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Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

Keizer vet gets celebrity treatment on Honor Flight

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joseph Vierra was a good bowler, liked hamburgers (even for breakfast) and was deeply loved by his elder brother, John, despite the 17 years that separated them in age. Joseph was killed when his tank was attacked during the Vietnam War. In a painful twist of fate, John […]

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  It’s been more than a month since the McNary High School varsity football team faced an opponent putting up offensive numbers anywhere in the vicinity of the West Salem High School Titans. The Titans, the No. 2 team in the Greater Valley Conference (4-1 in conference, 5-1 overall), […]

Gridders surge to win over Forest Grove in second half

Gridders surge to win over Forest Grove in second half

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Tanner Walker had two touchdown catches and a pick-six in the Celtics game with Forest Grove High School Vikings. Walker intercepted a Viking pass in the final minutes of the game to drive a nail in the coffin of a 32-10 final score. “They threw […]

Girls on hunt for ‘calming’ center

Girls on hunt for ‘calming’ center

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity soccer team fell to West Albany High School 3-1 late last week and reversed the score in a 3-1 win over McKay High School Monday, Oct. 6. “When we calm the ball down and don’t play frantically we do really well, but […]

Boys set to upset league leaders

Boys set to upset league leaders

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team faced off with McMinnville High School Wednesday, Oct. 8, a tie wasn’t going to cut it. “We have to stay focused and be ready for anything,” said Paulo Reyes, a McNary junior. Going into the contest, which was held […]

Veteran need cuts into supply at KCFB

Veteran need cuts into supply at KCFB

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For Rev. Curt McCormack, supplying food to the hungry isn’t a question of charity, it’s one of morality. That veracity is doubled when it comes to providing emergency food boxes to local veterans, but the decision to do so is weighing heavily on the resources of the  Keizer […]

Lady Celts beat Saxons in five sets

Lady Celts beat Saxons in five sets

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the early going of a much-hyped match-up between the McNary High School Celtics and the South Salem High School Saxons, the Lady Celts seemed to have complete control of the match. Then the Saxons found their footing. McNary had as much as a six-point lead over the […]

One second, one kick wins it

One second, one kick wins it

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a single second left in a game against McMinnville High School, McNary High School’s AJ Johnk, a sophomore, hit a field goal from 30 yards out that gave the Celtics a 42-39 win. It was Johnk’s first kick for the varsity team. He’d hit one from 40 […]

Lady Celt netters beat Olys, Vikings

Lady Celt netters beat Olys, Vikings

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  McNary High School’s varsity volleyball team notched two more wins in league competition last week, bringing its Greater Valley Conference record to 7-1. The Celts were in third place in the league at press time with only West Albany (8-0) and McMinnville (7-1) ahead of them. Last week […]

MHS students served as roadies for concert

MHS students served as roadies for concert

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of McNary High School students got a hands-on lesson in the transitory nature of theatre when a High School Nation concert landed in the Celtic parking lot Monday, Sept. 22. “It was kind of amazing to watch their process, they have this whole set that they […]

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