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Volcanoes release Campesinos jerseys

The Salem-Keizer Campesinos (Volcanoes) will take the field for the first time in 2020 with perhaps one of the most unique uniforms in all of baseball.  Salem-Keizer’s “Campesinos” moniker pays tribute to the collective contributions of farm workers throughout the region that established Oregon as one of the leading agricultural[Read More…]

Meithof tops MVC list of all-league honors

McNary’s Nate Meithof was named the MVC Co-Player of the Year (file). After finishing third in the Mountain Valley Conference standings, the McNary boys basketball team had four players receive all-league recognition. However, it was McNary junior shooting guard Nate Meithof that received the league’s highest honor. Meithof was named[Read More…]

Spring season suspended for prep sports

McNary outfielder Alexa Cepeda is one of the top senior softball players in the state. But there is a chance that she, and many other McNary seniors, won’t be able to finish their final season of high school sports (File). The entire sports world, including the OSAA, came to a[Read More…]

Volcanoes introduce new coaching staff for 2020 season

Lenn Sakata The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have their coaching staff set for the 2020 season.  Manager – Lenn Sakata  Sakata is a native of Hawaii and played college baseball at Gonzaga. He played parts of 11 major league seasons with the Brewers, Orioles, A’s and Yankees as a middle infielder and[Read More…]

Doutt leads McNary’s all-conference recipients

McNary point guard Leah Doutt averaged over 13 points and 4 assists per game, earning herself first-team all-league honors in the Mountain Valley Conference (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary girls basketball team had four players receive all-Mountain Valley Conference recognition for the 2019-20 season, led by first-team all-leaguer Leah Doutt. Despite[Read More…]

Celtics season comes to an end against West Linn

Kyler Rodriguez draws contact while going up for a shot (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The West Linn boys basketball team has been one of the strongest athletic programs in the state over the last decade. McNary found that out first-hand. West Linn had their second highest point total in a postseason game[Read More…]

A bucket of luck

Whey do some people always catch fish?  Why does one person catch all the fish on a particular day and the next day not get a bite while his friends — who were fishless the day before — catch fish after fish?  This sometimes random occurrence has intrigued fishermen since[Read More…]

McNary falls flat in second half against South Salem

Nate Meithof drives past a South Salem defender on Friday, Feb. 28 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). What started as a competitive ballgame got out of hand on the scoreboard in the second half. McNary had the score within six early in the third quarter, but second-ranked South Salem outscored the Celtics 38-11[Read More…]

Saxons spoil Celtics senior night

Bekah Grimmer goes up for a shot after battling for position on the low block. Grimmer finished with eight points in McNary’s 56-29 loss to South Salem on Friday, Feb. 28 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Senior night featured one of McNary’s best defensive performances of the season. Unfortunately for the Celtics, the[Read More…]

Ruberto and Villavazo pick up wins at state

McNary’s Aldo Villavazo (blue singlet) advanced to the quarterfinal match at the state tournament (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary wrestling squad sent four athletes to the state tournament, which took place at Memorial Coliseum Feb. 28-29. Although they weren’t able to get anyone to the podium, the Celtics got multiple match[Read More…]