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‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School football program, remembers the very first moment he saw Hayden Gosling throw a football. “I remember seeing him throw the ball in the gym with some buddies, and I texted Coach (Josh) Vanlue right away and said, ‘I think […]

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

McNary senior leaves mark on CVC replacement league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some high school athletes leave their marks in record books, some leave them in their attitudes toward teammates and coaches, McNary High School’s McKenzie Evers is leaving hers on an entire conference. Evers, a Celtic volleyball player, won a contest to design a logo for the newly-named Greater […]

Playing his way to Utah

Playing his way to Utah

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Next fall, McNary High School senior Alex Hunter is headed to the University of Utah, but neither he nor his family will be worried about footing the bill. Hunter, a valedictorian and trombone player in the Celtic band, symphony and jazz band, netted a full-ride academic scholarship from […]

2-out, 5-run rally isn’t enough for Lady Celts

2-out, 5-run rally isn’t enough for Lady Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Working on two outs, the McNary High School varsity softball team swatted five doubles in a five-run fourth inning, but it wasn’t enough to move the team past Newberg High School in the first round of the state playoff tournament. The 11-5 loss Monday, May 26, ended the […]

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For all the knowledge available in books, there’s something to be said for seeing historic sites in person. Two Keizer teachers, Matt Faatz and Alan Town, will be doing that next month with a trip to Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania and Virginia. “I’ve been thinking a lot […]

Celt track and field brings home medals from Eugene

Celt track and field brings home medals from Eugene

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys relay teams, a hurdler and one Lady Celt sprinter brought home medals for their performances in events at the state track and field meet last weekend. The boys 4×400 relay team of Brendan Van Voorhis, Brett Hildebrand, Anthony Nguyen and Kyle Torres came […]

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Lucy Shaw’s McNary High School volleyball and softball teams did quite well for themselves in her senior year, but don’t ask her for the number of wins and losses. “I remember what happened on the bus trip to the state tournament or what happened at the hotel, not […]

Celtics top No. 7 Jesuit in playoffs, fall to Lake Oswego

Celtics top No. 7 Jesuit in playoffs, fall to Lake Oswego

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It was a game Jesuit High School players and coaches likely expected to win, but the McNary High School varsity baseball team had other plans. On Monday, May 26, the Celtics, ranked 28th in the state, toppled the seventh-ranked Crusaders 7-2. A two-hit performance by the Central Valley […]

Post lashes out at rules, voters

Post lashes out at rules, voters

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Less than 24 hours after winning the Republican nomination for Oregon House District 25, Bill Post took to Twitter May 21 to air frustrations over electoral rules and voters. Using his radio show’s Twitter account, @bpradioshow, Post sent out two “provocative tweets.” The first, at 9:20 p.m., read: […]

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some days, Matt Espinoza is still trying to figure out just how the McNary High School varsity basketball team went on a 23-4 tear through the ranks of the OSAA in his senior year, 2002-03.. “We started the season 1-2, we weren’t the most athletic team, we had […]

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