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Young grappler has star potential

Young grappler has star potential

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At age 11, wrestler Destiny Rodriguez is racking up awards and trophies that would make a senior high school wrestler green with envy. In recent months, Destiny has won state championships in the collegiate, freestyle and Greco wrestling – also known as the Oregon Wrestling Association Triple Crown. […]

Celts rebound after tough losses

Celts rebound after tough losses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity baseball team had a rough start to its week April 19, enduring a 7-5 loss to South Salem High School in the seventh inning. Fortunately, it did get better. “We had a good start and ended on a bad note against South, but we […]

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As a junior, Vanessa Hayes was a standout on the McNary High School varsity volleyball team, but it was nothing compared to how she showed up as a senior. In the off-season, and with the help of coaches in the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club, Hayes developed a […]

Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine

For Lady Celts at the plate

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team won three of its four games during a spring break tournament hosted at Volcanoes Stadium. Even the fourth game didn’t turn out badly for the Celts; it ended in a 4-4 tie with South Eugene after being called due to time […]

Keizer library hires new manager

Keizer library hires new manager

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kathy Thomas first wandered into the Keizer Community Library (KCL) because she grew tired of driving to Salem for the offerings at the public library there. “I came down to get a patron card and I was so surprised by the warmth and coziness of this little library […]

Celtics invade social media

Celtics invade social media

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A group of McNary High School students has taken on a monumental task this semester: making high school cool in the digital realm. Students in a new digital marketing class have spent the past month creating content for the Celtic presence on Twitter and Facebook through videos, photos […]

Lacrosse comes to Keizer

Lacrosse comes to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys lacrosse team has only played one game at their home school in the more than five years the team has been around. That’s about to change, and Ryan Bowlby, McNary head coach, said the program is feeling extra pressure to demonstrate the game […]

Celt beatboxer has freestyle flow

Celt beatboxer has freestyle flow

and a growing legion of fans

Latest Celt play radiates and resonates

Latest Celt play radiates and resonates

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Family dyfunction crescendoes over a science project in the latest stage production at McNary High School. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds  by Paul Zindel runs Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, at the Celtic’s Ken Collins Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for both […]

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