Day: October 10, 2016

Celtics stun McMinnville

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes MCMINNVILLE—With 1:25 remaining, McNary trailed by four points. Two of the Celtics top offensive weapons had just dropped back-to-back passes, unable to catch a slick and heavy waterlogged ball. Facing a fourth-and-25 just inside its opponent’s 30-yard line, McNary called its last time out. The McMinnville home crowd was at its loudest of the night. The Celtics needed a hero. Quarterback Josiah Gilbert rolled out of the pocket and saw Jonathan Williams, a McNary junior who prior to the game had just two receptions for 16 yards, in the end zone. Williams out-jumped a McMinnville player to catch the ball off the top of the defender’s head. “I still can’t believe it’s real,” Williams said on Friday, Oct. 7 immediately after the 30-27 McNary victory. “I was surprised that the ball even came my way. It just ended up in my hands and I’m just glad I caught it. I had a drop a few weeks ago that would have been an easy touchdown for me. This week was a good comeback from that. It’s amazing. I’ve dreamed of this moment but I never thought it would be real. Now it’s happening and it’s crazy.” Gilbert thought Williams was more open than he actually was. “I just saw my boy (Williams) in the end zone,” Gilbert said. “I didn’t see the guy underneath...

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Pouring gas on home lands woman in cuffs

Keizer police arrested a Salem woman after responding to a disturbance call in the 1800 block of Jentif Court Northeast Tuesday, Sept. 27. Keizer police were summoned to the address about 9 p.m. by a resident who said his ex-girlfriend was outside the home throwing rocks and wood at the garage doors and windows. She had also poured gasoline on the exterior of the structure. Responding officers smelled gasoline and found a red gas can on the front sidewalk when they arrived. The complainant said the incident started when he thought he heard someone kicking his car. He discovered the woman was kicking her own car and told her to leave. At that point, the man said his ex-girlfriend appeared to be leaving the area, but pulled back into the driveway and began throwing things at the house so he went outside again. While he was standing in the driveway, the man told police the woman attempted to run him over with her car multiple times. Gail Leap, 40, of Salem, was arrested and taken to the Marion County jail. She is charged with reckless endangering and criminal mischief. Stolen vehicle chase ends in Keizer On Thursday, Sept. 28, Keizer police officers were monitoring Salem Police radio about 2 a.m. when they heard that there was an ongoing pursuit of a stolen white pick-up. A Keizer officer stationed himself...

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