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Celtic swimmers dive back in

Celtic swimmers dive back in

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A new, larger Greater Valley Conference shook up the high school swimming scene last year. For evidence, look no further than McNary High School senior Anjelica Glassey. “It’s different with all the new teams. I went from getting fourth in backstroke at district in my sophomore year to […]

Panthers pounce on AVID learning

Panthers pounce on AVID learning

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the past six years, teachers and administrators at Claggett Creek Middle School have put a focus on AVID teaching methods, after Christmas break it will start looking the part as well. “We’re going to visually reinforce priorities for our students. If a college-going culture is important, we […]

Wrestlers host tourney Dec. 4

Wrestlers host tourney Dec. 4

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For McNary High School seniors Kyle Bonn and Blake Gerstner there’s more on the line this wrestling season than simple wins and losses. Gerstner said, “We’ve all been working hard together since freshman year and …” “It’s time to see those results,” finished Bonn. McNary’s wrestlers return to […]

Lady Celts have sights on title

Lady Celts have sights on title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Derick Handley is ready for the Keizer community to get excited about Lady Celt varsity basketball. “If we perform to the level we’re capable of, and take care of the things we need to take care of, we could have two league champion teams at this school. That […]

Reloaded: Boys basketball aims for repeat

Reloaded: Boys basketball aims for repeat

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Ryan Kirch’s list of things for the boys varsity basketball team to improve upon in the coming weeks is a short one. “We’ve got to defend better on the perimeter and we’ve got a couple of guys who are still a little banged up and waiting to return, […]

Aliens, vampires and faith

Aliens, vampires and faith

Keizer author takes on big questions in science fiction

Oliver to Cavaliers

Oliver to Cavaliers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kevin Wise noticed Madisen Oliver struggle as she made her debut on the McNary High School varsity softball as a freshman, but he never had any doubts. “One of the things we always talked about with Maddie is that she was going to do great things with her […]

Hingston headed to Seattle Pacific

Hingston headed to Seattle Pacific

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There came a point last season when Derick Handley, head coach of the girls varsity basketball team, gave then-junior Madi Hingston an ultimatum. “Madi is great at sharing the ball with her teammates – that’s kind of the way she operates – but her unwillingness to shoot held […]

Flores picks Wildcats

Flores picks Wildcats

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it came to picking a school to continue her basketball career, McNary High School senior Kaelie Flores went with the one that stuck by her. “Central Washington University has been looking at me since I was in eighth grade, and they’ve stuck by me the entire time […]

Decker swings for Concordia

Decker swings for Concordia

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Mike McDowell only saw Cammie Decker hit one ball before she joined the McNary High School girls varsity golf team. “She hit a dart straight down the middle for about 230 yards and that was all it took. I knew I was in good hands for the next four […]

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