Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, April 03, 2015, Image 11

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Celt girls
by South
The McNary High School
girls varsity tennis team lost an
overall match-up with South
Salem High School Tuesday,
March 17, but scored two key
victories in doubles action.
At No. 1 doubles, Sandy and
Hannah Childress beat Miyabi
Suiawara and Megan Edelblute
of South Salem in sets of 6-0
and 6-1.
Ariana Neads and Sami
Trowbridge, at No. 2 doubles,
won in sets of 6-2 and 6-4.
Those two wins were the only
points for the Celtics in a 6-2
Other scores from the dou-
bles match-up were: Katherine
Patterson and Mirielle Martinez
6-1, 6-1; and Tayler Rains and
Blanca Tepeque, 6-4 and 6-3.
Singles match scores were:
Ami Chikatsu 6-1, 6-1; Cam-
bria Rushton, 6-1, 7-5; Hannah
Kannier 6-0, 6-2; Krissy Kelly
6-4 and 6-0.
McNary’s Kelsi Christenson gets a single in the Jesuit game be-
fore spring break.
Celts: ‘They’re coming out
of their shells’
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Lady Celt Ami Chikatsu returns a volley in the South Salem match before spring break. The
Celtics lost to South Salem High School 6-2, but notched important wins for the Nos. 1 and 2
doubles teams.
continued from Page 10
After taking the league ti-
tle last year, McNary faltered
somewhat at the district tour-
nament. Ward is hoping to see
the boys take away a lesson.
“I think they know they can
do better this year. We have to
also go through a regional tour-
nament to get to state, but we’ve
got several golfers with goals to
make it to state as a team and as
individuals,” Ward said.
Sparks said achieving the
goal of league champions for a
second year in a row was a pri-
ority, and attainable. If the team
stays focused.
“If you have a bogey, go out
and get a birdie. One bad hole
won’t ruin your round,” he said.
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Member spotlight
Keizer/Salem Area Seniors
Betty Berg, president
The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be
associated with the Keizer/Salem Area Seniors. This is “the
place to be”, a non-profi t organization, Keizer/Salem Senior
Center is self-supporting, and through the use of volunteers,
is a self-operated center offering programs to persons 50
years of age and better. Associate membership is available
to individuals under the age of 50.
Originally from South Dakota, Betty Berg, President of K/
SAS was an Business Education teacher from Pendleton,
Betty Berg
moving to the Salem area, when her husband was transferred.
Mrs. Berg was the Director of Business Programs at Chemeketa Community College before
retirement, and initiated the fi rst business courses at the community college. At present Mrs. Berg
is holding offi ce at K/SAS for her 6 th nonconsecutive year. “This place is a great place to be, with
great people”, said Mrs. Berg, “I can’t imagine doing anything else; this keeps me busy”!
When you walk into the doors at K/SAS you are welcomed with a smile and a helpful Greeter.
Over 100 volunteers are actively giving their time and companionship. The schedule is full of
activities: dancing, board games, travel, working in the offi ce, cooking, computer classes, Yoga,
Tai Chi and Sing-A-Longs, to name a few. K/SAS is member owned. Breakfast is available at
Sassy’s Café, from 8-10 am and lunches are served Tuesday through Friday 11:15-12:15, and are
open to the public ($4.50 for non-members, $4 for members).
Keizer Salem Area Seniors is “the place to be” and a place to try something new and enjoy
companionship. The center also has large rooms available for rent to the public for large events.
Contact K/SAS for your next event or stop by for lunch and visit the boutique while you’re there, you
might fi nd the perfect hand-made gift!
Keizer/Salem Area Seniors
Betty Berg, President
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Currently, junior Kinsey
McNaught is leading the team
batting better than .600 for the
season thus far. She went 3-for-
5 against Westview with a run
“Over the summer, I trained
with a California organization
and it’s paying off now. I started
doing well and that boosted my
confi dence,” McNaught said.
McNaught is known as a
slapper in softball parlance. It
means she won’t always blast
one to the outfi eld, but she
knows how to get on base con-
“Kinsey will show them a
bunt, and the opposing team
will move in, then she’ll knock
one just over them. The next
time up, she’ll take the bunt,”
Wise said.
The catch is she has to out-
run the inevitable throw, but
McNaught brings speed to the
game as well.
“It’s cool though to be able
to get everyone excited by do-
ing that. Then we get to feed off
each other,” she said.
McNary’s losses to West
Linn (15-14) and Tigard (10-7)
high schools during the tour-
nament came mostly as a result
of defensive errors brought on
by rain.
“As a pitcher, I couldn’t get
the ball over the plate, then we
had walks and errors gave them
extra bases,” Oliver said.
It was something of a step
back from the prior week when
taut defense helped McNary
edge Jesuit High School 3-2.
Playing on turf in the tourna-
ment didn’t help.
“Our fi elders were launch-
ing the ball over fi rst base be-
cause the ball was wet and they
were sliding,” Wise said.
McNaught likened the ex-
perience to trying to throw the
ball while on skates.
“Honestly, we only lost to
Westview by one or two errors.
(That game) is going to drive
us in practice. We need to clean
up our defense, but being that
close makes us want it more
and gives us more confi dence
knowing we did that,” Mc-
Naught said.
Wise, while still some-
what disappointed in the lack
of wins, feels big things are in
store for the girls.
“These girls love each other.
We’ve got four freshmen who
are getting a lot of playing time
and they’re learning to speak up
on the fi eld, they’re coming out
of their shells,” he said.