Celts doubled up by Titans in conference dust up

Erik Sorenson makes it home. (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore) An early double play and later home run hit by Ethan Patterson were highlights of the June 13 game against the West Salem Titans. Patterson’s bat connected solidly with the ball sending it deep into right field shocking the Titan’s fielder and sending[Read More…]

Ebbs and Cepeda earn first-time all-state honors

Sophomore shortstop Taylor Ebbs and junior outfielder Alexa Cepeda received first-team all-state recognition after both having outstanding seasons for the McNary softball team. Ebbs batted an incredible .628 with seven homers and 60 RBIs. She also had 22 extra-base hits on the year and only struck out three times. She[Read More…]

Volcanoes go 3-2 versus Spokane to open season

Yorlis Rodriguez rounds third base to score the Volcanoes first run of the season. (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore) A 12-inning 7-6 win over Boise opened the season Friday for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Ricardo Genoves was the star of the game, getting four hits, driving in the first run, and scoring the last[Read More…]

Athlete of the Week: Franklin Labour

Franklin Labour | Salem-Keizer Volcanoes #49 – RF | Ht: 6’ 1” Wt: 190 This 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic started his career with the Giants organization and is the Volcanoes’ regular right fielder. He has a season batting average of .333 with three home runs at this writing and[Read More…]

Volcanoes wallop college all-stars 10-1

A 10-1 home win over a college all-star team unofficially started the season for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 12. It was largely a practice game for the Volcanoes, who played a bottom of the ninth inning for batting practice despite their lead and, also contrary to official rules, kept the[Read More…]

Celtics get six all-conference nods

McNary catcher Ty Covalt was the lone first-team all-conference selection for the Celtics this season. The catcher batted .400 this season with 27 RBIs and 21 runs scored (File). The McNary baseball squad had six players receive all-Mountain Valley Conference recognition for their outstanding play over the course of the[Read More…]

Former McNary track star excels at DePaul

Brendan Van Voorhis pictured signing his letter of intent to attend DePaul University back in 2017. Van Voorhis was named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the Big East Conference Outdoor Championships on May 11 (File). It was a big deal when Brendan Van Voorhis signed to run track at[Read More…]

Celts conclude spring practice with momentum

McNary quarterback Erik Barker gets set to fire a pass (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary football squad doesn’t play their first game until September. But their preparation for the 2019 season is well underway. The Celtics held nine spring practices over the last three weeks, with their last one taking place[Read More…]

8 Celtics receive all-conference recognition

Taylor Ebbs was recognized as the Mountain Valley Conference player of the year. The sophomore shortstop batted .628 this season with seven homers and 60 RBIs (File). The McNary softball team had eight players receive all-Mountain Valley Conference recognition for their excellent play throughout the 2019 season. Taylor Ebbs- (sophomore)[Read More…]

Hawley and Jackson share prestigious honor

McNary student-athletes Abigail Hawley (left) and Jacob Jackson were recognized as the female and male athletes of the year by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club (Submitted). The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club (SSBC) has been recognizing outstanding athletes in the Salem-Keizer area since 1964. And on Friday, May 31,[Read More…]