Day: January 17, 2018

Celtics win double overtime thriller

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—It took double overtime and contributions from two players that a week ago were deep on McNary’s bench to end a six-game losing streak to South Salem, as the Celtics defeated the Saxons 65-64 on Tuesday, Jan. 16. McNary led 64-59 with 1:30 remaining in the second overtime. But South Salem guard Jaden Nielsen-Skinner made two free throws and then a 3-pointer to tie the game at 64-64 with 24 seconds to go. Chandler Cavell then went to the free throw line with 8.3 seconds remaining. He made the first but missed the...

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Magic on wheels

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When he was 3 years old, Keaton Weimer had a simple request: he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. Keaton’s dad, Ryan, doesn’t seem to do anything in moderation. Keaton and two of his siblings were born with spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that will require the use of a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. Ryan didn’t see the wheelchair as a problem when Keaton asked to be a pirate, he used it as a canvas. “A pirate needs a ship,” Ryan said. “So we drew out some ideas,...

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