Day: January 8, 2018

Lady Celts finish strong, defeat West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary overcame an ugly second quarter to defeat West Salem 52-38 on Friday, Jan. 5. After jumping out to a 12-2 lead, the Lady Celts struggled to score, not making their first and only field goal of the second period until 50 seconds remaining to tie the game at 16-16. A West Salem free throw then gave the Titans a 17-16 lead entering halftime. “The second quarter they really got on the offensive rebounds and we had to box them out because they’re a lot taller than us,” McNary senior Paige Downer said....

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Celtics win fourth straight, climb to No. 7 in power rankings

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary coaches knew it was just a matter of time before 6-foot-6 junior Boston Smith had his coming out party. Feeding him in the post, Smith finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Celtics defeated West Salem 61-54 on Friday, Jan. 5. “This is a big night for me,” Smith said. “I just think the energy helped me and the whole team score and lead us to victory.” Smith scored McNary’s first two baskets of the game and added six more points in the final three minutes of...

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City has little recourse when homes sit vacant

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The house at the corner of Sieberg and Arnold Street in south Keizer looks abandoned from the street. Several of the windows are boarded up and “Black Mold” is scrawled across plywood in black Sharpie on the main entry, a warning to those that might try to gain access. However, the most cursory of glances shows the tell-tale signs that not everyone has heeded the caution. A detached storage shed door is cracked open, but there isn’t anything of value in sight even after it’s opened further. Cast off tools and buckets...

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