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Celtics edge Olys 34-33

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School Olympians were first to attack, but the McNary High School varsity football team won the day in a 34-33 squeaker Friday, Oct. 31. Sprague took only two-and-a-half minutes off the clock in its first drive and capped it with a touchdown for a 7-0 […]

Lady Celts make Elite 8

Lady Celts make Elite 8

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team made it to the Elite 8 in the state with a 3-1 win over Newberg High School Saturday, Nov. 1. Senior Lauren Hudgins put down the final point in the match, but she was quick to call it a team effort. […]

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

Wanted: Big hearts, warm hands for terminal patients’ final hours

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Portland-based non-profit is looking for local volunteers with big hearts and a willingness to open them up to strangers in need. Jim Pfeifer, program director of No One Dies Alone (NODA), has partnered with Keizer’s Avamere Court retirement community and its new memory care center, Arbor at […]

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two short months ago, the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team had starry eyes and not a lot of star power. This week, the boys were basking in the gleam of a league title. With a 3-2 win over West Salem High School Thursday, Oct. 23, McNary […]

Winning record on line in Oly game

Winning record on line in Oly game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  To end the regular season with a winning record, the McNary High School varsity football team will have to snap a two-game losing slide and upset the Sprague Olympians on the road Friday, Oct. 31. The Olys are on a two-game winning streak that included a non-league 16-15 […]

What to do when GPA has no meaning?

What to do when GPA has no meaning?

By ERIC A. HOWALD There’s a story about a teacher, Paulo Friere, who is said to have taught 300 Brazilian sugar cane workers to read and write in fewer than 50 days. The workers were seeking to have a greater voice in the forces that controlled their lives at the factory and in government at […]

Netters stave off Grizzly rally

Netters stave off Grizzly rally

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity volleyball team looked to be on its way to a sweep of the McMinnville High School Grizzlies when the claws came out. “We thought we had it, but their team’s fight comes out whenever they’re down like that,” said Lady Celt Ariana […]

The 1:45 Miracle

The 1:45 Miracle

Celts surge to head of GVC on last-minutes penalty kick

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two summers ago, Hannah Samples and Kylie Wiedeman were swimming in the Willamette River and decided to go for a ride on a jet ski with Samples’ mother. “As we were riding along, her mom says, ‘Don’t lean.’ We look at each other and we shrugged and leaned. […]

Gridders host Saxons

Gridders host Saxons

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team hosts the league leading South Salem High School Saxons in the penultimate game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 24. The undefeated Saxons (7-0 overall, 6-0 in conference) arrive in Keizer with a headful of steam and will face a McNary […]

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