Day: December 15, 2017

Terri Schlichenmeyer presents: “A Canine Christmas”

“A Canine Christmas” by various authors All books, c. 2017 various prices, paperback and hardcover BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your Holiday shopping list is almost finished. Everything’s bought and wrapped except the gift you’re giving to the furriest member of your family. That’s the easy gift, though, because you know what your dog likes. He knows what you like, too: snuggling together with a good book. So why not try these Canine Christmas books? Big brown eyes. Who can resist them? Not author Joal Derse Dauer, and in the true story “Saving Sadie” (with Elizabeth Ridley), she writes...

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Cavell posts double-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Behind a big first half, McNary (2-1) opened Greater Valley Conference play with a 72-54 win over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 8. The Celtics outscored the Bulldogs 22-11 in the first quarter as McNary senior Chandler Cavell scored 11 of his 27 points and Lucas Garvey drained three 3-pointers. The Celtics continued to add to their lead in the second quarter and went into halftime with a comfortable 39-21 advantage. McNary head coach Ryan Kirch said the key to the fast start was more ball movement and less dribbling. “Watching our first...

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McNary’s full lineup defeats South Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—For the first time in more than a year, McNary had a full varsity lineup as it went into South Salem and won 62-14 on Thursday, Dec. 14 to improve to 2-0 in the Greater Valley Conference. “We’re ready to win at any weight, any where, any place,” Celtics head coach Jason Ebbs said. “That’s something that is hands down the No. 1 key ingredient to being successful in any sport is having kids that show up to practice and show up to matches and it’s been a while since we’ve had that....

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Police suspect connection in Shari’s, Good Times robberies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two men armed with handguns robbed Good Times Grill Monday, Dec. 11, about 2:30 a.m. Four days earlier, a pair of men strong-armed a manager at Shari’s Cafe and Pies before making off with a cash drawer. Police now suspect the two incidents are related. Keizer officers were still investigating both cases at press time, but Deputy Chief Jeff Kuhns said one suspect had been charged in the Shari’s robbery while the hunt was still on for suspects in the Good Times robbery. The victim at Good Times, a 44-year-old woman who...

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Lady Celts hold off rally

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary (4-0) got a taste of its own medicine. Playing another team of mostly guards, the Lady Celts eked out a 51-46 victory over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 8 to open league play. While McNary never trailed in the game, the Bulldogs got within four points early in the fourth period and then 45-44 on a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining. After passing the ball around the perimeter in an attempt to run out the clock, McNary senior Kailey Doutt saw a lane and drove to the basket, making a layup and then...

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