Day: March 12, 2018

Flores carries torch in service to education, family

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Jason Flores, the 2017 Service to Education Award winner, couldn’t technically coach Little League until he was 18. But that didn’t stop him from making sure his younger brother had a coach who knew what he was doing, even if that meant joining forces with his older brother, who knew nothing about baseball. “The second I got done playing Little League, I started coaching for my little brother,” Flores said. “I was 17 and just felt like my little brother deserved more, he deserved what I got, which was really good coaching, and at the...

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McNary alum sets sights on Miss Oregon USA title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Sofia Boru had to get three approvals before deciding to take the plunge and compete for the title of Miss Oregon USA: her best friend’s, her mother’s, and her boyfriend’s. She was scrolling through Facebook and saw an advertisement for the pageant in October 2017. As she read through the requirements, she decided it was something she could do, but wanted other opinions first. “Once I heard from all three of them, I knew I was going to do it,” Boru said. The Miss Oregon pageant, which will be held in October,...

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Celtics to compete for playing time in 2018

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s roster is full of players who have been waiting their turn. With the graduation of 10 seniors, they’ll finally get their shot. “We had proven guys that were coming back to last years team and this year no one would be considered a proven high quality varsity player,” McNary head baseball coach Larry Keeker said. “I think we have them. No one has actually proven it yet.” McNary’s two most accomplished returning hitters are juniors Tyler Covalt and Jacob Jackson. Covalt, who was primarily used as a designated hitter last season, will...

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