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…]

Athlete of the Week: Ricardo Genoves

Ricardo Genoves Catcher, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Age: 20 (May 14, 1999) Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela Genoves has done his hitting in bunches. He hit two home runs in Tuesday’s win over the Everett AquaSox and has shined defensively. The homers in this young season have already surpassed his home run total of[Read More…]