Month: August 2016

School supply drive runs through Sept. 1

The Keizertimes office is a drop-off location for the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s school supply drive through Sept. 1. The needed supplies include notebooks, hand sanitzer, water color paints, glue sticks, color pencils and all the items grade school students need throughout the year. For a complete list of needed items visit skeducationfoundation.org. The Keizertimes is located at 142 Chemawa Rd....

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Titans nationally known

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The Oregon Titans opened the 16U Gold American Softball Association/USA National Championship 5-0 but up next was a team, Washington Majestics, they had fallen to 9-1 just earlier this summer. “It was probably the toughest team we’d ever seen, this year when we stepped on the field,” Titans President Rick Muranaka said. “Our girls hadn’t really seen a team like that. We’ve either dominated or been in close games. One of their pitchers has committed to go to the University of Washington and the other pitcher has committed to go to Boise State. We’d never faced pitchers like that. We came out and our girls were watching them and we were nervous.” In the rematch, Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla., the Majestics again took an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the fourth. However, the Titans, primarily made up of high school players from McNary and West Salem, answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and held on to win 4-3. “The girls were so fired up to play them,” Muranaka said. “They wanted to get revenge. We made some big errors and we were down and our girls kept believing and kept fighting. In the dugout they were so positive. It was super hot. They were running out on the field during timeouts and giving their...

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