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Celtic pair takes home ‘distinguished’ medals

Celtic pair takes home  ‘distinguished’ medals

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A last-minute donation to the Distinguished Young Women of Keizer (DYWK) made for an unexpected surprise during the scholarship program Saturday, May 14. Instead of one winner, there were two $1,500 scholarships to be given out. The recipients were Sydney Martindale and Elizabeth Russell, who will go on […]

Celt vocalists win state title

Celt vocalists win state title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls a capella group, Cm7b9#11, never intended to win a state title in female vocal performance. In fact, the 11 Celtics that comprise the group only went to compete at the district level to get some feedback from the judges. They ended up winning […]

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Keizer’s two middle schools, Claggett Creek and Whiteaker, met at McNary High School for a track and field meet Thursday, May 5, and both schools had strong showings throughout the meet. In sixth grade events, Whiteaker winners were: Spencer Mills in the boys shot put with a mark of 27-6.75; Grace Greer in the girls […]

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

KHT premieres Drop Dead!

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s (KHT) latest production, a troupe of has-been thespians attempts to stage a comeback, but the bodies keep piling up. “It’s pants-wetting funny,” said Tyler Fredrickson, who plays the stage manager of the production. “My character alone flips from passive to assertive to aggressive at […]

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For its first time out, a planned boys varsity basketball tournament may not be as big as its organizers would hope, but they’re in it for the long haul. “One of the things that we’ve tried to do is honor the tradition of the program a little more, […]

Wire Monkey Mama makes Keizer debut

Wire Monkey Mama makes Keizer debut

Band is fronted by two MHS teachers

Celtic baseball wins 2 of 3, sets up playoff push

Celtic baseball wins 2 of 3, sets up playoff push

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team’s rematch with West Albany High School Saturday, April 30, turned out much better than the first time around. The Celts won 1-0 after losing to the same team 10-0 in the first round robin of the Greater Valley Conference. “Losing to […]

Celt softball still tied for 3rd

Celt softball still tied for 3rd

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team was expected to face Sprague High School Friday, April 22, for third place heading into the last lap of the Greater Valley Conference. Unfortunately for the Lady Celts, a loss to McMinnville High School the game prior now has McNary and […]

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 […]

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