ALBANY, Ore.–After 15 years as the head football coach at West Albany High School, Randy Nyquist is leaving the Bulldogs. Nyquist told KEZI 9 Sports that he accepted a job at Oregon City High School, where he will be the Pioneers’ head football coach and a physical education and health teacher. Nyquist declined to comment … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore.– KEZI 9 Sports previews the upcoming high school football season in Western Oregon. Includes stops at Sheldon, Marist, Springfield, West Albany, and Crescent Valley, as well as an in-depth one-on-one interview with Chris Miller, who is back coaching South Eugene after 3 years in the NFL.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — There was a court hearing Tuesday for the student charged with building bombs and planning an attack on West Albany High School. Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord’s court appointed attorney appeared on his behalf. During the procedural hearing, she and the chief deputy district attorney scheduled Acord’s next hearing for July 16. Police arrested … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Students at West Albany High School returned to class for the first time Tuesday since one of their classmates was arrested. They say the ordeal will only make them stronger. Like many parents, mother Holly Gastorf hugged and kissed her daughter one last time before dropping her off at the school Tuesday … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore. — After days of searching his home and investigating detailed plans to blow up his high school, Grant Acord made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. The 17-year-old faced a slew of charges Tuesday afternoon. Topping the list was attempted murder, arson and unlawful use of a weapon. The judge wasn’t lenient. “We’re … Continue reading »
ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Police Department is preparing for students and staff to return to West Albany High School for the first time since police stopped a student’s plan to bomb the campus. “This has been a trying time for this community and for the Albany police department,” said Capt. Eric Carter. When students … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore.– Senior Conner Kumpula shot a 1-under par 71 to lead the West Albany High School boys golf team to a 5A State Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday. Kumpula finished 4-under par for the tournament to earn individual medalist honors. The Bulldogs ended up with a two-day total of 612, to … Continue reading »
ALBANY, Ore.– Students at West Albany High School had their lesson outdoors Wednesday where they got hands on experience working with wood donated by local companies and the community. The Sawing for Schools program has been going on for five years. Industrial arts students learned how to turn logs into lumber. Justin McMinds, owner of … Continue reading »