Day: September 22, 2017

Rollover attributed to ‘mutual road rage’

A rollover crash on Keizer Station Boulevard involving a 17-year-old Keizer Police Department (KPD) cadet and a 29-year-old man is being attributed to road rage after an investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). About 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Keizer police and the Keizer Fire District were dispatched to a crash involving two vehicles near the intersection of Lockhaven Drive Northeast and Keizer Station Boulevard Northeast. One of the vehicles flipped and came to a rest on its top on the roadway while the other involved vehicle left the scene immediately after the crash occurred. Responding officers...

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McNary continues strong defensive play in 1-0 loss

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s young defense has stepped up to every challenge this season. On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Lady Celts held Forest Grove, a team that had scored 19 goals in seven matches, to just one on a deflection in the 70th minute. But missing two of their top offensive weapons, Izzy Haselip and Natalia Gonzalez, with injuries, one was too many as McNary fell 1-0 at home. “This is the best offense we’ve played this year and the best possession team,” McNary head coach A.J. Nash said of Forest Grove. “I felt pretty comfortable for...

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Celtics look to get back on track after blowout

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After a blowout loss to Sprague, McNary head coach Jeff Auvinen is simply looking for improvement as the Celtics (2-1) travel to McKay (1-2) on Friday, Sept. 22. “We need to get back to getting better,” Auvinen said. “We did not get better last week. We got better every previous week from our first week of practice to Blue Day to our jamboree to our first game to our second game. Last week we took two steps back.” Auvinen wants his players to learn from the 62-6 loss to Sprague but also forget...

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Gunfire chases visitors out of park, neighbors out of homes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A hail of gunfire drove visitors out of Sunset Park and neighbors out of their homes along the Willamette River Sunday, Sept. 10. The incident resulted in a throng of area residents turning out at the Keizer City Council meeting Monday, Sept. 18, to demand action on the part of the city. For now, it seems the only action to be taken is a sternly-worded letter to the owner of a quarry across the river who allows family, friends and even the Salem Police Department to use part of his property as...

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McNary fighting through injuries

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes An injury ended McNary’s run in the first volleyball tournament of the season prematurely. After defeating Mountain View 2-0 (25-23, 25-22) and Churchill 2-0 (25-23, 25-22) in pool play of the Rogue Valley Classic in Medford on Saturday, Sept. 16, the Lady Celts had to play the rest of the day without senior Valerie Diede. McNary split its next pool play match, 25-17, 22-25, against Willamette and then lost its first bracket game of the single elimination tournament 2-0 (19-25, 20-25) to Cascade Christian, a 3A school in Medford that finished second in...

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