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Lady Celts strike fear in hearts of leading 5A team

Lady Celts strike fear in hearts of leading 5A team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even a low point during the winter break was something of a high point for the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team. During a winter break tournament in Bend, the Lady Celts started off with a 45-35 win over Willamette High School, the defending 5A champions. It […]

Hart resigns from Keizer Fire Board

Hart resigns from Keizer Fire Board

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Citing declining health, a longtime member of the Keizer Fire Board stepped down last month. Mike Hart, a former city councilor who was elected to the Keizer Fire District fire board in 2003, turned in his resignation in December. “My health has continued to decline and it has […]

Mat men shine in winter break tournaments

Mat men shine in winter break tournaments

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School wrestling teams spent their winter break getting better. “Typically we come out of the winter break as a stronger team, and I think that’s going to mean more wins all-around,” said Taran Purkey, a senior. For evidence, look no further than the records from […]

Swift timeline planned for football coach replacement

Swift timeline planned for football coach replacement

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School officials are wasting little time in their search for a replacement for Isaac Parker, the current head coach of the Celtic football program. Parker is leaving his coaching and teaching positions on Jan. 26 to take a job as an offensive coach and recruiter for […]

The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Barn-burner with Saxons puts Celts at top of GVC

Mahalo! Parker leaving MHS

Mahalo! Parker leaving MHS

Football  coach takes job with Lewis & Clark

The best in sports 2014

The best in sports 2014

Boys soccer ‘miracle’ season In 2014, there was no bigger story in Keizer team sports than the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team. Out of the gate in September, the Celts began upsetting or tying top opponents and it led to them being ranked fourth in state rankings by the end of the first […]

Freshman three seconds from new school record

Freshman three seconds from new school record

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Neither the boys nor girls varsity swimming teams managed a win over the South Salem High School Saxons Thursday, Dec. 18, but one young Lady Celt nearly set a new school record. Freshman Marissa Kuch hit 1:59.67 in the 200 freestyle, just three seconds more than Celtic record […]

Lady Celts get first wins on hardwood

Lady Celts get first wins on hardwood

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After two weeks of narrow misses against undefeated teams, the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team was ready for a win in a big way. Unfortunately for the North Salem High School Vikings on Tuesday, Dec. 16, they were the victims. In the second Greater Valley Conference […]

Peterson pours in 35 points in 92-57 rout of Forest Grove

Peterson pours in 35 points  in 92-57 rout of Forest Grove

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Tregg Peterson put up 35 points in a McNary High School boys varsity basketball team road game against Forest Grove High School Friday, Dec. 19. Peterson knocked down five of seven from behind the three-point line and 13 of 17 from the paint to lead the […]

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