Day: July 1, 2017

Claggett Creek maestro takes final bow

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Claggett Creek Middle School’s only orchestra director has retired. Bruce Purdy, who came to the school when it opened 16 years ago, led his final concert on June 8. “I personally have really enjoyed it here,” Purdy said. “I’ve had great students and the staff is exceptional. I’ve had two outstanding administrators, Melissa Cole, who is now working for the state and my current administrator, Rob Schoepper, is by far the best guy I’ve ever worked for. When it comes to supporting a program and doing everything he can to make things happen,...

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New coach, players at McNary

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes It’s been a different kind of summer for the McNary basketball programs. The boys graduated all five starters so head coach Ryan Kirch is looking to see who is going to fill their shoes. “You try to figure out who is going to fill what roles and be in different spots,” Kirch said. “It’s always exciting to see who is able to step up and who is able to play new roles.” The girls have a new head coach in Elizabeth Doran. “I’m getting to know players and how to coach them,” Doran...

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