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Arizona opponents prove tougher than expected for Celts

Arizona opponents prove tougher than expected for Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Well, the team bonding was good. The McNary High School varsity baseball team’s time on the field in Arizona during spring break left a bit more to be desired. “We had a disappointing first day and that led to other problems,” said Larry Keeker, McNary head coach. McNary’s […]

Lady Celts go toe-to-toe with Oregon’s top team

Lady Celts go toe-to-toe with Oregon’s top team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Despite walking away from a spring break tournament at Jesuit High School without a win, the Lady Celt varsity softball team took one moral victory. The McNary High School team went toe-to-toe with the Westview High School Wildcats, the No. 1 ranked team in the state. The girls […]

Youth might be strength in Celtic track and field season

Youth might be strength in Celtic track and field season

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity track and field teams fared well in an icebreaker meet Wednesday, March 18. “The freshmen we have on the teams did quite well. For a first meet, they adjusted from middle school to high school without much trouble,” said Frank Gauntz, McNary head […]

LAX won’t settle for less than league title

LAX won’t settle for less than league title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The first varsity game for the McNary High School lacrosse team was a barnburner Wednesday, March 18. “With two minutes left in the game and a two-goal lead, we tried unsuccessfully to kill the clock. We had a couple turnovers and a penalty allowing Newberg High School to […]

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tony Castaneda made the choice to pursue wrestling instead of soccer, his father was a bit disappointed. “Soccer was my sport and I felt like I had a lot I could teach him,” said Richard, Tony’s father. As of this month, there is little doubt Tony made […]

Lady Celts start 3-1

Lady Celts start 3-1

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity softball team is off to a roaring start for the second time in two years. The girls are 3-1 after four preseason contests. The Lady Celts started the season with a 12-0 win over Grant High School Monday, March 16. McNary already had […]

Lady Celts return with big power at the plate

Lady Celts return with big power at the plate

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The drawback and the boon to adding three new softball teams to the league this season is that all three are something like powerhouses. “One of the things that it will have an impact on is power ratings. When we have a struggling program somewhere in the league, […]

McNary baseball back in the swing

McNary baseball back in the swing

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School varsity baseball made it to the playoffs and took out powerhouse Jesuit High School in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics finished third in league with a conference record of 8-7. It was the best year yet in Head Coach […]

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes During the past 17 months, Keizerite Mike Smith has dedicated much of his time to creating the characters for a new video game, Paperbound, that will debut on Playstation and Windows platforms March 31. In that time, he’s created more than 15 gigabytes of artwork (translation: a lot). […]

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In January, I met with McNary High School senior David Henderson and handed him a small voice recorder. We’d never met before, but I wanted to know more about his life as a high school student. “My first thought was it would be interesting, but I wasn’t sure […]

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