Bowlby, McNary head coach. After two overtimes, McNary won 9-8. “Me and Beard (Jeremy Williams) double-teamed their last guy to get the ball back, then I got tunnel vision,” said senior Cade Christensen. Christensen picked up the ground ball, ran the full length of the field behind the Newberg’s goal. He evaded a double team behind goal and managed to dive into a second double team four yards in front of goal. “Cade took a one-handed, left-hand shot that flicked into the back on the net for the game-winning goal with 35 seconds left,” Bowlby said. Lacrosse, which is run as a club sport for the Celtics, combines physicality of football with the finesse of soccer and the strategy of basketball. While the game made for amplified excitement, Bowlby knew the team was capable of more. “Statistically we dominated Newberg, we...

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KPAC ready for mural meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Want to be the artist that helps design Keizer’s next public mural? If so, remember this date: Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center. That’s when the newly renamed Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) will host a Call to Artists Mural Planning meeting. KPAC members Jill Hagen and former Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher recently came up with the idea to have the city’s second public mural painted this summer along the long north wall of Town and Country Lanes, located at 3500 River Road North. With the blessings of bowling alley owner Don Lebold, Hagen designed a preliminary design that will be about 140 feet long and nine feet tall. Hagen showed off illustrations of her general concept at this week’s KPAC meeting, complete with bowling balls near both ends. “These are ones I’ve put in, the little bowling balls,” Hagen told fellow KPAC members. Beth Melendy was among those appreciating the design. “I love those bowling balls,” Melendy exclaimed. Christopher noted the design could change, though one thing must remain. “This could totally change when we have the artists here,” Christopher said. “Don really wanted a stream with jumping fish. If we could accommodate that, anything else we can do. We have a $2,500 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. It’s for a community tapestry. We’re trying to engage...

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