Short-handed Salem-Keizer falters against Dust Devils

Tyler Fitzgerald prepares to take a turn around first base after hitting a single in the Volcanoes 3-2 win over Hillsboro on Thursday, Aug. 8 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). A 5-2 loss to the Tri-City Dust Devils opened the Volcanoes’ road trip Sunday, Aug. 11. Before the game, Volcanoes infielders Sean Roby, Tyler[Read More…]

MYB awards sportsmanship

TOP ROW (From L to R): Tyson Smith, Kaidon Miller, Logan Hendrickson, JJ Dunn, Pierce Walker. BOTTOM ROW: Carson Pletcher, Carson Smith, J.P. Herring,Zeke Wellard. NOT PICTURED: Grayson Maskal (Submitted). Kaidon Miller, Pierce Walker, Logan Hendrickson, Tyson Smith, JJ Dunn, Carson Smith, Grayson Maskal, Zeke Wellard, Carson Pletcher and J.P[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer gets swept by Hillsboro

Trevor Horn throws an off-speed pitch to the plate in the Volcanoes series finale with Tri-City on Thursday Aug.1 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). It was the kind of game the Volcanoes usually have won this season, but this time, Salem-Keizer couldn’t finish the job as they lost 7-6, giving their Hillsboro hosts[Read More…]

Volcanoes players show out during All-Star event

The Pioneer League All-Stars outslugged the Northwest League All-Stars 11-7 Tuesday night in Boise, Idaho.  Kervin Castro of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was the starting NWL pitcher and threw a perfect frame in his only inning of work. Few of the pitchers stayed for more than an inning, and Castro was[Read More…]

Blue Day returns to McNary

For the first time ever, McNary will be hosting Blue Day on a Friday night under the lights — graphic done by 2019 McNary grad Ian Koenig (Submitted). The smell of fall sports will be in the air on Friday, August 23 as McNary High student-athletes will take over the[Read More…]

KPD raises over $9,000 for Special Olympics

Jenny LeBelle (left), who is the program coordinator for Special Olympics Oregon, holds up a check for $7500 with Special Olympics athlete Jenny Hill (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). On Saturday, July 27, the Keizer Police Department (KPD) raised more than $9,000 for the Oregon Special Olympics with their 5K Foot Pursuit for[Read More…]

Holiday takes All-City crown

The Holiday swim team celebrates their second straight All-City Meet title (Submitted). With an overall team score of 485, the Holiday swim team ran away with the All-City championship for the second straight year on Saturday, July 27.  The Holiday girls led the charge, scoring 292 of the overall points,[Read More…]

Volcanoes offense explodes against Tri-City

Salem-Keizer catcher Brandon Martorano flexes with Kwan Atkins after hitting a solo home run in the Volcanoes 11-2 victory over Tri-City on Monday, July 29.  An 11-2 victory opened the Volcanoes’ home series with the Tri-City Dust Devils on Monday, July 29.  After Salem-Keizer scored a run in the first[Read More…]

Labour on pace to make history for Salem-Keizer

Franklin Labour was a key reason for the Volcanoes success in the first half of the season, leading the Northwest League in home runs, RBIs and runs scored (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). On Sunday, July 21, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes clinched the Northwest League First Half title and automatically earned a playoff spot[Read More…]

Celts can’t extend summer season

Eric Olsen (middle) gets congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo homer in the second inning. It was McNary’s only run of the game as they fell to Silverton 7-1 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the McNary D1 summer league team couldn’t get[Read More…]