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Looking for a GOLD RUSH

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Studies show that NFL teams can earn up to $1 million more per game in merchandise, food and beverage sales if they can get their most dedicated fans to show up an hour early for games. The San Francisco 49ers think a pair of McNary High School alums […]

McNary wins one, loses two in tourney

McNary wins one, loses two in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team got one win and suffered two losses in a tournament at Volcanoes Stadium during spring break. The tournament, which was supposed to run Wednesday through Friday, wasn’t completed until Saturday, March 29, due to numerous rain delays. “I think we did […]

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This is how to play the long game in adult literacy. “It’s easy for a non-profit to get money for children, it’s not as easy for adult education, but it’s the adults who hold the key to a child’s success,” said Vivian Ang, executive director of the Keizer-based […]

The Bard goes steampunk

The Bard goes steampunk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the things that could possibly create challenges for the McNary High School students working behind the scenes to put on a steampunk-themed production of The Tempest, the biggest was one they weren’t expecting: brown pants. “We’ve only got two pairs of brown pants for guys, and […]

McNary offense leads in win(?) over Senators

McNary offense leads in win(?) over Senators

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team had its most recent outing called in the eighth inning due to lack of daylight Thursday, March 20. The game may or may not be completed at a later date, but the Celts will be in the driver’s seat if it […]

Keizer teens plan tourney to benefit cancer research

Keizer teens plan tourney to benefit cancer research

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Alee Banuelos combined two of her passions when coming up with her senior service project at Blanchet Catholic School: softball and fighting cancer. Banuelos and companion Lauren Kessel, who joined her on the project, hail from Keizer, but the they’re hoping to spread news of their Strike Out […]

Blazing bats put Celts over Foxes

Blazing bats put Celts over Foxes

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the McNary High School varsity softball team set out to make a statement in its season opener, Silverton High School heard it loud and clear. The Lady Celts had 22 hits in the 22-0 win March 18, behind a one-hitter from junior pitcher Megan Ulrey. Ulrey […]

Baseball team starts 1-1

Baseball team starts 1-1

          By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team stumbled a bit in its first outing Monday, March 17. The Celtics lost 3-1 to Reynolds High School. McNary struggled to put runners on the bases in the early going. Senior Connor Suing made it to […]

Mat Club shines in region, state

Mat Club shines  in region, state

      By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Mat Club was well-represented in the regional tournament Saturday, March 8. The team posted four state qualifiers and several top finishers. Brayden Ebbs took first at 100 pounds; Tony Castaneda took second at 90 pounds; Jacob Doerfler took third at 195 […]

Lady Celt tennis team set for bigger, better 2014

Lady Celt tennis team set for bigger, better 2014

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity tennis team lost seven players to graduation last June, but there’s lots of promise and one returning state contender back on the court this season. “We’re going to be really strong at the top of singles and doubles and really inexperienced at […]

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