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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…]

Volcanoes complete home sweep of Boise

Hunter Bishop (left) takes a secondary lead off of first base (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Volcanoes completed a home sweep on Friday, July 19 in familiar fashion, coming from behind to edge Boise 4-3. Boise’s first run came in the second, when Joe Aielts, who had led off with a triple to[Read More…]

Volcanoes clinch first half division title

Volcanoes right-hander Jesus Ozoria threw five innings and gave up just one run against Boise on Thursday July 18. Ozoria is tied for second in the Northwest League lead in wins (3) (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For the first time since 2015, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes will be in the Northwest League playoffs. [Read More…]