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CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two short months ago, the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team had starry eyes and not a lot of star power. This week, the boys were basking in the gleam of a league title. With a 3-2 win over West Salem High School Thursday, Oct. 23, McNary […]

Winning record on line in Oly game

Winning record on line in Oly game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  To end the regular season with a winning record, the McNary High School varsity football team will have to snap a two-game losing slide and upset the Sprague Olympians on the road Friday, Oct. 31. The Olys are on a two-game winning streak that included a non-league 16-15 […]

What to do when GPA has no meaning?

What to do when GPA has no meaning?

By ERIC A. HOWALD There’s a story about a teacher, Paulo Friere, who is said to have taught 300 Brazilian sugar cane workers to read and write in fewer than 50 days. The workers were seeking to have a greater voice in the forces that controlled their lives at the factory and in government at […]

Netters stave off Grizzly rally

Netters stave off Grizzly rally

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity volleyball team looked to be on its way to a sweep of the McMinnville High School Grizzlies when the claws came out. “We thought we had it, but their team’s fight comes out whenever they’re down like that,” said Lady Celt Ariana […]

The 1:45 Miracle

The 1:45 Miracle

Celts surge to head of GVC on last-minutes penalty kick

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

Samples’ friends talk about the senior’s fun-loving spirit, love for singing and acting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two summers ago, Hannah Samples and Kylie Wiedeman were swimming in the Willamette River and decided to go for a ride on a jet ski with Samples’ mother. “As we were riding along, her mom says, ‘Don’t lean.’ We look at each other and we shrugged and leaned. […]

Gridders host Saxons

Gridders host Saxons

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team hosts the league leading South Salem High School Saxons in the penultimate game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 24. The undefeated Saxons (7-0 overall, 6-0 in conference) arrive in Keizer with a headful of steam and will face a McNary […]

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The hosting West Salem High School Titans blanked the McNary High School varsity football team in their game Friday, Oct. 17. The 41-0 final score left the Titans in sole control of second place in the Greater Valley Conference and forced the Celtics into a three-way tie for […]

Lady Celts bounce back after second loss

Lady Celts bounce back after second loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In what’s become a stellar run through the Greater Valley Conference in its first season, the Lady Celt varsity volleyball team has only lost matches to league-leaders West Albany High School. The Bulldogs escaped with a 3-1 win in the teams’ contest Monday, Oct. 6, but McNary High […]

Caballero gets hat trick in 4-1 win

Caballero gets hat trick in 4-1 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Jose Daniel Caballero had hot feet in a boys varsity soccer game against Forest Grove High School Monday, Oct. 13. Caballero’s teammates had taken to calling him “Hat Trick” after scoring three of the Celts’ four goals in a 4-1 win. “We were pressuring the […]

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