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If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’

If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’

MHS teacher sets powerlift world record

Losing slide snapped by tie in boys tennis

Losing slide snapped by tie in boys tennis

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity tennis team has had a rough go of it in recent weeks. After three consecutive 8-0 losses, the team managed to tie West Salem High School 4-4. It’s becoming one of the dreaded rebuilding years. “Matches have been a struggle, but a […]

Lady Celts get big wins in tennis

Lady Celts get big wins in  tennis

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity tennis team lost a match with McMinnville High School 6-2, but the two matches the team won were important ones. In No. 1 singles, Celtic freshman Hannah Childress took down Grizzly senior Caitlan Baker, one of the better players in the league, in […]

Softball team struggles with errors

Softball team struggles with errors

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity softball team couldn’t overcome errors in the early going of a game with Forest Grove High School Friday, April 17. “We came out flat. It may have been having a whole week off but, in the first three innings, we kicked the ball […]

Boys suffer first loss

Boys suffer first loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An 11-3 loss to South Salem High School means the McNary varsity baseball team is tied for first place in the Greater Valley Conference. The Saxons had a 2-0 lead when McNary went ahead 3-2 in the fourth inning. But an eight-run fifth inning for South sealed McNary’s […]

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An unplanned pregnancy, deception and the questions of mortality and mercy are at the heart of McNary High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. “Shakespeare is a master of language, but, despite that, he makes lots of immature jokes. It’s beautiful and funny all at the […]

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was a veritable ghost town Monday, April 20. Many of the classrooms still had the majority of chairs on desks after weekend cleaning. Principal Erik Jespersen said more than half the 2,100 student body was absent in the wake of a bomb threat discovered last […]

Track teams lose to Titans

Track teams lose to Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School freshman Kailey Doutt knocked nearly a full minute off her time in 3,000 meter race at the Celtics’ track and field meet at West Salem High School Wednesday, April 8. Doutt turned in a time of 12:24.36 at a meet in March. Against the Titans, […]

Lady Celts start 2-1

Lady Celts start 2-1

Oliver swats grand slam

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesse Cline was homeless and desperate for a second chance when he arrived at the door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley Literacy Center for GED tutoring. Cline, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, became one of more than 175 students to earn their GEDs with the help […]

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