Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, April 17, 2015, Image 9

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their runs on 16 hits and left
eight runners on base.
The Lady Celts followed
that match with a 6-5 win
over 10th-ranked West Salem.
Despite trailing 4-0, McNary
rallied beginning in the fi fth
“We tied it 4-4 and then
their leadoff hitter got up and
took a home run off us. It was
a very good hit,” said Wise.
“When we got up, we just
worked toward bases loaded
and they pulled their outfi eld
With two outs, Christenson
put one deep into right fi eld,
scoring the go-ahead run.
McNary outhit West Salem
13-9, but left 12 runners on
base before Christenson’s RBI.
“That game was one of the
fi rst times this season that we
focused on the game for the
entire game. We were talking in
the dugout and on the fi eld and
really backing up the pitcher
on defense,” Duran said.
The Keizer girls stranded 10
runners and fell to West Albany
High School 4-1 Friday, April
“You have to give a lot of
credit to their pitcher. She
throws hard, but we also had
some girls chasing risers,” Wise
said. “The girls we had that
remained patient could get the
walks and that happened quite
a few times once they had her
deep in the count.”
McNary knotted the game
1-1 in the top of the fourth,
but the Bulldogs answered
with three runs in the bottom
of the inning with Ulrey on the
“We had fi ve hits, but they
didn’t come when we had the
runners,” Wise said.
Kinsey McNaught scored
the Celtics’ only run and went
2-for-4 at the plate.
“We weren’t talking and I
think that we let them get in
our heads a little bit,” Duran
FIFTH: ‘Their pitcher got
some rhythm going’
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“We hit the ball well and
we surprised ourselves with
how well we hit,” Gilbert
West Albany High School
gave McNary its biggest scare
of the week Friday, April 10.
After McNary took a 4-0
lead in the fi rst, West Albany
chipped their way back to
knot the game 4-4.
inexperienced and I was
worried about a bit of a let
down on our part. We scored
four in the fi rst and we settled
into a offensive rut mid-
game,” Keeker said. “Their
pitcher got some rhythm
going and got really good. We
just managed to score three
in the bottom of the sixth.”
McNary still got 12 hits.
Alger said the plan for the
immediate future is focus,
focus, focus.
“On everything from
getting in behind the ground
balls to catching the pop fl ies
over the right shoulder,” he
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win 5-3
McNary had a better
day in doubles than
singles. The Celts took
three wins in doubles
while getting swept in
singles en route to a
5-3 loss overall.
Lady Celt Ariana
Neads returns a volley
in competition with
Forest Grove’s Karimi
Eric A. Howald
GOLF: ‘We have the
potential to get to state’
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omore was on the track team
last year but wanted something
different, something a bit
more mental and challenging.
“My dad and uncles play
golf,” Lester said, so she
thought she’d give it a try. She
is enjoying the game so far
and plans to return next year.
Junior Cammie Decker
has been on the team the
past three years and hopes to
return to district this year.
“It was really fun,” Decker
said of last year’s competition.
“I knew that I had a chance to
be one of the top people and
to go to state so I tried to do
my best.”
She believes with a lot
of work the team can make
it back to district this year.
She too enjoys being outside
walking the course.
“It’s calm, not so intense.
It’s nice, there’s a team feel but
it’s also an individual sport so
there’s self fulfi llment,” Decker
McDowell, who has been
coaching the team for the
last four seasons, has played
the game his whole life. He
credits the team’s success to
their efforts, not his coaching.
“They get all the shots, I get
carried along for the ride,” he
said. They went to district and
state because “we outworked
everyone last year.”
“I think we have the
potential to get to state.
We have two beginners but
they’ve done wonderful, made
huge strides,” McDowell said.
To go to district, the team
has to come in fourth or
above in their league. They
will be going head-to-head
against both South Salem and
McMinnville high schools.
Even with the pressure on,
McDowell’s relaxed, laid back
style still comes out.
“It’s a game. They are here
to learn. We only have two
rules; to be good and to have
fun,” he said.
Track teams
lose to Titans
Of the Keizertimes
McNary High School
knocked nearly a full minute
off her time in 3,000 meter
race at the Celtics’ track and
fi eld meet at West Salem High
School Wednesday, April 8.
Doutt turned in a time of
12:24.36 at a meet in March.
Against the Titans, she ran it in
11:29 to take the win.
“A lot of it was being allowed
to run with the boys and in
practice. I’ve been working a
lot harder and running a lot
of miles,” Doutt said. “I was
actually disappointed I didn’t
run faster, I’d like to get down
in the 10s if I run it again.”
Doutt is also hoping to
shave some about 25 seconds
off her 1,500 time.
In the 3,000 meter race
on the boys’ side of the meet,
Angel Goemaere took fi rst
with a personal record of
9:52.90, nearly 20 seconds
better than his previous best in
the event.
The Titans won both sides
of the meet overall. The West
boys took the meet with a fi nal
score of 84-57. The Titan girls
won 82-63.
Event winners for the
boys were: Kyle Torres in the
100 meter in 11.38; Brendan
Van Voorhis in the 400 meter
in 51.75; Austin Brown, Van
Voorhis, Riley Moore and
Torres in the 4x100 in 43.05;
the same team won the 4x400
in 3:26.79; and Drew McHugh
in the high jump clearing 5-04.
For the girls, event winners
were: Danielle Duran in the
100 meter in 13.60, and the
200 meter in 27.61; Annabel
Guptill in the 800 meter in
2:33.20, and the 1,500 meter
in 5:30.60; Deanna Saukov
in the discus with a throw of
110-10; and Alyx Peterson in
the high jump with a leap of