Walker makes his return to Volcanoes Stadium

Mickey Walker, son of Salem-Keizer Volcanoes owners Jerry and Lisa Walker, is back working for the organization in a greater capacity than he did when he was younger (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). With his parents, Jerry and Lisa Walker, being the owners of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Mickey Walker basically lived at the[Read More…]

Silver Bonanza on the coast

G.I Wilson (second from right) with some of his pals catching silver salmon out of Depoe Bay (Submitted). Silver salmon (aka coho) have been returning to Oregon’s coastal waters in record numbers this summer. Please bear with me, for still calling them “silvers.” My love affair began with this beautiful,[Read More…]

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…]