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State Champs

State Champs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer 10U Celtics had a history-making season this summer that ended with a state title in competition Sunday, July 13. The Celts beat Lebanon 5-1 in Hillsboro for the state championship, capping a 35-0 record against JBO 10U National teams and a 37-5 overall record. Pitchers Eric […]

Familiar face, new place

Familiar face, new place

Former McNary teacher, coach Erik Jespersen will take over as next MHS principal

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rob Wood’s introduction to running was a result of his somewhat lackluster performance as a discus thrower in middle school. “I joined track because a lot of my friends were doing it. They put me into the discus and I threw it 40 feet and was last place. […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

For Keizer author, the very nature of the divine

Julius Caesar starts next week

Julius Caesar starts next week

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend Keizer Homegrown your ears

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a single high school football season is no small feat. McNary High School alum Brett Hildebrand did it twice. Hildebrand rose to become a pillar of the Celtic offense on the gridiron during his junior year and helped pave the way […]

At-risk students make unexpected gains in transition school

At-risk students make unexpected gains in transition school

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesus Monrroy had a leg up on his classmates when he started at McNary High School as a freshman three years ago. “I had the discipline to get assignments in on time. The bell schedules were also a big part of it because you want to get to […]

The president will see you…

The president will see you…

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the scant month since finishing his junior year at McNary High School, Ryan Edsall has taken a stab at solving the problem of homelessness, attempted to alleviate the strains on the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, been elected a senator and is on his way to meeting […]

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Stephanie Salzer’s plans as new head coach of the McNary High School cheerleading program include nothing less than redefining what Celtic Spirit means. “We’re rebuilding from the ground up,” said Salzer. “We’re reinstituting our summer camp, getting new uniforms and really trying to fix school spirit at McNary.” […]

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The grin McNary High School grad Perry Groves gets when you ask him what he’s most excited about in regard to his future as a Portland State University linebacker is infectious. “I’m really excited for everything,” Groves, who plans to study mechanical engineering, said. “I wanted to find […]

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