Day: February 28, 2018

Lady Celts one and done at Oregon City

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes OREGON CITY—McNary got Oregon City out of its full-court press early but the Lady Celts couldn’t make enough shots to pull off the upset, falling to the Pioneers 51-41 on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the first round of the 6A girls basketball state playoffs. “We knew that one of the keys to winning was beating their press,” McNary senior Kailey Doutt said. “We watched film on it and they destroyed teams with the press. They got their hands everywhere. They jump the ball a lot and get a lot of turnovers out of...

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Reitz plays the anthem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Beau Reitz was nervous the first time he played the national anthem on the violin before a Lady Celts volleyball game. “My heart was pounding,” Reitz said. “It’s really scary because kind of how you’re afraid if you’re singing it to mess up the lyrics, in the same way if you mess up people are shocked so you don’t want to do that. There’s more pressure and more enthusiasm about the piece itself. It’s definitely hard to do but thankfully it’s an easier piece to play on the violin.” Reitz has...

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Eight lives to go: cat finds new leash on life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some animals and humans seem destined for each other. Malibu gave Ryan Laudon two chances just in case he didn’t get the message the first time around. The first time the pair met, Malibu was just a stray in Laudon’s south Salem neighborhood. “I heard him crying outside and I went out and he’d gotten tangled in my kids’ soccer net. He’d gotten the net wrapped around his neck five times when he struggled, and one of his paws was wrapped up twice,” Laudon said. Laudon freed the then-kitten with a serrated...

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