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Cavewomen blank Celts in third round

Cavewomen blank Celts in third round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After dominating North Medford High School 12-2 in the second round of the softball playoffs, the Lady Celts fell to Grants Pass 5-0 in the quarterfinal round Friday, May 29. Despite leading the state in offense with 311 runs for the season, McNary High School’s batters could never […]

Equestrian team takes first in district

Equestrian team takes first in district

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the first time in several years, the McNary High School equestrian team won the Willamette District small team title. Lady Celts Claire Zielinski, Alyssa Lorimor, Leah Burleson and Gracie Lorimor won the title in April. Zielinski earned a berth in the state meet, slated later this month, […]

Grad moves ahead, no excuses

Grad moves ahead, no excuses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Many of the McNary High School graduates who will receive their diplomas Friday, June 5, will have overcome all sorts of challenges to make that walk across the stage. Fewer would measure up to what Payton Williams has overcome in the past 12 months. In July 2014, Payton […]

Probation only for attempted kidnapper called into question

Probation only for attempted kidnapper called into question

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even the presiding judge seemed displeased with a plea deal in the attempted kidnappings of two Keizer teens in April. Judge Donald Abar told Cody Blackman, 31, of Keizer, that he did not understand the district attorney’s decision to let Blackman off with 60 months of probation and […]

Childresses take 4th in state

Childresses take 4th in state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Sandy and Hannah Childress were nervous heading into their first match at the state tennis tournament last week. They’d drawn McMinnville High School and were in a one-and-done situation after winning the district tournament and receiving a bye in the first round. Fortunately, Sandy had been in the […]

Friends rally to support Verboort

Friends rally to support Verboort

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On Friday, May 22, three McNary High School students were involved in a car crash on Lockhaven Drive N. While two of the involved students were treated and released, the third, Austin Verboort, remained in a coma at Salem Hospital at press time. Details of the exact circumstances […]

Boys sink Lakers in 6-2 win

Boys sink Lakers in 6-2 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two McNary seniors came up with timely doubles to help their team to a 6-2 win over Lake Oswego High School Monday, May 25. Celt Connor Goff hit a two-RBI double in the third inning to give McNary a 3-0 lead after a Jacob Vasas single and a […]

CELTICS ROLL: Girls’ huge fifth leaves Gophers in dust

CELTICS ROLL: Girls’ huge fifth leaves Gophers in dust

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It took a little while, but the Lady Celts uncorked a seven-run fifth inning to win their first game of the state playoffs Monday, May 25. “I want us to be a little more aggressive coming out, but these girls start and they chip away at the pitcher. […]

Torres takes pair of individual, relay titles

Torres takes pair of individual, relay titles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Kyle Torres claimed two individual district titles at the Greater Valley Conference district meet last week, but he’s more excited about the two additional ones he claimed as part of the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams. “The relays went well and I was really […]

Childresses take district tennis title

Childresses take district tennis title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the past two years, McNary senior Sandy Childress has been first runner-up in the district tennis tournament. From the start of this season, she’s been out to become something more. She succeeded Saturday, May 16, taking the district title in doubles alongside her freshman sister, Hannah. “I’m […]

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