KLL squad makes state tourney run

Mason Marsden sprints down the line after hitting a ground ball to the left side in Keizer’s first matchup with Wilsonville on Sunday, July 7. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Keizer Little League Intermediate 50/70 13-U team fell just short of a trip to regionals as they took second place at the state[Read More…]

Holiday easily outswims Cambridge in dual meet

Michael Hudgins won three events on the day for Holiday Swim Club in the 9-10 division, including the backstroke. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In one of their final tuneups before the All-City meet, the Holiday Swim Club defeated Cambridge 405-186 in a dual meet on Thursday, July 11. Kassy Winters and Audrea Guevara[Read More…]

Hops take two out of three from Volcanoes

Volcanoes first baseman Beicker Mendoza makes a tough snag in foul territory in a game against the Eugene Emeralds on Thursday, July 11. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Volcanoes opened a three-game series in Hillsboro on Sunday, July 14 with a 7-3 loss to the Hops. Salem-Keizer had a 1-0 lead for the[Read More…]

Martinez earns All-American status

Ali Martinez was one of six players from the state of Oregon to compete in the 12-U USA Softball All-American Games in Oklahoma City, Okla. in June (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Ali Martinez has always had a passion for softball. But it wasn’t until recently where she discovered how good she really[Read More…]

Bulldogs blank Celts

McNary pitcher Alex Simpson went four innings in the Celtics 10-loss to West Albany (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary could only muster one hit on the evening as the Celtics D1 summer ball team team fell to West Albany 10-0 in six innings on Wednesday, July 3.  Despite the offensive woes throughout[Read More…]

McNary proves to be no match for West Albany

McNary first baseman Erik Sorenson hits a hard grounder up the middle in the Celtics 8-0 loss to West Albany on Wednesday, July 3 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary’s D2 summer league squad couldn’t keep up with West Albany as the Celtics fell 8-0 to the Bulldogs on Wednesday July, 3. Griffen[Read More…]

Volcanoes continue hot streak against Canadians

Kwan Atkins (10) greets Beicker Mendoza at home plate after Mendoza scored on a RBI-single by Yorlis Rodriguez in the Volcanoes 13-3 win over Vancouver on Friday, July 5 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). A 6-1 victory for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes opened a three-game home series with Vancouver on Thursday, July 4. The[Read More…]

Volcanoes take series opener from Spokane

Volcanoes pitcher Jesus Ozoria got his second victory of the season on Thursday, June 27 against the Hillsboro Hops (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore). The Volcanoes invaded Spokane on Monday, July 1, starting a three-game series with a 7-5 win over an Indians team that was leading the Northwest League in batting and[Read More…]

Walling commits to Oregon State

McNary’s Junior Walling was a first-team all-Mountain Valley Conference selection as a linebacker and running back in 2018. Walling will be playing college football for the Oregon State Beavers in 2020 (File). McNary linebacker Junior Walling, who will be a senior this fall, has received nearly a dozen offers from[Read More…]

Hops pour it on Volcanoes, 7-0

Keyberth Mejias slides into third during the 7-0 loss to Hillsboro. (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore) The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes plunged from the peak of a record-setting road victory over Everett on Monday to the valley of a 7-0 home loss to Hillsboro Tuesday. Tuesday’s game was a no-hitter through 4-1/2 innings. In the[Read More…]